What should men over 40 wear?


Life begins at 40.
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Anyone with half a brain knows that being 40 plus is a triumph, not a tragedy. You’re at peak earning power, you’re still young enough to do anything you want, and you know your own mind. Men over forty should dress with class – anything else is less than you deserve. Here are the simple wardrobe staples that will show you how to dress in your 40s and help you look your effortless best, with ease.

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What to wear to an awards ceremony

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Heading to the Oscars? Make sure you dress the part.
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Rare is the sight of a poorly dressed man being flashed by paparazzi at the Oscars. Make sure your awards ceremony garb passes muster with our guide to formal menswear. 

Occasionally celebrities make grave sartorial errors, as Lionel Messi and Sasha Baron Cohen have shown in the past. But it’s best to avoid following in their footsteps – especially if there are photographers out and about.

So whether your invite is to an awards ceremony, a corporate event or a formal dinner, make sure you dress the part. Awards ceremonies are black tie events, which call for elegant shoes, a luxury jacket and smart trousers. If you feel like having fun you can play around with your accessories – whatever you go for, we’ve got your dress code sorted so you’ll know exactly what to wear.
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What to wear to a funeral

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Dressing respectfully is the most important thing.
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Death and taxes are the only two certainties in life. Even so, few of us have a ‘funeral outfit’ in our wardrobes.

Emotions can run high at funerals and the last thing you want to do is cause offence by dressing inappropriately. If you have a funeral to attend and you’re worried about what to wear, here’s a simple guide to help you make the right choices.

  • Follow the dress code. If you’re not sure it’s better to clarify with someone than guess and get it wrong.
  • Always wear a black or, in a pinch, a dark coloured suit – unless told otherwise.
  • Never wear casual clothing like jeans unless explicitly asked to by the family.
  • Pay attention to details like a tie, accessories and polished shoes.
  • Keep in mind the religious or cultural traditions of the deceased and their family, and be respectful.

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