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At What Age Do Men Stop Dressing Like Boys?

I am in my late 30s. Only have a black suit for occassions like weddings, burials and formal parties, well maybe three. I own my business so dress code is out of the question. . But seriously, most of my collection of clothes are urban wear. The question my wife asked me on my last birthday was "When will I stop dressing like a boy"? So I will like to know at what age should men start dressing like men?

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Huh, men can't stop to dressing like a boy till they age. B4 my grand dad died,he still wear three quarter on snicker with face cap(polo) and i admired him till he gave up ghost.

My husband like to dress like dat 2 but wouldn't want me 2 dress like a girl but instead like a responsible married woman.

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some women like their men in coperate all the time while some dont. as far as you aint dressing gangsta, thats ok. my gal likes me when i wear everything thats my size not an oversize like all this american dudes. just look responsible. u dont need suit for that.

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dress like a man, dresslike a boy, dress like a girl sef, wat matters is is there moni in the pocket of the cloth u r wearing?

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Like you said? it`s what makes you comfortable,

I still prefer seeing an older boy in jeans and smart pin down tops (or sharp shirts),

than seeing an older boy (in his 30`s) in over starched native feeling like an over fed politician,

that`s speaking for myself

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My wardrobe is varied because I not only buy my own clothes, I occasionally give my partners/girlfriends money to shop for me.

In your case, since you are married let her buy your clothes, you can get yourself the occasional jeans or shoes. She holds herself directly responsible for your appearance, and health, otherwise why should she care?

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You shld dress the way u like but i guess if its wearn jeans,T-shirts or polo shirts,u know stuff like that,there is nothin boyish there infact i think ur wife wants u in trad and suits all the time,but i dont think ur style is boyish and so thats not a good remark by ur wife.

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@kajad, I agree with you absolutely.

Also need to add that [art of loving your wife is to really making some compromises for her.If she wants to show you off as hers, you better get the specifications right.Perhaps, you guys can shop together and reach a compromise!

good luck!

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Justin,

I think you can actually achieve a balance with your wife by combining the two.There are now corporate wear that are casual (forget tie here!) but you will need a good jacket though.you can combine great 'formal' colourful shirts with your jeans and chinos. There are hybrid shoes now;they are for work and play.In lagos, you will hear a lot about divers and stuffs like that.Give your 'wifey' this options.

Own your own business? I can feel you my bro. I run a growing business with my freinds too and there are days I am tempted to dress to work in a Danshiki!All my freinds have been saying that my wife will have work to do when I do get married.

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Exactly.

Taiwo --- uhnn, i like my face n thats why im keeping it away from u

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Justin, it's always good to dress as freely as you want. Sometimes however, some nice (designer) shirts are better than t-shirts. Maybe all you need is just to mix your t-shirt/jeans style with a little shirt/pants style. That would give you a new look once in a while, and less complaints.

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Are you not my sis too? biko tell me

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It also depends on ur profession Musicans would dress different from a lawyer

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If you know your style, you got no problem. Knowing what to wear and when to wear is the key.

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mmomi,is Justin your brother in law?

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Like zah said, point it out to her that you don't wear canvas that sings and has lights under them. Urban wears and jean pants doesn't mean u r still a boy.

But i must say, add some collections to ur wardrobe, don't have to be suit, just some really posh pants and shirts. U know the likes that still make me as young as u want, but will still do a meeting.

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Hi Justin

Aww, i think there really should be nothing like age to limit dress sense, because the way you dress reflects who you are and your personality. I know with age ppl might tone down just how juvenile they look if i may use that term, while retaining some elements of who they are. Oh man i dont think there is a problem except maybe your wife who has expressed concern.

I, like you hate suits, my wardrobe mainly reflects my rock scene lifestyle and hate anything stuffy. I am a free spirit and if someone told me not to dress the way i do then they'd be clipping my wings so to speak.

hey never stop dressing like a boy! the younger you feel the younger you'll stay

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If wearing Jeans a nice shirt and my Nike trainers is boyish, then i guess you can call me a Boy. Not interested in Suits. The best i can do is a sports jacket with Jeans. No three piece, nothing too corporate. If it fits, and is comfortable, then count me in.

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It depends on her preferences. If dressing like a boy means jeans and t-shirts I'm all for it. You could point out to your wife that you don't wear suspenders or those canvas shoes with lights under them.

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