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  • Clothing for a man of “a certain age”
  • grahamt1980
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    I’m sure the dog wouldn’t mind a bit of attention too from tj

    tjagain
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    Lolz @thols2

    nickc
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    @Thols2, that is a strong look, self-portrait I presume?

    Cougar
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    Sweary URL but some ideas here based on Hols’ post.

    IHN
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    Sweary URL but some ideas here based on Hols’ post.

    Ah, I do miss living down in Gloucestershire, cultural home of the red trouser :-)

    ton
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    Teej, i use this shop for pretty much all of my clothing needs.
    always a great choice.

    https://www.slaters.co.uk/

    thols2
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    Christ, my ribs hurt from laughing at @cougar and the red trousers.

    scotroutes
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    Kilt.

    razorrazoo
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    Sweary URL<span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”> but some ideas here based on Hols’ post.</span>

    Beat me to that link, so I’ll suggest Jeans and Sheux for further merriment.

    rockbus
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    This is a really great thread and shows why I really like this forum!

    Spookily I’m going through a similar thought process to OP as hit my 50s and basically fallen into joggers, t-shirt, hoody post work and then switch it up by wearing Jeans at the weekend.
    As part of a bid to smarten myself up generally (clothes, fitness and mental health) I’ve been getting some new clothes with an attempt to have a bit more ‘style’. Ironically I’ve gone back to some of my Superdry stuff but I’ve been told that’s a very ‘yesterday’ brand!? BUT i dont really care about that as it seems decent quality and fits well.


    @stwhannah
    particularly interested in your comment re your husband and being an attorney. I work in the legal sector in the UK and really struggle with anything other than a suit (CEO has only just acknowledged not always necessary to wear a tie!) so interested in what he wears instead.

    lunge
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    There’s an argument to say that most men’s dress sense is basically the same as what it was when they turned 30 ish, with the odd tweak. Hence, at 43 I default to good jeans (denim shorts in the summer), a plain sweater or hoodie and a pair of nice trainers (more often than not, Nike Air Max 90’s). Swap the trainers for some boots and the sweater for a casual shirt and I’m sorted for most occasions.

    So I think TJ that you’ve got to make a conscious decision as to what you want to look like and what you will and won’t wear as most people won’t consciously make that change.

    The Graham Hall look isn’t a bad start point, though clearly it’s not for everyone. And I don’t think it’s a million miles from what you wear now of the odd pic is anything to go by.

    irc
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    Reading this while sitting in joggy bottoms and a old cheap fleece jacket. Though my tasks today have included driving to the tip and picking up flooring for our new bathroom.

    Nothing much wrong with the old bathroom but it’s a quid pro que for me getting a month touring later this year.

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    tjagain
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    So its red trousers, Vans or deck shoes, check shirt, tweed jacket, cravat and hat?  Is that right?

    :-)

    mattyfez
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    Ive recently got one dark green and one brown corduroy overshirts/light jackets. I like them. Nice and soft and warm.

    Distinguished intelectual, or alcaholic burnt out geography teacher? you decide.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=corduroy+overshirt&tbm=isch&chips=q:corduroy+overshirt,g_1:mens:_Xf_FD4PSOI%3D&client=firefox-b-d&hl=en-US&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjzhYX45sf-AhUTmScCHd9PC1YQ4lYoAHoECAEQIw&biw=2560&bih=1279

    petec
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    Old town

    For quality UK hand made clothes, there’s always Old Town. Made to measure, in the fabric of your choice

    Daft pictures aside, they’re very well made clothes, and last for years

    petec
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    Norfolk is a hot bed of hand made clothing

    Carrier

    mattyfez
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    ^ hahah, thats more burned out sociology teacher than burned out geography teacher hehehe.

    mattyfez
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    How about a sleevless cardy over a light weight denim shirt?

    scotroutes
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    And FWIW, I’m still older than you and can normally be seen wearing shorts, or Keela Scuffers if it’s sub+zero. Team that up with a hoody and t-shirt, some subdued trainers and I’m sorted.

    mattyfez
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    I do like corduroy tops, but I wouldnt go full corduroy trousers and top.

    scotroutes
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    I do hope the recommendations above are tongue-in-cheek and that none of you would actually be seen dressed like that. I also hope that TJ knows you’re just taking the piss

    Cougar
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    That first photo from @petec, I thought it actually was TJ for a second.

