This page has been robot translated, sorry for typos if any. Original content here.

How to dress by age and not look silly

Как одеваться по возрасту

Clothing style - a certain accentuation of the ensemble ( costume in the broad sense ), dictated by the following characteristics ( or their combination ): age, gender, profession, social status, belonging to a subculture, personal taste of a person, era of society, nationality, religious affiliation, relevance, functionality, lifestyle and individual characteristics.

The accents are usually set with accessories, shoes, fabric colors, prints, accessories, trim parts and textures of the fabric, with clothing models and combinatorics.

Clothing style is one of the main elements of the image of a person or company ( Dress code ).

In the framework of one of the styles, its varieties are sometimes distinguished - lining or microstyle. Style is when you are considerate of color, size, it is style. And there is also a style in the interior and a slightly different meaning in the style of music.

Which is better: when the clothes are young or when it gives solidity? The main thing is not to look simply stupid, explains the chief editor of the British GQ Dylan Jones .

How many years have you been feeling? Walk, it seems, like a pimple teenager, in dimensionless jeans and a hoodie hanging like a scarecrow? Or, on the contrary, portray your own dad, fidgeting by the fireplace in shabby velvet trousers and in a jumper under a jacket?

Or do you still dress according to your age? I doubt something very much. We always try to look older or younger than our years. Remember: when you were 13 or 14, all you were thinking about was how you would look at 17 or 18. Personally, I only thought about that. He wore flares, from which the most inveterate dude would fall into a stupor, a terrible tight-fitting shirt with a wide collar and giant platform bots. Did I manage to look older? Of course not; I looked like a young imbecile from a province who wants to pass off as a regular at a local disco.

Today everything is different: I wear striped three-piece suits, expensive, custom-made shirts and stupid shoes, polished to such a brilliance that my wife once used one of them as a mirror, deciding to fix her makeup in a taxi. Do I look older than I am? Probably. But let me be more like a bank clerk than thirty or, moreover, forty-year-old creak, who poses as a teenager.

Well, how not to despise them ?! These "dudes" who come to a business meeting in pink camouflage pants, old-school sneakers, in silence with a print of a Japanese gorilla. They also love rappers. To listen to them, they all grew up in a residential area in the South Bronx and graduated from school in Jamaica, where they were taught to speak with a comic accent that does not exist in nature. Such people in Britain used to be called wiggas, but I like the definition of "moron" more. Almost everyone in the advertising industry dresses like that, as well as those related to computer graphics or the Internet business.

Attempts to look older are excusable, even charming. And if you dress younger than your age, then this is only sad evidence of a complete loss of connection with reality.

There is an opinion that men can wear anything nowadays. Since fashion has become very democratized and has become extremely massive, and the former gulf between generations has simply disappeared, now we can wear American Apparel on Monday, Hermès on Tuesday, and both brands at the same time on Wednesday. At eight in the morning we are all teenagers tinkering in their iPads, at eleven - forty-year-old businessmen in the office, at seven in the evening - relaxing thirty-year-olds at home, and closer to night - successful metrosexuals of twenty years with a little, leading a marathon before the party. Well the truth is: if you can afford TAG Heuer Monaco, what's the difference, how old are you - 18, 45 or 60? But if in your wardrobe there is absolutely nothing left of the clothes worn by other men of your age group, you will look stupid. Children will laugh at you.

My advice to those who want to dress younger than their age: tie . Attempts to look older are excusable, even charming. And if you dress younger than your age, then this is only sad evidence of a complete loss of connection with reality.

If you're 20 , wear vintage Converse All Stars, second-hand skinny jeans, and stupid print t-shirts that can only be bought online. If you're 30 , your style is a dark Hugo Boss suit , Paul Smith striped shirts and a pair of well-worn Tricker's boots. If you're 40 , order costumes from Savile Row tailors (Richard James, Kilgour, Spencer Hart or Gieves & Hawkes), combine them with custom-made shirts and a new pair of John Lobb oxfords.