My First Men’s Style Interview

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This little blog has come a long way in almost two years.

Although I’m hardly an authority on men’s style, I’m always happy to talk about it.

Until now no one has ever asked me to.

So when I was asked to do an interview for a new men’s magazine I was a little surprised but very happy to help.

Of course I had to share it with you.

I’ll post a link to the site when the article comes out. But here is a preview:

How important do you think trends for the older man is?

I won’t say that new trends are not important, but their impact, in general, diminishes as you grow older. I talk a lot about personal style on my blog. I believe in style from the inside out.  First you need to have a good understanding of yourself as a person and your style will reflect that understanding. A confident man will look great in what ever he wears. So a well dressed, well-adjusted middle-aged man will have an interest in new fashion trends, but will only adopt those that fit within his personal style.

For example, I like when guys roll up their jeans with no socks and loafers. It’s a great look and very trendy, but it’s not my style.

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-What do you look for in a good suit?

Fit and Fabric. Fit will always be the most important thing for me. I have broad shoulders and long arms. Little or no shoulder padding for me. If I’m shopping off the rack I spend a lot of time searching for the right jacket. That comes with understanding your likes and dislikes. As far as fabric, wool is a must. One hundred percent wool or wool blended with cashmere. I stick to that.
-Please describe your favourite item of clothing, why you think it works fashionably, how it makes you feel when you wear it etc

I have a pair Florsheim Saddle Shoes that I just love to wear in the spring and summer. They go with everything. I can dress them down with jeans or dress them up with a summer suit. When I wear them I always feel like I’m going to a fancy lawn party.

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-Are you more of a ‘embrace your age’ or ‘relive your youth’ kind of man?

Project 40 is all about embracing middle-age and becoming better at 40 and beyond. I like growing older (hopefully wiser).  I like the grey hairs in my head. I just wish I could conquer my middle-aged spread.

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  1. Congrats on the interview. I saw a photo somewhere on your page that made me think of eyewear. Random fact. Did you know that about 90 percent of the WORLD’s eyewear is made by an Italian company called Luxottica? Saw a 60 Minutes feature on them recently. Really very interesting. With the exception of Wal-Mart, they own almost every eyewear distributor in the world. I enjoyed reading!

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