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post #76 of 116
What I like about this here thread thread is that on a website presumably dedicated to style, individualism and standing out from the crowd, most people commenting seem to be the conservative types, desperate to fit in with a preconcieved notion of selfhood and what is 'appropriate'. The guy wants to go clubbing at 40 or 60 or 80. Entirely up to him whether he can pull it off or not. Instead we have people talking about what is age appropriate. Ever listen to yourself and hear how it sounds?
post #77 of 116
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Originally Posted by PipersSon View Post
What I like about this here thread thread is that on a website presumably dedicated to style, individualism and standing out from the crowd, most people commenting seem to be the conservative types, desperate to fit in with a preconcieved notion of selfhood and what is 'appropriate'.

The guy wants to go clubbing at 40 or 60 or 80. Entirely up to him whether he can pull it off or not. Instead we have people talking about what is age appropriate.

Ever listen to yourself and hear how it sounds?
Its not "entirely up to him whether he can pull it off or not" at all. People are most likely going to look at him likes hes a leper and thats the simple truth.
post #78 of 116
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Originally Posted by Luke Banks View Post
Its not "entirely up to him whether he can pull it off or not" at all. People are most likely going to look at him likes hes a leper and thats the simple truth.

Which is fair, but then that supports my original point. There's no one as truly conservative as t'youth. Especially the 'fashionable crowd'.
post #79 of 116
I think there are a few over-40 bros at Bunker regularly and no one gives a shit because it's dark and K is in the air. Actually, I'd say 70% of the crowd is over 30 (including me). I hope there's good techno when I'm 45. Doubt anyone will call me "that dude".
post #80 of 116
You guys are a bunch of agist assholes and/or have never been to great clubs.

Now a few things about what I wear: I don't change so it's whatever I was wearing that day; the idea of not wearing your nice stuff to bars/clubs is fucking stupid. I like nice clothes, I wear nice clothes pretty much everyday unless I'm renovating. I don't renovate.

If you're already fashionable and like the crazy designer stuff you wouldn't be asking that advice so I'll just assume you want to wear something a little bit boring but that will fit and make you look good.

black velvet jacket
white dress shirt (two open buttons unless you look like Bll gates-on and no button up collar)
nice belt
raw denim
simple white sneakers or black chelsea boots
unshaved face
a decent haircut, not some dad bullshit or crew cut. If you have the misfortune to be balding shave it all.

Never wear:
-a tie
-a suit
-a polo
-loafers
-neon colours
-a blazer
-chinos
-a spread or contrasting collar
-a huge collar
-dad jeans
post #81 of 116
First of all, go to a bar with a dance floor not a "dance club" adults don't go to those places in America. Secondly, wear whatever you're comfortable in. Who gives a fuck, besides nothing you wear is going to make you look younger. You're over 45, own it.
post #82 of 116
I dunno man..why would I want to wear my good clothes to a bar/club? not to mention my aesthetic would make me look like a fucking vampire trying to suck someones blood.

Plus, I'm careful because I expect many things to go wrong, which might involve my clothes being destroyed. Dunno what your income level is but I can't afford to be puking/having people spill drinks on my $200 shirts and shit.

I walked into one of the bars around my area, and the bathroom floor was pretty much all pissed on, would you advise someone to wear their designer sneaks inside such an area?
post #83 of 116
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I dunno man..why would I want to wear my good clothes to a bar/club? not to mention my aesthetic would make me look like a fucking vampire trying to suck someones blood.

Plus, I'm careful because I expect many things to go wrong, which might involve my clothes being destroyed. Dunno what your income level is but I can't afford to be puking/having people spill drinks on my $200 shirts and shit.

I walked into one of the bars around my area, and the bathroom floor was pretty much all pissed on, would you advise someone to wear their designer sneaks inside such an area?

Yeah I would but then I don't lick my soles. People are greatly overstating the dangers of a bar. If you get some vomit on your leather jacket just wash it. I have vile shit spilled on me from time to time and the cleaners handle that stuff no problem.
post #84 of 116
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Originally Posted by Luke Banks View Post
Nothing looks worse than an old man dressing like a teen. Umm i suggest a blazer maybe?

+1.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt, er, the blazer :-)
post #85 of 116
considering i live in miami, it is not uncommon to see 40 year olds mixing with 20 year olds. I would suggest dressing your age but still keeping a modern look & fit. Obviously if your 40 and are considering going clubbing you have a different mentality then someone who has a wife and kids.
post #86 of 116
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
Yeah I would but then I don't lick my soles. People are greatly overstating the dangers of a bar. If you get some vomit on your leather jacket just wash it. I have vile shit spilled on me from time to time and the cleaners handle that stuff no problem.

I guess I just like changing into stuff I'd be fine with completely trashing. I have a blazer specifically for this, and it usually reeks of something foul after a weekend. Tbh, I know why I make the decisions I do cuz I sometimes get way wrecked and have to put my shoes in the wash even, lol.


Would rather not spend the time making sure my clothes wouldn't get damaged somehow, and stay relaxed about it. I respect that you are so carefree about it. However, I value my clothes to the point that I'm nitpicky enough to not wear them out when I'm gonna go get thrashed.
post #87 of 116
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Originally Posted by Frost410 View Post
considering i live in miami, it is not uncommon to see 40 year olds mixing with 20 year olds. I would suggest dressing your age but still keeping a modern look & fit. Obviously if your 40 and are considering going clubbing you have a different mentality then someone who has a wife and kids.

I don't see how a married person w. kids should be disallowed to enter clubs. I know a dude who once told his 20 y/o son "what, you don't listen to fidget, get on with the program!". Not everyone is some boring tv series parent.
post #88 of 116
look at the guy on the right, (he's mikael schiller, ceo of acne). this is how an older guy should look in a club environment (although i'd replace v neck with dress shirt). fuuma's advice above is good. edit: do NOT dress like the one on the left ( jonny, the designer )
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post #89 of 116
I never understood the "dress and act your age" logic. What happened to allowing someone to be an individual?
post #90 of 116
The problem is that most older guys who dress like 20 year olds don't look like individuals; they look like people desperately trying to be mistaken for something they're not. There's a thousand ways for older men to be hip, informal, stylish, idiosyncratic, whatever—but adopting the uniform of someone two generations below them is rarely one of them. If your outfit looks totally incongruous with your person, you don't look like an individual.
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