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Title: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bison 4 Life on December 28, 2010, 10:29:52 AM
At the age of forty what should a brother leave behind?
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Branj2 on December 28, 2010, 10:31:36 AM
 :popcorn:  this is gonna be good! :nod:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: soflorattler on December 28, 2010, 10:41:16 AM
Define "leave behind"? Death? Relocation? ???
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bison 4 Life on December 28, 2010, 10:49:50 AM
I mean what should he stop doing or wearing. For example should a forty year old man wear Jordan's?
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: soflorattler on December 28, 2010, 10:53:09 AM
Oh, Okay. He should stop wearing his pants down around his a** , for one. Lose the gold teeth, is another...
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: LULions on December 28, 2010, 11:01:56 AM
I mean what should he stop doing or wearing. For example should a forty year old man wear Jordan's?

B4L:

Jordans are OK to wear, better to wear Jordan's than the store brands .  With all this snow here I have my Tims on and will contiue to wear them.

I agree with soflorattler, the hangin pants are not cool.  I've never had gold teeth, so I would also the gold teeth are a no no.  Tight fitting clothes, shirts, pants etc. are also no no's.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 28, 2010, 11:12:44 AM
Locks:  fine

Cornrows: :no: ...especially if you have a receding hairline...boy stop...

Jeans and starter Jerseys as a general wardrobe? :no:  (it can be ok every now and again depending on the event...ie football games, other sporting events)

Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: CIAA-FAN on December 28, 2010, 11:24:29 AM
At the age of forty what should a brother leave behind?

WEARING A BASEBALL CAP BACKWARDS AND PANTS HANGING OF THEIR ASSES.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: LULions on December 28, 2010, 11:26:30 AM
Locks:  fine

Cornrows: :no: ...especially if you have a receding hairline...boy stop...

Jeans and starter Jerseys as a general wardrobe? :no:  (it can be ok every now and again depending on the event...ie football games, other sporting events)



VG:

I've seen men with bald spots and receding hairlines with locks (around the spot) and they look atrocious
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Jaggrad on December 28, 2010, 11:33:31 AM
No Hoodies!!!!!

No MAN should wear Skinny Jeans...



Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Furious Styles on December 28, 2010, 11:53:43 AM
Trying to "holla" at women from the passenger seat of their homeboy's car.  ;D
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 28, 2010, 01:01:06 PM
Trying to "holla" at women from the passenger seat of their homeboy's car.  ;D

Oh yes, yes! :lol:

Dangling his keys or fidgeting with his keys so you can see what kind
of car he drives.

The rosary as  a fashion  accesory

Unlaced Timberlands/Puffy coat/Jeans hanging off the butt/Skullcap w/The hoodie Look

Locs, leave that to young guys!!!

Basketball shorts(leave them at the gym or on the court) w/ the undershirt

White 3XL S T-shirt, Man Capris and Sneakers (although this style is hideous on men of any age)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 28, 2010, 01:23:00 PM
You should NOT be living with your mama unless you are her primary caregiver due to her illness/age or you are recovering from a recent divorce

Hanging with 21-25 year olds in the club on a daily basis.....

Using money orders to pay your bills...get a free checking account please...

Cashing your check at the check cashing place and flaunting a wad like you've done something...if you don't have at least 3-5 times that amount in your bank account sit down....as a matter of fact sit your a-- down anyway flaunting a wad of cash.....

To you former high school football players especially in small-town USA....let it go baby...we know how great you were....Friday nights you are at the game bragging and acting a fool with the opposing teams fans..be a fan but remember you are grown now...

I think that is it for now..
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: 81alphaeagle on December 28, 2010, 01:35:05 PM
I hope none of my brothers look like this

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQXjHQBBnRdy8T3QdEhj4o7T2mT_IENBocQOkv3rEyT4dqFfZiV)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Golden Kitten on December 28, 2010, 01:38:55 PM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 28, 2010, 01:45:38 PM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:

And stop trying to date them too... :tiptoe:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: 81alphaeagle on December 28, 2010, 01:49:38 PM
Or like this
(http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Coming_to_America/coming_to_america_movie_image__1_.jpg)

or this

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9m_0sZecjbaAQ5pm2eoBaPLpzg-HEgEi083EqlgyqUZl3-jqxmg)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Brother Tony on December 28, 2010, 01:54:31 PM
HE SHOULD DO/WEAR WHAT DA HELL HE WORKS HARD TO DO/WEAR AND TELL THE FOLKS THAT DON'T LIKE IT TO KISS HIS 40 YEAR OLD AZZZZ!
 :shrug:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: eagle pride on December 28, 2010, 02:06:42 PM
HE SHOULD DO/WEAR WHAT DA HELL HE WORKS HARD TO DO/WEAR AND TELL THE FOLKS THAT DON'T LIKE IT TO KISS HIS 40 YEAR OLD AZZZZ!
 :shrug:


 :lol:  I kind of agree with you B.T.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 28, 2010, 02:51:05 PM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:

And stop trying to date them too... :tiptoe:


HAHA!

sending cyber-dap to Golden Kitten and Valley Girl
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 28, 2010, 02:59:34 PM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:

And stop trying to date them too... :  :tiptoe:

What? You scared we gonna give them worms?   :tiptoe:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 28, 2010, 03:11:32 PM
VG, What do you mean by child anyway, to me a child is 34 33, didn't want to rule anybody out. :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: ‘87 Alum on December 28, 2010, 03:25:20 PM
You should NOT be living with your mama unless you are her primary caregiver due to her illness/age or you are recovering from a recent divorce

Hanging with 21-25 year olds in the club on a daily basis.....

Using money orders to pay your bills...get a free checking account please...

