Monday, June 25, 2018

The Long And Short Of It / El Largo Y Corto De Eso

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WE'RE GOING FOR a drive today to Conil de La Frontera to visit our dear friend Tere. It's 2-1/2 hours away and we'll be back Tuesday. While we're on the road, I thought I'd offer some reminders of how to wear those summer shorts.

HOY VAMOS A conducir a Conil de La Frontera para visitar a nuestra querida amigo Tere. Está a dos horas y media de distancia y volveremos el martes. Mientras estamos en el camino, pensé en ofrecer algunos recordatorios de cómo usar esos pantalones cortos de verano.

SO NICE OF HIM TO POSE LEFT AND RIGHT.
ES MUY AMABLE DE SU PARTE POSAR A  LA IZQUIERDA Y A LA DERECHA.



APPARENTLY, IT'S NOT COOL TO WEAR A SPEEDO (OR SIMILAR). BUT THIS IS COOL?
APARANTEMENTE, NO ES GUAY USAR UN SPEEDO (O SIMILAR). PERO, ¿ESTO ES GUAY?

26 comments:

  1. the last pix - looks like a lady's ruffly bikini bottom. hmmmmm...to each his own.

    I also don't get the "one leg shorter than the other" thing.

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    1. anne marie:
      I used to think the one-leg-shorter was just random, but I'm seeing it everywhere lately. I don't get it.

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  2. just scratching my head here.

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    1. Wilma:
      We should create an original clothing line of one-leg-shorter shorts. No more folding or rolling.

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  3. Back here in the states the new "Queer Eye" fab five have been touting the "French tuck" - tucking in only the front of one's shirt into the pant waist. Obviously the "Spanish Tuck" hasn't quite made it as a fashion statement with the Queer Eye guys. Next time I go to the beach here in Cochiti Lake, I'll have to try it.

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    1. Frank:
      As if the "French Tuck" is something new! Everything comes and goes. But this short leg thing does seem to be a trend. I have no idea why.

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  4. 2nd pic the legs look like JIm's ~ my heart!!

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    1. Ron:
      So funny. But you've got the real thing right there!

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  5. Right!.....moving on...
    Funny/weird how some men wouldn't be caught dead in a speedo but want the sun coverage speedos provide.

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    1. Jim:
      The Speedo being uncool is I think ridiculous. I got a photo today of a guy with his gym shorts tucked. They hang down the middle in back and make it look like he's wearing a diaper! (You'll see that photo next.)

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  6. Well the one guy doesn't look to bad and a nice body. But thank goodness none of them had on crocs.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I haven't seen as many crocs around lately (in the shops, yes, but not on the feet). And I've been on the lookout ... just for you.

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  7. Ewww! Not all tucks are good tucks. Speaking of speedos, in 2005 Balder Half and I celebrated our 30th anniversary on a 7 day cruise in Hawaii. We brought along the sons and their wives and the grandbaby. Weeks before the trip, BH kept telling the girls that he was bring his speedos on the trip. They were horrified, mainly because they knew he'd do something like that and no one wanted to see his keg lite hanging over skimpy swimwear. Long story not short, he shows up at the pool in his trunks. It was hilarious! The girls had no idea that Speedo made long trunks that covered the entire territory! Their expressions were the best anniversary gift ever!

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    1. Deedles:
      I think anyone should wear a mini-Speedo if they want to. But it is funny how it's become the generic term for brief racing bathing suit... like Kleenex (for facial tissues) and Hoover (for vacuuming).

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  8. Fashion across the age groups, interesting

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    1. Travel:
      The one-leg-shorter seems to know no age group. Well... nor does the anti-Speedo.

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  9. Ha!
    I hope you two enjoy your drive!

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    1. Judy:
      As you probably know by now, a great couple of days! Thanks.

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  10. oh the pain
    I was about to go raid the refrigerator but these photos stayed my folly.

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  11. I can understand pulling both legs up for sun. Sort of. I mean, if you have to do that, why not wear something shorter to start with? Of course, I know the answer to that. But the one leg up/one leg down thing is strange. Do they really do that deliberately? Mind you, I asked the same question about the jeans hanging down below the underwear thing a decade ago.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Exactly. And don't get me started on the jeans. I watched a guy (not very young) today carefully and methodically adjust his pants lower so the top of his underwear was showing.

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  12. This 'one leg shorter' idea must be the ugliest men's fashion idea (as opposed to mere 'taste') that I've seen in decades, if not longer. Is it supposed to indicate which side men are supposed to wee from? May the phase move quickly on - and never be returned to!

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    1. Ray:
      Oh, I can think of so many uglier trends. But I have no idea what it means. (And I'm NOT doing it.)

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