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post #16 of 34
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Lower rise pants.
Try some solid shirts, not checked
Maybe it's also time to give up jeans.
This place is good for exploring wool pants. (Mabitex, etc)


Really, I can't wear jeans after 35. 

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Edited by badman - 1/8/12 at 7:33pm
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Edited by badman - 1/8/12 at 7:33pm
post #19 of 34
you are still in 30s, j crew has plenty stuff you can wear for casual.
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post #21 of 34

just stay away from the super low rise hip hop jeans.

post #22 of 34

Mid to low rise dark wash jeans paired with a tucked in dress shirt (of the straight / slim fits - not skinny).  To avoid the cowboy look stick to smaller plaids or solids / vertical striped dress shirts (tucked in).  Pair it with a dress belt and shoes.  Toss on a sportcoat or sweater if you want.  

 

http://www.7forallmankind.com/STANDARD_STRAIGHT_LEG_IN_PORTER_BLUE/pd/c/10/np/10/p/6119.html

 

Leg opening size is important for a clean look so avoid boot cuts etc and make sure the size makes sense for you.  Other decent casual options are things like chinos or flannel trousers.  You can find some good deals on stuff like that at Brooks Bros atm.

post #23 of 34
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Question, I’m a guy in late 30′s. I have a hard time trying to figure out what I can wear on weekends for a casual look. Now I like straight-leg jeans (levi 505) and a fitted contemporary style un-tucked shirt, but nothing fancy. Solid colors or no pocket plaid shirts like from the rail at Nordstrom. But I don’t want to look like the old guy trying to look 20. What do you guys think. Can I still do this.  I want to look casual and sharp without trying to look like I'm dressing out of my age bracket.  Help!

I like the look of fitted shirts since I don't need all the extra material at the waist.  All I can find online is not to wear heavy logos, baseball caps, and I certainly don't shop at Abercrombie, or american eagle and the like. 

You may want to post this question in Streetwear and Denim subforum in this site.

You would get more action on your thread from the gunslingers here and the experts if you posted some pictures to operate as examples. As it is, all I can say is go to many department stores, try on, look in the mirror and let you be the best judge. There are many brands that dont whack out their jean designs like Phat Farm, Ed Hardy, or Dsquared for that matter. As for shirts, any decent department store will have what you seek.

As for age, the old saying goes "you are only as old as you feel" despite reality being "you are only as old as you look". Late 30's is not old particularly if you avoided having kids in your teens smile.gif
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

Lower rise pants.
Try some solid shirts, not checked
Maybe it's also time to give up jeans.
This place is good for exploring wool pants. (Mabitex, etc)

Why does he need to give up jeans? He's not ancient, is he. Jeans look good if they're the right colour and the right fit. As I said above, go for the tapered Levis 519.
post #25 of 34
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Yeah, I'm talking about more contemporary casual shirts meant to be untucked (at the proper length) with jeans.  Not dress shirts. 

To me tucking casual shirts in means resigning myself to looking like a cowboy or looking dorky, or just looking like I'm 60 and pay no real attention to how I look anymore.  Then I have no need to spend money on clothes anymore.  I'm not trying to look like I have the latest styles or flashy, just casual, wearing cloths that are fitted and look like I didn't buy them at wal-mart. 

Bizarre - in my neck of the woods, myself and nearly all my friends (24+) tuck their shirts in - it just looks better, checked or not.

I don't think it looks 'dorky', but it does look crisp and clean - it only looks good though if your trousers / jeans fit properly: if they're a straight cut and form a big mess on top your shoe then it probably wouldn't look all that great. Your jeans need to taper.
post #26 of 34

Untucked shirts won't make you look old but ill-fitting shirts and jeans might.

post #27 of 34
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I'm 41, and I agree with those that say it's time to tuck your shirt in - you are a grown man. However, polos untucked are fine - even preferable. Usually, a tucked-in polo just looks dorky.

I thinks polos in general look dorky--even though I do own a couple. Men just look better with long sleeves--rolled up if necessary.
post #28 of 34

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I thinks polos in general look dorky--even though I do own a couple. Men just look better with long sleeves--rolled up if necessary.

 

I agree about polos, at least for how they look on me. I just don't do them.

post #29 of 34
Tuck your shirts you baby. If you don't, make sure they fit you well and they are short enough, otherwise you get that beautiful pyjama look.

Polo are fine untucked and tucked, kinda depends on what pants you wear them with for me.
post #30 of 34
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Bizarre - in my neck of the woods, myself and nearly all my friends (24+) tuck their shirts in - it just looks better, checked or not.
I don't think it looks 'dorky', but it does look crisp and clean - it only looks good though if your trousers / jeans fit properly: if they're a straight cut and form a big mess on top your shoe then it probably wouldn't look all that great. Your jeans need to taper.

+1. The waistline/belt is a natural divide between the upper and lower body (assuming your jeans don't have a silly rise). If your sports shirt isn't long enough to tuck in or it makes you look like a cowboy, you simply bought the wrong shirt.
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