Items of clothing men over 40 should NEVER wear includes skinny jeans



Items of clothing men over 40 should NEVER wear includes skinny jeans

Is it time Johnny Depp ditched the leather? The items of clothing men over 40 should NEVER wear - including hoodies, baseball caps and skinny jeans

  • Researchers quizzed 2,000 men over 40 about their style
  • Fashion no-nos include tracksuit bottoms and bum bags
  •  But 42% of older men are proud of their terrible dress sense

Published: 17:40 BST, 18 March 2016 | Updated: 21:29 BST, 18 March 2016

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Hoodies, baseball caps and skinny jeans should never be worn by men over the age of 40, according to a new study.

The survey of 2,000 men in that age group concluded that a whole found a range of clothing - including bomber jackets, football shirts and tracksuit bottoms - should be left to the younger generation.

And it's bad news for repeat-offenders Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux, with a combined penchant for items on the list such as leather jackets and skinny jeans.

Johnny Depp, 52, commits two crimes at once, baggy trousers and a leather jacket (left), and is Bradley Cooper, 41, too old to be wearing a bomber jacket? (right)

Jon Griffiths, marketing director at fitted wardrobe specialist Spaceslide, which commissioned the study, said: 'It seems there comes a time for most men when they outgrow their current style but have no clue how to adapt their look for a new stage in their lives.'

Other items to make the Top 25 list include white trainers, gilets, and Speedos - although whether the latter is a good option for men of any age is up for debate.

Similarly, items such as bum bags, oversized Nineties suits and comedy ties - arguably crimes by any standard - made the list.

The study also found 53 to be the age when men reach the style-crossroads and struggle to know how to dress appropriately.

Simon Cowell, 56, rocks his comfy jogging bottoms (left), and Justin Theroux, 44, wears his skinny jeans with pride

Leonard DiCaprio, 41, is a die-hard fan of the baseball cap (left), while Brad Pitt, 52, if often seen in a hoodie (right)

 The results revealed 42 percent of older men are proud of their terrible dress sense and regularly laugh off negative comments.

The main criticisms, usually from their nearest and dearest, include: 'You never buy any new clothes' (18 percent), and 'You’re still wearing clothes you wore a decade ago' (18 percent).

'You don’t dress smartly enough for your age', was another common complaint.

In fact, almost a quarter admitted their partner is their harshest critic, and one in ten claimed their own children frequently mock their embarrassing attire.

Daniel Craig, 48, arguably pulls off the Speedos (left) better than Harrison Ford, 73, does his bum bag (right)

One in four went as far as to admit their other half was more stylish than they were, while 34 percent felt if they had a better look, it would help their relationship.

A further 24 percent said they worried about younger, more stylish men in the office; with 30 percent saying a wardrobe overhaul would boost their careers.

Jon Griffiths added: 'While some men are relaxed about this style crossroads, others believe it has a detrimental effect on their personal and professional lives.

'And a fair few are getting some serious stick from their families.

'Our view is that men shouldn’t be scared to reinvent themselves - and get a whole new wardrobe as a result.'

 

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