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Thread: How old is too old?

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    We celebrated a co-workers bd today-age 54. We range in age from 35 to 65 and we started talking about how much "younger" we are than when our moms or grandmas were our age and what we do they didn't do. For example: water ski, rock climb, ballroom dance, motorcycle (me) and some other stuff. The biggest thing was we all still wear blue jeans--none of us can picture our moms/grandmas in blue jeans. So the question came up: how old is too old to wear jeans?? Our consensus was NEVER!! I'd be really interested in what you all think (of course every generation thinks they're younger than the previous.) I'll pass on your comments to my co-workers. Thanks for your answers-
    Peace-Jan
    PS: this is all in fun and I hope I don't offend anyone. I'm also not telling you MY age!!

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    I agree with NEVER!!! You're only as old as you feel. My mind thinks I'm still 30, but my body keeps thinking it it older than Methuzela. LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I'm turning 50 in May and I don't care who knows. I MADE IT TO 50 WORLD. hehehehehe :wink: :wink:

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    Hey, Joeyoz--I'LL be 50 in May, too!! I wore jeans to school today. I truly didn't know there was such a thing as "too old for jeans." Kind of a sad phrase.... so let's get rid of it!! :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Hey, Joeyoz--I'LL be 50 in May, too!! I wore jeans to school today. I truly didn't know there was such a thing as "too old for jeans." Kind of a sad phrase.... so let's get rid of it!! :wink:
    I'm with you. Let's get rid of it. No more "Too Old For Jeans". hehehe :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I'll be 59 next month (yikes!) and I'm certainly not ready to give up my jeans!

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    My dad is 75 and my mom is 73. They still wear jeans.

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    This is really weird. My mom will be 86 this month and she has never worn slacks!! She wears what she calls "house dresses". She had a very strict Italian dad and his daughters were not allowed to wear slacks. She never did although her younger sister (age 84) does. Maybe that's why I only own two dresses. My closet only has uniforms and jeans. Thanks -you guys are a hoot. I'm so glad no one's offended by this; I just needed some fun stuff after a crappy (flu season at the office) kind of day.

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    If I get too old to wear jeans, I'll be pretty much naked. I own 3 pairs of jeans and 3 pairs of yoga pants. I think I still have one pair of "slacks" for funerals. I hope they go with Nikes or flip flops because that's the only shoes I own these days.

    My personal policy is "if it aint comfortable I aint wearing it". Panty hose, high heels, push-up bras, and such fall directly into the aint comfortable category.

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    You're never too old to wear jeans, but... teens call our jeans "Mom jeans." Our jeans are uncool to them. (IMO, most of their fashions are uncool to me, so we're even.)

    I would say you're too old for their super low-rise jeans once your belly starts to sag. That could be at 30 or 40 - or 12.

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    My mom NEVER wore jeans. She wore house dresses or nice slacks.
    She never wore makeup unless it was lipstick. That was it! Just strange, was just how she was.
    I, on the other hand, I wear jeans everyday! Barefoot unless I have to go to the store and then it's sandels. If I have to put shoes/sneakers on, my feet yell and scream at me.
    I do dress up once in a while, but after about an hour of those shoes on my feet, off they come!

    Too old for jeans? NEVER!!!
    I have cool jeans. My girls make sure I wear them. The only ones that fit me proper are Old Navy, so that's what I buy. My girls make sure there's no "muffin top" sticking out...that's not cool on anyone. lol
    The girls make sure Mom is dressed properly and isn't embarrassing them. lol

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    Perfect answer: NEVER!

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    My mom will be 93 on Oct 6 and she still wears jeans.

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    I'm not EVER giving up my jeans........

    that's my two cents worth!

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    Jeans forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lol!

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    As long as you're still vertical and not covered with dirt, you're young enough to wear jeans.

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    NEVER too old!! I have a friend who is 74 yrs old. She wears cut-offs (for you yound ones -- cut-offs are jeans that are cut off and the legs rolled up --shorts). My only problem with her wearing those ----I'm JEALOUS!!! She's got a great figure!!! :mrgreen:

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    Never too old for jeans. One thing some might be too old for are mini skirts and a bikini. Know I am!

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    I will probably be buried in jeans!!!
    My mom never wore jeans, she does wear slacks or elastic waisted pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Never too old to wear jeans, but I know of two women who cannot wear jeans as it gives them a backache. Ever hear of that?
    They should try a size bigger?

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    I have an old friend who is 68 and she has never worn jeans. She didn't wear sneakers until a few years ago when she fell off her mules and broke her foot. I took aerobics with her and she had on those darn mules. I couldn't believe she could move in those things. LOL.

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    At one time I thought i was to old for jeans so stopped wearing them for a while but now I am over that and live in them. Funny about our moms. Mine didnt start wearing then until in her 70's then she lived in them. i sometimes wondered if she owned any other clothes.
    Remember--we are only as old as we think we are.

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    Wait a minute - if you don't wear jeans what the heck do you wear????

    Aren't jeans just denim slacks? So how could you be too old for

    denim slacks? It sure beats a purple dress with a red hat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    If I get too old to wear jeans, I'll be pretty much naked. I own 3 pairs of jeans and 3 pairs of yoga pants. I think I still have one pair of "slacks" for funerals. I hope they go with Nikes or flip flops because that's the only shoes I own these days.

    My personal policy is "if it aint comfortable I aint wearing it". Panty hose, high heels, push-up bras, and such fall directly into the aint comfortable category.
    LMAO!!! My sentiments exactly. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I am 75 and wear jeans all time. And decent shorts in the summer. You are as young as you feel.

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    I'd say never - I am 71, wear tank tops, and when the jeans have the holes in the knees, I cut them off - VOILA! cutoffs! Hey, you are as young as you feel. Besides, if it feels good - do it! And I feel good, comfortable and relaxed in jeans - however, I opt for the elastic waist! Edie

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