How many times do we have to hear Spaniards say, No! We are not just bullfighting and Flamenco!
This reproach is becoming a cliche in itself. We get it already. Spain is also Pedro Almodovar. Bullfighting, Flamenco and Pedro Almodovar. That’s not bad. It’s better than wooden shoes, tulips and windmills, believe you me.
Actually, I kind of like bullfighting. I’ve seen bullfights in Spain, Mexico, and a few illegal ones in California. Always very exciting. Of course, the bulls always die, but they have a good life, not crammed together in a feedlot like regular cows. I am a vegetarian, I only eat some sardines once a week.
If you are in Asturias (the north, Cantabric coast) there is a very slim chance you should see flamenco or bullfighting at all. Flamenco is from Andalucia, and there you have to go to experience the best.
itÂŽs funny how Anglo world is, currently, going crazy by wearing shoes without socks; in Spain, and mediterranean countries in general, we fit the shoes without socks because of the hot summer, and here is trending from 80ÂŽs
For you all talking about “Madrid is much more than toros and flamenco”: Yes, we all know that. As an Spaniard myself, I just say: try arrive to NYC and don’t go to Empire Estate or Liberty Island. If you are in Rome, please avoid eating pizza and pasta (so when in Rome, don’t do as the Romans do), and above all if you come to Spain, it is strictly forbidden to have a glass of Rioja wine, to eat some tapas and Iberian ham…
Very stylish!!! Walking on a very fashion area of shops and restaurants, just in the pasaje de Jorge Juan in Madrid. Oh Scott, I would like to meet you some day when you come to work and thank you all about the Sartorialist, just a Bible of tendencies and street style. I’m a greeeeat fan of yours.