At what age should you stop wearing jeans?

A new study declares the age at which you should stop wearing jeans.

At what age should you stop wearing jeans?

A British study on the habits of those who wear jeans has revealed how long it takes to find the perfect pair, how long we wear them and the age at which we should stop wearing them.

A survey of over 2000 Britons revealed that most people spend up to five days to find the perfect pair of jeans. On average, each pair of jeans comes with $50 extra in hidden costs for things such as fuel, parking and postage costs (if bought online).

Around six per cent of shoppers will actually cry in frustration before they find the right fit.

Usually, we’ll try at least three pairs, but up to six or more before we find the jeans we like.

And after all that, 24 per cent of shoppers admit that they have never found the ideal pair of jeans. Almost 30 per cent have given up on the dream of ever finding the perfect pair.

Typically, a pair of jeans will last three years – or at least that’s the average time between new pairs. One in five will wait five years and only five per cent of respondents waited 10 years before buying another pair.

Women will spend around eight and a half days trying on jeans – more than twice as long as men, who spend around four days to find the perfect pair.

And the age at which we’re supposed to stop wearing jeans? Well, according to those surveyed, it’s 53.

Marketing Director at online shopping site CollectPlus, Catherine Woolfe, is surprised that respondents think that denim is reserved for the younger generation.

"Denim is such a universal material and with so many different styles available it's a timeless look that people of all ages can pull off,” she said. "This is highlighted by the fact that 55-year-old George Clooney came third in our list of most inspirational male celebrity denim wearers and the ever-stylish Mary Berry [81-year-old presenter of Great British Bake Off] can often be seen in a pair of jeans.”

Ms Woolfe suggests that the number of available styles means you should be able to find a pair of jeans that suit you no matter your age.

The poll also revealed Britain’s favourite celebrity jeans-wearers (age in brackets):

Men

1. David Beckham (41)

2. Daniel Craig (48)

3. George Clooney (55)

4. Prince Harry (32)

5. Justin Timberlake (35)

6. Tom Hiddleston (35)

7. Callum Best (35)

8. Jeremy Clarkson (56)

9. Craig David (35)

10. Jude Law (43)

Women

1. Michelle Keegan (29)

2. Cheryl Cole (33)

3. Kate Middleton (34)

4. Victoria Beckham (42)

5. Rihanna (28)

6. Myleene Klass (38)

7. Kate Moss (42)

8. Cara Delevingne (24)

9. Kim Kardashian (36)

10. Kimberley Walsh (34)

Read more at www.express.co.uk

Do you agree that jeans should go back into the cupboard at age 53? Or will you wear your denim ‘til death do you part’? Do you notice how the age of men in denim is older than women? What do you make of that?

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    Nan
    4th Nov 2016
    10:20am
    As long as I maintain a reasonable body shape it's til death. Especially as now jeans are stretch, so they are comfortable. Denim jeans go with any tops or shoes. I still have a pair of moleskins which fit but they don't stretch and so are not so comfortable enough to wear.
    dweezy2176
    4th Nov 2016
    10:32am
    Quite happy wearing jeans & joggers at 69 but gave away tee shirts with slogans/pix prints at 63 only wear plain colours nowadays.
    Easy Rider
    4th Nov 2016
    10:35am
    "A British Study".....well that doesn't apply in Aus. I'm 71 have been wearing jeans since I was 11 years old. ...and what's more just because the poms give their jeans to the opp shop at 53, that's irrelevant to me. Jeans are so versatile that I think I might even get buried in them!
    john
    4th Nov 2016
    12:56pm
    Agree but mine will be set on fire though.
    Easy Rider
    4th Nov 2016
    1:35pm
    My first Jeans in 1955 were black high waist with silver zips on the pockets. Then in the sixties came the "hipster" skin tight jeans. Things got a bit crazy in the seventies with flairs ...I even had a pair with the fly zip on the outside ....what was I thinking!!! Then in the 80s came various cool styles. For the last 20 or more years....Just basic jeans for me.
    Anonymous
    4th Nov 2016
    2:30pm
    I am 71 and still wear a size 12.

    Still wear jeans but not skin tight ones; leggins I feel are not appropriate for me but plenty of older women wear them.

