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Article: Styling tips for older men

Conseils pour la parfaite garde-robe d’un homme mature stylé

Styling tips for older men

Did you recently celebrate you 60th birthday? Do you want to create an age-appropriate wardrobe that reflects your style and personality? Let's face it, 20-somethings and retirees don’t dress the same. However, the fashion experts at Ernest believe that men can dress to impress at any age. Here’s some advice on how to find stylish and comfortable pieces as you age.


Every older man’s wardrobe should include pieces in neutral, timeless colours. Navy blue, camel and grey are tasteful shades for pants, sweaters, cardigans, blazers and more. However, bright shades make great accent colours for socks and accessories like ties and pocket squares.

Chic but casual

There’s an unwritten rule that mature men should look elegant yet understated. Consequently, smart, casual clothing is a great choice.

Furthermore, older men might want to avoid tight and shiny clothes that feature eccentric patterns. This attire caters to men in their 20s and 30s and won’t make you look younger. In fact, it may do the opposite. In your 60s, it’s best to let your sophisticated and classic style do the talking.

Here are a few examples of chic and casual outfits that are suitable for men in their 60s:

  • Dark, well-cut jeans with a nice T-shirt under a cardigan
  • Tailored chinos with an untucked button-up
  • Dress pants with a nice polo shirt and fitted blazer

If you want to put together a comfortable and co-ordinated outfit, talk to a stylist at one of our stores. They'll suggest the perfect pieces to complement your wardrobe based on your body type, lifestyle, tastes and budget.

Dress sneakers

You can get away with wearing casual, comfortable sneakers for shopping or dining out with friends. However, they should be clean and scuff free. You don’t want people to think you exercise in the same shoes.

At Ernest, we carry stylish sneakers in a variety of designs and colours like brown, black, cognac and more. You can try them on in-store and pick out a matching belt to complete your look.

Classic white shirt

Every new retiree should have at least one white shirt in their wardrobe. Just make sure it’s opaque and fits well. Do you want to look stylish at your next event? If so, pair a crisp white shirt with a nice blazer and a high-quality tie. If you get warm, untuck your shirt, leave a button or two open at the collar and roll up the sleeves.

A nice white shirt is the perfect piece for any occasion and will make you look chic and modern. At Ernest, we have a wide variety of dress shirts and button-ups, as well as long and short sleeve shirts in vibrant colours and patterns.


It’s a good idea to have a few nice T-shirts on hand. Make sure they fit properly and aren’t too loose or too tight. Plain fabrics and discreet patterns are best. When it comes to collars, you can choose between a round collar or a V-neck, which slims the face. Don’t be afraid to try different styles to find the one that suits you best. For a casual look, we recommend pairing your T-shirt with a nice blazer and crisp, well-cut jeans.

Polo shirts

Polo shirts are timeless and can be worn for many different occasions. You can wear a polo shirt alone or with a fitted blazer. We recommend purchasing a polo shirt in a plain or neutral colour in a style that’s slightly fitted at the waist.

Bonus tip

If you want to make a good impression and look your best as you age, take care of your hair and beard by regularly going to the barbershop or salon.

Stylish clothes for older men at Ernest

When it comes to finding the right clothes as you age, Ernest is the place to go. We've got everything you need to create age-appropriate outfits. Browse our selection of shirts, jeans, chinos, sweaters, cardigans, T-shirts and polos from well-known brands like Au Noir, Anthony of London, Orvieto and Marco Ferrera.

Do you have a special occasion coming up? If so, you can find the perfect outfit and accessories at Ernest. We have an impressive selection of suits, dress shirts, ties, bow ties, belts, suspenders, pocket squares, leather shoes and more. Do you need to have your pants or jacket tailored? If so, leave it to the team at Ernest. We want you to look your best and be completely satisfied with your purchase. We look forward to serving you.

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