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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.Mature, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Mr.Mature

    Mr.Mature New Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    In order to stay with the times and dress appropriately as a man who is 50+ years of age, slender and good shape, what clothes should I NOT wear - jackets, shirts, jeans, swimsuits, underwear, shoes?
  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Moscow, Idaho
    I hope that when I'm in my fifties, I won't dress like I'm trying to be twenty-seven again. When I look at a guy in his fifties, nothing makes me think: tragic, as much as

    1) Tight jeans - not even a good idea for young guys.
    2) Anything that makes you look anything remotely like Kevin Costner, for that matter.
    3) Anything overly trendy. Last weekend I saw a guy in his fifties at Neimans, could stand to lose a few pounds, wearing those painted Gucci jeans from a few seasons back. He had a rack of stuff that he wouldn't let anyone touch, and he was consulting with his wife, (girlfriend, stepdaughter?) I saw his picks, and I hope to god that he was either a fashion consultant for a boy band, or maybe Elton John, and that he wasn't shopping for himself. If he were my dad, I'd disown my family.
    4) A continuation of number 3, this means stay away from any "edgy" designers and brands. Stick to classic designers and styles that will look pretty silly one season down the road. Your time for youthful indiscretion is over.
    5) "European" style briefs swimsuits. Actually, a good rule for anyone not a professional swimmer.

    On the other hand, you might want to avoid looking prematurely eighty, so stay away from the preppy look (please god, don't ever follow Esquire's style advice) - you might even be able to avoid the "rich old guy I hate" look that invites angry youths to throw stones at your Mercedes. Don't say you haven't been warned.
  3. Steve B.

    Steve B. Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2002
    San Antonio
    LA Guy:

    THAT was one funny post....

    Mr. Mature:

    Look mature- conservative....In color, style, cut, and color.
    And if you're even remotely unsure- DON"T BUY IT....

    Designers: Armani (Classico, Black Label- <I'm gonna get lynched here LOL>, Zegna, Polo/RL PL, Barbera, Isaia, Zegna)

    Look like old money....
  4. BuddahLax

    BuddahLax Active Member

    Mar 5, 2002
    Denver, Co
    I got one for you guy's.......

    So there I am, window shopping downtown and I stumble upon an older white gentleman (mid to late 50's) gray hair, jeans and.......................................................................................
    ........................A shiny silver FUBU jersey..........So please Mr. Mature, Stay away from anything Snoop, Dr.Dre or Eminem wears.

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