STYLE GUIDE: 40s and 50s

Written by Marc | 17/12/2013


Get The Look

How To

Style Icon

Today it’s time to move on to the next generation and explore the style of the 40 and 50 year olds. You will recognise many male celebrities in this age group with absolutely impeccable style, a couple of examples of these are Robert Downey Jnr and Brad Pitt, and their styles have most definitely blossomed and evolved over the years.

By no means is your 40’s a time to give up on style, in fact again it’s an age which opens new doors, and seems to be the age where your style is mostly refined. When you hit you’re 40s career position is important, you’re most definitely mature and your style can reflect this. You are much more aware of yourself in your 40s. As you will have seen plenty of fashions come and go it doesn’t mean you’re style has too.

“Fashion fades, style is eternal.”
– Yves Saint Laurent

And there’s the 50s, the age where that level of refinement goes up to the next level, you either get it so right or so, so wrong! Don’t let yourself go and most certainly don’t think for a second that you are exempt from any sort of fashion. See your 50s as a fresh start again instead of seeing it as ‘I’m getting old and past it’, because you most certainly are not. Celebrity style icons that are in their 50s and still ahead of their game when it comes to fashion include George Clooney, Kevin Bacon and Antonio Banderas to name but a few.

At Mainline Menswear, we have put together an outfit which we think can be easily worn by men in their 40s and 50s alike:
Mainline Menswear 40s Outfit

Mainline Menswear 50s Outfit

Celebrity Style Representative: Jason Statham age 46

English born Jason Stathem is well known to us all through the big screen, his dedication to body building, his thick set accent and new romance with super model Rosie Huntington Whiteley, who is 20 years his junior. We have chosen Jason as our style representative for the 40s category because quite frankly, we think he’s a man that has it all, the career, the body, the life, the girl and of course the style. You will know Jason from films such as The Expendables and The Transporter. We love Jason’s style because simplicity really is the key here. Take a look at some of his choices below and you may be pleasantly surprised.


Jason’s style offers simplicity and adaptability. He looks effortlessly casual most of the time simply going for a T-shirt and jeans or trousers with his signature pair of aviator sunglasses which he is rarely seen without.

Get Jason’s look from Mainline Menswear

A simple black, buttoned T-shirt such as the one pictured above from Evisu, a signature pair of Aviators and a statement watch. His look is simple but effective.

Celebrity Style Representative: Johnny Depp age 50

Pirates Of The Caribbean movie star and heartthrob Johnny Depp is a man that really needs no introduction, women want him and men want to be him, being one of the world’s best looking males Johnny Depp’s popularity is ever increasing as well as his age. At the age of 50 Johnny seems to have really found himself in his sense of style. He is totally unique with his style being a lover of accessories and jewellery Johnny Depp is a real style inspiration. “I like the challenge of trying different things and wondering whether it’s going to work or whether I’m going to fall flat on my face.” – Johnny Depp

Johnny’s key pieces always tend to be scarves, waistcoats, hats and a pair of coloured aviator sunglasses, shirts and a pair of jeans. His look can be adapted and pieced together; below we have put together an ensemble of items you could get to mimic Johnny’s style.

Get Johnny’s look from Mainline Menswear

Get Johnny’s look by layering. Get a good quality denim shirt such as the one above by Levis which you can get here. The key to Johnny’s looks are always a great pair of sunglasses such as the Oakley Valentino Rossi ones pictured.

What did you think of this post?


Thumbs up review image


Average review image

Not for me!

Thumbs down review image