Brooks Brothers and the Naked Cowboy / Brooks Brothers y el Vaquero Desnudo

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I just finished breakfast and have to get back upstairs and get cleaned up before The Kid Brother’s arrival. I had the most amazing day yesterday in Manhattan with my cousin Evie, her daughter Ellen and Ellen’s husband Allan, and their two daughters, Carly and Brooke. They are the family I would choose if I could choose family. Good, kind, interesting, talented, enlightened, generous. The most exceptional friends. I adore them and wish they’d move to Southern Spain. I’ll share photos of our excellent adventures. Just not today. Here are some random shots of my day spent mid-town last week.


Acabo de terminar de desayunar y tengo que volver arriba y asearme antes de que llegue El Hermanito. Ayer tuve un día increíble en Manhattan con mi prima Evie; su hija Ellen y el marido de Ellen, Allan, y sus dos hijas, Carly y Brooke. Son la familia que elegiría si pudiera elegir familia. Bueno, amable, interesante, talentoso, ilustrado, generoso. Los amigos más excepcionales. Los adoro y desearía que se mudaran al sur de España. Compartiré fotos de nuestras excelentes aventuras. Simplemente no hoy. Aquí hay algunas fotos aleatorias del día que pasé en el centro de la ciudad la semana pasada.

• This guy on the subway was wearing San Geraldo’s pajama pants.
• Este tipo en el metro vestía pantalones de pijama de San Geraldo.
• In the window at normally buttoned-down Brooks Brothers around the corner from Radio City Music Hall.
• En la ventana del normalmente abotonado Brooks Brothers a la vuelta de la esquina del Radio City Music Hall.
• Another classic?
• ¿Otro clásico?
• Times Square
• I had the same reaction as the little girl in the background.
• Tuve la misma reacción que la niña del fondo.
• Sorry (not sorry) it’s only from the back. If you take him from the front, you have to pay. (I probably should have paid for taking him from the rear.)
• Lo siento (no lo siento) es solo de atrás. Si lo tomas de frente, tienes que pagar. (Probablemente debería haber pagado por tomarlo por la parte trasera).

Author: Moving with Mitchell

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32 thoughts on “Brooks Brothers and the Naked Cowboy / Brooks Brothers y el Vaquero Desnudo”

  1. Brooks Brothers has apparently gone for the Brit tourist market. Didn’t know the Cowboy was still in business; he’s aged a bit (haven’t we all). Lovely seeing you the other day! To paraphrase the Seder, “Next year in Fuengirola!”

    1. wickedhamster:
      That Brooks Brothers window shocked me. NYC meets Fuengirola. And, yes, my first thought when I saw the Naked Cowboy was that his ass wasn’t as perky as it used to be.

      1. wickedhamster:
        Nor mine. Thank god I don’t make a living off it!

  2. I have been away from the blogosphere for a bit, and I’ve just read all of your last entries. So you made it to NYC! I loved looking at all of the pictures that you posted, and am looking forward to seeing more. I always enjoy reading your posts.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      Thanks. I have so many more photos and I’ve fallen behind!

    1. Laurent:
      It’s amazing how much Times Square has changed and yet still remains crazy and assaultive.

  3. Ahhhh, so good to know that you had a great day with great people!
    What is the Naked Cowboy trio all about? Do they collect money? I feel like I’ve seen this guy before… here? on the news?

    1. Judy C:
      The Naked Cowboy is a tourist attraction unto himself. The two women paint their bare breasts and pose for photos … for a price. They just happened to be taking a chat break. The Naked Cowboy has been there for ages — used to be much more fit and photogenic, but he’s still draws them in. He plays the guitar and sings cowboy songs, and poses in all his glory for tourist selfie shots. He apparently makes a really good living.

  4. So the Naked Cowboy is still going strong, eh? I can’t believe that Brooks Brothers would display such tastelessness! And how the hell did that guy steal SG’s pyjama pants, LOL?

    1. Debra:
      The Naked Cowboy ain’t what he used to be but he’s still going strong. I was shocked by that Brooks Brothers window.

  5. Reminds me of the type of “entertainment” we get in the tourist traps of central London like Leicester Square or Oxford Street – complete madness. Jx

    PS Contrary to Wicked Hamster’s opinion, those godawful fashions are what we expect to see Yank tourists wearing here, only in somewhat bigger sizes than in that display…

    1. Jon:
      The Yank tourists that you see dressed like that definitely don’t shop at Brooks Brothers.

  6. I wonder how old the Naked Cowboy is because the first time I saw him in New York was twenty-something years ago.
    Unless there’s a stable of Naked Cowboys serenading the city.

    1. Bob:
      There have been other Naked Cowboy wannabes but that’s the original and, yes, he’s seen better days.

  7. Not that I don’t mind looking, but what’s the temperature in NYC that the cowboy and his two friends can wear so little?

    1. Kirk:
      It was around 61 that day. Very nice in the sun, but nipple-chilling in the shade.

    1. Mary:
      I took the train to Rockefeller Center. Brooks Brothers was the first shop window I peered into. I didn’t know where I was!

    1. Ron:
      Thanks. (Chuck wouldn’t let me hug him.) I’ll be dragging you around for a while. Lots of photos and stories still to come.

  8. The Naked Cowboy is getting a little long in the tooth to go around like that, it seems to me. I remember seeing him in Times Square 20 years ago! LOL

    1. Steve:
      Oh, yes. He’s not quite the same. None of us are, but he’s got to make a living with what he’s got. I wonder if he’ll be there in another 20 years.

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