Men: How to Look 20 Years Older Than You Are

20 Jun

This is a follow-up to my post How to Look 20 Years Older Than You Are (for women). In the spirit of fairness and gender equality, I promised to blog about what makes an attractive fifty-something man look seventy. So here goes:

Friar Tuck Hair: If you suffer from baldness, you need to embrace it. Partial balding just ages you, in my opinion. There’s nothing sexier than a confident, bald man — Telly Savalas started the trend back in the day, and since then many men have followed — Bruce Willis and Patrick Stewart are two of my favorites. Since even young men are now taking razors to their heads, it only makes sense to emulate them.

Pants Worn Too High: Disclaimer – if you’re a plumber or a mechanic, i.e. you spend a lot of time in the squatting position, ignore this part. I don’t like plumber’s butt anymore than the next gal, but pants should be worn at the hips, not the navel. Aside from the wedgie factor, it simply looks odd.  If you’re fifty-something and no longer have the ass you did as a younger man, try suspenders or a belt to keep your pants up. Much better.

The Speedo: Wrong on so many levels, and not just for older men. For a fashion designer of amazing women’s clothes, it’s hard to believe Georgio Armani doesn’t own a mirror.

Unless you’re an athlete, a body builder, an Olympic swimmer or David Beckham, forget about wearing a Speedo. Most men of any age can’t pull it off without looking like desperate wannabes. Choose a nice pair of Bermuda-length bathing  shorts with lots of room for your bits and pieces.

Feel free to disagree or add something to this list =)

3 Responses to “Men: How to Look 20 Years Older Than You Are”

  1. Selena Robins Musings June 20, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    LOL! Yes and yes for high waisted pants for plumbers.

  2. heylookawriterfellow July 4, 2012 at 6:51 pm #

    Dress socks with shorts!

    A wallet on a chain!

    Pants pockets full o’ jingly nickels!

    This is fun.

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