Menswear Trend for Men over 50 Years Old

When a fashion hoarder named Adrian Clark hit 50, he confessed some camouflage trousers and frayed jeans have to be sorted out of his wardrobe. In terms of personal experience, the whole 2017 was a challenging year in my life. In that year, two major events had happened. I’d like to clarify that age is not just a number. In more that three decades, I lived and worked in London; at present, I moved to the Kent coast to pursue a rewarding and peaceful life. Certainly, some may say the two are inherent links between them. Almost all people aspire a slow and leisure life when we get older. Certainly, but the collision between reality and ideal opened a world I didn’t see.

In order to keep age-appropriateness and avoid booking a removal truck, it was time to discard something not appropriate. Only in this way, can I give more controls to the oversized wardrobe. I have been a fashion editor for more than three decades, so it’s natural that loads of luggage also comes with me. In the particular field, keeping up with trends is an endless process. Of course, it is also a money spending aspect in one’s life. It turns out to be pivotal junction after a half century. In general, making decisions about on what should wear and what should not wear is exhausting and boring. Men over 50 are divided into two groups: those who have given up and people who have no idea when to give up.

The first batch of clothes needed to be phased out are combat trousers, also known as combat pants. In recent years, I have given up this kind of trousers gradually, because they left wierd guest appearance. In reality, all oversized pants featuring many pockets and zips are not suitable for older men. In terms of military heritage like camouflage prints, they need to bow out elegantly. Some pertinent suggestions are keeping plain and simple trousers with casual or formal edge. In other words, those above referred pants are more laidback than suit trousers and more formal than a pyjama. Classic jean cut in luxurious fabric is superior to denim or chino, which owns a careworn vibe. Only simple and classic jeans or hopsack slacks are appropriate for older men.


I own many sneakers in almost conceivable colors. After long term thinking, I find that sneakers are suitable alternatives of trainers for older guys. Some calls them as a warning sign to hang on to their youth half-jokingly. A dress code of older guys is that less is more. Since the road of following trends have come to an end, it’s better to choose something simple and classic, so that they could last longer than cheaper alternatives. Some mistake ideas of holding something for decades are definite no-no. In case such a philosophy is true, some fashionable items of ‘90s will come back.

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