Here at bohemianboomer, we preach “never act your age,” but what about dressing your age? According to a columnist in the Hartford Courant this week, boomer men, in particular, are taking it a bit too far.
Writer Jim Shea says, when it comes to clothes, it’s getting harder to tell the boomer guy from the “kid at Abercrombie who sold him the clothes.” So, what’s wrong with that?
Well, according to Shea, the problem is especially obvious when you’re talking jeans. He claims boomer dudes in today’s low-rider jeans bring to mind the “bent-over backside” of a plumber. Hardly an original insult is it? And to be fair, Mr. Shea, isn’t that true of any overweight guy in a pair of jeans – regardless of age?
Despite that cheap shot, Shea does have a valid point: there is a fine line between stylish and silly, and some boomers cross it much too often. And he’s right when he says that no where is it more obvious than at the fitness center.
Boomer gym attire should be limited to properly sized T-shirts with the following themes: pro sports teams, college names, alcohol brands and concerts personally attended. Wearing your son’s Death Cab for Cutie T-shirt is not going to fool anyone.
Kinda makes you glad you held onto that Aerosmith tee, doesn’t it?