What are some good casual clothing choices for the man in his mid-30s?

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    Nov 24, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    The good news of losing weight and slimming down the waistline gets to be balanced against the wallet-check of having to replace some of the wardrobe.

    Realizing that I'm probably getting too old for Abercrombie or American Eagle, etc...

    ...where does a guy go to get clothing that looks one's age (mid 30s, encroaching upon 40 in the not too distant future... ) that still can make a guy look hot?

    I'm thinking jeans and T-shirts and hoodies that look good and show off a body well without invoking an oversize moose or RL Polo silhouettes splashed across more than 25% of the clothing.

    Any suggested brands?
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    Nov 24, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    Hey man, I'd skip the hoodies and check out J. Crew, they have a bunch of really good stuff right now. Good shirts, sweaters, jeans, everything. They've really upped their style, I think everything there is essentially on trend with what GQ has been saying. It's youthful enough that you won't look boring or ancient, but it also has a rugged sophistication to it that is age appropriate for anybody in their 20s and 30s.

    You're right, Abercrombie/Hollister/AE on anybody outside of high school/freshman year of college isn't a great look. Polo, however, will always be classy unless you have the Big Pony logo. If it's just the small logo, it's a great choice that will never go out of style. Their polos fit great, I buy a white one every year (since that color does get dirty overtime) and also have it in a darker brick red, darker green, etc.
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    Nov 24, 2010 9:30 PM GMT
    alphatrigger said...where does a guy go to get clothing that looks one's age (mid 30s, encroaching upon 40 in the not too distant future... ) that still can make a guy look hot?
    Sports Authority.
    Get some UnderArmour and Nike compression gear that shows off your newly built physique. icon_wink.gif
  • Latinguy9764

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    Nov 24, 2010 11:53 PM GMT
    I'm turning 34 this Monday and I've notice I've change my style of clothing. I use to like wear shirts that had silly graphic work on them or something just obscure. But I'm finding myself now doing more of my shopping now at Banana Republic and some at Gap. I've gotten so many complement on one of my thermal/waffle shirt from Gap. It's simple yet stylish with a good pair of jeans. I've been buying lots of plain shirts, some v neck shirt all from BR and thermal/waffle shirts. I was never really a label whore, wanting to sports the latest AF or AE but I have bought some of there clothes. Mostly button up which would have minimal labeling if any, and they still look great. So don't be afraid to shop at some of your old favorites just learn to steer away from the huge embroidery on the chest shirts. Which can happen with any clothing company.
  • creature

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    Nov 25, 2010 12:00 AM GMT
    I second the J.Crew nomination. Although I've become somewhat disappointed with some quality issues and the direction they're heading to, they have a decent selection for casual wear.

    Also, you should try LL Bean. Great for basics.
  • jessetriguy

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    Nov 25, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    I like Banana Republic
  • tyler_helm

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    Nov 25, 2010 12:17 AM GMT
    Bannana Republic is great.
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    Nov 25, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    http://4-rth.com/index.php?cPath=5&&page=2

    Sustainable fashion. Simple, classic looks.
  • bchbum

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    Nov 25, 2010 12:25 AM GMT
    Banana Republic, Ralph Lauren Polo (no big logo's though), Go to Ross, or TJ Maxx, buy yourself some nice shirts, and pay the 10 bucks to get them tailored.
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    Nov 25, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    Love the Banana!

    wait, what were we talking about?
  • rnch

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    Nov 25, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    paulflexes said...Get some UnderArmour and Nike compression gear that shows off your newly built physique. icon_wink.gif
    great stuff for pumped up college kids or Former Fatties trying to re-live the early adulthood they never had!

    anyone past their late 20's wearing UA or ANY compression clothing = FAIL.

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    Nov 25, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    Banana Republic - classic, plus you're not a walking logo.
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    James Perse. Great, fitted, casual clothes.

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  • Latinguy9764

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    Nov 25, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    rnch said
    paulflexes said...Get some UnderArmour and Nike compression gear that shows off your newly built physique. icon_wink.gif
    great stuff for pumped up college kids or Former Fatties trying to re-live the early adulthood they never had!

    anyone past their late 20's wearing UA or ANY compression clothing = FAIL.

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    Hey now... I wear some of these items, but usually when I'm going out for a run or going to the gym. Besides that... No, I don't wear them as casual wear, THAT would = FAIL
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:16 AM GMT
    HM , they actually have clothes that fit.
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    HM has great sweaters, and American Apparel still has the best t-shirts in amazing colors for a good worked out body.
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    Latinguy9764 said
    rnch said
    paulflexes said...Get some UnderArmour and Nike compression gear that shows off your newly built physique. icon_wink.gif
    great stuff for pumped up college kids or Former Fatties trying to re-live the early adulthood they never had!

    anyone past their late 20's wearing UA or ANY compression clothing = FAIL.

    icon_rolleyes.gif


    Hey now... I wear some of these items, but usually when I'm going out for a run or going to the gym. Besides that... No, I don't wear them as casual wear, THAT would = FAIL
    rnch, you sound bitter.
    As far as what you wear in public, it all depends on how you wear it. If you do it right, you could start a trend.
    Since I started doing that, all but 3 people at work have joined a gym and started eating healthy. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 25, 2010 1:46 AM GMT
    alphatrigger said

    Realizing that I'm probably getting too old for Abercrombie or American Eagle,



    Enjoy those while you can because after that you graduate to...

    Sears.
  • mybud

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    Nov 25, 2010 1:49 AM GMT
    Dude...Banana Republic....good quality clothing.....great fit....not too trendy...my 2 bits...BUD
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    Nov 25, 2010 2:04 AM GMT
    For some stupid reason I've switched to complete American Apparel.

    -non advertisement
    -young, fun, bright

    I'm the cardigan king when it comes to seeing patients. It covers all my tattoos, and makes me look like Mr. Rogers.

    Ted Baker makes great dress shirts, but I have all the smalls taken in.

    Casual days are spent in D&G, lots of Diesel, and adidas.
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    Nov 25, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    I love J Crew. I buy there stuff at thrift stores all the time. ...well most of the time... ..er- whenever I'm shopping for clothing.. blue-mooning it.

    H&M is more of tween-twenties thing.. so I'd stay away from them- and American Apparel is becoming a tween thing too.
    ...The majority of their employees are now tweens. Overpriced.
  • Timbales

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    I'd recommend checking out Eddie Bauer.
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    Nov 25, 2010 2:24 AM GMT
    karmaloop.com
  • fitone

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:27 AM GMT
    I've been shopping at br since they opened. I think their clothes work for men into their 50's as well. Some great deals from their sale rack. I picked up a sport coat a few weeks ago marked down from $295 to $55. Basic blue blazer.
  • aumsean77

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    Nov 25, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    Hugo Boss. Their dress shirts without pockets are fitted, and go nicely with v-neck sweaters. If you're not into keeping up with the latest trend, you'll have no trouble finding these shirts for reasonable prices at discount stores or sale racks (Macys is good for that).