Pooled from the WWW come the do’s and don’ts for older men, not that anyone pays attention to any of it…myself included.
Nonetheless – because I’m asked about it all the freaking time – I offer you the list:
1] Dye hair
Note: I started dying my hair at 18 and still do. Nobody cares.
2] Hair trimming
Note: I had to Google this. I assume it’s similar to a haircut.
3] Leather jackets
Note: I have 23, but only wear 6 of them.
Note: I had to Google this one just to see Mr. Rogers.
5] Sweater vests
Note: See #4.
6] Hair replacement
Note: No big deal. Many men I know do touch-ups on the hairline, some on their eyebrows.
7] Graphic tees
Note: Right on.
8] Cowboy boots
Note: Sure. But not in my closet.
9] Biker boots
Note: I have 5 pairs.
10] Get an annual physical
Note: Who doesn’t get an annual physical?
11] Dress for comfort
Note: In other words, dress like a teenager when we feel like it? I do it all the time.
12] Own and wear more than one pair of jeans
Note: I’ve lost count.
13] Use moisturizer
Note: I have so many damn products I have to use a Magic Marker on the products to remind myself of the order in which to use them.
14] Date women close to their age
Note: Seriously? The last time I dated someone close to my age was when I was a teenager. My girlfriend at the time was 17, which is 11 years younger than the woman I currently date.
15] Wear a good watch
Note: I don’t wear a watch, but have no problem with people who do.
16] Embrace baldness
Note: Embrace baldness if not embracing it means lacquered comb-overs and baseball caps that people begin to suspect are sewn into your scalp.
17] Be a silver fox and let gray go
Note: With enough money nobody will notice the color of your hair anyway.
18] Occasional jewelry besides wedding band
Note: Some men can pull off wearing a lot of jewelry. Others can’t. If you know yourself you know where you stand.
19] Sandals, no socks
Note: How about no sandals, period?
20] Flip flops
Note: See #19.
21] Baseball caps
Note: Sure. Why not? Just not all the time, unless you’re The Edge, in which case it’s totally fine.
Note: If you don’t own Converse sneakers, I’d see a therapist.
1] Spray tan
Note: What they’re referring to, I assume, is something along the lines of George Hamilton, so no.
2] Have/grow a soul patch
Note: I once had a soul patch, then I didn’t, then I did. Billy Bob Thornton looks good with one, but I’m still on the fence about mine.
Note: If it looks natural, why not? Over-indulgence never goes unnoticed, and not in a good way.
4] Wax eyebrows for shape
Note: Finally, I agree.
5] Wax chest, back, legs or armpits
Note: Agree. Shaving it all is less painful.
6] Brow lift
Note: Why the hell not? See #3.
7] eyelid surgery
Note: I actually knew someone who’s eyelids were blinding him, so he had them lifted. See #3.
Obviously, all of this is complete crap.
Nobody cares what others think about what they do but themselves.
This notwithstanding, it either works or it doesn’t.
The good news is that it won’t take long for you to hear about it if it doesn’t.