Where do middle aged men shop for clothes?
March 18, 2014 9:39 AM Subscribe
I've reached middle age, lost a ton of weight, and need to re-do my wardrobe. Where does a middle aged man shop for clothing in America?
posted by dw to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (19 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a Caucasian-ish male in my low 40s who recently shed a huge amount of weight. As a result, I need to redo my entire wardrobe.
Up until now I've relied heavily on Target for everyday, Eddie Bauer for the business casual look, and Nordstrom Rack for selected, more formal pieces (e.g. sportcoats -- I work in tech so I don't have to dress up but once a year). I have a particular look. But the look feels younger than my age.
So I've been thinking about moving to a slightly "older," more formal look. The look of the middle aged man who knows he's in his 40s and makes no apologies for it, instead of the man in his 40s or 50s that looks too fashion-forward for his age (I work with a few of them).
Thing is, I have no idea where to shop. Most of the places I've shopped at aim for the 18-35 male. Eddie Bauer is the exception, but I want to go beyond plaid-shirt-nice-jeans.
My current plan is to grab a Nordstrom personal shopper and talk this through, but I would love ideas of where else I can look to re-do my look.
(I'm in Seattle)