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Old 01-02-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I've been doing cardio/gym workouts for 20 years now and intend to keep it up until my body won't allow it, so I would imagine that in my 50s/60s, maybe 70s, I still won't be all out of shape with a big gut, disgusting legs and flat @ss.
I'm in my late 50's and I go to the gym for a work out 3 - 4 times a week. Cardio is good, but not enough. As we guys get older we have to work on our abdominal area. When I was 17 my pants size 30" waist 30" length, by 22 it was 32" waist 30" length ... now ... 36 years later it is 34" waist and 29 1/2" length - YES! I shrunk half an inch!!! Still when I went to my 40 year HS class reunion I was in better shape than most of my classmates, but not in the best shape - there were a couple of guys that were still pretty buff.
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:26 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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My barber does those trimming things already, including the neck shave.

He is pretty old school (I think he went to barber school after dropping out of bible college...interesting career switch, huh?...this was in the late 1940s or early 1950s. Yes, this is an old-school barber).

The balding graying thing isnt a big deal to me. I have him either shave my head or use a triple-ought blade (when i dont want the razor shave).
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:32 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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The first thing to come to mind for me was to avoid the dad jeans, but someone already beat me to it. I really hate those dad jeans which are too light colored, too short, too high-waisted, and have those really big, ill-placed pockets that make your butt look flat.

Dad jeans are not appealing! It is amazing how much better a middle-aged guy looks when wearing a good fitting pair of dark wash jeans with a stylish pair of leather shoes (not tennis shoes!).
What are "dad jeans".

And agree with the shoes. I never got into this tennis shoe/jogging shoes/traniers or what-ever-they're-called. For me it's usually some form of mocassin, deck or walking shoe, or weejun. Or in witner I wear boots, as in work boots, with jeans.

Never liked that jogging shoe look.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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I'm in my late 50's and I go to the gym for a work out 3 - 4 times a week. Cardio is good, but not enough. As we guys get older we have to work on our abdominal area. When I was 17 my pants size 30" waist 30" length, by 22 it was 32" waist 30" length ... now ... 36 years later it is 34" waist and 29 1/2" length - YES! I shrunk half an inch!!! Still when I went to my 40 year HS class reunion I was in better shape than most of my classmates, but not in the best shape - there were a couple of guys that were still pretty buff.
I've had a 32" waist since high school. If pants start to get tight, I lose the weight! It helps that I weigh myself every time I go to the gym. It's a lot easier to lose one pound that to lose 10 But yeah, I've already noticed that I have to watch what I eat since men put on weight in their gut. I've pretty much cut all alcohol out of my "diet" too.
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:20 AM
 
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I'm still vaguely disgusted by the 30 year old who thinks 35 is middle aged, and 50 is old. I'd had my head turned by more than one 50ish guy, and I'm 29. The idiot has mostly worn off by then, but the frail hasn't set in yet.

Anyway... do like everyone should do, and wear well fitting clothes that flatter your body type and coloring. Skip the super trendy stuff (actually that applies to anyone over 21.) Absolutely control the odd long hairs cropping up, but I wouldn't remove chest hair. Or anything below the neck, really. Full disclosure, I find completely bald adult genitals creepy.

The only concession to vanity I suggest is trying to control any liver spots that may start showing up on hands and arms. I don't believe they are common by 50, but I know I'm not going to just let that happen till 70+.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Man with a tan hat
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Some tips:

Breath and teeth--oral hygiene in general-- please pay attention. I don't know what happens. It seems like the mouth dies first and men just don't notice it. My ex was quite a bit older than me and I was after him constantly to brush and floss. And teeth stain, so do some whitening, but PLEASE don't go crazy with it. It just looks bizarre.

Botox and fillers aren't just for ladies. If those lines between your brows make you look angry, get yourself to a med spa and drop a few hundred bux.

Please shave your head when it starts to thin. Ask someone who you trust to tell you when its time. And don't look back.

Never wear your socks pulled up with shorts or socks under sandals.

Invest in clothing. No free give away t shirts or hats that make you look like a turnip truck tourist mess. Get some clothes that fit you and make you look like an adult.

Pinky rings are generally not a good idea.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I agree with you that I do not like the concept of "manscaping." While I am clean shaven on my face, I would never shave or wax my body hair. I have some hair on the upper part of my chest, and I like it. It is manly and sexy.

What is really bizarre to me is men who shave their pubic hair. Maybe if you are a porn star I could understand. But why would an adult man want to look like a pre-pubescent boy?


I agree.

I am a middle age man, I have hair on my body. I am not about to shave it off. Been there done that, and it wasn't fun.

When you become middle age some how it is fine, and personally, I dont care.

and men that shave pubes, ulk, it is wrong wrong wrong, I agree, I am a man, not a little boy, and I want to look like a man.....
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: PNW
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Any product recommendations?
I love CeraVe. It's a non-scented, extremely moisturizing, non-greasy lotion. They make a day-time facial version with sunscreen. My mother's dermatologist recommended it for her rosacea, and I'm hooked too.

CeraVe*Moisturizing Lotion | Walgreens
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:33 PM
 
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And teeth stain, so do some whitening, but PLEASE don't go crazy with it. It just looks bizarre.
My dentist has tried to convince me to whiten my teeth for the last 20 years. Now that I'm 50, I'm considering it. But does it actually make you look reenergized, younger or whatever else?
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:54 PM
 
Location: In the city
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My dentist has tried to convince me to whiten my teeth for the last 20 years. Now that I'm 50, I'm considering it. But does it actually make you look reenergized, younger or whatever else?
Your teeth, like every other body part, show signs of age. Think of it like a house-- you really should paint every few years just to keep it looking spiffy. If you let the paint peel, the house looks older and unkempt. I don't know if anyone will start confusing you for being 25, but your teeth will look healthier and more cared for. But I agree with the PP-- too much whitening just looks way weird. Like George Hamilton's tan looks over the top. So go easy.
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