Do you have to dress your age?

Q. I’m a male in my mid-thirties and I notice that a lot of men of a similar age are wearing styles that I would consider to be more suited for a younger age group. Do you have to dress your age?

A. Of course this dilema isn’t restricted to men, but women’s awareness of fashion trends does tend to be a bit more acute. We will be looking at this in more detail next month with the results of a wardrobe revamp for a 36-year old male, but in the meantime here’s some basic advice for that wardrobe staple, the denim jean. There are no hard or fast rules (although the Top Gear team set the benchmark for bad denim) however men over a certain age (let’s say 35) should stick to high-quality, non nonsense, classic denim; avoid distressed jeans with holes and patches (you’re not Justin Bieber…this is a good thing) and make sure they fit properly (not baggy, long, short, high-waisted or tight), a straight leg jean is perfect.

Your style questions answered

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Image: St George by Duffer parka £99, jeans £45, Jasper Conran shoes £75 – all Debenhams.


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