What do Cubans wear?
Replies: 40 - Last Post: Apr 27, 2013 3:09 PM Last Post By: dontomas
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Apr 26, 2013 12:22 PM
34I sometimes watch the news on TVE (Spain). The female anchors are the most stunning women you will ever see anywhere.
??? I find TVE anchorwomen either too old or simply unimpressive. Some are very smart (Ana Pastor for example...which is why she left!) but I have never seen a Spanish anchowoman being spectacular.
Back to fashion issues. Most of South America is MUCH more conservative (in dressing and not only) than Cuba. Take Chile for example, a country where you hardly ever see mini skirts because they are considered "slutty", divorces were only recently granted in Chile. A Cuban lady wearing her spandex in Guatemala would be laughed at, Cuban high heels and tight-ass shorts would cause a scandal in Paraguay etc. Even among same "dress race" groups, differences are significant. Cuban heavy metal crowds dress somewhat different than their counterparts in Mexico etc.
Apr 26, 2013 12:41 PM
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Apr 27, 2013 8:11 AM
38To return to Cuba. My Cuban girlfriend tells me that she can spot a foreigner a mile away, not only by conduct, hair style or the color of the skin, but also the way they dress. She also told me that women in Havana have another dress code than in her province. That dress code is probably not more stable than any other fashion being it in New York, Toronto, or Santiago de Chile.
There might Cuban Americans that easily disguise themselves as any other Cuban.
Is Black Metal part of what Cubans wear? I doubt that.
Apr 27, 2013 8:41 AM
Apr 27, 2013 3:09 PM
40Honestly, I can spot a foreigner a mile away as well. It's really not hard. And I can spot a palestino from the province a mile away too. And especially those not living in Havana but on vacation. They dress tackier, more colorful, and of course if they open their mouthes and say 'buenas nochis' it's a dead give away.
So while we talk about Cubans being able to spot a foreigner a mile away, I am sure many of you guys who have spent much time in Cuba can do the same actually. I used to be really impressed with their ability, but am seeing it's actually really easy.
And I'm not even getting into the walk. Even a foreigner dressed so neutral and walking so far away that you can't tell by his (or her) looks and clothes, you can tell it's not a Cuban by the walk. Friends of mine used to say I just needed to change my clothes a bit, wear a cap to hide the hair color, then I'd be fine because I walk like a Cuban. And that's not a compliment. I have always been teased everywhere else for my extremely relaxed/lazy way of walking.
All this sociology is very interesting. I'm not a point yet where - like some habaneros I know - I can tell by the walk of some dude half a mile away if he's from Las Tunas or Santiago...
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