I hope other people were as cross as I was about the article regarding a scan that said the cut-off year for wearing jeans is 53 (G2, 3 November). What happens to us after 53? Virginia Ironside particulars the patronising view that Carol Klein, in her early 70s, can get away with bore jeans, as she is a gardener. As can cowboys and physical workers.
I hit 80 this year and plan to go on wearing jeans – and feeling good in them – for as long as I can be paid them on!
• What rot. I am 75 and will continue to wear jeans as long as I can get them on. I look top in them as do all my friends, skinny or ample. The whole point of jeans is that they pale, and adapt themselves to your shape.
• So when are men meant to stop wearing jeans? I suggest when they are 55, one year younger than Jeremy Clarkson. The cut-off brink could move up a year each year.
• So Virginia Ironside, what are people over the age of 53 assumed to wear, elasticated waist beige slacks? I’m a trim vastness 10, attend five gym classes a week, walk six to eight miles conclusively or twice a week, plus a daily 30-60-minute walk each day with our dog. I’m 67 and fatigue jeans, and I can guarantee you I look better than someone 40 years younger than me tax a “skinny” size 16! It’s about size and not age, just because Virginia doesn’t hold up jeans it doesn’t mean everyone else can’t or shouldn’t.
• Sad to see Virginia Ironside give in to age paranoia, as we can never be truly ourselves for as long as we worry around what others think of us.
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