Cashing your check at the check cashing place and flaunting a wad like you've done something...if you don't have at least 3-5 times that amount in your bank account sit down....as a matter of fact sit your a-- down anyway flaunting a wad of cash.....

To you former high school football players especially in small-town USA....let it go baby...we know how great you were....Friday nights you are at the game bragging and acting a fool with the opposing teams fans..be a fan but remember you are grown now...

I think that is it for now..

and let the church say Amen!! Amen!!  Amen!!
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 28, 2010, 03:33:24 PM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:

And stop trying to date them too... :  :tiptoe:

What? You scared we gonna give them worms?   :tiptoe:

That's what my mama and grandmama told me ;D

VG, What do you mean by child anyway, to me a child is 34 33, didn't want to rule anybody out. :lol:

No sense WHATSOEVER :lmao:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 28, 2010, 03:38:32 PM
 :offtopic:

I can't believe I thought Stoney Jackson was fine for a brief stint in time....amazing how 20+ years can put things in perspective...whoa
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 28, 2010, 03:47:23 PM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:

And stop trying to date them too... :  :tiptoe:

What? You scared we gonna give them worms?   :tiptoe:

When I was a teen-ager, :nod:I do remember the older folks laughing and saying somehting about that!
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 28, 2010, 04:40:16 PM
i'm waiting on the thread 'what habits or fashion should a forty year old black woman leave behind.'
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Furious Styles on December 28, 2010, 06:31:46 PM
i'm waiting on the thread 'what habits or fashion should a forty year old black woman leave behind.'

I want a front row seat for this one!  :popcorn:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 28, 2010, 06:38:11 PM
i'm waiting on the thread 'what habits or fashion should a forty year old black woman leave behind.'

I want a front row seat for this one!  :popcorn:

me too.  too bad the ladies on this board will never start that thread.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 28, 2010, 09:37:45 PM
Apparently you have some ideas, YOU start it...
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Capler on December 28, 2010, 10:24:16 PM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:

And stop trying to date them too... :tiptoe:

I don't know about that. If you can pull a little young thang, I have nothing but admiration for you. GK and VG, nobody could tell you two nothing if you ended up turning out a little 21 year old boy. The experience will have you running to the gym killing yourself working out, putting color in your hair, and send you to Foxy Fashions to buy cloths.  Remember that episode of The Andy Griffith  Show where Aunt Bea was  dating and running the streets all night? It almost killed her.   ::) On second thought, maybe you two are on to something by steering clear of it.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 28, 2010, 10:29:58 PM
At this point in my life the only thing I want a 21 year old to do for me is to point me in the direction of his older uncle, cousin, or brother....

They are nice to look at....REAALLLLL nice to look at, but I'm not looking for a boy toy...

If I was all I would have to do is get him some Air Jordans and a Play Station 3 or Xbox 360...I would be in the house ;D
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Capler on December 28, 2010, 10:42:39 PM


If I was all I would have to do is get him some Air Jordans and a Play Station 3 or Xbox 360...I would be in the house ;D

Sounds like somebody done bought a few Xbox game systems in their life.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Jay_Thomas on December 29, 2010, 06:15:34 AM
 :lmao:   @ Capler's Foxy Fashions reference.  :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 29, 2010, 06:32:13 AM


If I was all I would have to do is get him some Air Jordans and a Play Station 3 or Xbox 360...I would be in the house ;D

Sounds like somebody done bought a few Xbox game systems in their life.

Ummm, that would be a NEGATIVE sir.....

Just because you know the formula doesn't mean you've done the experiment ;)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Golden Kitten on December 29, 2010, 09:25:34 AM
Uh Cap - The Boy is 28...need I say more? :shrug:

Besides, I said stop being jealous of children. There is NOTHING worse than a man needing more attention than a child... >:(
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 29, 2010, 09:43:26 AM
Uh Cap - The Boy is 28...need I say more? :shrug:

Besides, I said stop being jealous of children. There is NOTHING worse than a man needing more attention than a child... >:(

How did Sophia say it in the juke joint?

GK Be Nice, Be nice.  :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: westcoastaggie on December 29, 2010, 11:38:18 AM
At this point in my life the only thing I want a 21 year old to do for me is to point me in the direction of his older uncle, cousin, or brother....

They are nice to look at....REAALLLLL nice to look at, but I'm not looking for a boy toy...

If I was all I would have to do is get him some Air Jordans and a Play Station 3 or Xbox 360...I would be in the house ;D

You can do that for ANY man up to about 43. Although for the guys in the 30's you might have to include some season tickets to a Falcons game as well.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: westcoastaggie on December 29, 2010, 11:40:28 AM
Stop being jealous of children... :tiptoe:

And stop trying to date them too... :tiptoe:

I don't know about that. If you can pull a little young thang, I have nothing but admiration for you. GK and VG, nobody could tell you two nothing if you ended up turning out a little 21 year old boy. The experience will have you running to the gym killing yourself working out, putting color in your hair, and send you to Foxy Fashions to buy cloths.  Remember that episode of The Andy Griffith  Show where Aunt Bea was  dating and running the streets all night? It almost killed her.   ::) On second thought, maybe you two are on to something by steering clear of it.

If foxy fashions is anything like Citi Trends over there near Ms. Winners on Summit & Bessemer, VG & GK should stay far away from there!
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bearforlife on December 29, 2010, 01:20:43 PM


*If your locs aren't already long enough to make a ponytail, now is not the time to start them.

*If you have a culdesac hairline, just let it go...I promise we love bald heads too!

*Quit saying "I'm gonna just start life over"

*Calling me a baby and/or youngster (I'm 30) while trying to get my number.

*Wearing any fashion that I could find on the boys at my niece's middle school dance.

*Not owning at least one well tailored black suit for special occasions.

Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Branj2 on December 29, 2010, 01:33:57 PM
I guess it depends on the guy. For example my mother's youngest brother is 41 but dude looks like he's maybe early 30s. He is a weight room beast, and is in better shape than most dudes my age. He can get away with a lot of stuff from what he wears to the women that he dates. So I guess it all depends.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Jaggrad on December 29, 2010, 01:52:15 PM
Dude... Stay away from the Do-Rags....!!!!! :nono2:

So explain why this Older Balding dudes still braid the sides and Back of whats left of their HAIR!!!   :nono2: :lol:

Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Capler on December 29, 2010, 02:22:47 PM


*If your locs aren't already long enough to make a ponytail, now is not the time to start them.





bear, everybody can't start with shoulder length hair. You got to start the locs first in order to get to the shoulder length.

Locs are like this:

Year one: "what in the hell am I doing" let me put a hat on.

Year two: "these things aren't done yet?"

Year three: "These things are beginning to look kind of nice"

Year four:   " oh, i know I look good!"

Year five:   " I'm ready to hit the runway"


Bear it's a very long road and every one has to pay the price and suffer for the first two and 1/2 years. I have just completed two years of growth and a year and a half of twisting. It's been pure hell but I'm beginning to see the light.  So when you see folks with nice dreds, just know that they have paid the price. Most folk can't or  are not willing to do it. my sister has tried twice and given up.   
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Jay_Thomas on December 29, 2010, 02:26:43 PM


*If you have a culdesac hairline, just let it go...I promise we love bald heads too!

[THUD]
.
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.
.
.
.
FLO!
    :lmao:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 29, 2010, 02:37:11 PM
I don't think That is what she is saying, Cap....we know the process...several of my friends are going or have gone through it (it is a LOT of work being natural...I'll just slap the chemicals on my hair every 5 weeks)...she is simply saying that if you're 44 with a low cut, just go bald or keep the hairstyle you have....seeing a grown 40+ year old man with a wild afro or chicken scratch in his head isn't the best look....

I can deal with the locs though...no problem....but the cornrows need to go, ESPECIALLY if they start looking like wool.....at the very least keep them neat :no:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 29, 2010, 02:46:39 PM
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*Not owning at least one well tailored black suit for special occasions.

i don't own one.  don't ever plan on owning one.  that also goes for a white suit.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 29, 2010, 02:48:41 PM
I bet you have a dark suit though don't you?
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Capler on December 29, 2010, 02:50:27 PM




.I promise we love bald heads too!




Yeah right, if your man's hair fall out you will deal with it but if you are in a bar and one tried to push up on you, you will be like, "oh no, get away from me grandpa!"  :tiptoe:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Capler on December 29, 2010, 02:52:10 PM
Yeah y, every man needs a little black suit. You look silly wearing lime or banana to a funeral.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bearforlife on December 29, 2010, 02:53:32 PM
I don't think That is what she is saying, Cap....we know the process...several of my friends are going or have gone through it (it is a LOT of work being natural...I'll just slap the chemicals on my hair every 5 weeks)...she is simply saying that if you're 44 with a low cut, just go bald or keep the hairstyle you have....seeing a grown 40+ year old man with a wild afro or chicken scratch in his head isn't the best look....

That's exactly what I meant. Why are you starting the process at like 50?

and Cap if my man's hair was falling out, I'd tell him just like I tell my dad...SHAVE IT!
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 29, 2010, 02:56:29 PM
I don't think That is what she is saying, Cap....we know the process...several of my friends are going or have gone through it (it is a LOT of work being natural...I'll just slap the chemicals on my hair every 5 weeks)...she is simply saying that if you're 44 with a low cut, just go bald or keep the hairstyle you have....seeing a grown 40+ year old man with a wild afro or chicken scratch in his head isn't the best look....

That's exactly what I meant. Why are you starting the process at like 50?

and Cap if my man's hair was falling out, I'd tell him just like I tell my dad...SHAVE IT!

It's winter, we are just trying to keep some of our head warm, if not the top then the sides.  :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 29, 2010, 02:58:52 PM
Get a hat baby....get a hat....
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: PharoahNupe94 on December 29, 2010, 03:07:47 PM
If I was all I would have to do is get him some Air Jordans and a Play Station 3 or Xbox 360...I would be in the house ;D

Ummmmm that will work for 30+ guys too  ;D
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 29, 2010, 03:08:18 PM
Yeah y, every man needs a little black suit. You look silly wearing lime or banana to a funeral.

never owned one of them either.  

Get a hat baby....get a hat....

you don't wear a hat indoors.  :nono2:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 29, 2010, 03:09:05 PM
Get a hat baby....get a hat....

Alright, I'm going home and shave it all off.  But I have to go up pass Fayetteville in the morning and if I catch a cold I'll be expecting some chicken soup.  :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 29, 2010, 03:12:58 PM
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Get a hat baby....get a hat....

you don't wear a hat indoors.  :nono2:

You're cold indoors? :shrug:


Just for the record, I'm not buying anybody ANYTHING just to get affection...I don't roll like that because I don't have to....

If I'm buying an Xbox or PS3 we are either engaged or married...and those Falcons Season Tickets would be for him and ME.. ;D
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 29, 2010, 03:15:22 PM
Get a hat baby....get a hat....

Alright, I'm going home and shave it all off.  But I have to go up pass Fayetteville in the morning and if I catch a cold I'll be expecting some chicken soup.  :lol:

If you take a detour though Middle GA I will have it waiting on you suga ;)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 29, 2010, 03:21:44 PM
Get a hat baby....get a hat....

