Teenager till the end

  • anketa

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    Mar 25, 2014 10:49 AM GMT
    For a long time I have observed a certain phenomenon: mature gay men who dress as teenagers. Also in the gym, there are some gay guys at their 40s-50s wearing those very short aussiebum shorts...
    I don't mind, you can wear whatever you want, I just think that it could look a bit ridiculous. Anyway, I admire you, guys,for the boldness, and I do not judge you. I am just curious to know WHY
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    Mar 25, 2014 1:23 PM GMT
    anketa saidFor a long time I have observed a certain phenomenon: mature gay men who dress as teenagers. Also in the gym, there are some gay guys at their 40s-50s wearing those very short aussiebum shorts...
    I don't mind, you can wear whatever you want, I just think that it could look a bit ridiculous. Anyway, I admire you, guys,for the boldness, and I do not judge you. I am just curious to know WHY

    You ARE judging them, based on the title of this thread. icon_lol.gif

    So how would you like older men to dress? Maybe something like..

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    Mar 25, 2014 1:34 PM GMT
    anketa said ... mature gay men who dress as teenagers ...


    you should always dress with care. Its the first thing people notice about you.


    imagine this with a 40-50 year old in it ewww:
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    Mar 25, 2014 1:41 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    anketa said ... mature gay men who dress as teenagers ...


    you should always dress with care. Its the first thing people notice about you.


    imagine this with a 40-50 year old in it ewww:
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    If he has that midsection, why not?
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    Mar 25, 2014 1:45 PM GMT
    "I don't judge you"

    Yet creates a judgmental thread. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 25, 2014 1:47 PM GMT
    I personally think fit 20 year olds look stupid in that shit. But guess what? At some point in life, you learn to dress to please yourself.
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    Mar 25, 2014 2:00 PM GMT
    Sigh... another thread that assumes gays are different than heterosexuals.

    There are plenty of straight men and women who do not dress appropriately for their age.

    The reasons are really no different than anyone else who in your opinion dresses poorly:

    1) Not everyone subscribes to the same idea of what looks good on an individual.

    2) People do not always understand what looks good on their bodies. This includes individual who may try to cling to their youth by wearing what is trendy.

    3) People are not concerned about fashion trends and dress to please no one but themselves.





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    Mar 25, 2014 2:15 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    anketa said ... mature gay men who dress as teenagers ...


    you should always dress with care. Its the first thing people notice about you.


    imagine this with a 40-50 year old in it ewww:
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    Dude, most 40-50 year old gay guys I know would look 2x better than most of people my age in that thing! A lot of them on this site especially ;-)
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    Mar 25, 2014 2:24 PM GMT
    anketa saidFor a long time I have observed a certain phenomenon: mature gay men who dress as teenagers. Also in the gym, there are some gay guys at their 40s-50s wearing those very short aussiebum shorts...
    I don't mind, you can wear whatever you want, I just think that it could look a bit ridiculous. Anyway, I admire you, guys,for the boldness, and I do not judge you. I am just curious to know WHY

    There could be another explanation besides wanting to look like teenagers, for the 50s and up crowd like me. It's what we ALL used to wear. This is not new to us, not our first time in them.

    The oversized male "bloomers" we have for gym wear today, perhaps inspired by basketball, are not what we once wore, in school gym classes or in commercial gyms. Nor did basketball players, either. We had rather brief, snug shorts. We also had that same PT uniform style when I was in the Army.

    That many of us miss, thinking they were a lot more functional as male athletic wear. When we see a brand like Aussiebum selling a retro look we feel right at home wearing it. I know I've never felt comfortable in 10 yards of excess cloth, except maybe while mowing the lawn.

    So it's not that we want to become TODAY'S teenagers, nor do we think we are when we wear that stuff. We're just taking advantage of a possible trend that lets us return to a practical style that all men of all ages wore a few decades ago.

    In fact, turning the argument around, many of us think wearing gigantic shorts to the gym is MORE teenager for us. Or at least it has been in recent years. And if the trend returns to short-shorts, well, we older guys never really changed at all. YOU'RE now copying US. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 25, 2014 2:47 PM GMT
    creyente saidSigh... another thread that assumes gays are different than heterosexuals.

    There are plenty of straight men and women who do not dress appropriately for their age.

    The reasons are really no different than anyone else who in your opinion dresses poorly:

    1) Not everyone subscribes to the same idea of what looks good on an individual.

    2) People do not always understand what looks good on their bodies. This includes individual who may try to cling to their youth by wearing what is trendy.

    3) People are not concerned about fashion trends and dress to please no one but themselves.







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    Mar 25, 2014 5:19 PM GMT
    When I first moved to New Orleans, I remember I was taking a break from unpacking boxes and had sat on my new front porch to have a glass of iced water. Suddenly, a man strolls by the street wearing a pretty outrageous outfit. He looked to be around 65 years old. He was wearing nothing but a Depends diaper, high heel shoes, white sunglasses and a huge garden hat. In one hand he was carrying a large martini glass and in the other a cigarette in one of those long cigarette holders. He waved at me and laughed and commented what a lovely day it was. (And it was nowhere near Mardi Gras!) Although I would never dream of wearing such a get-up, it seemed to make him ecstatically happy. His outfit didn't hurt anyone, and in fact made me and no doubt many other people smile.

    I'm sure there are people who would look at your profile and disapprove of how you dress for any number of reasons. Fuck um. Life is short. Don't make your mind toxic by concerning yourself with how others dress.
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    Mar 26, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
    Scruffypup saidWhen I first moved to New Orleans, I remember I was taking a break from unpacking boxes and had sat on my new front porch to have a glass of iced water. Suddenly, a man strolls by the street wearing a pretty outrageous outfit. He looked to be around 65 years old. He was wearing nothing but a Depends diaper, high heel shoes, white sunglasses and a huge garden hat. In one hand he was carrying a large martini glass and in the other a cigarette in one of those long cigarette holders.

    I think I met his brother:

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    Mar 26, 2014 6:02 PM GMT
    About a decade ago when I was forty once, just once, during a rare suburban mall visit and spotting long register lines at Abercrombie & Fitch, I figured I'd walk in and check out what all the fuss was about.

    Two things were immediately apparent - the clothes were cheap trash cobbled together in the Mariana Islands, and amongst all the teens and mothers shopping with and for them there were a disproportionate number of gay men in their late thirties through fifties excitedly perusing piles of retro seventies clothes that were no less ugly than they were the first time the men wore them (except this time the clothes were available in cotton, not polyester). Disgusted that people of ALL ages were clamoring for that shit I sped out.

    If you want to see how gay-trendy A&F was in late sixties Manhattan, check out this 1967 film clip at the 46:40 minute mark: