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post #61 of 78
Rescues will look great on anyone that doesnt have a fat gut regardless of age.
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by jmatt
Let me restate: At what age should one no longer buy and wear distressed jeans from Abercrombie?

What about wearing raw denim, with the faded whiskers/never washed look?

For the record, I'm 39, and wear Levi's basic jeans all the time. I don't however, own anything from Abercrombie. I am however, thinking of taking the plunge and buying some APC Rescues.

What do you think? Are the Rescues perfectly acceptable on a 39 year old, or will I look like I'm trying to be 19?

Go for the rescues! They will look great.

And, stay away from Abercrombie (IMO).
post #63 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmatt
Let me restate: At what age should one no longer buy and wear distressed jeans from Abercrombie?

What about wearing raw denim, with the faded whiskers/never washed look?

For the record, I'm 39, and wear Levi's basic jeans all the time. I don't however, own anything from Abercrombie. I am however, thinking of taking the plunge and buying some APC Rescues.

What do you think? Are the Rescues perfectly acceptable on a 39 year old, or will I look like I'm trying to be 19?

you should never wear jeans from abercrombie.

never

and 39 is not old, man. go for the rescues. they will look great.
post #64 of 78
I think you'll find most people here think Abercrombie's stupid on anyone at any age.
post #65 of 78
I'm 40. When I tried on the APC rescues, I was immediately transported by to the 70s, getting a pair of Levis at an army and navy store. I remember those Levis as being so hard that I could walk through brambles without a scratch, and they took forever to break in. Since then every time I've bought jeans (even Levis) I've asked myself why they don't make 'em like they used to. Now, with the rescues, the search is over. What I'm trying to say is it's not about fashion, it's about solid clothing that feels the way they used to. I'm honestly entertaining the thought of buying a stack so I'll never have to shop for jeans again, ever. (at 40 you can do that, kids!)
post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by jmatt
Let me restate: At what age should one no longer buy and wear distressed jeans from Abercrombie?
at about 13 hours.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jmatt
What about wearing raw denim, with the faded whiskers/never washed look?
this is a timeless look... but maybe wash them when they are dirty.
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by minimal
I'm honestly entertaining the thought of buying a stack so I'll never have to shop for jeans again, ever. (at 40 you can do that, kids!)
awesome.
post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by minimal
I'm 40. When I tried on the APC rescues, I was immediately transported by to the 70s, getting a pair of Levis at an army and navy store. I remember those Levis as being so hard that I could walk through brambles without a scratch, and they took forever to break in. Since then every time I've bought jeans (even Levis) I've asked myself why they don't make 'em like they used to. Now, with the rescues, the search is over. What I'm trying to say is it's not about fashion, it's about solid clothing that feels the way they used to. I'm honestly entertaining the thought of buying a stack so I'll never have to shop for jeans again, ever. (at 40 you can do that, kids!)
My uncle saw my APCs and said exactly the same thing. He missed jeans that were built to last. He was really interested in the repros like Denime who could get him a great quality copy of his favorite Levi's cut (505 IIRC).

IMO, people who appear to be over 40 or so (i.e. "mature") shouldn't be wearing "fashionable" (i.e. fake or trashed looking) jeans. Younger looking people, no matter their age, might get away with it. However, raw/rinsed denim or very realistic washes would still be fine. And no one should really be wearing Abercrombie jeans.
post #69 of 78
I say not over 40 only if you look older than 40 (remember 40 is the new 30, lol) and don't have a young-at-heart look. It really comes down to the jeans in question though.
post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by ts4them
I say not over 40 only if you look older than 40 (remember 40 is the new 30, lol) and don't have a young-at-heart look. It really comes down to the jeans in question though.


i agree.40 is an era where most of our parents start to age.and i think its still possible to get that young look by wearing nice jeans.but wearing them over 45 is a no-no
post #71 of 78
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Originally Posted by minimal
I'm 40. When I tried on the APC rescues, I was immediately transported by to the 70s, getting a pair of Levis at an army and navy store. I remember those Levis as being so hard that I could walk through brambles without a scratch, and they took forever to break in. Since then every time I've bought jeans (even Levis) I've asked myself why they don't make 'em like they used to. Now, with the rescues, the search is over. What I'm trying to say is it's not about fashion, it's about solid clothing that feels the way they used to.

I'm honestly entertaining the thought of buying a stack so I'll never have to shop for jeans again, ever. (at 40 you can do that, kids!)

Wait until you discover Japanese repros.

On a different note:

- I agree with the sentiment that there is no age limit but there should be a fat limit.
- I agree that one should never buy Abercrombie denim.
- I think that any jeans that have a stretch waistband or pleats are a bad idea, even if you are 80 years old.
post #72 of 78
I'm 43 and have never owned a pair of pre-distressed jeans in my life, always broken them in from raw. Currently I wear LVC's, Denime and Warehouse amongst other Japanese makes. I think jeans can look good regardless of age, it's just a matter of looking and feeling comfortable in them. Plenty of people older than me still look good in them, Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Bruce Willis. Don't forget Johnny Depp is in his forties and still stylish.
post #73 of 78
so is brad brad pitt
post #74 of 78
OK, once and for all: if you're going to ask whether or not you're too old to wear this or that, DON'T. You can wear whatever you want at any age and look great. You can also be fat at any age and that makes you look terrible. Just don't act like so many young people do, most of whom will never be any smarter and certainly aren't fashionable, and buy jeans which are seven sizes too big!! The reason people perceive it as odd when older men--and women, for that matter--wear very stylish clothing is because, for whatever reason, it's a rarity. So many senior citizens have fallen into the trap of dressing very poorly that we have this image they have to fit.
post #75 of 78
As a lurker on the Streetwear forum, but not a poster, I'm enjoying this thread. I've worn Levi's 517s and 505s at least 4 days a week for decades and don't plan to stop wearing jeans unless/until I surpass a self-imposed "fat limit" (For reference, I'm 6'3" and 170 lbs. after recently "packing on" 10 lbs. through 8 months of intense weightlifting). Like many other recently divorced men, I realized that I hadn't bought significant clothing in years and needed an image upgrade. So I joined the forum to gather information to do a wardrobe upgrade, without dressing like I'm cruising for 20-year-old women. I've started with the business and business casual end of my wardrobe so I won't inadvertently dress like a tool and this thread at least gives me some ideas of denim that might be appropriate for someone my age. So you've saved me from wasting time pulling jeans from stacks of denim only to snicker at the thought of how they might look on my 46-year-old carcass.

But what intrigues me most about this thread is learning that what I perceive as a younger crowd doesn't have a problem with older guys (who are in decent shape) wearing jeans, whereas I suspect that my peers really do. I know the crowd over at AAAC has given some posters grief about wearing denim.

BTW, I don't think I have any jeans from my days as a 6'3" 135 lb. high school student whose body fat percentage was a negative number, but I may have denim that's older than some people who post here. Unfortunately, I can't wear it any more, since my waist has ballooned from 30" to 32". No offense intended, but I also find it interesting that many of you wash your denim in ways that I've been using for literally decades without caring about whiskering, etc. It's just unfortunate that my lifestyle means it's the seat of my jeans that look most "distressed" these days.
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