Are tracksuits a thing…

16 Jan

… or have I been on the Costas for too long?

It seems the weekend leisure-wear of choice for our Spanish friends is a good old-fashioned – dare I say it – 80s style trackie with classic Adidas stripes down the sides. Oh yes, whether you’re shopping, meeting family at a cafe or strolling along the beach, a tracksuit will do nicely. And why not?

But a style statement?

Just this week I read an Elle magazine interview with a London based stylist who is quoted “my dream outfit is a tracksuit!”. You’ll understand I’ve scanned the catwalk shows and all that’s come close is Stella McCartney’s Adidas sportswear range.

Four months away from home is a long time in the street-style world. I’m losing… track. Send news!

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2 Responses to “Are tracksuits a thing…”

  1. Anonymous 16/01/2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Hi Betula,

    Marvellous observations as per usual and I’ve been following your style observations of the satorial (or not so) Spanish.
    Now the Trackie. However much I try to admire ‘sports style’ from the catwalk Gods, it has always been too much of a reach for me to separate the Stereotypical Scally shellsuit from the Beastie Boys sexy street wear. So I’m surprised at the Spanish who I have always imagined swathed in structured suits in the week, keeping their leisure wear for their siesta.

    For me, it can never be a style statement, forever and eternally entwined with the crotch grabbing, arse scratching, pavement-spitting juvies of my youth.
    It’s a lifestyle choice. And that, I can live with.

    You are a shining star in the dark virtual world Betula!xx

    Katie D

    • betulastone 17/01/2014 at 7:50 am #

      Thank you so much for paying attention to my posts Katie D.

      I’m catching up on The Soprano’s – right back to S1 – and by coincidence Mrs S was sporting an aqua blue metallic-look shell suit in last night’s viewing indulgence. Hard not to feel the love now.

      But keep your eye on the Brighton fash-pack. I agree we’re not ready for a head-to-toe sportswear revival, they may need a word. Soprano style (said in Italian drawl obvs).

      Much much love xxxxx

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