Dressing your age?

  • 8Always_Hard8

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    Jan 17, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
    Tonight at the gym I saw this guy who looked like he was in his 50s and he was wearing close that I would expect someone in their teens-20s would be wearing.

    Is it weird or should everyone just wear whatever they want?

    So do you dress your age?
  • Webster666

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    Jan 17, 2010 5:30 AM GMT
    "Free to be you and me"
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    Jan 17, 2010 5:40 AM GMT
    yes i dress my age...

    which for me means something completely different than what others might think.

    i like trendy stuff and to remain current.
    I know a designer, she's 87 now , doesn't look it and still dresses wild but always with taste and flair.
    That's what i like seeing on others.

    i am not the conservative, subdued classy type , but people often compliment me over what i wear , so it must be acceptable.



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    Jan 17, 2010 5:51 AM GMT
    I put clothes on I like.. I take them off when I wanna get dirty..
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    Jan 17, 2010 7:34 AM GMT
    Is this another thread about Abercrombie & Fitch? icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 17, 2010 7:57 AM GMT
    I usually wear suits and formal clothing for my job. Some say it doesn't suit my age and others say it makes me sexier. Both ways - I like it more than casual clothing, so who cares if it suits my age - it suits my attitude.
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    Jan 17, 2010 8:35 AM GMT
    Age doesn´t matter. It´s how hot you are. icon_twisted.gif
  • drypin

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    Jan 17, 2010 8:37 AM GMT
    Most teens shouldn't even be wearing that stuff.
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    Jan 17, 2010 9:44 AM GMT
    Actually it depends on where I'm wearing it. I have a few t shirts that are just now starting to look right on me, because it's taken me almost 10 years to fill them out properly. When I bought them, they were a little 20 something ( not A&F, but gay store stuff from when I lived in NYC - "club clothes") Anyway they are sort of retro 60's, but also kind of generic --- sooo I tried one on and it finally fit right and I wore to a club in New Orleans on NYE - Yeah it was tight for a guy my age, but damn there were some guys dancing naked (practically) on the bar - so who cares? And it was dark.

    Otherwise, yes, I'm really careful about what I wear these days. Nothing makes me look older more than dressing too young (or too tight)icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 17, 2010 9:52 AM GMT
    A 4 year old kid would look cute with yellow shoes and blue shorts....I don't think that'd look any good on a teenager. Same way teens style just don't look good on guys who are not that young. There's a trent when it comes to fashion, something expected, something that right now just looks good and probably yesterday was perceived as horrible. You could follow that trent or u could just not give a shit and do whatever u want and feel comfortable with. This is tricky though, I might feel comfortable wearing something I think it looks great on me and be very confident cause I might think that most people would agree that it does look good on me. However could happen that it just looks horrible and Im the only one who likes it, but no one dares to tell me that it looks pretty bad according to their own perception and if someone do tell us then that confidence might just go away...

    We should not be driven about what others think about us but we should at least pay attention to constructive criticism, analyze it, think about it and probably learn from it. This applies to everything including dressing styles.
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    Jan 17, 2010 10:11 AM GMT
    Yeap, age appropriate...........Up until about a year ago I dressed older nothing but 501''s and plain t-shirt's...Right after me and my ex splitup, my best friend was like "you need a makeover" tried to get me into all these wild shirts, that didn't go over so well....took me a while to get used to finding the correct style of clothes as I really dislike guys who obviously dress younger...
  • GQjock

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    Jan 17, 2010 12:18 PM GMT
    To a certain extent I wanna say wear what you want
    But I'm in my 40's right now and wearing a pair of ripped jeans and a bandanna on my head gives me the willy's icon_eek.gif
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    Jan 17, 2010 12:33 PM GMT
    Yes, I dress my age -- a shroud.
  • turbid2wenty

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    Jan 17, 2010 1:19 PM GMT
    Age shouldn't be the deciding factor for what is/isn't appropriate. I feel folks of any generation can stay current with fashions and dress appropriately for their own lifestyle choices and comfort levels.
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    Jan 17, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    I will admitt that I still like my worn jeans and during the summer it's rare to not see me in a tanktop, used to get a lot of flack for jeans and tanktop, now I simply don't care as I'm comfortable
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    Jan 17, 2010 2:21 PM GMT
    Wear what makes you feel good. It doesn't matter what others think you should wear.

    (Try telling this to your four year-old cousins for amusing results)
  • rnch

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    Jan 17, 2010 2:26 PM GMT
    if you still have an in shape body...why not dress to show it off? icon_cool.gif
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    Jan 17, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    I think som "A&F" and "Hollister" big letters on display items are for teens and young adults not for 30/40 something...every now and then depending on the event but not all the time. :O
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    Jan 17, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    I'm 20 and wear pretty casual stuff. Wouldn't say I'm a label whore, but I do think I dress for my age atm. That may need to change when I graduate though... icon_sad.gif


    EDIT: and I find it very creepy when older men or women try to wear "trendy"/teenager clothing. There was this much older lady out shopping last week with her probably granddaughter and they were wearing pretty much the same thing. *shivers
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    Jan 17, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    whats worse are the peole who don't wear body appropriate clothing, please don't stuff yourself in something 4 sizes to small or tight....camel knuckles went outa style in the 80's
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    Jan 17, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    i walk in MEXX and everything there always fits me like a glove, so i tend to like their stuff .
    i buy levi's 511 or 514
    and some stuff in gay boutiques ..:p
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 17, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    I think it depends on the style and the way its worn, but last I checked there are no age limits posted on the tags of clothing. If it looks good to you, and feels good, wear it and own it.
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    Jan 17, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    I went back to my hometown for the holidays. My bedroom is right next to this downstairs bathroom and when I went in found a thong on the floor. The discarded clothing was nothing new to me, although I do think it's a tad weird that my Dad's girlfriend still wears such provocative clothing, anyway the worst part of it was.....IT WAS BLOODY!! This menstral stained thong was just stting on the floor, not picked up, not put away, not upstairs in their restroom, but downstairs and forgotten. Seriously, who bleeds on their underwear, takes it off and just leaves it there? There are two other kids living in that house, I wonder if they saw it and what they thought.
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    Jan 17, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidYes, I dress my age -- a shroud.


    Ha!

    The problem is that fashion designers seem to completely ignore older men. I feel absurd in trendy clothes now. I just cleaned out my closet and if anyone wants (literally) 60 t-shirts and (literally) 22 pairs of Diesel and G-star jeans, let me know.

    Personally, I don't buy the argument that one should wear whatever one feels comfortable in. Being gay often feels like a prolonged adolescence and, no matter how much you work out, you're not going to stave off the effects of gravity's triumph over muscle and collagen.



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    Jan 17, 2010 3:30 PM GMT

    tank tops and jockstraps are always appropriate