Alright, I'm going home and shave it all off.  But I have to go up pass Fayetteville in the morning and if I catch a cold I'll be expecting some chicken soup.  :lol:

please sir, don't shave that noggin.  nobody wants to see those knots on your head.   :nod:

how far past fayetteville.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Branj2 on December 29, 2010, 05:20:28 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Jay_Thomas on December 29, 2010, 06:00:06 PM
Yeah y, every man needs a little black suit. You look silly wearing lime or banana to a funeral.

Betcha the guest of honor will not be complaining. ;D


As for BALD heads,  :nod: 
yes, indeed, the ladies love em!
Please believe it! 
   ;)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 29, 2010, 08:58:19 PM
Get a hat baby....get a hat....

Alright, I'm going home and shave it all off.  But I have to go up pass Fayetteville in the morning and if I catch a cold I'll be expecting some chicken soup.  :lol:

please sir, don't shave that noggin.  nobody wants to see those knots on your head.   :nod:

how far past fayetteville.

Forgot the name of the town.  I plan to be sleeping. :lol: But when we get to Fayetteville we are heading east toward the coastline.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 30, 2010, 05:18:28 AM
Get a hat baby....get a hat....

Alright, I'm going home and shave it all off.  But I have to go up pass Fayetteville in the morning and if I catch a cold I'll be expecting some chicken soup.  :lol:

please sir, don't shave that noggin.  nobody wants to see those knots on your head.   :nod:

how far past fayetteville.

Forgot the name of the town.  I plan to be sleeping. :lol: But when we get to Fayetteville we are heading east toward the coastline.

if go through goldsboro i can arrange to have a room reserved for you at cherry hospital.   :nod:

have a good time.  lot's of good people in down east north carolina.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: MrSoul on December 30, 2010, 08:48:50 AM
What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind? definitely sagging pants. Bad enough on those under 40, even worse for those over 40.
Extremely baggy clothes and oversized clothes - you are not rappers.
Getting with chicks young enough to be your daughters [or for those on the other side],
kids young enough to be your sons.  ;D But hey, whatever.
If you like it, I ain't gon stop ya.


What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black WOman leave behind? Weaves that look like chit and the back of a sheep's a--.  If you're going to wear one,
make it a good one. The goal is for it to look real.
Again, back to clothes that don't fit right. Hey, you're 40, you should know what
works on you by now.
I know cougars like em young, virile and everready, so I ain't going to hate on ya.
Just keep em in ya bedroom, don't bring em to the family reunion please.
Not getting along with other women - you just look and sound silly.

Any questions.  ;D




Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bearforlife on December 30, 2010, 09:00:33 AM
Since we went there, things a 40 year old woman should leave behind (really any woman over 25 I think).

*Purchasing anything in the juniors section of the department store. I don't care how small you are, get something in the petite section. Juniors clothes look cheap and well junior-ish.

*Bad weaves/wigs: We all know that your hair isn't jet black or platinum blonde. Find one that is both flattering and more natural looking.

*Sparkle lipgloss, glitter eyeliner, fairy dust face powder: These are for teenagers at a rave party not a grown woman with a real job (ie. Phaedra Parks...glitter eyeliner for real?)

*Not owning one quality pair of black pumps. C'mon lady! They don't have to be Yves Saint Laurent Tribitoo platforms, but just like a man needs a black suit you need a black pump.

*Must own one black dress that fits well and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

I could go on, but I will stop there.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 30, 2010, 09:05:05 AM
What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black Woman leave behind? Not getting along with other women - you just look and sound silly.

This is one that I wish Black women would say a prayer over and bury it!!!! :clap:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Golden Kitten on December 30, 2010, 09:32:19 AM
^^^ :nod:

Please allow me to add to both sexes - when you decide to date person with child/children, that's a package deal. You can't expect person to spend time with you/yours but not with their own  :nono2: and you've got to reciprocate...  :nod:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: MrSoul on December 30, 2010, 09:39:55 AM


*Bad weaves/wigs: We all know that your hair isn't jet black or platinum blonde.
Find one that is both flattering and more natural looking.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_htnO88sjVLY/SfBXIBqzFBI/AAAAAAAAAYk/FTILh9A9mdg/s400/judgekarenheadshot-294.jpg)

Judge Karen, I hope you're listening.    :shrug:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 30, 2010, 09:46:31 AM
^^^ :nod:

Please allow me to add to both sexes - when you decide to date person with child/children, that's a package deal. You can't expect person to spend time with you/yours but not with their own  :nono2: and you've got to reciprocate...  :nod:

Yep, that goes back to what you were saying about being jealous and selfish :nod:

I agree with everything everybody has said about women, but let me add..

*If you are 40+ and you've still got to sell your cooter cat to Jerome so you can get an outfit for the Blues Festival with Sir Charles Jones and Bobby Blue Bland, you really need to re-evaluate your spending habits...I won't make it a morality issue...

*A woman 40+ should be able to leave that entitlement mentality behind when it comes to what a man HAS to do for you.  Be able to do SOMETHING for yourself.....show some independence...My mother ALWAYS taught me that the key to independence is not necessarily doing it all for yourself, it is having the ABILITY to do it for yourself if need be. Let that man be a man, but baby if he acts a fool you better be able to hit the ground running....


Case in point...how in the HELL do you blow $15 million dollars in 4 years?  :brickwall:

Eddie Murphy's ex-wife broke (http://blogs.bet.com/entertainment/spotlight/2010/12/29/eddie-murphys-ex-owes-big-money/)

She'll find somebody else to finance her, but at this point in her life should she have to :shrug:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Furious Styles on December 30, 2010, 09:56:09 AM


*Bad weaves/wigs: We all know that your hair isn't jet black or platinum blonde.
Find one that is both flattering and more natural looking.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_htnO88sjVLY/SfBXIBqzFBI/AAAAAAAAAYk/FTILh9A9mdg/s400/judgekarenheadshot-294.jpg)

Judge Karen, I hope you're listening.    :shrug:

Damn, that looks like one of my cousins!  ;D
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bearforlife on December 30, 2010, 09:57:28 AM
*How about demanding that a man have a body like LL Cool J when you look like Monique (before her weight loss)...or is that another topic?

