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  • Ahree
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    You look great! (It's totally legit to question whether you should always follow the advice of a woman when it comes to menswear, even if the advice is coming from a stylish wife.) Nothing wrong with your skinnyish pants paired with your well fitting blazer. Shoes are also a nice color and an appropriately relaxed style. All the colors coordinate well with one another and are in harmony without being too matchy-matchy. Button down oxford shirt is classic and a good, casual but neat choice. You're looking 1000% percent snazzier than the average guy, so it's a huge win. But I might suggest that your trim pants would be more appropriate with a blazer were a little more casual and unstructured (ie. soft shoulder, slightly shorter length), and if your shirt were sportier. That would be my only recommendation.

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  • rdsmith3
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    Agree with the above. I am 6'2" 185 lbs so not too different from you, at age 58. I think the above looks good.

    Here's another way to think about it. My wife does not even notice or care what I wear, so you are blessed that your wife notices and offers compliments. I would trust her judgment!

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  • Robert Brown
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    Looks good. Hem the pants about an inch or less and you'll be fine.

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  • mochi123
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    My thinking is that pants clinging to your butt isn't a good look for a guy of any age range, but if you're in a good shape, dressing so that they gently skim your body looks good for a man in any age.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by 3piece View Post
    Sure slimmer pants like that pair look better in some ways. I don't wear them, though, because:
    1. I don't like my shoes look like an oversized pair of clown shoes.
    2. They're more restrictive
    Originally posted by Hebrew Barrister View Post
    A bit of stretch is usually built into the fabrics used for slimmer jeans. Restriction is usually not an issue.

    I don't like my shoes to look tiny in comparison to my wide billowy dad jeans.

    [MENTION=11274]3piece[/MENTION] : What he said.

    Also, my big feet are going to look big no matter what, thank you.

    And today when I had lunch with my grown daughter, she told me the jeans aren't too tight and when she first saw me, she thought I had lost more weight.

    So, I'm good.

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  • Hebrew Barrister
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    Originally posted by 3piece View Post
    Sure slimmer pants like that pair look better in some ways. I don't wear them, though, because:
    1. I don't like my shoes look like an oversized pair of clown shoes.
    2. They're more restrictive

    A bit of stretch is usually built into the fabrics used for slimmer jeans. Restriction is usually not an issue.

    I don't like my shoes to look tiny in comparison to my wide billowy dad jeans.

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  • 3piece
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    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Sure slimmer pants like that pair look better in some ways. I don't wear them, though, because:
    1. I don't like my shoes look like an oversized pair of clown shoes.
    2. They're more restrictive

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by Paxonus View Post
    I am in EXACTLY the same situation. Medical problem, weight loss, and I'm 62. I'm enjoying wearing slimmer clothing as I went from a 44 jacket to a 38, and 38 waist to 32. I find that I prefer the Regent fit from BB in suits, and the Clark in casual pants. They are a close enough fit that they don't look baggy. Anything slimmer just isn't comfortable, even if I can pull it off. I'm also more particular about trousers. If they don't drape cleanly from top to bottom, I won't wear them. To get a good drape requires some extra material, and I think the Regent fit nails it for me.
    Yes--Regent Fit--my wife LOVES that cut on me (I have one BB suit and it's a Regent Fit) and I think it's kind of snug. But I get compliments every time I wear it.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by MediumTex View Post
    But most importantly, your wife thinks you look great. And that's the audience you should care about the most.
    Yes, indeed. Thank you for the reminder.

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  • Doug Chalkey
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    Sadly I did not but I'll go back over those posts for sure. In a casual rut at the moment.
    Originally posted by mebejoseph View Post
    Thanks. That was my photo and clothes for the typical dappered outfit thread--you can find it someplace if you look around. A bunch of us participated. Maybe you did?
    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk

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  • Paxonus
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    I am in EXACTLY the same situation. Medical problem, weight loss, and I'm 62. I'm enjoying wearing slimmer clothing as I went from a 44 jacket to a 38, and 38 waist to 32. I find that I prefer the Regent fit from BB in suits, and the Clark in casual pants. They are a close enough fit that they don't look baggy. Anything slimmer just isn't comfortable, even if I can pull it off. I'm also more particular about trousers. If they don't drape cleanly from top to bottom, I won't wear them. To get a good drape requires some extra material, and I think the Regent fit nails it for me.

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  • shad0w4life
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    It may be optics, try a slimmer fitting jacket in a store with some slimmer pants, it might look more symmetrical, that's about the only thing I can think of for why you may think the pants were too slim, I've noticed that happening to myself when I mix suit jackets with odd trousers I have in various fits. (yeah yeah I know that's a bad idea but I own enough suits)

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  • MediumTex
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    We're all on this site because we care more than the average person about our clothes and how we look in them. But also realize that putting even a scintilla of effort into your look puts you in the top 1%, sartorially-speaking. Case in point: I work at a Fortune 125 company where I KNOW a lot of the men here make good money (and the women, but this is a site about men's clothes), and I can't tell you the number of bicycle-toe shoes I see on a daily basis. Would it kill you to buy a cap toe every now and again?

    What's the point, Tex? It's this: you look great. But most importantly, your wife thinks you look great. And that's the audience you should care about the most. And ditto to what an earlier poster said: it takes some getting used to a new silhouette. After a while, you'll wonder why you ever wore those "baggier" trousers before. I hope I look at sharp as you when I hit 60. As for having a wife 15 years younger, I'll have to settle for four years younger!

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  • BillN
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    As a mid 40s person, I hope I can maintain myself to look that fit and stay current with my style over the next five years.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by Doug Chalkey View Post
    Happy wife, happy life.

    I really dig the outfit, especially the shoes.

    Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
    Thanks. That was my photo and clothes for the typical dappered outfit thread--you can find it someplace if you look around. A bunch of us participated. Maybe you did?

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