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 highhorse65
Joined: 10/7/2010
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i am horrible at fasion, but i kinda go the othre way.... usually dress like a surfer or a gym rat.
 verygreeneyez
Joined: 3/15/2006
Msg: 227
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 12/15/2010 1:53:16 PM
My roommate is drop-dead stunning (she wakes up that way and looks that way ALL day long) and dresses impeccably. This:

i am horrible at fasion, but i kinda go the othre way.... usually dress like a surfer or a gym rat.

would be right up her alley. Not everyone views fashion on others as they see it for their own self.
 CompuG8r
Joined: 10/4/2010
Msg: 228
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 3/7/2011 4:44:21 PM
OP Well, who wants to look like a total dork. If you saw several men dressed the way you describe, I'm thinking that you need to move. Grimleys all around should be frightening enough to get yourself and your daughter the heck out of there. Sounds like you may be living in the Twilight Zone.

Everybody has their own sense of fashion. I go for the jeans/casual look. I don't think that will ever go out of style; and, no I don't hike them up just under my armpits. Maybe that's just me though.
 petergun10161
Joined: 1/9/2010
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Posted: 3/11/2011 4:16:13 AM
Hi. I think, for my part that, the question is kinda funny. I look at this one young girl in my work area and she`s wearing her pants really low --- that you can almost see the string behind ( I personally think it doesn`t fit to everyone). But I made a joke one day with them about it . I said, " when I was 20 years I used to wear my pants pretty much lower than my belly buttom and with the age it tends to get higher --- almost to the belly at 40 and way over it as you approach 60 or 70...)" And I made it graphic to them, I almost raised my jeans up to my chest. But it`s true that, there is that image with older folks with their paints hanging pretty high. I personally hope not to get there (smile). But who knows...
 foffeefifo
Joined: 11/1/2010
Msg: 230
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 3/12/2011 11:48:36 AM
Heck, we don't even have shopping malls out here, so that's probably why all the men here get their duds from Jaxon's Five and Dime, not kidding, it looks exactly like Woolworth's caught in a 1930's time warp, wood slatted floors, industrial electrical lights hanging from chains and the men's department is basically flannel shirts, d1ckies and carhartt and levis with lots of Hanes thermal underwear and steel toed work boots. That's the official uniform here and no one deviates, except when they put on their camoflauges they bought over at Jaxon's Hardware and Gun Emporium to hunt ducks or kill bambi

But I sure have gotten to see an awful lot of amazing butt cracks when the plumber, carpenter, drywaller, tile guy bend over, never saw so many pimples and hirsute problems in my entire life. MEN, at least get a BELT!!
 jojoaus
Joined: 10/28/2007
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Posted: 3/12/2011 8:32:01 PM
The pants/armpit nexus is indeed scary but I have to say I associate it with the generation above the 45 year old crowd- my dad's age really. And no, he is not himself guilty of this crime. I do know my mother does have issues with some of his clothing choices and has recently secretly thrown out a hideous ginger cardigan given to him by his mother.... who died 22 years ago

When I was 18, my boyfriend was 31 (a whole nuther thread ) who had awful fashion sense.(Please note I still started a relationship with him despite that. Even at 18 I was not that shallow!!) He asked me to take him shopping several times over the 3 years we were together and boy did we have fun trying stuff on. So there might be something in the concept that men are less likely to make the most of their own gorgeous selves as far as packaging goes. Mind you, where I live I see far more fashion faux-pax from the teen girl crowd... leggins and singlets are de rigeur (now I'm going all French... must be because I am thinking about clothes) and truly, many of these lasses should not be let out the front door.

On a side note, I knew my SO was going to be well-attired even before I met him. We had a dinner date set up which he had to pull out from at the last minute. He called me and said how disappointed he was and that he 'had already picked out the clothes he was going to wear'
 whytwater
Joined: 8/7/2008
Msg: 232
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 3/14/2011 11:45:30 AM
But I sure have gotten to see an awful lot of amazing butt cracks when the plumber, carpenter, drywaller, tile guy bend over, never saw so many pimples and hirsute problems in my entire life. MEN, at least get a BELT!!


Men, 'specially the chunky ones, used to own the butt-crack flash, but no longer, from what I see. It is now the province of 15-25 year old girls, dressed out with the hiked up thong straps. Lol Now, who taught them that was kewl?



Not everyone views fashion on others as they see it for their own self.