*Demanding a man have a heap of money when you live check to check.

*Spending your lat $30 on eyelashes and only having a 1/2 tank of gas.

Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Golden Kitten on December 30, 2010, 11:15:35 AM
BT - the truf bomb for bearforlife please... :nod:

Make that NO gas... :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Strike79 on December 30, 2010, 11:42:55 AM
delete
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 30, 2010, 11:51:06 AM
delete

WHY the delete, Strike79?  I always enjoy your comments! :)



And that Judge Karen...  :o

She really needs to have a heart-to-heart with her mirror and colorist.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: westcoastaggie on December 30, 2010, 12:02:54 PM


*Bad weaves/wigs: We all know that your hair isn't jet black or platinum blonde.
Find one that is both flattering and more natural looking.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_htnO88sjVLY/SfBXIBqzFBI/AAAAAAAAAYk/FTILh9A9mdg/s400/judgekarenheadshot-294.jpg)

Judge Karen, I hope you're listening.    :shrug:

Her hair looks great to me.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Strike79 on December 30, 2010, 12:05:46 PM
 :lol:............in the "deleted" comment, I quoted a poster's comment and erroneously referenced the poster as being one gender when, in fact, the person was the opposite gender.  The gender confusion sort of detracted from the whole point of the post.

But............just for you, GAL.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 30, 2010, 12:36:29 PM
:lol:............in the "deleted" comment, I quoted a poster's comment and erroneously referenced the poster as being one gender when, in fact, the person was the opposite gender.  The gender confusion sort of detracted from the whole point of the post.

But............just for you, GAL.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o

I knew IT!  That is  a good one...

It helps if you have legs like Tina Turner's or Angela Bassett's.

Or a similar shape to Natalie Cole pre-kidney failure.

I figure that sometimes people refuse to be honest about what is in the mirror.

Sometimes, the determination to wear an outfit or a piece of clothing wins out over whether it fits properly or is flattering.



Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Branj2 on December 30, 2010, 12:51:38 PM
*How about demanding that a man have a body like LL Cool J when you look like Monique (before her weight loss)...or is that another topic?*Demanding a man have a heap of money when you live check to check.

*Spending your lat $30 on eyelashes and only having a 1/2 tank of gas.




 :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: I think that goes both ways though. I know guys who they only time the lift anything its up to their mouth! But that want a Ebony Chick of the Decade! :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bearforlife on December 30, 2010, 01:11:57 PM
.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o
[/quote]

This is exactly why you shouldn't be shopping in the juniors section. I guess my mom just hammered it in my head but after a certain age, super short skirts just look silly even in your legs look like Tina's. I mean, she wears that stuff to perform, that's not real life clothing.

Clothing should be appropriate in fit. Fit will always outlast style trends.

And yes, I am a lady though my screen name doesn't denote my gender lol
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 30, 2010, 01:57:16 PM
:lol:............in the "deleted" comment, I quoted a poster's comment and erroneously referenced the poster as being one gender when, in fact, the person was the opposite gender.  The gender confusion sort of detracted from the whole point of the post.

But............just for you, GAL.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o

I knew IT!  That is  a good one...

It helps if you have legs like Tina Turner's or Angela Bassett's.

Or a similar shape to Natalie Cole pre-kidney failure.

I figure that sometimes people refuse to be honest about what is in the mirror.

Sometimes, the determination to wear an outfit or a piece of clothing wins out over whether it fits properly or is flattering.





their friends that tell them they look good need to have their mouths washed out with soap.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Strike79 on December 30, 2010, 02:29:59 PM
:lol:............in the "deleted" comment, I quoted a poster's comment and erroneously referenced the poster as being one gender when, in fact, the person was the opposite gender.  The gender confusion sort of detracted from the whole point of the post.

But............just for you, GAL.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o

I knew IT!  That is  a good one...

It helps if you have legs like Tina Turner's or Angela Bassett's.

Or a similar shape to Natalie Cole pre-kidney failure.

I figure that sometimes people refuse to be honest about what is in the mirror.

Sometimes, the determination to wear an outfit or a piece of clothing wins out over whether it fits properly or is flattering.




.........as expected, GREAT response, GAL.   :clap:

Now, another question for GAL, Bearforlife, and the other ladies here:

Is the "acceptability" of the amount of cleavage exposed in public ALSO related to age?  In other words, generally, should the amount of cleavage that is exposed be diminished as the lady gets older?

What is "titillating" on a 25 year old might be "stomach turning" on a 45 year old.  ;D
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 30, 2010, 03:03:59 PM
Get a hat baby....get a hat....

Alright, I'm going home and shave it all off.  But I have to go up pass Fayetteville in the morning and if I catch a cold I'll be expecting some chicken soup.  :lol:

please sir, don't shave that noggin.  nobody wants to see those knots on your head.   :nod:

how far past fayetteville.

Forgot the name of the town.  I plan to be sleeping. :lol: But when we get to Fayetteville we are heading east toward the coastline.

if go through goldsboro i can arrange to have a room reserved for you at cherry hospital.   :nod:

have a good time.  lot's of good people in down east north carolina.

Just got back. Went through Goldsboro to Bayboro, every dang town was a boro. :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 30, 2010, 03:07:38 PM
bayboro.  you should have taken the ferry.  it's out of the way.  if you had kids with you they would have loved it. 
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 30, 2010, 03:09:42 PM
:lol:............in the "deleted" comment, I quoted a poster's comment and erroneously referenced the poster as being one gender when, in fact, the person was the opposite gender.  The gender confusion sort of detracted from the whole point of the post.

