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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Bela Kun

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    Status Quo made quite an impression up there...
     

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    I concur, great look MoM.
    I also think keeping slim in well cut slim fit clothes helps to avoid the old man look .
    Of course, what your average old man wears now is nothing like Mod clothes any more , he even rarely wears the brimmed hat that Rod mentioned. .
     

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    Seen old blokes wearing skinny jeans and other clothes what are really for younger people, not a good look imo(then again stuff like that doesn't look good on younger blokes either)

    The clothes have always been more traditional imo, even more so now.
     

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    A lot of older people go for those ubiquitous fabric/nylon trainers or equally hideous shoes with Velcro closure in beige or grey. .
    I have never , ever owned grey shoes or beige for that matter. .
     

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    “Cock your hat - angles are attitude!” (Sinatra, F.A.)
     

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    In ‘Dressing The Man’ Flusser goes on at length about matching colours to your complexion - there may be something to it but I mostly don’t buy it.

    There’s a journalist over here named Tom Junod who wrote a long piece I think in GQ back in the nineties about how his dad dressed. It’s well worth a read if anyone can find a link.

    Edit - here it is ...

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gq.com/story/fashion-generation-tips-national-magazine-award/amp

    He said his dad was obsessive about tanning (and moisturising) his face and would even lay outside in the winter to ‘top up’ his tan. One of his rules was ‘always wear white to face’ - tanned blokes do look good in plain white shirts (see Cary Grant as an example) and through most of the nineties I wore only white shirts for work. It was a big step for me to get a blue shirt but once I broke that barrier I very rarely wear a white shirt now. For Nordic blondies like me it just looks too washed out. That’s about as far as taking my complexion into consideration as I go!
     

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    Yeah Flusser’s book stretches things a bit.

    As far as Nordic blondes go, being one, I’m also very ruddy-skinned so I look or am tanned/have face color all year. However, I much more often wear blue or patterned shirts rather than white. I think ecru buttondowns are cool and have a couple. Less-severe than white.
     

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    I find white is a pain to keep looking clean and not manky, i prefer pale yellows etc these days
     

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    He's from Surrey isn't he?
     

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    Yeah, he's from Hersham, Surrey. They had a betting shop there in the 70s - maybe they still do.

    1978 july jimmy outside betting shop in hersham.jpg
     

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    Guess everywhere down south is london when yer a northern monkey lol
     

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    Sorry, perhaps I was unclear. MoM, you do indeed look fantastic for 68; it seems unlikely anyone would think you were under 45, however. Age appropriate cuts both ways; people don't think I dress too immature, they seem to read the way I dress as too mature. So it's more that I'm 31 and get mistaken for 40. I agree with the general sentiment, and I avoid the trappings of super slim clothing, but I'm looking for more of a happy medium here between middle aged and teenager. I would also add I'm American, so certain things that code more subcultural in GB are more in line with the accursed 'trad' here.
     

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    The secret is to dress youthful, without looking juvenile.

    (And further, for us in North America, not like a bonehead.)
     

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    show, don't tell! I really think it's partially because my penchant for a nice three finger roll seems much older than the tiny little things that don't even stand up on some more modern oxfords.

    I think @Botolph has had a few fits that I think do this quite well.
     

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