The five fashion fantasies that midlife men harbour, from James Bond to David Beckham

Admittedly a polo neck at an awards ceremony could also be too clean for some tastes, however in addition to signalling that William is as match as a butcher’s canine it additionally reveals he’s not a stuffed shirt, not to mention a younger man residing in a world of chintz, nursery teas and suffocating obligation. “I’m not a trapped relic” is what this ensemble says. “I can pull off cocktail charmer, thanks, so do not mistake me for a red trouser-in-waiting.” What we’re right here is William having enjoyable and indulging himself for five minutes, within the time-honoured method: by dressing up.

Bond is only one of a handful of fashion fantasies men harbour, extra so as soon as they’ve had a couple of kids and lost some hair. William may discover a number of the others, although not all, tougher to work into his routine. These are, in no specific order:

Successful actor/producer

Sometimes we surprise if You Know Who moved to LA merely so as to swan about sporting sun shades on a regular basis (nonetheless thought of a bit pretentious within the UK). In LA, assertion sun shades are commonplace on a regular basis put on for men, which is beneficial since there comes some extent in a person’s life (50, presumably 55 if he’s very properly adjusted) when he realises that sun shades – and never just a few tat purchased on the airport – are the distinction between him trying like a photocopier salesman and an enormous noise in movie and TV. That and a box-fresh white T-shirt worn below his shirt, a reasonably close-fitting cashmere sweater, and a watch/very fats wedding ceremony ring. If you don’t consider us, try to image Brad Pitt out and about with out his Ray-Ban Aviators, squinting into the solar together with each different Normal. Not taking place.

Retired Rock God

The rock star fantasy simply retains on constructing thanks to an everyday drip of memoirs from the likes of Jimmy Page, however the RRG you’ll relatively seem like is Mick Jagger from the neck down. You need to go to a celebration sporting velvet trousers, trainers and perhaps a pea coat, and seem like you belong in them. (Not everybody can put on a pea coat, attention-grabbing little-known reality. Maybe one for William to attempt subsequent? And should you’re studying this, William, be sure that it’s lengthy sufficient within the physique.)

Still Got it At the Weekend Man

Goes out to get the papers trying like he could be off to meet a DJ/view a property in Hoxton. Things he can be sporting embrace Birkenstocks (presumably fur-lined), an Arctic parka*, a cashmere beanie, unstructured denims and good-cause bracelets. *These parkas make men really feel lots greater, as a result of they’re huge.

Sexy gardener

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