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Old 04-18-2018, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Men over the age of 25 should not be wearing converse, vans, hi-tops or other kid type shoes. Grown ups wear grown up clothes. Wearing T-shirts with logos or graphics on them is for teenagers. Skinny jeans are effeminate and make one look like a homosexual. Baggy jeans are low class and ugly. Whatever happened to grown men who wear adult clothes?

The appropriate shoes for men aged 25 years and older would be monks, oxfords, derbies, and loafers. Grown men also wear button up shirts and polos. NOT short sleeve t-shirts with logos, wife beaters, sports jerseys and other low brow immature styles.

Anyone else agree?
I wear most of the things you say I shouldn't and couldn't be happier about it! Knowing that there's people out there like you makes me want to wear it even more. I'll never give up my Chucks, Vans, nor my graphic tees. Why the f*** would I want to wear that boring crap you listed? I laugh at people wearing monks, oxfords, or whatever else it is you deem "appropriate" for someone over 25.

My philosophy is be yourself. If you want to wear graphic tees or whatever then just do it. If not that's fine too but don't listen to people like this that try to pigeonhole you into something you aren't. It's absurdity at its highest.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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Originally Posted by jeffersondavis View Post
Men over the age of 25 should not be wearing converse, vans, hi-tops or other kid type shoes. Grown ups wear grown up clothes. Wearing T-shirts with logos or graphics on them is for teenagers. Skinny jeans are effeminate and make one look like a homosexual. Baggy jeans are low class and ugly. Whatever happened to grown men who wear adult clothes?

The appropriate shoes for men aged 25 years and older would be monks, oxfords, derbies, and loafers. Grown men also wear button up shirts and polos. NOT short sleeve t-shirts with logos, wife beaters, sports jerseys and other low brow immature styles.

Anyone else agree?
Says who? Are you the fashion police?
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I never thought athletic shoes, were all that stylish to begin with, even when I was young. With the exception of when I was doing freestyle BMX riding...I had red white and blue and checkered Vans slip ons. Then went to a period of Docksiders, then transitioned into Doc Marten's.
Now at the age of 49 I rarely wear athletic shoes, unless I'm biking, or on the elliptical. I wear either hand made leather boots or hiking style boots.
To each their own. I also think the trend of shirts that are a size or two to small, and skinny jeans, pants, that are 3 " too short do look effeminate. I work in an office and that is all I see on many of the younger crowd. Just my opinion, although it's coming from a overweight middle aged person so who's going to listen to my sense of style.
Who care about being stylish? The fact is most basketball shoes come in hi-tops and I still have a few more years of basketball left. And at 63, I really don't give a rat's ass what anyone thinks.
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Old 04-20-2018, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I am a 47 year old female who wears vans sneakers, I guess I am making a major fashion mistake and should buy old lady orthopedic shoes. LOL (no offense)
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I am a 47 year old female who wears vans sneakers, I guess I am making a major fashion mistake and should buy old lady orthopedic shoes. LOL (no offense)
You should wear whatever you want. My grandma is almost 80, and still wears Skechers!
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Old 04-20-2018, 01:51 PM
 
Location: New York
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I love that it's 2018 and we can wear whatever best expresses our own, individual style, within reason. My mom was horrified that our office (a rather stodgy NYC financial outfit) actually flipped a few years ago and now allows the folks in IT to wear jeans, over-25's included. The horror!

That said, this Millennial would have never lasted in the 40's and 50's what with all the stockings, suits and high heels, oh my!
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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Who care about being stylish? The fact is most basketball shoes come in hi-tops and I still have a few more years of basketball left. And at 63, I really don't give a rat's ass what anyone thinks.
To each their own, I tend to like being somewhat stylish, or at least look like I care about my appearance. Other's don't, if it works for you , great.
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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I kind of understand what the OP is talking about, but to each their own on how they want to dress.

I have friend Ive known since 6th grade, when I met him in the late 80s, he was wearing spiked multicolored mohawk hair, leather jacket with spikes and chains, doc martin boots, skin tight black jeans, he never stopped dressing this way either, he is now 45 yr old! Although he lives in his parents basement too, he has never really been able to hold down a decent job, as his hair is always odd colors and styles, and he has a pentagram tattooed on his forehead that isnt helping! But he is always happy, always has a smile and good at making people laugh.

Personally I stopped wearing t shirts with logos and sayings by my early 30s. I buy regular colored t shirts to wear when Im not working, at work I just wear a button up long sleeve casual shirt or a colored/ patterned polo shirt with cotton pants, sometimes dark jeans if they look nice enough.

Im too old to pull off wearing Vans, Etnies, DC shoes, so I wear regular old Nikes, or new balance. BTW, those old Chuck Taylors were so uncomfortable! They are the shoe to wear if you skate or bike, but much more comfortable shoes available nowadays, theres a reason why chucks are no longer used in basketball or other sports! LOL
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Old 04-24-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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To each their own, I tend to like being somewhat stylish, or at least look like I care about my appearance. Other's don't, if it works for you , great.
It is everyone's perspective. If you "rarely wear athletic shoes," than you rarely do anything athletic. Compare that to someone who is an avid runner who goes through a pair of running shoes every three months, and rotates at least a couple pair. You end up with a closet full of running shoes that you know longer run in but they still look brand new. They now become your casual shoe. I wasn't inferring wearing hi-top basketball shoes with a suit or with business casual clothes. But some people do...



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Im too old to pull off wearing Vans, Etnies, DC shoes, so I wear regular old Nikes, or new balance. BTW, those old Chuck Taylors were so uncomfortable! They are the shoe to wear if you skate or bike, but much more comfortable shoes available nowadays, theres a reason why chucks are no longer used in basketball or other sports! LOL
I never heard of these shoes so I looked them up. I see no point in them. They look like athletic shoes for people who don't do anything athletic.
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Old 04-25-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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It is everyone's perspective. If you "rarely wear athletic shoes," than you rarely do anything athletic.


I never heard of these shoes so I looked them up. I see no point in them. They look like athletic shoes for people who don't do anything athletic.
Even a runner generally doesn't wear their running gear out as casual wear.


There is a time and place for types of clothes , in my opinion.


If I'm out dirt biking, I'll have my MX boots , a t shirt or jersey and mx pants. I would dare were them anywhere else though


If I'm off to the gun range, hiking or work boots , jeans and a t shirt.


If I'm riding my pedal bike, t shirt, shorts and some running shoes.


Since my workplace has a very lax dress code I generally wear raw denim jeans (straight fit), button up shirts and hand made boots. I do see people with non collared shirts, skinny jeans and Vans or Chucks and I just don't think it looks good.


My casual wear is usually the same as my work wear. Collared shirt , raw denim and stylish boots.


Hiking /work boots, or athletic shoes are saved for that type of activity, not casual wear.
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