Style Advice Older Man Hi! I’m Antonio Centeno, the founder of Real
Men Real Style. Today I’m going to be answering the question, “How should an older man dress?” Basically, I received an email from a gentleman.
He’s in his 60s and he’s asking me, “Antonio, how should I dress?” Now, I want to let you know that this is brought
to you by Kirby over at the Hanger Project. Kirby runs his company at Dallas, Texas. It’s
a great company. In fact, what Kirby does is he scours the globe looking for the best
products in menswear to bring you. So he’s got some amazing socks coming out of Italy,
ties coming out of Italy. He makes some amazing hangers. In fact, he’s got a really great
story. A University of Texas alum realized that there
are not great hangers out there for the suits and trousers out there that men are spending
thousands of dollars on. So he went off and he started a company. I really admire what
Kirby is doing. If you haven’t checked out his company, just go check it out because
you’ll be amazed at the quality of products that are out there. If you get tired of going
to places like Target and Walmart and just seeing really the disposable stuff that they
try to sell, go check out what Kirby has. You will be amazed. He’s got things there
which you’ll pass on to your son that will last you a lifetime. The question that came in to me is, “Antonio,
I noticed that all the clothing out there is for young men. I’m a 60-year-old man. How
should I dress? I want to go out and enjoy a night on the town. What do you suggest that
I wear?” So a gentleman sent me that question. I really
want to address but first let me talk about some of the problems. A lot of older guys
in their 50s and 60s are getting laid off and they’re finding — they’re out there and
it’s hard. They’re competing against guys who are half their age, who will take half
the salary. It’s a tough world. In addition, there are guys that worked 25 to 30 years,
Master Sergeant, First Sergeant, gets out of the army and he finds it — he’s worked
25, 30 years of his life away. He’s still single because the army didn’t issue him a
wife. Okay, that was supposed to be funny. But in any case, they’re finding they’re at
this age, they’re out there competing with younger men, how should they dress? How should
they present themselves? Well, I’m going to give them a number of things.
I’m going to take about five things in particular which I would recommend for an older man. 1. Do Not Try To Dress Like A Young Man The number one thing is, do not try to dress
like a 20-year-old. Do not try to dress like a teenager. A lot of guys, especially I hear
this from guys getting out of the military. They’re in their late 40s and they find that
they have the same clothing that they wore when they entered. They have that REO Speedwagon
shirt, yup, they still got that because they picked it up at the concert back in 1988. Okay, guys, if that’s the case, you really
want to upgrade and you don’t want to, yeah, you don’t want to dress like a 20 or 30-year-old.
Do not wear the torn up jeans. If you’re in your 30s, you probably shouldn’t be wearing
torn up True Religion jeans. You want to be wearing age-appropriate clothing. What is
that? Let me get in to number two. 2. Find Brands That Suit You Find brands that suit you. If you’re in your
60s, your body is starting to change. The levels of testosterone are starting to go
down a little. If you’re working out, eating red meat, taking care of yourself, they could
remain up. But you’re probably finding that your body is shifting. You want pants that
suit you, perhaps have a little bit higher rise. Go see my friend, Casey Golden. She’s
over at The Butt Therapist and she’s going to recommend you in the interview we did.
She talked about Zegna jeans. You can do a quick search on jeans for the older men. I
talked about this. But you want to find brands which suit your age. So go to the finer menswear
stores. Talk to them. You don’t have to buy from them. Talk to them and learn from these
guys. That was number two, find brands. Number one, don’t dress like a teenager. 3. Be Aware: Society Has Expectations The other one and number three is understand
that society has expectations and that society stereotypes you. People look at you and they
make this quick decision. As an older man, they’re looking to you for leadership. They’re
looking — you have a place in society and don’t try to fight that. Use it to your advantage.
Women are attracted to older men. I know I married one. No, I married a younger woman,
not an older man. Okay, guys, that came out wrong. That was number three. Let’s go to
number four. 4. Own The Latest Technology Own the latest technology. Why is it important
for you to have the latest iPhone or the latest Android or to be sporting a pretty good laptop?
Because you — there is a stereotype out there that older men aren’t able to keep up on technology.
So if you’re talking about that Facebook thing or that YouTube thingamajig or the Twitter,
you want to understand that technology. So spend some time, understand the technology.
Carry a nice new phone. You don’t have to use everything on it. The reason you want
to do that is you want to, if you go into a meeting and you’re surrounded by a bunch
of 20-year-olds, you want to be able to put your phone on the table or your iPad and for
them to understand, yes, without saying a word, you say that “I am up on technology.
I have the latest gear. You don’t have to try to school me on it. Let’s get to business.” 5. Experiment With The Classics The final thing, tip number five gentlemen,
is experiment with the classics. I know you’re not in your 20’s anymore. You’re not getting
a mohawk, not coloring your hair but what you can do is you can introduce a Panama hat.
You can look at a Guayabera. You can start to wear gray flannel trousers. Those have
been around for 50, 75, 100 years and they’re going to continue to be around. They looked
great on your father and your grandfather. I don’t know if your father wore them but
your grandfather probably rocked them. So don’t be afraid to experiment with the classics. All right, those are my five tips for a gentleman
over the age of 60, if you’re in your 50s, for the older gentleman to dress sharp. Hope
you enjoyed them and definitely go check out the Hanger Project and say hi to Kirby when
you go visit him. Take care. I see you guys in the next video.