Unlike my 20-30 year old daughters, I'm not that concerned what name is on whatever label is on my clothing, but I do lurrvvvvv pockets, lotsa pockets. No decent pair of jeans has near enough of those (and I've learned from the ladies, who never put anything in their pockets, cuz it skews the "lines", lol) , so I add vests, and jackets.
Can't understand why women haven't caught on to the utility of pockets. Purses/pocketbooks are a nuisance; if you need another flash of color for that ensemble, wear a scarf. Lol And noooooo, we never want to hold 'em for ya. lol
 RubyWaxxx
Joined: 10/23/2010
Msg: 233
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 3/14/2011 1:47:44 PM
^^have you SEEN what we carry in our purses? Our pockets would be hanging down to our knees!
When I was young, I used to carry the most enormous purse - I remember once someone asking me for a light and I pulled out a hairdryer and a brick...
 ohenryx
Joined: 3/12/2010
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Posted: 3/14/2011 2:00:58 PM
"a hairdryer AND a brick"? Don't you think that was a bit overboard? I mean, either/or, okay, but both?
 RubyWaxxx
Joined: 10/23/2010
Msg: 235
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Posted: 3/14/2011 2:18:01 PM
yeah I agree..lol.BUUT..they were for two different things. Can't remember why I had the brick in my bag though..ahhh those were the days..
 Laha Math
Joined: 7/15/2010
Msg: 236
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 3/14/2011 4:05:15 PM
Buy my clothes second hand except for business suits which I quit wearing when I left work. Good quality, good fit, good price. I once counted 50 sweaters in my closet, 4 suits, 6 sports jackets, drawers full of drawers long and short (it's bloody cold here in winter). Two drawers of T-shirts, one white and one colours. Don't like clothes with writing on them. Live alone in a 4 bedroom house and all the closets are full, one for each season. Problem with so much stuff, as women already know, is trying to decide what to wear. Much easier for guys to wear the same thing all the time. I like hats and have a collection from from which I get to choose every time I go out. There was a guy near here who was locally famous as a good dresser. Poor as a church mouse. Bought all his clothes used. It's fun looking for stuff and finding something unusual like a 1917 all wool winter cap, and once a pair of genuine red wool combinations with the trap door in back. I'll tell you guys a secret. I get a lot of looks from women because of the clothes. When I wear the 1917 wool cap I get stares from 80 year olds at the mall.
 tangayika
Joined: 8/15/2009
Msg: 237
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 3/18/2011 5:05:30 PM
Hi Army Mon, well, where to begin. I think part of it has to do with north american men being on the bigger side. European men (and many other cultures) are slim and have a tradition of fashion awareness. When you are slimmer, most clothes will look better on you automatically. Being slimmer will also make you want to upgrade your wardrobe. I think I'm going to be real popular with the guys here.

Wearing nice, fashionable clothes is a state of mind that most of my fellow men frankly don't care to be in, because they don't know any better. They believe they are well dressed even if you and I don't agree. To each his own I say. Fashion is so subjective.
 woobytoodsday
Joined: 12/13/2006
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Posted: 3/18/2011 6:52:38 PM
Can't understand why women haven't caught on to the utility of pockets. Oh we have. The problem is that adding pockets costs, and the mfgrs are not that interested. I boycotted no pocket stuff for years, and it did no good. But the nice thing about a pocketbook vs pockets, it it doesn't have to be emptied and refilled every evening and every morning, and doesn't need a surface, just nicely hangs there off of the back of a chair till I grab it on my way out. Win some/lose some.

 Laha Math
Joined: 7/15/2010
Msg: 239
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Posted: 3/18/2011 9:39:59 PM
butt cracks? that's why tradesman's coveralls were invented. with a company logo they make good advertising. people who complain about butt cracks need to hire a better class of tradesman. I suspect people who complain about men's attire at the mall need to shop at a better class of mall. You get what you pay for.
 ringoblue1
Joined: 3/7/2011
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Posted: 3/30/2011 7:11:04 PM
mostly into jeans...........................
 RubyWaxxx
Joined: 10/23/2010
Msg: 241
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Posted: 3/31/2011 2:48:54 AM

It's fun looking for stuff and finding something unusual like a 1917 all wool winter cap, and once a pair of genuine red wool combinations with the trap door in back. I'll tell you guys a secret. I get a lot of looks from women because of the clothes.

You don't say?

When I wear the 1917 wool cap I get stares from 80 year olds at the mall.

they're probably thinking ''I hated them then and I hate 'em now".
OT: Clean. Doesn't matter anymore. I don't care what your clothes are like.
Well...sorta...
 ohenryx
Joined: 3/12/2010
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Posted: 3/31/2011 6:27:26 AM

OT: Clean. Doesn't matter anymore. I don't care what your clothes are like.
Well...sorta...


And here we have a "split verdict". Nothing like a woman who knows her own mind. (smile)
 abelian
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 243
45+ men and fashion
Posted: 3/31/2011 7:09:57 AM
^^have you SEEN what we carry in our purses?

Are you kidding? I've always been afraid that by looking and sticking my hand in to move things around, I'd precipitate gravitational collapse and get sucked into the resulting black hole. No way am I going to take that chance.

