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Old 07-11-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If you make 100k boarding then go for it. If its a hobby then...well...maybe you should consider others. I'm in my 40s and my friends are all well past their skate thrash days. Hard to keep an alternative edge with a mortgage.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I have no problem with middle age people skateboarding. But part of growing up is learning to dress like an adult.... (I feel the same way about women who wear club clothes all the time, people who are sagging their pants, etc...)
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:49 AM
 
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I think a lot of these 40+yr old men were OG skating pioneers, holding on to their youth. No biggie!
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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i have a mid 30s friend who skates and dresses in reggae clothes. i was shocked at first but thats only because i knew him as the go to church 3 times a week type and had no clue he liked reggae. i just shrugged and said oh well. he's one of the nicest guys ive ever known and im not going to judge him or anyone else based upon what clothes they wear and i dont believe his wife of over 15 years cares what clothes he wears either. We are all told that its what is on the inside that counts but a lot of ppl just cant seem to grasp that.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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i have a mid 30s friend who skates and dresses in reggae clothes.
What are "reggae clothes?"
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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In reply to the OP - I like it a lot, actually.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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What are "reggae clothes?"
Think 'Bob Marley'- Rastafarian type stuff. Tie dye, multi-stripe, headbands, etc
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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They're not dead. Get over what you think is age appropriate.
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Old 07-13-2012, 05:32 AM
 
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Lightbulb Actually...

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Am I just old-fashioned, or is it a turn-off to women to see 40-ish, or worse, grey-haired guys dressing in all black skateboard clothes, or even carrying a skateboard with them? I don't mind regular shorts and t-shirt, but this boardie uniform seems really out of place after a certain age. I've seen guys in this garb try to pick up women in business suits. It doesn't go over well. Is the idea of more or less age-appropriate clothing passe? Is there a psychology about this, is it an attempt to recapture, or cling desparately to a faded youth? Or just personal preference? What to the ladies think, have you run into this phenomenon?
you have to realize first that a lot of professional skateboarders/extreme sports guys are already in their 30's. sometimes mid to late 30's too. so if a dude is early 40's still with the same clothes, i'm not suprised. and who knows, some "professional" girls may have a thing for skateboarders. you never know what people are drawn to or why they're drawn to them.
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Is the idea of more or less age-appropriate clothing passe? Is there a psychology about this, is it an attempt to recapture, or cling desparately to a faded youth? Or just personal preference? What to the ladies think, have you run into this phenomenon?
I see a whole lot of women doing the same thing, by the way.

I think part of the problem is FINDING clothes that are between teen fad-wear and middle-aged frump. They don't seem to cater to this age group very well. Even my 20 year old son has a terrible time finding clothes. He no longer WANTS to sear the skater-dude clothes, or the hip-hop look, but at the same time, neither is he ready to look like he's ready to step out on the golf course in pastel and polyester, or wears stupid T-shirt with smarty-butt sayings or deer/fish all over them. This is what we find are the choices at most department store.

The men that look the best to me in this age group, seem to aim for a semi-rugged "outdoorsy" look I think, and shop at stores that cater to that.
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