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I especially like the advice given by the foremost journal of male style, Esquire Magazine. I hope this article gives you some usable ideas on how to dress well, and how us older men can still make a statement with our style decisions. Looking like we still care -- and we do still care, right? If you're like me, you work in a place that has at least some dress requirements. Unless those requirements include a paper hat, you'll likely need to make some of your own decisions, and it goes without saying that you'll aim to look as sharp as you can.
Women, and probably everyone else, often look at a man's shoes first. That puts a lot of pressure on our shoe choices, but there's a reliable answer -- the cap-toe Oxford.
I like this shoe because it's dressy, but it doesn't sport the wing-tip stitching that, to my eye, has a rather aged and formal look. There are some excellent options out there that are both affordable and very good-looking, so let them start with your shoes when they size you up -- you'll be ready. They're sleek, stylish, and they match with everything. They're also amazingly comfortable, which makes them an excellent choice for work shoes that don't make people think that you've given up on looking good.
Here's a bit more about finding seriously comfortable shoes that won't make you look like you're wearing your grandpa's orthopedic loafers:. Those of us with a good, sharp navy blazer in the closet will understand -- it's a style necessity. While it's not the only suit coat you need, and of course it's also not an actual suit, your navy blazer goes with everything and fits almost any situation.
I pair mine with just about anything in my closet, but lately I've favored a white or pale pastel shirt with very dark jeans or grey dress slacks. One of my favorite jackets is this one by Calvin Klein. I wear it all the time I actually own three -- It didn't cost me half a paycheck, it's durable, and the CK label means guaranteed style. It has been suggested — and I agree — that the most important thing about style for men past the age of fifty is quality and neatness.
That's not to say that you need to spend an entire paycheck on a rack of Italian silk ties, but it does mean finding a few good ties and throwing down a few extra ducats for quality neckwear.
In general, your best policy is to buy a few very high-quality items and pair them in a variety of ways. It's always possible, if you think about it and, more importantly, care about it, to find ways to look better. We're not rich, but we're maybe not quite as poor as we were as young men. It's perfectly acceptable to spend a little extra style money to look good no matter our age.
At least one men's fashion blogger has pointed to Mr. Lauren as an excellent model for dressing in style as we age. Ralph Lauren is, of course, the style star who, in , obtained the Polo brand from Brooks Brothers, along with its iconic button-down collar shirt.
Lauren was born in , which puts him comfortably beyond our required age of 50, but he's still one of the most stylish, not to mention one of the wealthiest, men in the entire world. He oversees a multibillion-dollar business, as well as a pretty sweet collection of rare cars. You don't need to dress with full Ralph Lauren style to succeed, but following a few of his habits won't hurt. You can start with crisp, long-sleeve button-downs it's fine to roll the sleeves up , good loafers or lace-ups, and a subtle but quality watch.
A recent study, published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information, highlighted the incredible assault that our skin experiences every minute of every day. Aging skin is especially vulnerable, so men of our age need to be aware of the need to protect it.
Some of the internal and external factors that affect our skin are genetics, cellular metabolism, hormones and metabolic processes, chronic light exposure, pollution, ionizing radiation, and chemicals. That's a full-on assault every day of the year. And if you're a little older, the effects are even worse. The redistribution of fat through gravity and the loss of bony skeleton support affects the shape and condition of your face.
When we've been on the planet for more than a few decades, it all adds up. Our skin has a little more "give" and a few more wrinkles. These are hard-earned marks of character, experience, and power, so why would you want to inject or cut them away?
Treat your skin well with a quality moisturizer, and leave it at that. Let your face tell people that you've had an interesting life. It is lightweight and protects you from aging sun rays. As we age, our hair and skin do some interesting things, but don't assume that all of them are bad! It's no tragedy if a man over fifty loses some, most, or even all of his hair.
It comes with the territory, and there's nothing to be gained when an older man acquires a too-new head of hair. How you groom yourself must be grounded in reality. You show your confidence and power by embracing your age, not denying it. So keep thinning hair very short, and longer hair styled with restraint. We can dress and accessorize correctly for our age and do everything else right, but if we don't pay close attention to necessary grooming details, then everything else will be done in vain.
As we get older, unfortunately, nose and ear hairs begin to proliferate. They may seem small, but trust me, people notice them. If there's one thing that makes an older man look old , it's out-of-control nose and ear hairs.
These hairs grow faster and more wiry in older men, and if you don't stay ahead of them, pretty soon you'll look like a hairy old troll. Trim them back and you'll instantly be miles ahead of all the other men your age. It takes a good hair trimmer to do the job, so please don't buy the cheapest model because these tend to yank and tug.
While in some contexts that can be just fine, it's no fun at all when it comes to nose hairs. I have used both a low-quality and a professional-grade nose trimmer and there's really no comparison.
The professional models snip hairs off with no pain. I'm a man who will not see 50 again, and I'm perfectly fine with that. I don't have my head in the sand, and I'm aware that dressing well as we age can be a little tricky. Last decade's suit and casual combos may not be appropriate anymore.
But we can always do better, and as we gain years and wisdom, we also gain the power of experience. It seems to me that older men like us should dress in a way that reflects both our knowledge of how to do things and the fact that we still have the ability to do them.
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Older men like us are best off choosing one general look and then sticking to it. Another thing you probably know? Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be a real challenge. Denim, due to its weave, will grow and stretch with every wear, so buying a pair of jeans that fits snug, not overly tight, but certainly a bit tight through the waist and hip is a good thing. Once you do, make sure to buy it in the correct size. From a wash standpoint, things are pretty straightforward: Determine what works best for you and go from there.
These are basic denim fundamentals to comprehend. Now that we're past the beginner's course, let's get down to denim. Conservative enough to wear to the office, yet low-key enough to make it for Friday beers with the guys, these are the most versatile in the bunch.
This category of jeans usually offers a looser fit and mid-tone washes. Delivering a solid shape throughout its design to showcase your legs, these straight jeans also boast comfortability with little elasticity to sport them all day and night!
Dress them up with a blazer or go for a more relaxed look with a t-shirt. It's almost too easy pulling off that effortlessly cool look with these jeans. A slim-leg opening and stretch fit allow the pair to conform to your every movement. Ready for your new favorite tapered fit jean? Made from light-stretch materials, the narrow leg opening maintains a slim silhouette without compromising comfort, while the seat and thighs rest comfortably.
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