Can't understand why women haven't caught on to the utility of pockets

I can. As long as women's clothes lack pockets, they will have an excuse to:
(1) buy purses as fashion accessories that will carry thousands of things they will never need, just in case; and
(2) say, ``would you put this stuff in your pocket, so I can leave my purse locked in the trunk?''

But the nice thing about a pocketbook vs pockets, it it doesn't have to be emptied and refilled every evening and every morning, and doesn't need a surface, just nicely hangs there off of the back of a chair till I grab it on my way out.

Which is why stuff only goes into purses, never out.
 forums1
Joined: 2/14/2010
Msg: 244
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Posted: 4/2/2011 6:36:25 PM

But the nice thing about a pocketbook vs pockets, it it doesn't have to be emptied and refilled every evening and every morning, and doesn't need a surface, just nicely hangs there off of the back of a chair till I grab it on my way out.


Which is why stuff only goes into purses, never out.


I've been tempted to just leave my tire-iron and jack in the garage at home, because I figure "she's" (currently single) probably got on in her TARDIS of a purse ("its bigger on the inside!")... but, since I'm in the car without her or her purse a lot, a jack is good to have anyways.

 mystic_64
Joined: 12/27/2010
Msg: 245
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Posted: 4/17/2011 10:30:39 AM
While I'm not into the "Ed Grimley" look...I really don't think fashion should be such a big deal. I find a woman that dresses in jeans and a t-shirt with little or no make-up far more attractive than the walking fashion statement. My reason for it is simple. Fashion, I.E. the need to be "different" is based solely in ego. The need for exclusivity is what keeps people separated.
 larissan04
Joined: 5/14/2011
Msg: 246
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Posted: 5/19/2011 5:48:12 PM
I agree with you. I have often met men that are very attractive, early 50s, and there they are dressed like dorks. The worst is when they have really dorky glasses. On the flip side, if a guy is dressed too hip he also looks moronic, so there has to be a balance. Men who wear the Tommy Bahama shirts, and wear dated eye wear simply look ridiculous. That being said, I'd be happy to help a guy out with a nice shopping trip - as long as he would be open to the possibilities. I've given several male friends make overs, and they all reported that the women were checking them out again. Perhaps we ladies need to step up and help these poor men out.
 Janet_Always
Joined: 12/7/2010
Msg: 247
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Posted: 5/19/2011 7:59:29 PM
I would never give anyone fashion tips or comment on their appearance unless they asked first. No matter how hip you think you are, there is probably someone you know that would love to have you change your hairstyle to better suit your face and hide your greys or update your makeup for this century... and I'm sure you wouldn't appreciate that "help" either.

Leave people alone and learn to appreciate our differences. Even making fun without them hearing is sort of classless.
 ohenryx
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Posted: 5/20/2011 9:11:55 AM


I do lurrvvvvv pockets, lotsa pockets. No decent pair of jeans has near enough of those (and I've learned from the ladies, who never put anything in their pockets, cuz it skews the "lines", lol)


As a lifetime member in good standing of The Girl Watchers Club, I have observed an interesting trend among the younger women (late teens to late 20's). They are now sticking their cell phone in their hip pocket. They buy expensive, form fitting jeans, wear them so tight you would swear that nothing could fit in the pockets, and then they shove an iPhone (which ain't small) in their hip pockets. Which does "ruin" the lines.


Now the older women, 30's and up, wonder around the building where I work carrying two cell phones in their free hand (work BlackBerry and personal iPhone). This of course because they are wearing outfits with no pockets. Go figure.
 larissan04
Joined: 5/14/2011
Msg: 249
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Posted: 5/20/2011 6:47:16 PM
Janet -
sometimes the kindest thing you can do for someone is tell them the truth, even if it hurts - initially! telling someone that they dress badly and that they could look so much better might hurt thier feelings, but if they are open minded and you qualify the truth with some encouragement, then it can all work out. if there is one thing that is easy to change it is a wardrobe, or a pair of spectacles. if a guy is wandering around unhappy and wondering why he's alone, well, a little help from a loving female friend just might be the thing to help him be more attractive to the opposite sex. some men just need a lot of help in this area, and actually, there are some men that are color blind and really need A LOT of help in this area. to let a nice, wonderful, good looking male friend walk around looking like a middle aged frump is tantamount to letting a friend walk around with toilet paper stuck to their shoe.
 Janet_Always
Joined: 12/7/2010
Msg: 250
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Posted: 5/20/2011 7:56:21 PM
@larissan04 -- I agree that people appreciate honesty and help... so

I would like to help people that are self-imposed fashion-police. You need to stop butting into others' business UNLESS you are ASKED to do so. It gives off an air of superiority, puts people on the defensive and leaves you open to criticism yourself.

There, I know that hurt a little, but in all my wisdom I thought you should just know better (like me).
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