Short story— Barcelona


Urban beach clubs call for clothing that doesn’t sacrifice elegance in the pursuit of sun worship. Opt for neatly tailored swimming shorts that can equally be worn for a stroll round town once you’ve dried off – or just to the bar and back.

Menswear, Sport, Travel


Locals who really love the beach live in Barceloneta, a district to the south of the old town. Built in the 18th century, Barceloneta is populated by a hardcore of Catalans who refuse to move, even if that would let them escape the tourists and young crowd of sun, sea, sand and sex-loving international settlers who flock here. Redeveloped in the run-up to the Olympics in 1992, Barceloneta’s seafront offers a manmade beach dotted with chiringuitos (beach bars), seafood restaurants and Barcelonans sunning themselves all summer long.



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