How to know when you're too old for your clothes

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Gary7, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Gary7

    Gary7 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Here's a funny article about men's clothing:
    11 Ages When Men Are Too Old for Certain Fashion Choices

    My biggest beef is the backwards baseball cap, when not acting as a catcher in a baseball game. The article says "30" is the cut off, but I think "22" is more like it. ;)

    Have you realized you might be committing a fashion faux pas?
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  2. Tora Ziyal

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    One female's perspective:

    Earrings: Small hoops or studs are fine at any age.

    Speedos and skinny jeans: They're fine at any age IF you have the body to wear them. If you don't have the right body, don't wear them at any age. And never, at any age, wear white Speedos. Years ago at a church picnic, some of us had the misfortune of seeing our pastor in wet, white Speedos. :alienblush: :guffaw:

    T-shirt with sex/penis/vagina jokes: No. Just no.

    The rest were about on target.
     
  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    ^ But my "skeletons in sexual positions" t-shirt is a classic!
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I confess I used to have one of those "Co-ed Naked..." shirts. :alienblush:
     
  5. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    I'd take issue with people wearing sweat pants to a social ocassions, but I'm the kind that won't go to town in anything less than a khakis and a short-sleeve polo. I turn 28 today.
     
  6. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Come to think of it, I used to have a coffee mug with rabbits in sexual positions. :lol: But I used it only at home.
     
  7. Gary7

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    I'm not surprised, given your sharply dressed Sinatra avatar. ;)

    Btw, Happy Birthday, SmellinCoffee. :)
     
  8. scotpens

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  9. Kestra

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    Most of the stuff on there that I find acceptable or unacceptable doesn't change a ton with age. I mean, sweatpants? If you're not working out, you shouldn't be wearing them.
     
  10. teacake

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    Let's face it, most men look terrible.
     
  11. JoeZhang

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    backward hats? Is it still the 90s?

    T-shirts are acceptable in the gym, the garden. Same for trainers. Joke T-shirts on adults are the saddest sight. Replica sports tops are never acceptable in any circumstances.

    Most men look terrible as they get older because they get fat - when you get fat, your arms don't grow as your belly grows so shirts rumple in odd because the proportions are wrong. Then they couple that look with some shapeless jeans that look like they have just robbed them off a homeless person.
     
  12. rhubarbodendron

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    Happy Birthday!!! :)

    scotpens, quite obviousely that sign was drawn without consulting a lawyer. It doesn't specify whether 21 is supposed to be the maximum age of the speedo or of its wearer, leaving a huge legal gap that can easily be exploited.



    I agree with most of the 11 poins, with 2 exceptions and an addendum:

    back up headgear looks plain idiotic at any age. My tolerance threshold in this case would be 5 years.

    sweatpants are sports gear and should be worn in public as often as pyjamas: never

    and #12 (my personal #1) wearing these horrible baggy pants with the bottom dangling around the wearer's knees ought to lead to immdiate castration in order to avoid this perversion to be passed on to any (unlikely as this might seem) offspring.
     
  13. stoneroses

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    ... When I wear them for the gym
     
  14. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

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    From the list in the link I'm pretty much covered by the exceptions :p
     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You have to believe in fashion in order to commit a faux pas against it. Not always going to happen. ;)
     
  16. Peach Wookiee

    Peach Wookiee Cuddly Mod of Doom Moderator

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    I know I commit fashion faux pauxs with my sweatshirts and sweatpants, but at this point I don't give a rip. If they get messed up, I don't get too upset. And considering I take care of little kids and my mother, they're going to get messed up. I also have no choice but to wear sneakers most of the time.
     
  17. Sector 7

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    Happy Birthday, Smellincoffee!:beer:

    I remember when those cute running shorts were in fashion, leaving so much eye candy for a gay guy. Today, it is the "sagger" look... jeans belt hanging below the bum. If girls can wear Daisy Duke short shorts, then guys can wear saggers. I like my eye candy, too! :drool:
     
  18. rhubarbodendron

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    I rather prefer a male bottom packed up nicely and firmly. It doesn't have quite the same appeal if a pair of mealworm-white bulges wobbles above a belt..(or unmentionables that truely live up to their name)

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  19. Emher

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    I hate the backwards hat, but I sometimes have to use it practically at work to act as a sweatband when I have goggles on.

    Even worse is people who have a hat on and driving at the same time. It just irks me. And it's connected with a category of "driver" I'd rather not be connected with.


    Also, sweatpants, really? I haven't worn sweatpants outside of working out since I was 15.
     
  20. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    31 and I wear my baseball caps backwards, thank you. Sometimes (so as to fit in with the young crowd) I wear it sideways.