By popular demand, I’m going to share with you what I consider to be kick ass looks for men in their 50’s and 60’s.
Many of you have hit a second stride.
You want to start going out, meeting new people…making the right impressions.
You’ve done all the hard work getting here, including staying in top physical condition, so it’s now or never to make that second stand.
PROBLEM #1: While you were out making money, raising a family, and spending whatever free time you had with your grammar school buddies at the Bushwood Country Club, you forgot that there was life outside.
PROBLEM #2: While your wife may claim to be perfectly happy with you just the way you are, you may not agree.
There are several interesting reasons for the later, but I’ll leave that to another blog.
A few more regrettable – but fixable – facts:
First, we’re going to start with the three P’s.
They are your…
1] Physical condition
If you’re obese, you’ll look like a Mardi Gras float in whatever you wear. You don’t have to be an Adonis, but you do have to get beyond the ONE SIZE FITS ALL category.
So let’s say you r are an Adonis, bad posture will obliterate all your gains in a heartbeat. Remember, shoulders back. Walk tall and be a man worth his salt.
Only rich oligarchs get away with bad posture because they’re only surrounded by the people they employ, mostly showgirls.
3] Presentation and/or style
What you wear speaks volumes.
As the old saying goes, “presentation, presentation, presentation…”
First impressions are usually the last impressions you will ever make in life.
With this behind us, what I will present to you are 3 completely different looks, each with 3 examples of clothing choices ranging from casual to formal attire – all of which play well in large urban settings, including all of them.
I’m sure that somewhere in all of this you can find yourselves all over again.
CATEGORY ONE: BAD BOY CHIC [aka, kiss my ass]
CATEGORY TWO: SMART CONSERVATIVE [say what you want, you country club guys wish you looked this good]
CATEGORY THREE: STYLISH ECCENTRIC
Show up to a fundraiser in this and you get a gold star.
You could probably make a down payment on a house for the cost of what this dude’s wearing, but he does pull it off well. Daytime, nighttime, anytime he feels like it.
Great twists on traditional themes.
For more styling ideas, check out this page: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/older-mens-fashion/
You might also save yourself a lot of trouble and just visit John Varvatos: https://www.johnvarvatos.com/
I know that many of you are uncomfortable stepping out of your comfort zones.
It’s tough to be an individual when you’ve spent your entire life fitting in, being accepted.
But some of you have had enough of the bullshit and are now ready to step out of the box.
It takes courage to finally be who you are at midlife and beyond.
For many midlife is a period of rebirth.
This is what rebirth should look like.