But............just for you, GAL.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o

I knew IT!  That is  a good one...

It helps if you have legs like Tina Turner's or Angela Bassett's.

Or a similar shape to Natalie Cole pre-kidney failure.

I figure that sometimes people refuse to be honest about what is in the mirror.

Sometimes, the determination to wear an outfit or a piece of clothing wins out over whether it fits properly or is flattering.





Even if you have legs like Tina after forty hems should start going down and not up.  :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 30, 2010, 03:17:49 PM
Women over forty should

get some new friends if yours look like this. 

(http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/gross2.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: y04185 on December 30, 2010, 03:26:39 PM
 :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: westcoastaggie on December 30, 2010, 04:02:46 PM
Women over forty should

get some new friends if yours look like this. 

(http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/gross2.jpg)

:lol:


(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b173/pejidapimp/ew.gif?t=1204847503)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: soflorattler on December 30, 2010, 05:51:39 PM
Women over forty should

get some new friends if yours look like this. 

(http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/gross2.jpg)

:lol:


 :o  :lmao: :lmao: You know you deadazz wrong for that...
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 30, 2010, 08:49:23 PM

Now, another question for GAL, Bearforlife, and the other ladies here:

Is the "acceptability" of the amount of cleavage exposed in public ALSO related to age?  In other words, generally, should the amount of cleavage that is exposed be diminished as the lady gets older?

What is "titillating" on a 25 year old might be "stomach turning" on a 45 year old.  ;D

To me, cleavage and age are not related..I mean boobs all over the place are not cool no mater how old you are or how great a shape you're in.

???? for Strike--what  do you think is an acceptable length for a skirt for women 40-plus?
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 30, 2010, 08:54:19 PM
:lol:............in the "deleted" comment, I quoted a poster's comment and erroneously referenced the poster as being one gender when, in fact, the person was the opposite gender.  The gender confusion sort of detracted from the whole point of the post.

But............just for you, GAL.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o

I knew IT!  That is  a good one...

It helps if you have legs like Tina Turner's or Angela Bassett's.

Or a similar shape to Natalie Cole pre-kidney failure.

I figure that sometimes people refuse to be honest about what is in the mirror.

Sometimes, the determination to wear an outfit or a piece of clothing wins out over whether it fits properly or is flattering.





Even if you have legs like Tina after forty hems should start going down and not up.  :lol:

 :lol:  Maybe it is me..but how short are we talking?

Honestly, I think if you can pull it off, a 40plus woman can wear a skirt at her knee or at least  two inches above the knee.

I am not taking about 60's micro minis or  booty-skimming skirts...
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 30, 2010, 10:26:00 PM

Now, another question for GAL, Bearforlife, and the other ladies here:

Is the "acceptability" of the amount of cleavage exposed in public ALSO related to age?  In other words, generally, should the amount of cleavage that is exposed be diminished as the lady gets older?

What is "titillating" on a 25 year old might be "stomach turning" on a 45 year old.  ;D

To me, cleavage and age are not related..I mean boobs all over the place are not cool no mater how old you are or how great a shape you're in.

???? for Strike--what  do you think is an acceptable length for a skirt for women 40-plus?

This chic has no friends if they let her come out the house like this.
(http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/15570_1279169057371_1174357807_837735_3538547_n.jpg)  Makes me want to stop drinking milk. :shrug:

I saw the picture of VG and I'm gonna hook her up on her birthday. (http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/HOTT-GHETTO-MESS.jpg)

Got to also take care of my other ladies so J1908 (http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/tricolored.jpg)

Bear4life   (http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/cuban-mess.jpg)

and GK    (http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/greencouple.jpg)

I even fount you a homecoming ensemble. (http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/10320_100839006605733_100000389024584_18404_3834835_n.jpg)



I looks out after my ladies
(http://www.gifsoup.com/view/590958/martin-lawrence-as-jerome-o.gif)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Valley Girl on December 31, 2010, 08:26:28 AM
If y'all go to watchnight service tonight, please pray for this nut  :lmao:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on December 31, 2010, 08:34:42 AM
You are one crazy Omega! OHMYGOODNESS!

Besides, friends don't let friends get that big and sloppy.  :o They are so, so messy!

"Keeping yourself together" was a recurring phrase from my mother and grandmother I heard while growing up.

Apparently, these people never heard that one!  WOW! :o




Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Wildcat1025 on December 31, 2010, 09:34:43 AM
Women over forty should

get some new friends if yours look like this. 

(http://www.hotghettomess.com/wp-content/uploads/gross2.jpg)

:lol:


 :lmao:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bearforlife on December 31, 2010, 10:17:48 AM
Ya'll are hilarious! I've already told my girls if I get too big, to let me know. And yes, the boobies should be covered regardless of how good they look.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Golden Kitten on December 31, 2010, 10:32:21 AM
Age does not matter. Have you seen some of these teenagers with quint-D boobs? If the boobs require more than a B cup, cover them up... :nod:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on December 31, 2010, 11:50:57 AM
:lol:............in the "deleted" comment, I quoted a poster's comment and erroneously referenced the poster as being one gender when, in fact, the person was the opposite gender.  The gender confusion sort of detracted from the whole point of the post.

But............just for you, GAL.

Is there an acceptable length above the knee, if at all,  for a 40+ woman to wear her dress?  I've seen some gals walking about who obviously are oblivious to BOTH their age and girth.  :o

I knew IT!  That is  a good one...

It helps if you have legs like Tina Turner's or Angela Bassett's.

Or a similar shape to Natalie Cole pre-kidney failure.

