Originally Posted by upr_crust
As old as I am, I will agree to the statements in re: hats and three-piece suits, but having had a Van Dyke (for some 15 years, before removing it in 2011), a beard magnifies one's age (I go grey from the bottom of my head to the top) - two out of three isn't bad, though, no?
upr_crust, I've seen many of your photos in the HOF thread and you look your best wearing a hat, very attractive. One detail in attire, texture, or shade of color can greatly increase the beauty/handsomeness of the wearer. For some people what makes their appearance attractive is subtle colors in a tweed country jacket that marries a shirt, trousers, and vest that otherwise wouldn't Blend. In your case a hat conveys to me warmth, wisdom, and great interest.
It's not in any pictures in this thread but I like the library behind you in many of your HOF pictures. I imagine fascinating conversations at dinner parties that run into the morning hours, as interesting as any characters in Sun Also Rises.