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Old 02-17-2015, 11:59 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, the article did come across as a bit ticked off, although mostly it came off as a bit of a rage against "them" telling everyone else what they are supposed to wear.

I'm not sure about the "no-no" on seasonal clothing, though. I think there should be an exception made for really tacky seasonal stuff. That's the whole point of many Christmas sweaters, isn't it?
I don't know.

I love seasonal sweaters, especially things such as a crocheted black sweater with beautiful delicate metallic thread snowflakes.

I also know a lot of teachers who like to wear seasonal sweaters to work as the students enjoy them and they are very festive.

I have never "gotten" the ugly sweater thing . . . if it is ugly, I would not want it even as a joke. I have been surprised at the very expensive/attractive sweaters I have seen over the years being lumped into the category of "ugly sweaters."

There is a big difference between a T shirt w/ a deer head and a light up nose on it and a Ralph Lauren hand knitted tartan style sweater with velvet ribbon and buttons in the shape of bells, lol.
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Old 02-17-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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That's the point tho'. If you like holiday sweaters, wear them!


If someone thinks they're tacky that's their problem. I have an eeyore sweatshirt with eeyore's front on the front and eeyore's back on the back. I love it. I wear it.

Some people laugh. some people (especially younger ones) look at me like I'm crazy.

When I went to school the school and my parents told me what to wear.
When I got a job, my bosses told me what to wear.
I'm now retired and wear what I want.
As I said earlier, comfortable and clean are all that's required.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I just had my dyed blonde hair streaked blue.
HA!
I've had royal blue streaks in my long hair for about a decade.
Twenty-first century version of the blue-haired senior.

As for clothes and attitude ... levis, t-shirts, and birks.
If I'm comfortable in my clothes, I have the right attitude.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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EXACTLY....and why I posted the article. Seems like many just look at pictures and don't read content.
Polyester, elastic waist, white tennis shoes, too much black, bowl-cut bob, helmet hair, too much makeup, fake tan, bleached hair and holiday sweaters (or not).

Good try, no kudzu.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:09 PM
 
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The women in the black dress and hat looks like a witch in costume; if that is a example of the advice.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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Not to harsh anyone's mellow, but why does this article/thread just address "mature women" and not "mature men"?
Does style/attitude apply to only one gender?
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Old 02-18-2015, 02:56 AM
 
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I don't know.

I love seasonal sweaters, especially things such as a crocheted black sweater with beautiful delicate metallic thread snowflakes.

I also know a lot of teachers who like to wear seasonal sweaters to work as the students enjoy them and they are very festive.

I have never "gotten" the ugly sweater thing . . . if it is ugly, I would not want it even as a joke. I have been surprised at the very expensive/attractive sweaters I have seen over the years being lumped into the category of "ugly sweaters."

There is a big difference between a T shirt w/ a deer head and a light up nose on it and a Ralph Lauren hand knitted tartan style sweater with velvet ribbon and buttons in the shape of bells, lol.

I like sweaters , but I much prefer a screamer or a moaner ha ha ha .

someone gave Marilyn and I matching Christmas sweaters a few years ago as a gift.

I would wear them together but she is to chicken and can just hear the kids cracking up looking at us dressed alike.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I like sweaters , but I much prefer a screamer or a moaner ha ha ha .

someone gave Marilyn and I matching Christmas sweaters a few years ago as a gift.

I would wear them together but she is to chicken and can just hear the kids cracking up looking at us dressed alike.
LOL @ "screamer or moaner". You crack me up.

I see this at work all the time. Older couples dressed alike. I often wonder why.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Not to harsh anyone's mellow, but why does this article/thread just address "mature women" and not "mature men"?
Does style/attitude apply to only one gender?
I don't see any problem with the article's choice to address only one aspect of style/attitude, namely as it applies to "mature women". But of course it's clear that "mature men" can also dress in tacky, frumpy, slovenly styles and have various attitude problems. As I posted previously, I think the style business is simpler for us men, and I also think we tend to give it a lot less thought (for better or for worse!).

Why don't you start your own thread? It could be called something like "Dress style and attitude problems among older men".
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Nothing screams 'I gave up' like elastic waist pants and a bowl-cut bob. Throw in white sneakers and alrighty!
I don't ever see a woman in a bowl-cut bob. What kind of woman is likely to choose that anyway?
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