Saturday, July 12, 2008

funny thing san sebastian

the town or village i live in is called san sebastian de los reyes and it its neighboring and touching town is called alcobendas. i have found something very amusing about these two villages...old men gomon their afternoon, mid morning, morning whatever time walks with out their shirts. ha ha ha! oh how i have wanted to capture this with my camera but how can i? i just can not force myself to ask an old man if i can take his photo without his shirt on. heehee. i have no idea if it is just something you can do around your local village or if the people of madrid do it as well. i have been on a few day trips to madrid and have yet to see a shirtless jerriatric man, although, i have only been to tourismo spots. in any case, everytime i see an old man leisurely strolling along i giggle to myself, becuase often as not, he´s got no shirt!

oh and on that fashion note, two things i´ve noticed. genie pants are in for women. they can go anywhere from the knee to to the ankle and be more like billowy sweat pants or full on i dream of genie going on. its quite intersting.

for men, they wear capries. i have seen this on a few guys in the states, but every other man is wearing capries here. again they go anywhere from under the knee to 6 or so inches about the ankle. i have to say...i like it. and i´ve seen everystyle of man wearing them. sporty, preppish, grunged, whatev.

oh! i forgot! when i was in london i noticed several guys wearing oldschool letterman sweaters, like the 1950´s thing. and again, the sweater was not designated to one type of look. kind of cool.

8 comments:

the narrator said...

ummm. i hope you don't expect me to start wearing capris

Angela said...

why not? you have such nice legs for them! heehee

lucy said...

Whip that camera out girl!! I want to see some shirtless papas. Shirtless Sundays. Every Sunday a shirtless papa must be showcased. Love that men can be comfortable in capris. I'm liking hearing about the fashion.

Elaine said...

bare chested old folks and genie pants? yes, please document! you might miss it once you're back stateside. ;0

Kalani said...

I'M IN UTAH AND I FREAKIN MISS YOU!!! I left a message on your phone, but I'm sure you never check the messages out there. This is Kalani, by the way. Do you have e-mail? I love ya and I hope you're having a marvelous time. "When can I see you again" came on the radio while I was driving around with Sione and Kinji and it reminded me of the never ending date and I started to laugh and then I felt like crying because you're not here. Anywhoo...love ya and I'll talk to ya later alligator!

onintothenight said...

that is so crazy the whole genie pants thing. that would be wild if that picked up here in the states! -odessa

Bryce said...

Angela, I know what you are talking about. We didn't see the shirtless men but we saw the capris and the genie pants. I wish the capris style would come to the States :)
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Bryce said...

That was my mom and not me that wrote that comment.