The Whims of August / Los Caprichos de Agosto

AUGUST IS IN full swing, which means reservations are needed for lunch and dinner, parking is almost an impossibility, and there’s often a long wait for the elevators in our building. Fortunately, we live on the 3rd floor; I almost always take the stairs anyway. It also means the Fashion Police are on vacation. There are so many people in town that it’s not easy to (surreptitiously) get clear shots of the bold styles. Here are a few I’ve managed to catch.


AGOSTO ESTÁ AQUÍ, lo que significa que se necesitan reservaciones para el almuerzo y la cena, el estacionamiento es casi imposible, y a menudo hay una larga espera para los ascensores en nuestro edificio. Afortunadamente, vivimos en la tercera planta; casi siempre tomo las escaleras de todos modos. También significa que la “Policía de la Moda” están de vacaciones. Hay tanta gente en la ciudad que no es fácil obtener (subrepticiamente) fotos claras de los estilos atrevidos. Aquí hay algunos que he logrado hacer.

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..

25 thoughts on “The Whims of August / Los Caprichos de Agosto”

    1. Deedles:
      So many high-end designers are now featuring wild combinations that these are beginning to look tame to me.

    1. Susan:
      I immediately thought of Maddie. He’s off on his August galavant, so probably won’t see this.

    1. Parsnip:
      Some clearly gave thought to their combinations. Great color matching.

  1. I’ve heard that it’s okay to mismatch plaids–and everything else. I’ve never seen much of it, though.


    1. Janie:
      Yep, it’s become very trendy. Most of these, however, are done without any eye to fashion.

  2. My favourites are 5 and 6. You know I love a fashion police show. 🙂

    I wish you were here today. I have to go to the fabric store and I am worried I might Choose Poorly. 🙂

    1. Snoskred:
      Yes, 5 and 6 clearly gave thought to their combinations. I have faith you chose well at the fabric store.

  3. Well #6 is certainly making a bold fashion statement – I’m not sure what it is but it is definitely bold.

    We are hitting peak season here too and it’s much as you described it. I know that tourism is the second biggest industry on the Island but why does it have to involve tourists???

    1. Judy:
      And there’s so much more. The ones I couldn’t get pics of were definitely less tasteful (or at least less my-tasteful).

  4. You notice it’s only summer wear that you see this plaid on plaid? Never winter. Maybe people just put it in a different category.

    1. Kirk:
      I never really thought about that. Then again, I don’t see a lot of long plaid pants in the shops.

  5. I think I have figured it out, the people in these photos are all Expat Brits. Spaniards do not dress this way. This is how Brits recognize each other on the street.

    1. larrymuffin:
      I hate to admit it but the guys in photos #1, 5, and 6 are Spaniards! It doesn’t happen often!

    1. Ron,
      My wardrobe is mostly solids, with textures. Maybe I need to broaden my horizons. But solids sure make traveling light easier to accomplish.

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