Dressing like I'm old
I basically don't wear jeans any more: because I'm lax about shaving, I figure I need to "dress up" a little, to compensate.
The exception is that if I'm doing yardwork or something in the shed, I'll wear my "shop clothes" to the hardware store, landscape supply store, or the pizza place -- because, eh.
However -- now that it's winter (down under!), I can "play dressup" a bit, without sweating like a monkey. So, I've been wearing neckties for the last two weeks -- and last week I even wore a suit jacket at work!
I also have four or five hats that are pretty nifty -- but I don't wear them during the summer months (in the summer I wear a broad-brimmed sun hat). So winter is the time to wear my groovy hats.
The above photo is what I wore on Thursday (June 18th). My manager said I looked "natty": I'm pretty sure I've never been called "natty".
The suit jacket is a little "granddad" -- but I'm OK with that. I think it makes me look 55 -- although a very well-preserved 55 -- even though I'm in my 40s.
Different people have different modes of dressing. For myself, I don't wear jeans and sneakers any more: I felt like I could get away with that in my 20s -- but now I'm "dressing like a grown-up".
Or like a granddad. Either way. :)