How to dress in your 60s and beyond


How to dress in your 60s: 5 golden rules

1) Look for structure

Unless you plan on spending every waking hour in the gym, it’s time to accept the fact that you’re probably going to get a little softer around the middle. With that in mind, look for casual clothes that are going to give your body that extra bit of structure. Try to wear more button-downs and polo shirts that, thanks to their seams, will both define your shoulders and make your arms look bigger (go for polos with tighter arm holes and roll up shirt sleeves to bulk up your biceps). If you want to wear a T-shirt, look for ones with baseball-style raglan sleeves (a seam that runs from under the arm to the collar) that will broaden your chest and back.

2) Neutrals are your new friend

Black can be a harsh colour on paler, more mature skin. Instead go for staples in warmer neutrals like soft grey, navy blue, brown and camel.

3) Buy flowers for your wife, not your wardrobe

Rather than rocking big, bold prints, keep the majority of your outfit sleek and simple, then add interest with small pops of pattern (a floral tie, a striped silk scarf or spotted socks, for example).

4) Don’t go straight for the tuck

Unless you have a washboard stomach, it’s best to keep your casual shirts, T-shirts and polos untucked. Just make sure you get the right fits to do this with: invest in an arsenal of slim fit polos and trim button-down Oxford with a curved hem that hits midway down your fly.

5) Let it go

It’s an unfortunate fact of being a man that you may find you have less and less hair after you turn 60. If baldness is kicking in, don’t go the combover route – take control and shave it all off. We know it’s a big step, but if you’re scared to do it just remember there’s evidence to suggest that bald men are seen as far more masculine than their follicularly fortunate counterparts.

Bill Nighy 75

Bill Nighy, 65

Prince Michael

HRH Prince Michael of Kent, 73

Bryan Ferry, 69

HRH Prince Charles, 66

Source: GQ