    People should wear what they are comfortable wearing.
    KSS
    4th Nov 2016
    7:29pm
    Easy Rider don't forget the sitting in the bath wearing the jeans to shrink them and walking about with blue legs for weeks after. Hahaha

    4th Nov 2016
    10:53am
    As long as they fit well, aren't the type with the hammer loop on the hip (or similar accessory), and are clean, why not?
    flowerpot
    4th Nov 2016
    10:54am
    I am Pomgolian born with dual UK and Australian nationality and at 61 have no intention of giving up my jeans. How ridiculous to put an age limit on something so versatile!
    Oldie84
    4th Nov 2016
    11:06am
    Don't people have better things to do with their time? What a complete waste of resources to conduct this research.
    I couldn't care less if Prince Harry or Victoria Beckham wear jeans. The beauty of getting old is not to give stuff what people think. Please yourself and no one else. :-)
    heyyybob
    4th Nov 2016
    11:20am
    Oh, yes Oldie !! It is one of the advantages of getting older - you don't have to give a stuff :) I'm comfortable, content AND careless ;) Friends and rellies are getting used to me, when they ask an opinion of me, saying .... 'OK, do you want HONEST or POLITE?' They then have an option and have to accept what I say. So much time was spent in my 'youth' being careful (or not) about what I said to anyone in case I offended their sensibilities even though they had asked for my opinion. Learnt you cannot please some of the poeple ALL of the time :D p.s. I don't say a damn thing if my opinion may hurt someone I have real affection for.
    Oldie84
    4th Nov 2016
    11:27am
    You are right heyyybob,
    in my working life I had to be polite in order not to offend my customers. No More. I would only add to your last sentence that I have always applied this principle to every one. Never say anything hurtful that you will later regret. Once spoken you can't take back those words. No matter how much you regret them.
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    8:39pm
    Exactly, Oldie83. At my age, I no longer 'give a stuff' what anyone thinks of me or what anyone has to say.
    Anonymous
    5th Nov 2016
    8:24pm
    I don't give a "stuff" either. I think most people know when to gi ve up certain items of clothing as being "a little young looking" and adapt fashion to suit their age and figure.

    But that said if you want to wear a bikini at 80+ and you don't frighten the cows...go for it :)
    sybilla
    4th Nov 2016
    11:08am
    Would anyone even dare to suggest I'm too old to wear jeans - I am on the right side of eighty and love my favorite washed out denims.
    p.s and what's more I paint my toe-nails, wear lipstick, and just had my ears pierced, so don't even think of going THEIR!!
    Oldie84
    4th Nov 2016
    11:12am
    Hip Hip Hurrah Sybilla. That's the spirit. :-)
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    8:44pm
    Good on you Sybilla. Go girl!! We sound like kindred spirits. I do or have done it all without hurting another soul. No regrets.
    Sue67
    4th Nov 2016
    11:09am
    Who tells us what we should or should not wear? Jeans rule. What else goes on so easily and looks good when worn out? Like the idea of a jeans burial. I'm 69 and numbers don't count anymore. ????
    Franky
    4th Nov 2016
    11:12am
    I don't care much about jeans (blue), prefer to wear chinos which are for me more comfortable. I have never thought of wearing jeans being an age issue?
    ozrog
    4th Nov 2016
    11:27am
    Nothing to do with body shape just look at some teenagers. Lol
    heyyybob
    4th Nov 2016
    11:56am
    Bwahahahaaaa ozrog :) Its what I say to myself as I struggle to get into my (obviously shrunken) favourite jeans. It keeps me going and enjoying them and THAT is what really matters, isn't it ;)
    Anonymous
    4th Nov 2016
    4:21pm
    I would dare to suggest ozrog that many, senior women have better figures than a lot of those younuns in those skin tight leggins which on some of them are just hideous.

