The Clothes Make the Man / La Ropa Hace el Hombre

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THIS IS WHAT I HAD PLANNED to share yesterday before my tea cup flew off the handle. Men in shorts are returning to Fuengirola in droves.

The guy in blue in the final four photos couldn’t settle on a style. When I first walked by, he stood with one leg up. About 20 minutes later, as I was headed in the direction of home, I found him with both legs down. Then he began adjusting and I thought he was going for the other leg up look. But, no, this time it was both legs up. Anyway, in his case, maybe the man makes the clothes.

As you can see below, the cats, Moose and Dudo, don’t seem to be experiencing any serious trauma after yesterdays catastrophe. So, I guess it’s time for me to do my job and give them their treats… Before they drive me crazy.


ESTO ES LO QUE HABÍA planeado compartir ayer antes de que mi taza de té saliera disparada del mango. Los hombres en pantalones cortos están regresando a Fuengirola en masa.

El hombre de los pantalones cortos azules en las últimas cuatro fotos no pudo conformarse con un estilo. Cuando pasé por primera vez, él estaba de pie con una pierna arriba. Unos 20 minutos más tarde, cuando me dirigía a casa, lo encontré con las dos piernas hacia abajo. Luego comenzó a adaptarse y pensé que iba a buscar la otra pierna. Pero, no, esta vez fue con las dos piernas arriba. De todos modos, en su caso, tal vez el hombre hace la ropa.

Como puede ver a continuación, los gatos, Moose y Dudo, no parecen experimentar ningún trauma grave después de la catástrofe de ayer. Entonces, supongo que es hora de que haga mi trabajo y les dé sus obsequios … Antes de que me vuelvan loco.

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 “The Clothes Make the Man / La Ropa Hace el Hombre”

    1. anne marie:
      Who you callin’… If they left the shorts alone, what would I have to talk about?

  1. So this appears to be intentional pushing the legs up, why don’t they just buy shorter shorts? Show a lot of leg guys!

    1. David:
      Oh, yeah, definitely intentional. Apparently it’s not cool in all quarters to wear shorter shorts. But, apparently, it IS cool to walk around looking like you’re wearing a diaper.

  2. Just maybe it is a secret code of some sort…..for straight guys? Remembering all the handkerchief/keys codes of the 70’s-80’s that gays used………..
    Do gay guys do this? Or do they visit this beach? H-m-m-m……
    Love your cats!

    1. Jim:
      We’ve considered all the variations and, just when we think we have them figured out, they change legs. One of these days I’ll ask! I understand both legs up — tan line (but then just wear shorter shorts!). But the one leg up, one leg down…

  3. Why not just wear a speedo if you’re gonna roll the legs up all the way.
    That said, there are some nice butts out there.

    1. Bob:
      I agree about the Speedo, or at least shorter shorts. And, yes, there are some very nice butts out there.

  4. For cryin’ out loud, (as Bob has just said) why don’t they just wear a speedo. Even the cats are not amused.

    1. Mary:
      I don’t get it at all. If it’s uncool to wear a Speedo, how is it cool to wear a diaper? But the one leg up, one leg down is still a mystery.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      That last guy’s shorts looked like they were finally cutting off circulation. Yes, a Speedo! The cats are back at my feet as if nothing ever happened. I wonder what they’d do if I lifted that remaining coffee mug.

    1. Judy:
      Really glad I use a lot of milk! Well, except for the curdling part.

  5. I needed the pussies pics as an effective antidote to the silliness which preceded them. Is there ANYONE who finds such ‘beachwear’ as this attractive? Thought not.

    1. Raybeard:
      I really don’t get the shorts at all. I understand when there’s too much fabric and it gets hot. But buy a new pair of shorts!

  6. It looks like a couple of these guys could use some adult diapers (I’ve become a semi-expert on this). Self wedgying is self abuse! A Moose! Just look at the puss on that puss! I want to wear him as a living boa 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      Isn’t that shot of Moose irresistible? And, yes, many guys looks like they’re wearing diapers. It looks absurd to me. How could a Speedo be any more embarrassing? Also, that last guy’s wedgie looks painful. He cut off all circulation to his legs (I suppose that’s better than the reverse.)

    1. Wilma:
      Dudo has a surprising number of facial expressions. I think Moose had Botox. It’s a surprise when I get something expressive out of him… although he’s always good-looking.

    1. Janie Junebug:
      We’re known for being sartorial here in Fuengirola. Oh, wait, I think I meant expurgatorial.

      1. Janiejunebug,
        I LOVE wordplay! I now do it in Spanish, too. Sometimes, I think I even make sense.

  7. All that leg-hiking seems like it would get pretty tiresome. Why don’t they just wear Speedos if they’re so worried about tan lines?!

    1. Steve:
      I agree. I’ve seen guys constantly adjusting. I still don’t get the one leg up one leg down routine, though. What kind of tan line is that?

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