But according to a new study by British company CollectPlus, there’s an age at which we should find a new way to be stylish.
And that age … is 53.
Their thesis is that shopping for new pairs past this age isn’t worth the trouble, because one in 10 half-centurions try on six pairs and spend five days looking just to find one pair that fits.
Of course, I know men half my age who try on ten times that number and still come up empty-handed, particularly if they workout.
Nonetheless, the article claims that the process is so traumatic that 6 percent reportedly burst into tears.
To be frank, I don’t know a single woman or man any age who doesn’t experience some degree of trauma when trying on jeans.
Most of it has to do with dressing room lighting.
The rest involves a designer’s idea of exactly who they want to wear their jeans, which may not involve you.
The key to a successful shopping experience is to rule out body dysmorphia and/or a lack of self-actualization, which most therapists are capable of addressing.
Once you get past that you can wear whatever the hell you want.
But you’ll still have to deal with the crappy overhead fluorescent lighting…even at high end retailers.
Why they do this is beyond me.