Over 50, hair cut short, goatee, not “slim”, dark t-shirt w/ writing on it.

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  1. 985plowboy

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    I know where you're coming from.
    I have no animosity towards any group, be it the kind of folks that are in to;
    Motorcycle
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    And the list goes on.

    I reckon there's a "uniform" for just about anything.
    Folks are looking for a place to fit in.
    Identity is a thing.
     
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    i spend zero time checking out the dudes... but i fully respect your right to creep on middle aged dudes if that is yo thang!
     
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    I still struggle wearing black t shirts. My mother would not allow them, and I still have that somewhere in the back of my mind.

    And I can't grow facial hair worth the time.
    Tough grader. They're just trying to pay their bills. I save my displeasure for waitrons who are bad at their jobs. I will admit the phrase "no worries" makes my neck itch.
     
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    My hair is shorter and grayer (also starting to sport a receeding hairline) than it was 30 years ago, but still not as short as most guys these days. Used to have a graying goatee, but then I had to look for a job so I got rid of it trying to look younger for interviews. I think I would have been better off keeping it for all the good it did.
     
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    Didn't we just go through this in a recently-shut-down thread? For the record:

    a) I'm 67 and clean-shaven. So are most of my friends.

    b) My hairs are different lengths.

    c) Are you sure my suit is scratchy? When's the last time you wore worsted wool or linen?

    d) Isn't this a so-what? Why care what anyone else is wearing?

    e) And for that matter, why care how old they are when they wear it?

    I used to have a girlfriend who said that when the revolution comes, she wants to be minister of fashion. There'll be a job waiting for you in her ministry!
     
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    In the '80s the uniform for my age group was a jean jacket and concert t-shirt, the 90s had us in flannel and now we must have a goatee, short hair and black t-shirt, the dude complies.
     
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    Timely thread! I shaved my Goatee after having it consistently since the mid 90's. I got the clippers out to shape it up, looked in the mirror an grabbed the razor and cream instead.

    I look weird but I always look weird. It'll take a few days to get used to it. My hair is salt an pepper and the beard was white, so I do look younger though I don't think I shaved it for that reason.(not consciously anyway)
     
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    You rang?
    I have no goat, or goatee, I do have a (trimmed) beard, my hair abandoned me long ago, so I keep it too short to pull, I wear lotsa black T shirts (no writing though, I’m not a billboard), weigh 200 don’t mess with me pounds, and am 6 ft tall and a little change.
    I’m old, worn, tired, and was never pretty.
    For better or worse, I’m much like my teenage self, EXCEPT I sing and play better.
    Lots of my tribe/ilk look like me.
    Poor bastards.
    When I was young, my tribe all looked the same, too.
    We all had long hair parted in the middle, wore jeans and T shirts, smoked whatever, and drank poison (booze).
    So, we’re all cattle/sheep, I suppose.
    I actually truly pity younger people, though.
    They seem so helpless.
    There’s no app for life, yet.
    I’ve LOVED my time on this orb, though.
    I hope I get a few more trips around the sun.
     
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    there is a lotta man look worrying goin on here i noticed....dudes checking out dudes & what they wear & look like is creepy
     
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    Semi-tough. If I were super-tough, I wouldn't always tip 20%.

    "No worries" is good, but where I live, it's usually "No problem" or "Not a problem!" (Central Maine is a bit of a hipness desert.) Good point, though. I just added them all to my list. Thanks!

    I do kind of miss "No problemo!", but kids don't quote the Terminator anymore. (If they're quoting Game of Thrones, it's going right over my head.) I took a class about fifteen years ago where the professor gave us a culture quiz. No one under 25 knew who Sarah Connors is.

    I had a beard from about 1970 to 1980. Never grew to be more than an Arafat.
     
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    Love it! I got rid of mine a long time ago, but I didn't have a name for it. Thank you thank you thank you.
     
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    It seems that many of y'all haven't read your Erving Goffman. If you had, you might be a little less bound up about this stuff.
     
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    Bah, bah!
     
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    Exactly! That's how I finally got over stage fright.
     
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    Did she have a goatee?
     
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    We do a lot that's unnatural. Aren't my glasses and some dental work that's been done unnatural? At age 60 I have to think I'd be dead without that stuff and the modern home that surrounds me.

    In the funny or not department, a few of my outdoor sports pals noticed we're all VERY lucky to have beautiful, smart and fit wives who seem to prefer clean shaven (and clean) men. Maybe it's unnatural but the 30 years with my wife has been well worth some unnatural habits.

    My reactions to that are a challenge. I was a chubby kid but have worked at some well-being for most of the past 45 years. I know you can change but some really struggle. Still, being overweight was not the norm in my youth.

    With or without whiskers, I'd like to see the issue turned around. Some people need compassion and acceptance but as a kid who got called PotBilly, I also know some people need to change. I sincerely wish the best for anyone trying and suggest everyone start now.
     
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  18. Mike Eskimo

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    You pegged me !

    So to speak ...:eek:

    Oh yeah - I forgot “grumpy”...:lol:
     
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    I pretty sure “no worries” came from Australia, as popularized by Paul Hogan in Crocodile Dundee”.
     
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    My longest hair is found inside my ears.
    What's left of it - grey.

    Dropped 20 pounds over the past 2 yrs of gym attendance.

    Tee shirts are fraying, but still more likely than jacket/tie.

    What uniform?

    Peace - Deeve
     
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