April 24, 2024

Styles For Men

Boldness and Elegance, Timeless Men's Style

How to dress even better in your 40s

3 min read

It’s no secret that sportswear is absolutely dominating the menswearverse right now, and while injecting a dose of it into your wardrobe can freshen up your downtime fits, investing in this look too heavily in your 40s can end up giving off a bit of a PE teacher vibe, which isn’t a good look.

If you want to do it right, try and steer clear from baseball caps and backpacks and look for some cool designer sneakers from the likes of Prada and Valentino. Don’t go for anything too bold and brash. Instead, they should be very understated and very low-key, with paired down colour palettes. If you must own a hoodie, go for one without any graphics or patterns and preferably made from more refined fabrics such as cashmere or wool. Cotton is so last decade.

#4: Watch yourself

You might already have one or two watches in your collection, but now’s the time to take it to the next level. If you haven’t done so already, your 40th birthday is a great time to treat yourself to your first high-end timepiece – and by that, we mean the sort that you can pass down to your kids one day (if you want any, that is).

Also, invest in some jewellery that complements it. Whether that’s a signet ring or a small stack of bracelets, make sure that these are made from materials that will actually last, like gold, platinum, or titanium. If you’re feeling extra boujee, subtle stones and highly-polished beads should be on your radar, too.

Jacquemus Logo Patch T-Shirt

#5: Get your locks on lock

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: you need a haircut that is a genuine representation of your age. If you wore a mohawk in your 20s or even your 30s, it’s time to lay off the hairspray and gel, and let those locks chill out a bit. While we fully appreciate (and respect) your personal aesthetic and identity, the days of experimenting are way, way behind you.

When it comes to choosing a new haircut, you need to consider your hair type as well as your face shape. If you’re struggling, find a barber who gets it right every time. That’s one less thing for you to worry about.

#6: Don’t try too hard

There is a tendency with guys around this age to burn up in a flaming fashion wreckage, more commonly known as a mid-life crisis. The ‘I’ve still got it’ attitude tips the balance too far, and you end up looking like a very bright, mismatched plea for help, driving an equally-as-bright Porsche that you spent way too much money on.

So be expressive, get savvy with your colour matches, but don’t dig out some of the mad garms that you wore in your 20s to try and relive the good ol’ days. Get older, get wiser, get cooler.

Studio Nicholson Jean Merino Sweater

Well-dressed men in their 40s

If you’re looking for some inspo on how to dress in your 40s, just take a look at some of the dudes who are doing it right. David Beckham knows what works for him – tailored suits and muscle-hug knits – as does Mark Ronson who has traded in the vivid pink suiting for chic, neutral gear. Hollywood’s very own Sterling K Brown? He’s mastered the art of muted colours and timeless patterns.


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