    A look in a full length mirror would not go astray before many of them left the house.
    Chris_58
    4th Nov 2016
    11:42am
    Denim is and always has been - and always will be - my favourite material for clothing. I'm not so much a jeans wearer, but I love my denim skirts. These days there is no age limit to what a person can wear. We all wear whatever we feel comfortable in. We all wear what we feel good in :-)
    "just cruisin"
    4th Nov 2016
    11:42am
    If you want to wear jeans at 99 years of age, do so.
    Fashion police! Pfff.....
    Tzuki
    4th Nov 2016
    2:23pm
    Agreed!
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    8:49pm
    "just cruisin" - you took the word right out of my mouth; pfft, pfft and pfft!!
    Nan Norma
    4th Nov 2016
    11:58am
    Better than the bulging black tights some women wear.
    cranky
    4th Nov 2016
    12:32pm
    Oh god Nan Norma,
    I totally agree with that statement..
    and walking behind them .................No further comment, I might incriminate myself...:(
    Troubadour
    4th Nov 2016
    9:34pm
    Amen to that Nan Norma - I often wonder if some of these women have mirrors at home !! Men in baggy trackies quite a turn off too!!
    As regards jeans, not a fan myself but if you have the right body
    shape and they are neat and stylish (not the holey ones!) go for
    it whatever your age.

    4th Nov 2016
    12:13pm
    What!!! We have a Senate in turmoil, a US election that may badly affect Australia and a road toll climbing by the day and we get this crap. Who cares what a UK survey says about what people are wearing in a country in another hemisphere with a class system unrivalled in the western world. Was yesterday payday for the LifeChoices staff and did someone arrive at work with a hangover? Don't we deserve better?
    bob
    4th Nov 2016
    3:33pm
    OLd Man you have the cares of the world on your shoulders,hope you also have the number for Lifeline
    Anonymous
    4th Nov 2016
    4:14pm
    Thanks bob, you're right. It's Friday afternoon and I'm onto my second rum. I am slowly mellowing.
    ex PS
    7th Nov 2016
    2:44pm
    Still not too old to pull on my AMCOS and hit the road. Though, on a hot day just as good to open the Beenleigh Rum and settle in for the afternoon.
    Maybe we should send some over to the pollies, it might help and couldn't hurt.
    Charlie
    4th Nov 2016
    12:13pm
    Its now possible to get jeans to suit all different body shapes, you just need to go to a jeans specialist, that's if you want denim.

    Jeans are no longer the cheap alternative they were years ago. They are now a fashion item and there's lots of other trousers around probably cheaper than jeans, like cargo pants or just plain polyester dress up slacks. Alternatively there's the stretch pants cyclists wear and there's a whole fashion industry built around camping, fishing and boating clothes.

    The main attraction with jeans was that they were tight and sexy so they obviously have less appeal to the elderly.
    KSS
    4th Nov 2016
    7:22pm
    "The main attraction with jeans was that they were tight and sexy so they obviously have less appeal to the elderly."

