Friday, June 4, 2010

Whatever your opinion on bullfighting, this man is elegant

Matador Julio Aparicio leaves hospital after being near-fatally gored. Whatever your opinion on the sport of bullfighting (problematically, I grew up with it and actually really love it) this man is elegant. A few days after being on the verge of death after being gruesomely gored by a bull, he walks out of hospital in full on Sevillian pijo attire. The blue blazer, the crisp button down, and the ASCOT! Such nods to British fashion are common in the garb of Andalusian gentlemen who aspire to look like aristocrats, I noticed while traveling how the all seemed to look like they were at a country estate, about to go on horseback, or were extras in "Brideshead Revisited." Even in 100-degree weather, they were rocking English cut blazers and ties, or better yet, Ascots. They do have an Italian Eurotrash aspect which consists of the slicked back hair referred to as engominado (greased or glued back, I guess in English).

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