Everything Old Is New / Todo Lo Viejo es Nuevo

NEARLY 100 YEARS LATER. Some things never go out of style.

CASI 100 AÑOS DESPUÉS. Algunas cosas nunca pasan de moda.

Around 1925. My grandfather (left), in gloves and galoshes. Maybe he was in a rush.
Alrededor 1925. Mi abuelo (izquierda), en guantes y chanclos. Tal vez él tenía prisa.
1930. My father, center, and his brother, right.
1930. Mi padre, centro, y su hermano, derecha.
2019. I wish I had gotten a photo of Fran’s second-hand coat. It looked like those pictured.
2019. Ojalá hubiera conseguido una foto del abrigo de segunda mano de Fran. Se parecía a los de las fotos.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

30 thoughts on “Everything Old Is New / Todo Lo Viejo es Nuevo”

      1. I like dreamin’! It has to be the same Fran. Two sexy men named Fran living so close to the guys would just be so unfair to the rest of us jealous bitches!

      2. Deedles:
        Yep. It’s short for Francisco. He sometimes tries to go by Frank… but no one seems to pick up on it. Besides a Spaniard pronouncing Frank sounds like he’s saying Fran.

      3. Susan:
        Oh, yeah, it’s the same Fran. A many of so many talents.

  1. I have a similar outfit! And a vest is a great piece to mix and match with suits to denim and tees. I think every guy should own a paper boy hat and a wool coat. Fran certainty makes it look very sexy.

    1. I want pictures, Maddie! We’ve seen you with a face in drag, and headless (the one on your neck) in skimpy drawers. I wanna see this outfit! Wear a mask if you want to keep your secret identity, Bratman!

      1. We’ve already established that it’s weird if I call him Steve 🙂 Whether in drag or drawers, he will always be Maddie to me!

    2. Mistress Maddie:
      The staff have a “look” they’re supposed to sport at work. Unbleached shirt and tan pants. No one wears it better than Fran.

  2. Someplace I have a black hat like that, I bought it in Rome, the vendor described it as “an old man’s hat.” I love it.

    1. David:
      It’s got a variety of names, but I’ve never hear “old man’s hat.” What a great sales pitch.

  3. Son has an British Flat Cap ? that Daughter bought him years ago. He wears it in our cooler weather. It looks so good on him much like your charming friend.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Well, it warms a certain part of my anatomy. Don’t think it’s the heart, tho. Just sayin’

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Well, he DID write the song. But really it’s because it’s the only version I could find with Spanish subtitles.

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