    So its red trousers, Vans or deck shoes, check shirt, tweed jacket, cravat and hat? Is that right?

    In seriousness, I was going to suggest a hat. I reckon you’d rock a decent hat.

    More people should wear hats. Just look at James Bore:

    https://fashionunited.uk/press/fashion/recoding-your-wardrobe/2023042569180

    cinnamon_girl
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    Uniqlo be aware that their sizing has changed considerably. Son has stopped buying from there cos their clothing was “like a tent”. I’ve bought several items within the last couple of months, despite sizing down they were massively wide. Also, their fine merino knitwear ain’t what it used to be and definitely poorer quality yarn. Have given up after many years as a loyal customer.

    mrsheen
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    There used to be an app or website called thread I think whereby one could state what styles they liked or disliked as time went on and so it gradually learnt what you liked and suggested related alternatives. I think they got bought out by a high street brand so hopefully they’re still around in some form.

    petec
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    I do hope the recommendations above are tongue-in-cheek and that none of you would actually be seen dressed like that

    Old Town are excellent clothes; they manage to make their promotional images turn every model into a numpty.

    But as you can choose your cloth, and they can alter the fit to suit (extra half inch in the sleeve sir?), they actually look a lot better in real life. And you don’t have to stand exactly like the models do.

    It’s all Monty Don-esque. A Telegraph link I’m afraid. But he “loathes jeans”.

    lunge
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    So its red trousers, Vans or deck shoes, check shirt, tweed jacket, cravat and hat? Is that right?

    Well, no. There’s is those options.
    Or jeans and a sweater/hoodie.
    Or chino’s/slacks and a polo or casual shirt.

    arnoldm
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    Met a guy on a kayaking trip on a Sunday morning, he had i his pin stripe suit, white shirt and tie as he was expecting to go to church, (he did have a cag on over the top.)

    I am 65, sat here in my tracksters, nothing wrong, spend your money 💵 n cycling.

    tjagain
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    In seriousness, I was going to suggest a hat. I reckon you’d rock a decent hat.

    I have a selection.  Fedora, panama, chilean sombreo, flat cap, bucket hat,  might get a pork pie hat or a trilby

    I do hope the recommendations above are tongue-in-cheek and that none of you would actually be seen dressed like that.

    I fear some might!

    I also hope that TJ knows you’re just taking the piss

    What?  On here?  never!

    NYC101009
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    Absolutely nothing wrong with Denim apart form the Jezza Look from Top Gear/ Grand Tour

    Whole world of interesting Selvedge Denim to look into maybe starting with below.

    https://hiutdenim.co.uk/

    Though this being Singletrack I’m sure someone will be saying how much! I get my jeans at Tesco and others will agree with the 2 brands mentioned and recommend other independent Selvedge Jeans manufacturers

    I’d also look at Iron Heart Jeans 😎

    oldmanmtb2
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    Its all way too late.

    Admit failure and move on.

    tjagain
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    Beige elastic waist trousers then?

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    NYC101009
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    Maybe invest some of the below trousers tj

    tjagain
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    Tesco jeans?  I haven’t given up that much!

    theotherjonv
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    cyclists legs and arse tho – slimfit trousers that fit my legs and arse are baggy at the waist

    You need these then, accentuate it as a positive

    tjagain
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    Seeing as yo lot are all for jeans perhaps I should up it a notch and go for the Canadian tuxedo?

    MoreCashThanDash
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    I’m 60 and pretty much live in jeans t-shirts and hoodies. If I want to smarten up a bit a check shirt does it for me. OH is in her mid forties

    I can’t believe we were all so focused on taking the mickey out of TJ we missed this stealth boast…

    IA
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    Try https://spoke-london.com/

    Dead easy to order a few bits and return what doesn’t suit or fit. Lots of size and girth options to get a spot on fit and I like all the bright colours they do, fit the first post well.

    Good slightly stretchy trousers/jeans and they offer different waist and thigh sizes to fit whatever shape legs/arse/waist. Quality is good, think “John Lewis”.

    They always have some codes on too, if they don’t I’ll find my referral code.

    stwhannah
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    @rockbus He cheats. He works for himself and his clients are mostly bike/outdoor recreation industry. If they are the sort of person/business that wants him in a suit, he’s probably not the sort of client he wants to have. He just wears a shirt with a collar and his cleanest carhartts, has a shave and brushes his hair. I suppose he’d wear a suit for court, but that’s not really his field.

    vxaero
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