I figure that sometimes people refuse to be honest about what is in the mirror.

Sometimes, the determination to wear an outfit or a piece of clothing wins out over whether it fits properly or is flattering.





Even if you have legs like Tina after forty hems should start going down and not up.  :lol:

 :lol:  Maybe it is me..but how short are we talking?

Honestly, I think if you can pull it off, a 40plus woman can wear a skirt at her knee or at least  two inches above the knee.

I am not taking about 60's micro minis or  booty-skimming skirts...

I have no problem with ladies with nice legs showing them of, but the problems is some folks don't realize their legs are not that cute. At the knee is fine but to keep going up and being 50+ wearing this (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:xWTWZZ_x_ZpwaM:http://obsessee.typepad.com/.a/6a01053694df79970b0105369a36bf970b-800wi&t=1)

when your legs look like this  (http://images.medicinenet.com/images/SlideShow/spider_varicose_veins_s3_varicose_veins.jpg) or this  (http://images.medicinenet.com/images/SlideShow/spider_varicose_veins_s6_spider_varicose_veins.jpg) should be a felony.  :shrug:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: j1908 on January 01, 2011, 12:13:46 PM
While going through the plethora of posts while waiting on my flight, let me just say this.
Everyone fashion taste is different. Some people have it some don't. Yeah, I might shake my head at a 40 something female or male who has on something, I wouldn't dare wear or have one of my friends wear. But hey, they do what they do and I do what I do.
I wear a 36D bra and my girls look very nice in whatever I wear. If I decide to wear a skirt up to my a--, hey that's me, because I know I workout and my legs look good. ;) I can truly say I have never committed a fashion faux pas, because I'm a scholar whose personal style as one of my raters noted" Is worthy of commendation" ;)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: EPJr on January 01, 2011, 01:38:53 PM
If y'all go to watchnight service tonight, please pray for this nut  :lmao:

did go
and we were giving thanks for freedom
to be ourselves   :lmao:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: EPJr on January 01, 2011, 01:43:31 PM
what  do you think is an acceptable length for a skirt for women 40-plus?

enough length to cover the cellulite and the fat that hangs down behind the knees   :tiptoe:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on January 01, 2011, 05:24:41 PM
While going through the plethora of posts while waiting on my flight, let me just say this.
Everyone fashion taste is different. Some people have it some don't. Yeah, I might shake my head at a 40 something female or male who has on something, I wouldn't dare wear or have one of my friends wear. But hey, they do what they do and I do what I do.
I wear a 36D bra and my girls look very nice in whatever I wear. If I decide to wear a skirt up to my a--, hey that's me, because I know I workout and my legs look good. ;) I can truly say I have never committed a fashion faux pas, because I'm a scholar whose personal style as one of my raters noted" Is worthy of commendation" ;)

(http://www.gifsoup.com/view4/1457138/joker-licking-lips-o.gif)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: soflorattler on January 01, 2011, 07:51:48 PM
While going through the plethora of posts while waiting on my flight, let me just say this.
Everyone fashion taste is different. Some people have it some don't. Yeah, I might shake my head at a 40 something female or male who has on something, I wouldn't dare wear or have one of my friends wear. But hey, they do what they do and I do what I do.
I wear a 36D bra and my girls look very nice in whatever I wear. If I decide to wear a skirt up to my a--, hey that's me, because I know I workout and my legs look good. ;) I can truly say I have never committed a fashion faux pas, because I'm a scholar whose personal style as one of my raters noted" Is worthy of commendation" ;)

(http://www.gifsoup.com/view4/1457138/joker-licking-lips-o.gif)


 :o

Tomorrow's headline:

Sniper Targets Que82. Believed To Be Military In Origin



 :tiptoe:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on January 01, 2011, 08:08:17 PM
While going through the plethora of posts while waiting on my flight, let me just say this.
Everyone fashion taste is different. Some people have it some don't. Yeah, I might shake my head at a 40 something female or male who has on something, I wouldn't dare wear or have one of my friends wear. But hey, they do what they do and I do what I do.
I wear a 36D bra and my girls look very nice in whatever I wear. If I decide to wear a skirt up to my a--, hey that's me, because I know I workout and my legs look good. ;) I can truly say I have never committed a fashion faux pas, because I'm a scholar whose personal style as one of my raters noted" Is worthy of commendation" ;)

(http://www.gifsoup.com/view4/1457138/joker-licking-lips-o.gif)


 :o

Tomorrow's headline:

Sniper Targets Que82. Believed To Be Military In Origin



 :tiptoe:
:o (http://www.gifsoup.com/view/87942/flash-dodges-o.gif)



Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: soflorattler on January 01, 2011, 08:17:00 PM
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: j1908 on January 01, 2011, 08:46:26 PM
Just silly. :)
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bison 4 Life on January 02, 2011, 03:28:00 AM
Hate to generalize too much but I think the art and style of dressing is missing from the younger generation. There is a time and place on what too wear. Too many have all of the Jordan brand but don't have a suit for a funeral. For the young ladies hoochie club wear has no place in the business enviorment.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Jay_Thomas on January 02, 2011, 06:23:24 AM
Hate to generalize too much but I think the art and style of dressing is missing from the younger generation.

Uh, you THINK the art and style of dressing is missing from their generation?  :lol:

Hell, their generation, and probably their parents, too.  :brickwall:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: TrueEagle on January 02, 2011, 11:55:18 PM
Leave behind irresponsibility and relationship games.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on January 03, 2011, 07:29:45 AM
Hate to generalize too much but I think the art and style of dressing is missing from the younger generation. There is a time and place on what too wear.

Agree! But the problem is a lot of parents don't know how to dress  for the occasion so how can they teach their children?

Throw in those  parents who want to be "in" or follow fashion trends--and you have a breakdown of people dressing appropriately.

