The Fashionable Mature Man

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The Mature Man’s Guide to Style
Diet, Exercise, Fashion, and Grooming for a Man’s Best Years
Gale
1980

Finally! A comprehensive book on diet, fashion, and grooming for the more mature man. It’s time to embrace your golden years!

There is lots of advice about hair. The over 40 set really needs the advice about hair pieces, preventing a uni-brow, and general manscaping. Attention to grooming is important for the mature man. There are also chapters on exercise, diet, and health concerns.

The best part is the fashion advice. No one wants to see the old man trying to look young. The mature man should aim for a traditional classy look. Quality fabrics and fit also go along way. There is even a fashion “don’t” list included. Thankfully, leisure suits have made the “don’t” list. I think I would like to live my remaining years never seeing another leisure suit again.

Mary

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inside flaps

hair piece

eyes

swimming

clothes

clothes and quality

11 comments

    1. Isn’t that just a length of rope? What’s wrong with using rope as a belt?

      ohh…..maybe i need this book

    2. If nautical motifs are no-no’s, how can that sweater be OK? (How can that sweater be OK under any circumstances!)

  1. Huh. A lot of those looks are actually back in fashion today, but for men aged 25 to 40, instead of over 40 XD

  2. Re: belts that don’t buckle — I had a belt that didn’t technically have a buckle when I was little, like the one at the top of p. 181. It culminated at each end in a bent piece of metal that clasped with each other.

  3. Wow! Caterpillar eyebrows and a comb-over! Combine those with the Uber sexy cashmere sweater by Pringle and some Jantzen shorts with a paperback book stuffed down the front and it’s on! Sorry ladies and gents, he’s taken!!!!

  4. I hope I don’t have nightmares about the guy in the “youthful-looking eyes” chapter. Brrr.

    1. Lol I thought the same thing! It took me a few minutes but he does have a passing resemblance to the Captain Obvious character on the Hotels.com commercials….

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