These things are a complete mystery to me.
Ok, so I get by with ignoring it most of the time, but every now and then, like when I really need something new to wear, I am confronted by my own ignorance in these matters.
High street shops, charity or thrift stores, it makes no difference: I am clueless in this area.
Apart from getting smaller waisted jeans, nearly all my clothes are remnants from when I was over 100lbs heavier. My shirts are all old, worn and extremely baggy. Worse still, somewhere along the line the fashion shifted so tucking in your shirt became a big no-no. Unfortunately, when wearing shirts that are 4 sizes too big it means I’m walking around in billowing tents most of the time, or they are flapping out of the bottom of my jackets/ sweaters/ coats like an old dress.
The reason I dress like this is every time I go into a shop to look for something new, I feel completely out of my depth. It seems my choices are either to buy stuff aimed at 17 year olds, or to look like my dad (or even granddad).
What is a guy in his mid-40s supposed to wear these days? I have absolutely no idea. I feel completely out of my depth, so I end up panicking and leaving without having anything new.
Nearly 3 years ago I wrote about still wearing the same style of clothes I did 25 years ago (See - Am I mad, in a coma, or back in 1981?). Unfortunately I'm now at a point where it's not just about style - I am actually wearing exactly the same clothes from 10 years ago, and they're getting a bit threadbare.