When I was growing up, we had "travel clothes" clothes for church, casual and clothes for "special times."

I don't think people think or dress that way these days.

Thumper and I frequently go to the Kennedy Center, and other theater venues, so she's learned to dress for those events.

But many times she's  whispered  to me that she sees a lot of people "who just aren't dressed right for this."
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Golden Kitten on January 03, 2011, 11:44:26 AM
Hey 82,

You were looking halfway decent in that crimson and gold... :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on January 03, 2011, 12:59:21 PM
I have no problem with ladies with nice legs showing them of, but the problems is some folks don't realize their legs are not that cute. At the knee is fine but to keep going up and being 50+ wearing this (http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:xWTWZZ_x_ZpwaM:http://obsessee.typepad.com/.a/6a01053694df79970b0105369a36bf970b-800wi&t=1)

when your legs look like this  (http://images.medicinenet.com/images/SlideShow/spider_varicose_veins_s3_varicose_veins.jpg) or this  (http://images.medicinenet.com/images/SlideShow/spider_varicose_veins_s6_spider_varicose_veins.jpg) should be a felony.  :shrug:

Ok. I understand. NOW when legs looks like that... I say either get them fixed or cover them.

Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Bearforlife on January 03, 2011, 03:41:36 PM
I agree that there is a lack of people knowing what is appropriate for what occasion or venue. I went to a NYE "gala" in Arlington, VA last week and some of the stuff I saw would have knocked you out!
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Que82 on January 04, 2011, 12:02:21 AM
Hey 82,

You were looking halfway decent in that crimson and gold... :lol: :lol:
:o   :o  Well just for that I cancelling your green wig and boa dress I was gonna give you at da turnament.  :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Cub 7 on January 04, 2011, 07:59:31 AM
Hats of any type not worn properly!  Women.  Leggings are not pants!
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Golden Kitten on January 04, 2011, 09:31:38 AM
Hey 82,

You were looking halfway decent in that crimson and gold... :lol: :lol:
:o   :o  Well just for that I cancelling your green wig and boa dress I was gonna give you at da turnament.  :lol:



That's ok - I thot you knew - I'll bring my own... :tongue2:  :nod: :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: FunCkMaster on January 04, 2011, 10:14:03 AM
Hate to generalize too much but I think the art and style of dressing is missing from the younger generation. There is a time and place on what too wear. Too many have all of the Jordan brand but don't have a suit for a funeral.

Well, I have both (Jordan Sneakers and a Black Suit, plus about 8 or 9 others)..

To me, especially if it is functional, nothing wrong with Jordans. I like Jordans/Nikes to play ball in, they are the most comfortable to hoop in, (especially as you hit 40 and beyond :lol:) As you get older, you need some comfortable kicks to play sports in/exercise in, so if they are Jordan's, then so be it. :nod: What am I supposed to do, switch to Converse?? :lol:

But yeah, a grown-butt man of 40 should have at least a couple of suits for occasions that call for them. :nod:
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: Strike79 on January 04, 2011, 11:46:55 AM
Hate to generalize too much but I think the art and style of dressing is missing from the younger generation. There is a time and place on what too wear.

Agree! But the problem is a lot of parents don't know how to dress  for the occasion so how can they teach their children?

Throw in those  parents who want to be "in" or follow fashion trends--and you have a breakdown of people dressing appropriately.

When I was growing up, we had "travel clothes" clothes for church, casual and clothes for "special times."

I don't think people think or dress that way these days.

Thumper and I frequently go to the Kennedy Center, and other theater venues, so she's learned to dress for those events.

But many times she's  whispered  to me that she sees a lot of people "who just aren't dressed right for this."
........good points, GAL.  And I applaud you for passing on appropriate values to Thumper.  Sadly, however, the culture and evolving standards are changing.

Mrs. Strike, Ms. Strike and I went out to dinner New Year's Eve night.  The weather wasn't terribly cold - somewhere in upper 40's/low 50's - so I initially decided to wear a medium-heavy jacket.  Both Mrs. Strike and Ms. Strike wore dresses.  Right before walking out the door, I decided to shed the jacket and wear a wool sports coat instead. This was a high-end steak restaurant - well, "high-end" by Nashville standards  :lol: - so I'm thinking a "gentleman" should wear a sports coat to dinner.

Well, the place was crowded, and I could literally count the number of guys in the place wearing either a suit or sports coat.  Most were just nicely dressed with slacks and shirt.  But there were quite a few in jeans - ladies too - and even some of our young male "cousins" with sagging jeans, baseball cap, and the rest of the "street" regalia.  :o

And that scene at that restaurant on that night is just one example of what I've observed over the years.

But word to GAL: Mrs. Strike ALWAYS taught Ms. Strike how to dress appropriately since she was a young girl.  She's now 21 and a college junior.  We don't know how she dresses in school when she's away from us.  But she ALWAYS knows how to dress when she's home with us and we're going out.

Trust me, the same will go for Thumper as she matures through the years.
Title: Re: What habits or fashion should a forty year old Black man leave behind?
Post by: GALFAMU on January 04, 2011, 01:27:18 PM
[But word to GAL: Mrs. Strike ALWAYS taught Ms. Strike how to dress appropriately since she was a young girl.  She's now 21 and a college junior.  We don't know how she dresses in school when she's away from us.  But she ALWAYS knows how to dress when she's home with us and we're going out.

Trust me, the same will go for Thumper as she matures through the years.

I hope you're right Strike 79. :)

So far, it is fairly easy to get her to dress properly because Thumper loves, loves clothes and accesories and looking good.

She is much better than I was at her age.

But, I am not sure if it is the gene pool or if it because she's been wearing a school uniform for awhile.