Originally Posted by BB1
Everyone's concerned about looking "mature" and "professional" as if it were some kind of universally recognized form of status and respect that one acquires as they age. But is this true today or are you simply expressing your longing for a long past era through your clothing?
Sure, those things might not be universally meaningful -- it may be the case that, in your job or city, that stuff doesn't exist. But it's also not the case that they universally don't exist, either. In many cities, neighborhoods, social circles, job environments, or whatever, it still means something to be dressed up.
This is an old thread. What I took away from it is: It's not possible to be 'too old for sneakers,' as many people of all ages wear them. But sneakers are about being sporty and casual, and if you're not that kind of person, then there are lots of alternatives.