    Hmmm Charlie. Being sexy doesn't have an age limit either!! Regardless of whether they wear jeans or not.
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    8:57pm
    Aw! Come on Charlie, they don't
    have to be SO tight that they look 'sexy.'
    I believe that a little lady-like decorum in all things is quite sexy; as opposed to the obvious flaunting of body parts which I honestly find unattractive and cheap; I don't mean the body parts are necessarily unattractive but; the flaunting certainly is.
    Jezemeg8
    15th Sep 2017
    12:54pm
    lol, and jeans that were once consigned to the rag bag are now sold in top market stores at outrageous prices!!!
    Sandygirl
    4th Nov 2016
    12:25pm
    Also quite happy wearing jeans at age 70 as said before they go with mosts things and so comfortable
    Phil1943
    4th Nov 2016
    12:29pm
    A genuine non-question about age and jeans. I'm 73 which means I've been wearing jeans for about 70 years. Used to be a slim-fit but now I just have to be sure they aren't cut so low they fall off my backside. Sitting here in my Maui T-shirt and a pair of cutoff denim shorts, I might even be wearing jeans when I check out of this world. Who wants to die looking like a Brit anyway?
    cranky
    4th Nov 2016
    12:39pm
    I have worn Denim jeans since the age of 5 ..(not the same ones)...when I had a pair of bib and brace with a white frilly blouse...
    Then I wore them right through my motorbike and guitar years,
    I am now 68 and still have my faithful jeans ,some are years old, the only difference being they have elastic waists for a bit of comfort...
    I hope they remember to put me in my favourite pair when I eventually travel to that big land in the sky as I dont want a white gown and a halo..:)
    Young
    4th Nov 2016
    12:40pm
    Jeans are far better than trackie pants.
    musicveg
    4th Nov 2016
    9:16pm
    Trackie's are way more comfortable though and cheaper.
    Eve
    4th Nov 2016
    12:44pm
    To those who say stop wearing jeans at 53 - SOD OFF. Go bury yourself if you want to, but keep your opinions about what I should wear to yourself you ignorant prat.
    Olddog
    4th Nov 2016
    12:45pm
    I have been wearing jeans since 1957 and at age 79 I don't intend to stop now or ever.
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    9:08pm
    I don't recall that girls in '57 wore jeans. The guys did.That was around the time the girls wore skin tight (usually) black pants with zippers at the lower, inner leg. (They were not worn in the workplace.) Perhaps I'm referring more to the groups who hung around 'espresso bars' or with motorcycle groups.
    Jenny
    5th Nov 2016
    11:25am
    Yes, girls wore jeans way back then! I had my first pair in 1954 when I was 14, from memory I had to buy them for myself after saving up pocket money. They weren't really considered to be ladylike then, but I have always considered practicality and comfort before anything else. And they were much better for bike riding, especially when you rolled them up.
    Jenny
    5th Nov 2016
    11:37am
    PS - I still wear jeans most of the time, even when going out. I have Fletcher Jones for good, and Target for home and garden. Still able to wear size 12, and will continue to do so for the rest of my foreseeable future.
    Lozpops17
    4th Nov 2016
    12:52pm
    Not fussed about an English survey. We have better things to fuss about in Oz
    john
    4th Nov 2016
    12:54pm
    What rot. I am 65 I where jeans because my brain tells me I am still not an old man, some may disagree, but I don't care , when I wear other things I do look like a silly old buggar, but jeans are fine, this must be a slow news day, I cannot find a reason for asking this question, and if David Beckham or George Clooney do or don't wear jeans , I couldn't care less, I probably look better than both of them in jeans anyway. Ha ha ha !
    Tom Tank
    4th Nov 2016
    1:09pm
    Jeans started life as work trousers because denim was cheap and hard wearing. I have been wearing jeans for ever and have no intention of giving them up.
    Perhaps the problems might be the availability of styles that are available in the U.K.
    Good dress sense, which has nothing to do with fashion, is often lacking in the young around the World, as well as the well heeled, and current styles in jeans have slavishly followed.
    I do think that some styles don't suit the more mature person simply because they make them look like "mutton dressed as lamb". The upshot of that is just to look for a style that suits the person and usually jeans can be found that fit the bill.
    As a point of trivia the best quality denim in the World used to be made at Bradmill's in Melbourne. Unfortunately they have bitten the dust.
    MarLin
    4th Nov 2016
    1:13pm
    Don't fret too much, folks - the denim survey is clearly just another marketing ploy to remind everyone to get a new pair!
    I'm 73 and wear jeans and t-shirt whenever it's cold enough to leave the shorts in the wardrobe (ie, most days in Sydney at the moment - bring on summer!).
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    9:11pm
    linhmartin.... Yay! Roger that!
    wally
    4th Nov 2016
    1:35pm
    I think that this " study " was funded by the Scots because they want us all to buy and wear kilts!
    Crazy Horse
    4th Nov 2016
    2:17pm
    It was our generation that adopted jeans as every day wear (as opposed to work wear). I'll wear them as long as I live.
    Tzuki
    4th Nov 2016
    2:19pm
    I am 62 and wear jeans all the time! I love them! I have skinny jeans that look great with heels and bootleg jeans that look ok with sneakers or boots. I don't own a pair of normal trousers except good black ones. And I wear t-shirts as well. In fact I don't own 1 shirt with a collar. Long live jeans and the young at heart!
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    9:12pm
    Tzuki. I too have good black pants. For funerals.
    Poppysmum
    4th Nov 2016
    2:29pm
    As long as my size10 butt points to the ground, I will continue to wear skinny jeans. Will probably be transferred to the furnace in them!
    brainstraina
    5th Nov 2016
    6:16pm
    Poppysmum. Same here.
    Annick
    4th Nov 2016
    3:19pm
    I will wear jeans as long as I want and as long as they still look good I am 72 and still wear jeans with a plain t shirt or nice blouse and jacket. Not much else for us to wear as Australian designer don't cater for the over 50's
    KSS
    4th Nov 2016
    7:27pm
    Unless you want floral polyester coveralls Annick, I agree there is not much reasonably priced stylish comfortable clothing for the over 50s woman.
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    9:14pm
    Spot on Annick.
    Dancing Queen
    4th Nov 2016
    3:34pm
    I am nearly 64 and still wear jeans and have no intention of stopping. It is hard to find a comfortable pair though but ones get there eventually. I actually find that the cheaper ones are more comfortable and flexible than the dearer ones.
    bob
    4th Nov 2016
    3:36pm
    This coming from the people who gave us shorts,long socks and sandals as a fashion icon.
    Ktpie
    4th Nov 2016
    4:01pm
    I feel outraged that anyone would consider setting any limitations on what I can wear, whether it is age or weight related - it is nobody else's business!
    Pushkin2
    4th Nov 2016
    4:30pm
    "Until Death Do Us Part!"
    nena
    4th Nov 2016
    5:11pm
    I'm near 80 and love wearing jeans and I will until death. It is the most practical piece to wear since anything goes with it...and accordingly the situation. the best of the best...Well, my body is reasonable well shaped!!!
    SUELL
    4th Nov 2016
    5:17pm
    I agree with 'Nan' completely - shape is still good so ..... until death.
    minnie orb
    4th Nov 2016
    5:34pm
    Nobody tells me what to wear, unless its my sister or my best friend. Ridiculous such studies.. waste of time. And I should not have read it!
    Circum
    4th Nov 2016
    5:36pm
    The style of jeans means less as I get older,As long as its comfortable its fine.A pair can last 20 years which is part of the attraction of jeans.It appears jeans are very expensive these days going by the amount of people wearing torn jeans.Ripped knees etc.When I get a tear its time to throw the jeans out and buy a new pair.
    Gee Whiz
    4th Nov 2016
    8:11pm
    I think its time sites like "your life choices" stopped getting involved in inane and junk discussions such as "at what age should you stop wearing jeans".

