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Galloping Granny
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Tidy jeans ad trainers every day for me at 81, because they're comfortable. For church I wear my new clean trainers, but they're not comfortable yet.
Daughter-in-law (not a churchgoer) was shocked at some reference to jeans in church. I remembered her comment next Sunday when I passed the minister's husband, son and daughter, all in quite acceptable jeans.
I do have other trousers for, say, evening wear, but haven't worn a dress since my son's wedding.
I don't feel justified in spending money on clothes apart from maybe a new shirt each summer and again in the winter.
But when all's said and done, at my age you can wear what you like.

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I've always been a t-shirt, jeans and trainers guy, five o'clock shadow etc. I do like getting suited and booted when it fits the occasion though. I can get into James Bond mode then. [Cool]
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quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
I can explain that. I'm scruffy because I'm scruffy. I'm not smart. I'm scruffy. My clothes reflect that. If I wear the finest Savile Row suit I'm still a scruff, just a scruff in a suit. There are pictures of me in dinner suits and bats round throat outfits for concerts. I'm still a scruff. Fortunately I work in IT.

This is exactly what I meant up-thread when I talked about my sister-in-law. I'm beginning to think everyone has their own "style personality" and as such jeans do or don't work so well for them. So it's not about age it's about dressing up or down in a way that suits you.It has taken me a very long time to really understand this so some photos of me from the past are cringe-worthy....

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quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
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Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Wear whatever you want, but own it. And do not expect everyone to like it.

Link not worksafe unless you turn down the volume.

Quite possibly some of the worst music I've ever heard. Well done lilBuddha.
But he owns it, so it works. (One of these days I am finally going to start the hip hop and rap appreciation heaven thread so that we can work out the Ship's issues with contemporary urban music.)

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At the other end of the scale, I'm in my mid 50s and haven't worn jeans for at least 10 years, probably nearer 20. I don't find them comfortable and they don't suit my style.

Nen - all about soft cotton and elasticated waistbands.

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quote:
Originally posted by Og, King of Bashan:
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Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
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Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Wear whatever you want, but own it. And do not expect everyone to like it.

Link not worksafe unless you turn down the volume.

Quite possibly some of the worst music I've ever heard. Well done lilBuddha.
But he owns it, so it works. (One of these days I am finally going to start the hip hop and rap appreciation heaven thread so that we can work out the Ship's issues with contemporary urban music.)
I suspect it may be due to the prevalence of the chronologically blessed. But the link was more about the clothes.

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Generally I find jeans too hot here and some of the local jeans are of a thin denim that somehow just doesn't hang right. I'm with Nenya on the soft cottons and elasticated waistbands - I'm also all for loose fitting stuff to at least partially conceal the toll that gravity has taken on my body over many glorious years of dissipation.

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My petite and stylish SiL posted a FB link to Good and Bad jeans. Good jeans were crotch-clamping, waist-hugging, buttock-sculpting paint-ons. Bad jeans were saggy, stretchy, elasticated and with the wrong sort of pockets.

I am a Bad jean person.

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The cut of the jeans have to match the shape of the leg. Slim fit is good.
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Never thought I'd see the day I agreed with AdO here. I'm a smidgeon off 6' tall and have a 29" inside leg. You can imagine how bloody stupid baggy jeans look on me. Sprayon FTW.

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The OP is misleading. The Guardian doesn't say one shouldn't wear jeans after 57. The columnist writes some people say 57 tops but she says wear denim at any age.

Look at the picture at the top of the column. If one is a middle-aged guy who is going to wear jeans then dress like Gary Oldman and Calvin Klein, not like Samuel L. Jackson.

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quote:
Originally posted by Karl: Liberal Backslider:
Never thought I'd see the day I agreed with AdO here. I'm a smidgeon off 6' tall and have a 29" inside leg. You can imagine how bloody stupid baggy jeans look on me. Sprayon FTW.

Here is a look for you Karl. Or perhaps this.

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I am 57 and intend to wear jeans 'till they carry me off in a box!

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quote:
Originally posted by lilBuddha:
Here is a look for you Karl. Or perhaps this.

Look #2 looks like it's part of the Goth ninja trend. Look #1 looks like he has to go potty.

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Jeans are for theatre and trade-show work as required and casual Fridays at school, not for leisure unless I just go straight down the pub after the job is over. For casual wear, I prefer corduroys or track-suit trousers as well as Dockers or similar with polo shirts, not t-shirts. Jeans are also for horseback riding along with boots, checked long-sleeved shirt and cowboy hat, the latter two items never worn for other purposes!

I am 60.

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quote:
Originally posted by Horseman Bree:
According to the Guardian , one should not wear jeans after the age of 57.

Since I wear such leg attire just about all the time, and am turning 70, does this edict matter? Or is there permission to ignore fashion statements when one actually does stuff such as carpentry, painting, mechanical repairs and other wierd activities that are unheard-of in the fashion world?

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Now that I think about it, D's mid-life crisis was starting to wear jeans. He'd always been a jacket-and-tie* chap and all of a sudden bought himself a pair of cream-coloured jeans and a matching jacket when he turned 40. Then he went on to black jeans, polo-neck sweaters and coloured sports-jackets.

