sigh... "young people" clothes... sigh...

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    Oct 11, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
    just a few years ago... i liked Abercrombie, Gap, and other cool clothes that young people wear all the time. but... recently, i was cleaning out my closet and bedroom. i realized one thing... i got older, and my old "young people" clothes don't suit me well anymore. i'm starting to accept that i'm not young anymore, and i donated my old clothes to goodwill. now most of my clothes are from Ross and other cheap cloth stores. surprisedly, i do look ok with "middle age" clothes. LOL it's sad that i won't be able to look at those pictures of hot half-nude guys in Abercrombie stores anymore. o, well, life move on, i had my young years and now living my middle years. icon_eek.gif

    so have you had that moment where it hit your mind that you not young anymore, and bought things that's for middle and old age people? icon_cool.gif

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    Oct 11, 2009 11:01 AM GMT
    I wish I could have found the incomparable Maurice Chevalier "Gigi" version of this online, but Lena Horne's pretty good, and the pronouns are changed from "her" to "him" so that's OK, too. BTW, she was indeed "not young anymore" when she recorded this: 72 years old!

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    Oct 11, 2009 11:13 AM GMT
    IrisSoul saidjust a few years ago... i liked Abercrombie, Gap, and other cool clothes that young people wear all the time. but... recently, i was cleaning out my closet and bedroom. i realized one thing... i got older, and my old "young people" clothes don't suit me well anymore. i'm starting to accept that i'm not young anymore, and i donated my old clothes to goodwill. now most of my clothes are from Ross and other cheap cloth stores. surprisedly, i do look ok with "middle age" clothes. LOL it's sad that i won't be able to look at those pictures of hot half-nude guys in Abercrombie stores anymore. o, well, life move on, i had my young years and now living my middle years. icon_eek.gif

    so have you had that moment where it hit your mind that you not young anymore, and bought things that's for middle and old age people? icon_cool.gif

    share your thought~! icon_biggrin.gif


    I think "older" guys can wear "young people clothes" (I find the idea a bit ridiculous) as long as they've got the body for it. I've seen guys in their 40s wearing Abercrombie that looked smoking hot because they had the bodies to wear it. My rule is: if it looks good on you, wear it, regardless of what store it comes from.
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    Oct 11, 2009 11:29 AM GMT
    here's what I say...you are as young as you act.....so cheers to youth and the freedom to wear whatever you please icon_cool.gif

    I hope to wear Club Monaco, guess and universal gear clothes for life!
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    Oct 11, 2009 12:46 PM GMT
    MIDDLE YEARS? YOU HAVE GO TO BE KIDDING. What next? Will you be purchasing an electric wheelchair from the Scooter Store at age 32?
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    Oct 11, 2009 1:05 PM GMT
    Jesus Harvey Christ! You're 30!

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    Oct 11, 2009 1:15 PM GMT
    Last I checked there are no age limits posted on the tags of clothes. Wear what you like and what makes you feel good, and wear it proudly.
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    Oct 11, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidI wish I could have found the incomparable Maurice Chevalier "Gigi" version of this online, but Lena Horne's pretty good, and the pronouns are changed from "her" to "him" so that's OK, too. BTW, she was indeed "not young anymore" when she recorded this: 72 years old!

    I like his intonation of the song better, too ... icon_biggrin.gif
    http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/song/I_m_Glad_I_m_Not_Young_Anymore_Gigi_Soundtrack_Version_/22068136
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    Oct 11, 2009 1:46 PM GMT
    i dont buy A&F anymore, but i still have a bunch of it and wear it sometimes. i have my work clothes and snazzed up clothes which I buy some nice stuff, including a beautiful Zegna dress shirt. i buy a lot of Diesel stuff. i still buy Volcom stuff once in awhile because they have some great designs. People that know me know i dress "young". Im not sure what they think of me for it.
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    Oct 11, 2009 1:54 PM GMT
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    lol
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    Oct 11, 2009 3:11 PM GMT
    For me clothes are majorly categorized by "Where am going wearing them" rather than "what is my age now". Coz if you are going to a fun place there is no way you could wear anything quite formal. Love Gap and they have clothes that I will be buying for a long time to come.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 11, 2009 3:33 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what is age-appropriate clothes anymore, and does it really matter all that much? -- especially in the gay world? Obviously, if it's work-related I dress appropriately for the profession, but if I am dressing for fun and going out socializing with friends, I wear what I like and what I feel suits me and if that is a problem for someone then that's just too bad.
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    Oct 11, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    Abercrombie and Gap is pretty basic and universal stuff. I think about anyone can wear it. You are still too young to wear about it. You've got a long ways to go before you're pushing around a walker with tennis balls on the bottom or slowly driving around a big car with a box of kleenex in the back window in the left lane on the freeway with your blinker on.
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    Oct 11, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    If you look good in it, wear it.

    heartrobb said... or slowly driving around a big car with a box of kleenex in the back window in the left lane on the freeway with your blinker on.



