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Old 11-03-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Uh, no.

My dad's 70. I've basically only seen him NOT in jeans at my wedding and those of my siblings. And funerals.
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Old 11-03-2016, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Greater LA area
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I'll wear them until I die!!


My dad's also 70 and wears jeans every day.
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Central IL
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For guys, probably not because through the decades men have often worn jeans at least for "chores" even if they were expected to wear something nicer for work.

For women, you used to not see them on older ladies (I'm talking like women in their 50's and up twenty years ago) - but I figure that's because they didn't "grow up" wearing them or were told they're too casual for most situations. Now though, even older women likely wore them in the 1960's and 70's when they were teenagers so why stop? Unless you have trouble finding your size, etc. go ahead!
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Kansas
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Someone asked me when I was in mid-30s when I was going to quit wearing jeans. Well, I'm 62 and still in blue jeans. Neil Diamond says it best, "Forever In Blue Jeans".
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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Yes, 99 is the limit. 100 year olds should NEVER wear jeans.
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Old 11-03-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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Personally, I think it depends on your physique and your fashion sense. My Dad, 76, looks fine. But then others his age, noway!

If you're wearing them up too high and have that baggy bulge it looks terrible. So, you have to know how to wear them.
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Old 11-03-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Unlike mini-skirts or bikinis, any person of any age can wear jeans. Now true enough, I don't think I've ever seen people over the age of 75 wearing jeans but if they wanted to, it would still be ok and work for them.
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:21 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Unlike mini-skirts or bikinis, any person of any age can wear jeans. Now true enough, I don't think I've ever seen people over the age of 75 wearing jeans but if they wanted to, it would still be ok and work for them.
My parents are 84 and 82 and that's about all they ever wear. OK, they also wear shirts!
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:25 AM
 
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Personally, I think it depends on your physique and your fashion sense. My Dad, 76, looks fine. But then others his age, noway!

If you're wearing them up too high and have that baggy bulge it looks terrible. So, you have to know how to wear them.
But doesn't too-high and baggy bulge look terrible no matter what you're wearing? Chinos up to an old dude's armpits and sagging around folds and lumps aren't more appealing than jeans doing the same thing, right? In fact, the latter is even more iconic of "I give up," IMO.

Also, let's face facts. Even very young girls (and guys) can be lumpy and doughy and have terrible bodies...but I don't see the article telling them they have a "cutoff" where they "can" wear jeans. We all know it's the age thing.

I think this all ties into the whole "if you're over a certain age, don't show any form of sexiness or any sense of fun or current thought" motif that has been popular since time immemorial. Once past a certain age, you're supposed to politely step back and just never think about sex or fun anymore, much less express it in any way, including cute clothes that are at least mildly current and/or in fashion (and jeans always are).

Concurrent with this idea has always been, at least for women: cut the hair as unflatteringly as possible, stop wearing makeup if you wore it before, and put on some matronly shapeless dress and low heels. But guess what. The times they are a-changin'...and this seems to SERIOUSLY bother a faction of people who make it their business to scream left, right and center about how "old" people - but more usually, "old" women specifically - should not or even can not wear certain things, do their hair a certain way/wear it a certain length and so on. (The worst is that women do this to other women, too.)

Those of us who refuse to simply stop feeling anything remotely sexy apologize to those who are offended. But, well...you'll just need to look away as I sashay past you in my cute jeans.
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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Unlike mini-skirts or bikinis, any person of any age can wear jeans.
Try telling that to 71 year old Helen Mirren.

Here she is at 63 in a bikini:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/...43_468x815.jpg
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