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Clothing Choices for the Middle Aged

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by odav, 16 May 2017.

  1. odav

    odav Guest

    My mate who is 53 came round the other night after a clothes buying trip. He proudly showed me his new stash of clobber. These included boot cut jeans, trainees with springs attached and all the colours of the rainbow, and a variety of hoodies with huge logos everywhere. I pointed out sympathetically that, given our advancing years, he dressed like some weirdo old bloke that hung around the gates of sixth form schools. He took the hump at this, accusing me of dressing like Bear Grylls dad.

    I had a bit of a think about my dress sense when I approached my fifties. Levis and Ben Shermans for smart, hiking kecks, fleeces etc. for dossing about. Don't want to look like some old fool trying to dress trendy, but also not ready for the diamond pattern zip up cardy and elasticated pants.

    What solutions have you come up with to this sartorial minefield?

    *Edited coz at my age I struggle with predictive text.
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  2. I'm a self confessed tramp. Old camo jacket, cloth cap, a timeless look that works at any age. I've a vast collection of Motorhead, Sabbath and Jethro Tull T shirts, and comfortably worn jeans and walking boots finish the ensemble. During colder weather I may do an Arran sweater or a tweed waistcoat.

    If I'm going out I do it proper. Hand made suits cos off the peg ones don't fit me very well, even mix and match size jackets and trousers, Italian shoes, Piaget watch, shirts hand made in Jermyn Street, but that's a rarity. More often than not I look like Zak Dingle on his way to a Wurzels gig.
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  3. TVC

    TVC Living La Mala Vida

    I've gone full middle aged jeans and blazer, you can't go wrong.
  4. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    you are Clarkson aicmfp
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  5. TinyMyNewt

    TinyMyNewt An execrable pun

    South coast, UK

    Edit: Redundant joke now, ignore :rolleyes:.
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  6. winjim

    winjim A youth of interminable age

    Are you taking the piss?

    As I rapidly approach my fifth decade I'm still known at work as the studenty looking one in the chinos. This despite the fact that we have four actual students working in the lab.
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  7. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

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  8. I went to Burnley this afternoon for a medical assessment, Now i thought there were some scruffy people in Accrington, but Burnley shocked me! The typical middle aged person there seems to wear the scruffiest clothes they can find and they all seem to have a fag hanging out their mouth and an elbow crutch on their arm!:ohmy:
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  9. welsh dragon

    welsh dragon a permanent vacancy now exists

    Mr WD still wears the same kind of clothes that he wore 30 years ago. He wasnt trendy back then either. Now in his dotage, he can just about get away with it.
  10. Liz Su

    Liz Su Über Member

    I think a lot of that is to do with poverty and its effects.
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  11. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    You can't go wrong with crimplene.
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  12. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    I like denim shirts and jeans with a nice brogue shoe..
    Though jeans and T shirt ,jumpers and shirts..Next TK and TU are a favourite ...I like casual jackets too.

    But I'm just as happy in work clothes or MTB gear as I'm on my bike then...or my road gear..
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  13. OP

    odav Guest

    You know your getting old when someone else fixes your thread titles for you.
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  14. I'm looking forward to the "Do I spend my pension on a hearing aid or glasses?" thread. That promises to be epic.
  15. OP

    odav Guest

    I've cashed mine in for viagra.