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Old 05-01-2018, 09:15 AM
 
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So a man in his '60s or '70s would look stupid in a Beatles T-shirt, for example, or another band from his youth? I wouldn't agree with that at all.
Time and place for everything. Out to a nice restaurant dinning with friends, no. Sitting on the patio of an open air bar, enjoying a drink, absolutely.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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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?
Grown men don't wear t-shirts with logos on them? Huh? My fifty-year-old spouse has a bunch of black t-shirts with the name of his employer on them. He wears them all the time. It's pretty common for the tech sector. He wears polos and button-downs for professional settings, but otherwise it's t-shirts and jeans.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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There has definitely been a generational shift in the way men dress, and I think the OP here is reflecting the thinking of the older generation (and by that I mean people in my parents' generation, who are now in their 70s and 80s).

I remember when I was growing up in the late 1960s and 1970s, adults generally didn't wear jeans or sneakers. They were for kids, and people past their early 20s tended not to even own a pair of sneakers. I remember the men in the neighborhood out mowing their lawns on Saturday morning wearing black dress shoes, black socks and Bermuda shorts. It was a ridiculous look.

It seems it didn't become acceptable for adults to wear sneakers and jeans until around the late 1970s, and definitely by the 1980s. That change has stuck with the people who came of age during that era, and have continued to dress that way into their 50s and 60s.

When I moved into my current neighborhood 15 years ago, I was one of the youngest men in the neighborhood, and I noticed a definite generational difference between the (relatively) younger men like myself and the older men who had lived in the neighborhood for a long time. The older men shaved every day, and dressed more formally even just for hanging around. The men around my age shaved less often, and wore jeans, sneakers and other informal wear much more.

I think there are certain things that younger people wear that look stupid as guys get older, like band-related t-shirts, jeans that are all ripped and hanging down, etc. But there's nothing wrong with dressing informally and for comfort, IMO. I intend to continue to do so.
My 75 year old husband wears jeans most every day. The older men you referenced in you post probably would be my fatherís generation. Most older men that I know dress casually in retirement.
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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My 75 year old husband wears jeans most every day. The older men you referenced in you post probably would be my fatherís generation. Most older men that I know dress casually in retirement.
Agreed. I haven't seen my long-retired father in anything other than a t-shirt, shorts, baseball cap, and athletic shoes since he retired other than at wedding, funerals, and holiday parties. Same for my father-in-law. I think my FIL burned all but one of his ties in the late-eighties when dress casual was formally adopted at his company. Even my grandfather, who's a spry 98-years-old, wears t-shirts and shorts 99% of the time. That said, there's probably a moth-eaten '50s-era felt fedora in his basement. The man never throws anything away!
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Old 05-03-2018, 05:51 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, TX
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I'm a 60 year-old doctor, and I kinda agree with the OP. If you wear the same clothing at 25 as you did when you were 15, what does that say? Wear your sneakers when playing sports.

Here in Texas, we adult men wear collared shirts, clean jeans or khakis, cowboy boots or leather shoes, and a belt.
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Old 05-03-2018, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Winterpeg
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If you wear the same clothing at 25 as you did when you were 15, what does that say?
Nothing whatsoever?
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Old 05-03-2018, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Follow the oil exhaust cloud until you run out of gas, then turn left
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Here in Texas, we adult men wear collared shirts, clean jeans or khakis, cowboy boots or leather shoes, and a belt.




And in Texas, *real* adult men wear whatever they want and don't give a ---k what other people (whose lifestyles it has no effect on) think of them.

"We" is an exclusive term.
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Old 05-04-2018, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Houston, USA
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Here in Texas, we adult men wear collared shirts, clean jeans or khakis, cowboy boots or leather shoes, and a belt.
Also here in Texas, I don't see this much.
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Cleaning CAT VOMIT out of radiators
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I'm tired of seeing this thread on top of my forum activity list!

The occasion, to a point, and not age, should determine what you wear.

Hey, I'm in my forties and still like going on carnival rides. Does that make me a 'kid', O.P.?

Don't grow old before your time, my friend.
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:15 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I'm tired of seeing this thread on top of my forum activity list!

The occasion, to a point, and not age, should determine what you wear.

Hey, I'm in my forties and still like going on carnival rides. Does that make me a 'kid', O.P.?

Don't grow old before your time, my friend.

Okay, I just gotta ask: CAT VOMIT in a radiator?
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