Random Fashion Questions: Advice for 36 year old who has lost his way!


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samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

15 May 2011 16:45
Polo shirt - top button done up or not?
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

15 May 2011 16:46
up
r2d2
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409 posts since 18/2/11

15 May 2011 16:47
Undone the whole top button thing has been killed off in my opinion.
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

15 May 2011 16:50
undone. top button done up on polo shirts is for boys
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

15 May 2011 16:54
I think things have changed a little, Sky TV and the internet has made a difference. I have noticed people tend to stay single longer before settling down, more of a social culture which may be down to University being the norm nowadays.

At the end of day it is the individuals life experiences and social circles that may determine ones clothing choices.

Personally I have just lost touch. I have a work night out Friday and I haven't a clue what to wear. Haven't been out for 2 years since my boy was born.
inversesquare
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6769 posts since 7/6/08

15 May 2011 16:56
nick2 wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: i find it weird say when i watch US tv, MTV and the like, tattoo programmes etc, and see men in there 40's with print t shirts, new eras, skate shoes blah blah blah, and over ere you just look like a twat? why?

In the US there are men in their 40's who actually still skate.

Absolutely. There's oldies that snowboard and stuff as well. That Jake Burton charcter that invented it is still at it.
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

15 May 2011 16:56
That's what I thought but wanted to make sure.

What about the collar up? I don't do it personally.

r2d2 wrote: Undone the whole top button thing has been killed off in my opinion.
nickball wrote: undone. top button done up on polo shirts is for boys
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

15 May 2011 16:59
how near to 36 are you two saying undone, im only 2 years away and its done up. we been doing it since the casual days with lacostes, the indie kids never invented it. Eye-wink
top buttons undone on nearly 40's is only cool if you are going for the jeremy clarkson.
oh ans if you undo it and pop the collar you deserve to be shot. Smiling
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

15 May 2011 16:59
samuelhogg wrote: What about the collar up?

NO

re top buttons, its a cool look if you can pull it off and it fits nicely.
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

15 May 2011 17:02
I always find that it's bloke that like themselves a little to much that have the collar up!

Noble Locks wrote: how near to 36 are you two saying undone, im only 2 years away and its done up. we been doing it since the casual days with lacostes, the indie kids never invented it. Eye-wink
top buttons undone on nearly 40's is only cool if you are going for the jeremy clarkson.
oh ans if you undo it and pop the collar you deserve to be shot. Smiling
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

15 May 2011 17:20
asking for trouble not reading the previous 11 pages really but why dont you just wear a nice oxford shirt with chinos and a smart pair of shoes with a crewneck jumper if its chilly. you cant really go wrong and call it sitting on the fence but providing your clothes fit you, you'll look perfectly presentable for a work do.
samuelhogg
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34 posts since 8/5/11

15 May 2011 17:25
I have read the thread which I quite enjoy at the moment, but my original question was more for smart casual.
Back in my day you couldn't get into a club without a collar and shoes, but I don't want to look like a dad in there.
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13333 posts since 17/5/03

15 May 2011 18:21
not
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

15 May 2011 19:22
samuelhogg wrote: I have read the thread which I quite enjoy at the moment, but my original question was more for smart casual.
Back in my day you couldn't get into a club without a collar and shoes, but I don't want to look like a dad in there.

sorry i should have said 'im asking for trouble', i wasnt implying you hadnt read the thread. that sounds smart to me but then again im only 19 and rarely need to look any smarter than that….
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

15 May 2011 20:27
And everything in that post had already been said in the first few pages Roll Eyes
DickieGreenleaf
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3124 posts since 13/1/09

15 May 2011 20:36
inverse square wrote:
nick2 wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: i find it weird say when i watch US tv, MTV and the like, tattoo programmes etc, and see men in there 40's with print t shirts, new eras, skate shoes blah blah blah, and over ere you just look like a twat? why?

In the US there are men in their 40's who actually still skate.

Absolutely. There's oldies that snowboard and stuff as well. That Jake Burton charcter that invented it is still at it.


i didnt mean the actual age of the geezers doing the sport, just that its ok for older men in the states to dress like kids….while over here you'd look a bit of a sad twat, hence the thread
stoney
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17814 posts since 22/1/05

15 May 2011 21:16
inverse square wrote:
nick2 wrote:
Dickie Greenleaf wrote: i find it weird say when i watch US tv, MTV and the like, tattoo programmes etc, and see men in there 40's with print t shirts, new eras, skate shoes blah blah blah, and over ere you just look like a twat? why?

In the US there are men in their 40's who actually still skate.

Absolutely. There's oldies that snowboard and stuff as well. That Jake Burton charcter that invented it is still at it.

Snowboarders are getting older, im 33 and will be boarding for many years to come. Its a different comparison to skating though, that is a young persons thing. There are many older boarders and really old surfers, you can do both these sports and get away with it, but skating is different, even tony hawk looks pretty awkward, like a dad on a skateboard.
gawkrodger
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7686 posts since 4/11/08

15 May 2011 21:21
pfft, rubbish. I skate all the time with people in their late 30s, early 40s. Nowt unnatural or wrong about it
schtoop
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13045 posts since 9/4/07

15 May 2011 21:23
snaye wrote: Just wank like schtoop does.
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stoney
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17814 posts since 22/1/05

15 May 2011 21:32
ive never seem anyone over 40 skate, but tonnes of people over 40 surf and snowboard