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OK - at what age should a man's wardrobe no longer include blue jeans. Or at least no jeans other than basic Levi or Wrangler?
 

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Originally Posted by jmatt
OK - at what age should a man's wardrobe no longer include blue jeans. Or at least no jeans other than basic Levi or Wrangler?

Can you add an up to 200 category...I'd vote for that.
 

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Originally Posted by jmatt
OK - at what age should a man's wardrobe no longer include blue jeans. Or at least no jeans other than basic Levi or Wrangler?

Since this is a forum that focuses a lot on quality, fit, craftsmanship, and style, it seems backwards to say that by a certain age one should only basic jeans like Levi and Wrangler that don't fit as well or look as good as certain more expensive brands.

Almost like saying one must wait until the age of 35 to wear Brioni suits, and before that they should stick to Kenneth Cole and Banana Republic suits.
 

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at first i thought it was about jeans with a flattering fit but then u said " man's wardrobe no longer include blue jeans"...so whats the emphasis?
 

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I know what jmatt is getting at; I'm rapidly approaching "old fart" status and would feel silly walking around in the denim all you young bucks write about in Streetware. Levis and Gap for me (although I seldom wear jeans).
 

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I think age limits are arbitrary. I think Keith Richards and Karl Lagerfeld dress well. And I agree with DD, someone should make this poll at superfuture, whenever we get back to the future.
 

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never. i will jeans forever. in fact as i get older my denim will probably get more expensive. part of the reason is fit. wranglers usually fit me horribly and newer cheap 501s need to be tailored to fit nice as well. and as i age my income will (hopefully increase) increase. i can see maybe not wearing stuff that is as fashion forward or but denim will never leave my wardrobe. there also might come a day when i don't wear jeans 6 days out of the week but why would i want to stop completely?

i dont get why people think because they are over a certain age they have to start wearing pleated dockers and shit. i see alot of older men(55+) who look great. they might not be dressed as flashy as someone in there 20's but just cause you are older doesnt mean you can't be fashionable. my dad wears jeans all the time but he's lucky 501's fit him great already.

i was at some upscale shopping mecca lately and i saw this older guy (60+) wearing dark slim jeans (hemut lang/apc ish),fancier chelsea boots and a dark button up under a cashmere sweater with a cool scarf and he looked great. and pretty wealthy. he didnt look like he was trying to recapture his youth and everthing fit him perfectly.
isnt the idea to dress better as you get older. why would you revert back to wranglers?

jeans are no longer considered utilitarian or just clothing for the young

i dont plan on ever dressing like my dad, my grandfather, or my old boss.
 

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Originally Posted by cultpop 0217
i dont plan on ever dressing like my dad, my grandfather, or my old boss.

Your kids will say the same thing.


Good point though, being in style is not the same as having style.
 

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I think cultpop summed it up. There's a difference between fashionable and trendy. Fashion is timeless, and age should not differentiate whether someone is fashionable or not. There won't be a problem so long as the person dresses for his or her age.
 

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Originally Posted by Stalker McStalkerson
I think cultpop summed it up. There's a difference between fashionable and trendy. Fashion is timeless, and age should not differentiate whether someone is fashionable or not. There won't be a problem so long as the person dresses for his or her age.
Fashion is fleeting. Style is timeless.

As to dressing one's age: I think that's the OP's point.
 

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Originally Posted by Dakota rube
Fashion is fleeting. Style is timeless.

As to dressing one's age: I think that's the OP's point.


and to the OPs point. i think we have gotten to the point were "stylish" jeans are no longer considered only appropriate for one age group.

dont get me wrong, seeing a pair of crazy diesels on an old man would probably look ridiculous but a nice subtle and flattering pair like rag and bone, apc or even samurai's on a well put together gent of any age would look great.
 

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Originally Posted by Dakota rube
Fashion is fleeting. Style is timeless.

As to dressing one's age: I think that's the OP's point.


To me, fashion and style are homogenous terms. It's trends that are fleeting.

The point I was making is that a fashionable jean is classic enough to look appropriate on any age. A pair of 501 styled jeans has more versatility than a pair of diesel zathans.
 

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Originally Posted by jmatt
OK - at what age should a man's wardrobe no longer include blue jeans. Or at least no jeans other than basic Levi or Wrangler?

I kind of see what you're talking about...For example, sometimes I see these "cool dads" sporting true religions or whatever, and it's so obvious that either their kids made him buy a pair or his trophy wife wanted to dress him up to make him look hip and trendy, and it looks retarded.

But I've also seen some older guys wearing quality jeans and dressed well and they look great. But they look cool because it's apparent that they understand their own style.

They key is to avoid over the top, pre-distressed jeans and stick with quality demin and good fit. Then you can wear jeans till the day you die.
 

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I'm really surprised by the reactions.

Don't you 20-something's think Nudie's or APC's on a 50-something would look like someone who needs to act their own age? How about the stuff from A-E, or Abercrombie? The heavily distressed stuff? Wouldn't you mock a 65 year old in heavily distressed jeans?

That's my point. By the way - I'm 39, and I do have suits from Brioni, Canali, Corneliani, etc. But when it comes to casual or even "club" wear, I always felt the college/recent grad crowd would already think people my age were too old for the stuff you guys talk about here.

Was I/am I wrong?

Thanks for the replies.
 

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