Lockdown Day 54: My Little Turn / Lockdown Day 54: Mi Pequeña Vuelta

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I’VE BEEN MONITORING THE VIEW from our terrace, as well as searching the masked (and unmasked) masses when I’m out. I had just about given up all hope of finding fashion on the streets of Fuengirola during Covid-19. People are casually dressed but I found no clashing plaids, no plaids with botanicals, no verticals with horizontal stripes, no camo with camo with plaid. It’s obvious the tourists are responsible for much of the “style” we usually see on the streets.

But Tuesday evening, I found one individual bucking the dull local fashion trend. The pattern rebel viewed from the terrace is not native. But she’s still here.

A while later, a couple passed right in front of me as I walked down another street in town. I managed to grab a quick photo of his one-leg-shorter-than-the-other shorts! All is not lost. Fuengirola still has it. Or doesn’t have it.

But to ensure we don’t sacrifice our reputation, I’ve been practicing at home. The photo above is a detail of the lounge wear (i.e., pajama pants) that are part of my ensemble below.


HE ESTADO MONITOREANDO LA VISTA desde nuestra terraza, así como buscando las masas enmascaradas (y sin máscarilla) cuando estoy fuera. Casi había renunciado a toda esperanza de encontrar moda en las calles de Fuengirola durante Covid-19. La gente está vestida de manera informal, pero no encontré cuadros con cuadros, cuadros con botánicos, sin verticales con rayas horizontales, sin camuflaje con camuflaje con cuadros. Es obvio que los turistas son responsables de gran parte del “estilo” que solemos ver en las calles.

Pero el martes por la noche, encontré a una individua resistiendo la aburrida tendencia de la moda local. La rebelde de patrón visto desde la terraza no es nativa. Pero ella todavía está aquí.

Un rato después, una pareja pasó justo frente a mí mientras caminaba por otra calle de la ciudad. ¡Me las arreglé para tomar una foto rápida de sus pantalones cortos de una pierna más cortos que los otros! No todo está perdido. Fuengirola todavía lo tiene. O no lo tiene.

Pero para asegurarnos de no sacrificar nuestra reputación, he estado practicando en casa. La foto de arriba es un detalle de las pantalones que forman parte de mi traje en la parte inferior.

Shirt by Desigual, Pants by Old Navy, sneakers (and socks, unseen) by Puma, Underwear by Calvin Klein. Hat by Touch & Go Spain.

Camisa de Desigual, pantalones de Old Navy, zapatillas (y calcetines, no vistos) de Puma, ropa interior de Calvin Klein, sombrero (del camino). Sombrero de Touch & Go España.


I’ve said it before and so have Right Said Fred.
Lo dije antes y también lo ha dicho Right Said Fred.

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..

28 thoughts on “Lockdown Day 54: My Little Turn / Lockdown Day 54: Mi Pequeña Vuelta”

    1. David:
      A couple more crawled out of the woodwork yesterday. Myself, I think I’ll stick to what I know.

    1. anne marie:
      Oh, yeah, a photo like that would do it. I could not get a good photo and finally gave up. Odd distortion, bad lighting. I had the camera propped atop a book shelf with the 10-second self-timer. Lots of shots with me not there!

  1. OH OH! Watch out Fuengirola!
    Maybe these ‘locals’ have been too cooped up lately and forgot what they were putting on…..or not.

    1. Jim:
      I did see a couple more “combinations” yesterday. But still mostly solids. Lots of workout gear!

    1. Bob:
      And it don’t matter what you do, ’cause everything looks good on you!

    1. Frank:
      It didn’t come in short sleeves. And not available anymore from Desigual. (SO last year… actually SO three years ago.) I was hooked on Desigual for a couple of years, but to my mind they’ve changed their focus to 14-year-olds. Very disappointing.

  2. Good thing you explained that patterned clothe up there. I thought I was looking at a tacky couch cover, instead it turned out to be stylish pajama pants 🙂 The shoes and Calvins just make that outfit!

    1. Deedles:
      Tacky?!? Oh wait. I just looked at it and imagined it as a couch cover. BEYOND tacky!

      1. Well, yeah! I just didn’t want to be rude 🙂 By the way, you do rock a fedora! That is a fedora, isn’t it? Well whatever it is, you rock it, even better than SG and his sexy dishcloths.

      2. Deedles:
        Due to the material used, my hat would probably be classified as a Panama. But I only wear small Panamas. They don’t overwhelm my skinny face! SG can wear any hat and look great. On top of that, he’s got a full head of hair… the shit! Then again, I don’t get hat hair!

    1. Cheapchick:
      I know! I really had to work at that outfit. Not many patterns in my closet.

  3. You are ready to hit the streets. I do love the shirt and the hat. And the attitude.

    My gardening ensemble these days is purple plaid pajama bottoms, lime green tank top, pink long sleeved shirt, orange socks, and pink shoes. I do have a camo hat I wear sometimes. This selection is the lightest weight fabric (it’s hot here!) that keeps the biting insects off. Probably because they have been blinded.

    1. Wilma:
      Your outfit sounds … um… flashy! I have so little in my wardrobe that actually screams out at anyone. In the 90s, I decided branch out and buy bold colors, bright plaids. Then I saw a photo of myself in one of those bright plaids. My skin tends toward reddish tones like my father’s (my mother, sister, and brother were/are olives). That red/orange/yellow plaid shirt made my face look like it was vibrating.

  4. I see I spoke wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy to soon!!!

    But see, you don’t look bad, because you know how to do it right. Now go teach your fellow townies how to do it right Mitchell.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      And that ensemble took a lot of work to put together. If it weren’t for the underwear, you’d hardly notice the contrasts.

    1. Debra:
      I wish I had more to work with… well, no, I suppose I don’t.

    1. Willym:
      I’m going to start folding or rolling one shorts leg. Maybe I’ll put a [temporary] tattoo on my thigh.

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