Leave the shiny, sleek motorcycle jackets to guys with something to prove.
Yours should be simple, a little worn, and very expensive.
"It seems there comes a time for most men when they outgrow their current style but have no clue how to adapt their look for a new stage in their lives," said John Griffiths, marketing director of Spaceslide, who commissioned the research.
Results of the research will come as a wake-up call to many celebrities, who tend to cling to youth with a tighter grip than most, but how many of the now-contraband items are you guilty of wearing?
Your forties are when you start to carry yourself with some serious authority.
But for the most part a man in his 40s can be counted on to own a decent collection of clothes he likes already. Keep ’em modest — true pinstripes, just a needle’s width of white color — but why not? This will, of course, become one of your business suits. But it’s something that can make the occasional “casual” appearance as well, at evenings at the theater or Sunday morning services, to say nothing of any upscale events like country club dinners you might find yourself invited to.
Now’s the time to start finding ways to improve it: make things a little dressier, a little more luxurious; a little more more. It’s not a cheap piece and it’s not an everyday piece.
If you’re feeling extravagant, personalize with monogrammed metal buttons. As great as they look, suits and blazers aren’t the only kinds of jacket a man should own.
You can wear a blazer with almost anything — that’s one of the reasons to own a good one. One of the marks of a well-dressed man is his outerwear’s ability to stand with the rest of his outfit.