    LOL ... and completely unaware of the car tailgating him with his high beams on *chuckles*

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    Oct 11, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    I think you should ditch the A&F and AE clothes when you realize it's finally time to remove your profile from MySpace. Somehow, the two seem highly correlated to me. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 11, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    Don't worry. If you find something that you really like, and it fits you well, they will stop making it within two years. You'll be dragged along through whatever damned fool fashions the next generation comes up with.
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    Oct 11, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    First, IrisSoul, if you think you're middle aged, I feel sorry for you. You're gonna age far too quickly. I'm 54, and I feel like a teenager! I just hope I don't act like one (well, too much, anyway).

    I agree with the guys who say that it just depends on what looks good on you, and I would add, the crowd you run with. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and one guy is gonna think that you look awful and another is gonna think you look hot. Get a friend, whose taste you trust, or a personal shopper, to go shopping with you, and just buy clothes that look good on you and forget labels and forget "middle age" and have fun shopping! Don't count out Abercrombie just because you feel old (God, man, I wish I was your age again!).

    As the guy on the porch in "It's a Wonderful Life" says, "Youth is wasted on the young!"

    Take a look in the mirror, IrisSoul, you're just a kid!
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    Oct 11, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    Wear clothes that are comfortable, practical, and stylish in your eyes. Just because you're getting "older", it doesn't mean you have to throw out all your current clothes and start dressing like your grandpa. icon_lol.gif

    Or maybe not..

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/182573

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    Oct 11, 2009 8:22 PM GMT
    heartrobb saidAbercrombie and Gap is pretty basic and universal stuff.

    Gap yes.
    Abercrombie no.
    Take a good look at their advertising campaigns, I'm sure you'll see a major difference between each of their target audience(s.)
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    As for me... I never wore 'young' people clothing because it never really looked good on me. I have always been more hobo-chic, but without the chic.
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    Oct 11, 2009 8:47 PM GMT
    You know staying up with things is not considered juvenile in Europe
    Being out of style is not even an American tradition. Its relatively a new thing. General Motors was never out of style in the 50's and 60's. When they started to think that "style" was not age appropriate was when their businessbegan to decline.

    Its really bites to go on a blind date and the guy shows up wearing pleated extra room khaki dockers and a button down blue broadcloth shirt.
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    Oct 11, 2009 9:09 PM GMT
    Personality suits the clothes.

    I'm known for my sartorial style. People have said that it totally works for me but people would laugh if someone else walked in the room wearing my clothes.

    It's true. I laughed thinking of it.
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    Oct 11, 2009 9:11 PM GMT
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    LOL. looks like he gotcha, op.
  • cityguy39

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    Oct 11, 2009 11:27 PM GMT
    I agree with wearing what looks good on you period! Last Sunday I bought of couple of great graphic tees at Express, why? Simply because they looked great on me and I have the chest and arms to feel those puppies out!!icon_wink.gif
    BTW I will be 45 next month, I will continue to wear graphic tees when I'm 50.
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    Oct 11, 2009 11:49 PM GMT
    Gurl plz, at some point everyone gave up something

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    Oct 11, 2009 11:59 PM GMT
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    Red_Vespa saidI wish I could have found the incomparable Maurice Chevalier "Gigi" version of this online, but Lena Horne's pretty good, and the pronouns are changed from "her" to "him" so that's OK, too. BTW, she was indeed "not young anymore" when she recorded this: 72 years old!

    I like his intonation of the song better, too ... icon_biggrin.gif
    http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/song/I_m_Glad_I_m_Not_Young_Anymore_Gigi_Soundtrack_Version_/22068136

    Ah, well of course, and thank you for that lovely moment. I just wish we could have the Gigi video clip of that. I have to learn how to create my own YouTube clips.