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Old 11-03-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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My parents are 84 and 82 and that's about all they ever wear. OK, they also wear shirts!
Heh heh, (snort)!
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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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
Sure, but Helen being the exception, I don't think this is about being hot enough to wear jeans (or in this case, a bikini)...it's about age, specifically. Not only does the article itself focus on that, but we can clearly see that nobody is telling totally non-hot young people not to wear jeans.

It is about people being terrified that older people might not be ready to just curl up and die in advance of actually ceasing to breathe. We can't have THAT, it'll be over-40 anarchy! #ZOMG #EverybodyRun Same old same old, lather, rinse repeat.

I suppose it really wouldn't be CD-F&B without at least a daily "eew, old people" thread, so carry on, I guess! Meanwhile...we old people will just keep on having fun.

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Old 11-03-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Houston, USA
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44, don't wear jeans after age 44 or you will regret it.

What makes this number magical?
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Old 11-03-2016, 11:56 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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But doesn't too-high and baggy bulge look terrible no matter what you're wearing?
And no matter what your age!
And, IMHO, too high beats too low with wiggly flabby bellies and butt cracks on display.
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:13 PM
 
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I'm 54 and wear jeans quite often. Same for hubby, who is 9 years older. If someone doesn't like it, they can look away. Which is what I do when I see all the 20-somethings wearing low rise jeans with huge muffin tops.
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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It is about people being terrified that older people might not be ready to just curl up and die in advance of actually ceasing to breathe. We can't have THAT, it'll be over-40 anarchy! #ZOMG #EverybodyRun Same old same old, lather, rinse repeat.

I think you are reading way to much into a clickbait Yahoo article. The author of the article (nor posters here) didn't even agree with the survey results.
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I think you are reading way to much into a clickbait Yahoo article. The author of the article (nor posters here) didn't even agree with the survey results.
Nah, "Don't wear X because ZOMG you're TOO OLD" is a very real and rather consistent whine, and not just on Yahoo.

Have you read down just this first F&B page, for example?

Or read a magazine, watched a show, looked around you, heard Auntie shame-shame that outrageous girl at canasta who insists on wearing her hair PAST HER SHOULDERS ZOMG and so on?

It's real, dude.

And silly and thank God, going the way of the dodo.
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:44 PM
 
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I wear my Jeans up high because those with a waist that fits me just right have such long legs, they would drag the ground if I didn't wear them up high.

I am also in the habit of tucking in my shirttail, and pulling the belt tight.

A time or two, I've been at a store, preoccupied with something, and turned my head just in time to see a Lady giving me the nicest, prettiest smile---it gives me the assurance that I've done something right.
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I wear my Jeans up high because those with a waist that fits me just right have such long legs, they would drag the ground if I didn't wear them up high.

I am also in the habit of tucking in my shirttail, and pulling the belt tight.

A time or two, I've been at a store, preoccupied with something, and turned my head just in time to see a Lady giving me the nicest, prettiest smile---it gives me the assurance that I've done something right.
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Old 11-03-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: all over the place (figuratively)
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Beat me to it. I read the article about 24 hours ago. My pondering about jeans on old women was already covered. The other thing that struck me was that many respondents likely were thinking of skinny jeans when posed the question, and skinny jeans do look bad (weird, for starters) on older people, according to me and many others.
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