    People have been wearing jeans for over a hundred years irrespective of their age and will continue to do so. It is their choice.

    So why waste time on such a frivolous subject. There are more important things to discuss.
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    9:18pm
    Lighten up Gee Whiz. Our daily lives and the whole world are drowning in 'important things'. Sometimes it's good to get away from those important discussions.
    brainstraina
    4th Nov 2016
    8:36pm
    If not in bed sleeping when I die (wearing t-shirt and knickers) I will die wearing jeans. Since the sixties, jeans have been my uniform; except at certain places of employment where jeans-wearing would have been inappropriate. At times the jeans fashion changes somewhat and that leads to a bout of jeans-shopping.
    I say we wear whatever suits our bodies or feels comfortable. Go for it. What on earth has age to do with it? In our seventies we wear makeup, we color our hair, wear heels, go to the gym. Maybe it's different in the U.K. One of my grandies is 19 and he is not embarrassed to go with me grocery shopping or to the movies etc. To wear jeans we don't have to look tarty or attention-seeking. Most of my friends also wear jeans.
    musicveg
    4th Nov 2016
    9:19pm
    Who cares as long as you are comfortable, clean, neat and tidy. Wear want you want. I find jeans a lot more uncomfortable these days, maybe I need a new pair?
    brainstraina
    5th Nov 2016
    6:27pm
    musicveg, I thought I'd better let you know that stretch denim has been around for some decades----So yes, perhaps you need to go shopping. Just saying ............
    musicveg
    5th Nov 2016
    6:45pm
    I am thin and don't like stretch denim anyway, too much polyester in them. I prefer cargo type and not skinny legs or high waist, hard to find the right fit.
    MiteMike
    4th Nov 2016
    10:07pm
    At nearly 70 I am surprised!
    The only problem I have had with jeans was to find the fly too short or the waist to low! I believed The only problem I have had with jeans was to find the fly too short or the waist to low! I believed once I had picked up ladies jeans by mistake because the zip was too short for a man's needs but no. (I think it just saves the makers a couple of cents!) Teens and potbellys like low waists but my waist is at waist height and size!
    P.S.> I have had the short zip problem with a suit as well!
    brainstraina
    5th Nov 2016
    6:21pm
    Lol! The trouble with the very low-on- the- hip jeans; they are inclined to fall down. Embarrassing in Aldi.
    PlanB
    5th Nov 2016
    7:36am
    I say wear what you like for as long as you wish -- its what YOU like -- and you are hurting anyone by wearing what you like.