At 50 he bought his first pair of blue denim jeans and a leather jacket and when we went to visit my sister there was Much Mirth.

* When I first knew him, the jackets in question were usually velvet, but it was the early 1980s ... [Cool]

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I gave up buying jeans when I turned 40 (a fair whack of time ago now) ... not least because of a Jewell lyric about "a drip of a man/ he looked like a potato, stuffed into jeans!"

Given that my last pair lived on for a few years after that I guess I haven't end them for twelve years or so.

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I'm 25, haven't owned a pair in at least a decade. They just aren't that comfortable or attractive on me; I'd rather wear Dockers and the like, honestly, and I presently work in suits.
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for crying out loud, people, wear whatever you want. stay this side of the law and don't get frostbite and who the hell cares?

if the worst anyone ever can say about me is that I'm a fashion accident, I'm letting down my side.

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Recently I finally got around to reading Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim, and was interested to find that his protagonist, a university lecturer, owned only three pairs of trousers.

In Hope Against Hope, Nadezhda Mandelstam mentions that her husband, the writer Osip, owned only one pair of trousers during the time they were on the run from Stalin.

I don't think we realise how well-off we are clothes-wise these days.

Despite leading a fairly modest lifestyle by Western standards, I have just calculated that I own eight pairs of jeans, two pairs of trousers (including the bottom half of my wedding/funeral suit), four pairs of tracky daks, two pairs of overalls and assorted shorts.

(Tracky daks are easier than jeans to get down for quicky sex).

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quote:
Originally posted by Kaplan Corday:
(Tracky daks are easier than jeans to get down for quicky sex).

Although there may be less need to do so. [Razz]

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Never wear jeans but I do wear a faded denim jacket as the occasion demands
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quote:
Originally posted by ExclamationMark:
Never wear jeans but I do wear a faded denim jacket as the occasion demands

[Confused]

What kind of trousers do you wear it with? I've seen guys wear a sport jacket with jeans, but I don't recall ever seeing someone wearing a faded, denim jacket with dress slacks.

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I have a friend, a nationally prominent retired minister, who is tall, lanky and 87 years old. He has, for years, come our denominational conventions nattily dressed in a dark blue sport jacket with a neatly folded silk handkerchief in the pocket; long-sleeved, well-starched white shirt; silk tie; highly polished black Oxfords; and blue jeans. I'll tell ya -- he looks pretty darned sharp.

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An attendant question is whether anyone over the age of 57 should wear shorts. I know the older I get, the worse I look in them. I never wear them in public.
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Having grown up wearing jeans at every possible opportunity, I reached the point about 3 years ago when I didn't have a single pair of jeans left in my wardrobe - not even a scruffy pair for gardening. And you know what? I don't miss them one little bit. I actually can't even imagine buying a pair ever again. And I'm not 57 just yet.

Shorts are another matter altogether. During summer, I would happily wear shorts all the time. When I look at what some young women wear these days, I don't see any reason why I shouldn't allow the world to see my nobbly knees.

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Is there such a thing as attractive knees? Don't think I've ever seen any. Which is why I don't worry.

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quote:
Originally posted by comet:
for crying out loud, people, wear whatever you want. stay this side of the law and don't get frostbite and who the hell cares?

if the worst anyone ever can say about me is that I'm a fashion accident, I'm letting down my side.

Exactly.

But do up your fly.

Wear socks with your sandals.

I did both of these yesterday. Rather proud of the first. The second is merely comfortable. I also wear colours that allegedly clash. It's called style.

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quote:
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Wear socks with your sandals.

No no no no no no and a million times no!

That is ALWAYS a mistake.

Jesus never wore socks with his sandals, so why should we????

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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
quote:
Originally posted by ExclamationMark:
Never wear jeans but I do wear a faded denim jacket as the occasion demands

[Confused]

What kind of trousers do you wear it with? I've seen guys wear a sport jacket with jeans, but I don't recall ever seeing someone wearing a faded, denim jacket with dress slacks.

Around here, there are plenty of cowboys and farmers who wear faded denim jackets with jeans. Of course, that's in the winter, or early morning riding the fences.

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quote:
Originally posted by jedijudy:
quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
quote:
Originally posted by ExclamationMark:
Never wear jeans but I do wear a faded denim jacket as the occasion demands

[Confused]

What kind of trousers do you wear it with? I've seen guys wear a sport jacket with jeans, but I don't recall ever seeing someone wearing a faded, denim jacket with dress slacks.

Around here, there are plenty of cowboys and farmers who wear faded denim jackets with jeans. Of course, that's in the winter, or early morning riding the fences.
Well, yeah, that was my point. ExclamationMark said he didn't wear jeans but that he did wear a denim jacket. If you don't wear jeans with what do you wear a faded denim jacket? Cargo pants? Dress pants? Sweats?... Dockers?