    Yes I will wear jeans -- I haven't for awhile as I have some cargo pants that are very practical for when I go shopping, as the pockets are so handy.
    Bella54
    5th Nov 2016
    9:08am
    My husband (70) found a pair of jeans he liked and fitted well. On returning home, he was so enamoured with them, he went back tithe shop and bought two more pairs the same. He now goes everywhere in them,
    I (62) have always loved jeans and chased around London recently to find another pair of higher waisted jeans ( no muffin top for this girl) and found some lovely stretch ones. Jeans skirt and jacket I my wardrobe took.
    Gee Whiz
    5th Nov 2016
    9:23am
    Brainstrainer? Very apt name.

    Be careful it doesn't become too strained otherwise might start thinking about things that really matter
    brainstraina
    5th Nov 2016
    6:37pm
    Not at the weekend Gee Whiz unless the grandkids come to visit. (You have spelled my name incorrectly.It is in there, somewhere.) You were up early today! At that time I was just being woken by my little dog.
    Anyway, let's have a drink to 'something important'.It is that time!!
    cat
    5th Nov 2016
    9:28am
    I only just started wearing jeans about 2 years ago when I lost weight after fixing the effects of a faulty thyroid. When I was younger and slimmer I never wore them. Now I wear them all the time and i"m 68 in December!
    Strummer
    5th Nov 2016
    10:57am
    I wish this was all we had to worry about.
    brainstraina
    5th Nov 2016
    6:40pm
    You're not wrong Strummer. But, little light-hearted banter is good for the soul. Momentarily.
    PIXAPD
    7th Nov 2016
    9:16am
    $10 jeans from K Mart are good, even at 67 and 67 kg, no problem
    Capn Dan
    8th Nov 2016
    12:33pm
    Can't believe that anyone would take ageist fashion advice from a 'British study' - a country known for rolling up their trouser leg at a rocky 'beach' and wearing a hanky with knotted corners as a beach hat. Denim Rules! Smash Ageist 'studies' !!!
    Capn Dan
    8th Nov 2016
    12:36pm
    I buy my jeans usually at charity shops to keep old denim alive. Two dollars well spent for designer stretch jeans recently. Too bad our government can't be as thrifty.
    roy
    19th Oct 2018
    10:42pm
    You sound like MICK politicising everything, sheesh.
    Jezemeg8
    15th Sep 2017
    12:50pm
    Why is there an age limit to wearing jeans? I still wear them, and I'm disabled and in my early 60's. They are not only comfortable but are very versatile. Another silly waste of money survey/poll!
    Ageing but not getting old
    23rd Sep 2017
    3:22pm
    While I agree with some other correspondents' observation about 'more important things', it's OK to chat about lighter things like this. Also agree I don't care who else is wearing what; I wear what I like. While my picture is probably a few years out of date, I still colour my hair primarily because the kind of grey shade I'm (mostly, but not entirely) growing is a rather dull shade and washes my face out. I've worn jeans since my teens, and still do at almost 68, and def larger than I was then, so I dress to suit my body more now. Of course, I'm 35 in my head, so that may have something to do with it...
    But, I'm not just your BLUE-jeans-only person; I love colour, and have light & dark blue, black, cranberry, white, purple and bright royal-blue jeans! And there are various types of 'stretch' fabrics now that can suit almost anyone. I tend to match/coordinate colours, or wear neutral-coloured tops with the brighter coloured jeans. But each to their own!
    Geminiwoman
    20th Oct 2018
    9:49am
    I've never been a fashion follower so I wear what I like, when I like, where I like and how I like. At the end of the day, if it's comfy and looks okay, that's good enough for me.


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