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Thankfully the age limit constantly increases. In the 1970s it looked wrong on anyone over 30-35, by the early 1990s the limit was ten years older. If the 1:2 time passing to age acceptability continues, those of us in our early fifties can continue buying £4.99 Tesco own brand ones for about another decade. As long as we're not expected to squeeze into thin Levis, which some of us couldn't manage even as fit teenagers.
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quote:
Originally posted by Oscar the Grouch:
quote:
Originally posted by no prophet:
Wear socks with your sandals.

No no no no no no and a million times no!

That is ALWAYS a mistake.

Jesus never wore socks with his sandals, so why should we????

Jesus never wore undershorts either, but I'm not going to give up my Loom Fruit or my Birks-and-socks. It's part of the Seattle spring/autumn uniform.

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Can't think what else I'd wear casually. Trousers are for work. I look terrible in them, but they insist. I've not worn shorts since I was finally allowed not to at the age of 9; they permanently take up a place in my mental landscape as "what you wear when you're a little boy."

My jeans are all black. Nearly all the clothes I wear voluntarily are black. I'll wear purple, but just don't like other colours.

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My default Church wear is blue jeans and a funky top.

If I am speaking at a church other then my own, the basic outfit is the same, but covered by robes.

The only criticism I have ever had is for wearing robes when they were not expected. No one has ever commented on the blue jeans.

PS I am quite old.

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RE: Jesus & sandals with socks

We don't know, do we, really?
Fr instance, the Roman Legions certainly wore socks with their sandals, and socks were to be found in Roman households, at least if research (which I can't find at the moment) is correct.

However, I agree about socks not being a good look with sandals. A friend, who admittedly has no fashion sense, showed up at a recent party (!) in tee shirt, running shorts, and sandals with BLACK socks. The mind reeled at such a devastating sight.

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quote:
Originally posted by georgiaboy:
RE: Jesus & sandals with socks

We don't know, do we, really?
Fr instance, the Roman Legions certainly wore socks with their sandals, and socks were to be found in Roman households, at least if research (which I can't find at the moment) is correct.

However, I agree about socks not being a good look with sandals. A friend, who admittedly has no fashion sense, showed up at a recent party (!) in tee shirt, running shorts, and sandals with BLACK socks. The mind reeled at such a devastating sight.

Not only did Roman soldiers wear socks with sandals, but there are letters written by soldiers stationed at Hadrian's Wall begging their loved ones to send supplies of extra socks because they were so cold!

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I remember in the 1980s when a family friend's teenage son suffered a good deal of criticism for daring to wear jeans to church. Our family said he should be able to wear what he wanted (and he was a teenage boy actually going to church) so I thought I could wear mine (it felt terribly daring though), nope, you're not wearing those to church young lady!
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quote:
Originally posted by Lyda*Rose:
Well, yeah, that was my point. ExclamationMark said he didn't wear jeans but that he did wear a denim jacket. If you don't wear jeans with what do you wear a faded denim jacket?

I guess I was awkwardly suggesting that the local uniform is the perfect attire utilizing a faded denim jacket. [Biased]

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Oscar the Grouch

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# 1916

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quote:
Originally posted by georgiaboy:
RE: Jesus & sandals with socks

We don't know, do we, really?

It's not in the gospels, so therefore IT DIDN'T HAPPEN! [Biased]

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Lamb Chopped
Ship's kebab
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You mean, let's HOPE it didn't happen.

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Kaplan Corday
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quote:
Originally posted by Jade Constable:
Not only did Roman soldiers wear socks with sandals,

No wonder the Empire collapsed.

That sort of thing leads to wearing lace-up business shoes with tracky daks, which leads to baseball caps with suits, at which point you might as well give up on life altogether.

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lilBuddha
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quote:
Originally posted by mousethief:
[QB I'm not going to give up my Loom Fruit or my Birks-and-socks. It's part of the Seattle spring/autumn uniform. [/QB]

I understand the resistance to change, but they have invented other things to wear that warm your feet much better. They are massive with the youth these days. They call them shoes.

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Oscar the Grouch

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# 1916

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quote:
Originally posted by Kaplan Corday:
quote:
Originally posted by Jade Constable:
Not only did Roman soldiers wear socks with sandals,

No wonder the Empire collapsed.

That sort of thing leads to wearing lace-up business shoes with tracky daks, which leads to baseball caps with suits, at which point you might as well give up on life altogether.

[Overused]

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cliffdweller
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quote:
Originally posted by Drifting Star:
quote:
Originally posted by Kaplan Corday:
(Tracky daks are easier than jeans to get down for quicky sex).

Although there may be less need to do so. [Razz]
I have absolutely no idea what a tracky dak is, but I've decided I really don't want to know...

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lilBuddha
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Oh, come on! you know you want to look.

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Hallellou, hallellou

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Oscar the Grouch

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# 1916

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I looked. Forgive me, Lord!

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Faradiu, dundeibáwa weyu lárigi weyu

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Timothy the Obscure

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Ouch.

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When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
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Starbug
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I normally wear jeans to to church, on the grounds that God won't recognise me if I get dressed up. On the rare occasion when I've worn a dress or shirt, someone usually expresses surprise that I 'do have legs after all'. What did they think was inside the jeans? [Confused]

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