"You're in your thirties and you wear Converse trainers?"

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Culture' started by Suedey, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Suedey

    Suedey PROUD MADAME X FAN

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    .. is the reaction I got from a work colleague the other day when we went out for drinks and I had my Converse on.

    THOUGHTS?
     
  2. Kratz

    Kratz Pearl in the shell.

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    What a bizarre thing to say.
     
  3. Dark Carnival

    Dark Carnival Missss Vaaaaaanjie

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    Tell them to fuck off
     
  4. Star

    Star Homo Secretary (OB)

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    I <3 Converse.
     
  5. RobotBoy

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    Perhaps my perception is skewed by working in music, but I thought EVERYONE wore Converse, regardless of age?
     
  6. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I don't have any Converse, but it's not my age that stops me wearing them. And I am conscious of that sort thing usually.
     
  7. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock TRAY UP, BITCH

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    There's quite a lot of fashion items that are strictly age-limited but I don't think Converse are... especially in more recent times.
     
  8. Mugatu

    Mugatu Can I be gay in the Army?

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    I own three pairs, although I am within the stereotypical 12-30 demographic. Black, blue, dark blue.

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    I was desperate for some of these but much to my CHAGRIN they don't make them over size ten or something stupid like that :angry:
     
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  9. Mel

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    THIS!
     
  10. wendy the goat

    wendy the goat PS1 Hagrid is sick of your shit

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    To be fair, if my dad wasn't dead (stupid cunt), he'd still be wearing Converse. and he would be 53. He'd always worn them and didn't give a fuck what people thought; he liked them and they were comfy.
     
  11. Floppet

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    I'd rather you wore Cons than Crocs. But I'd have to go with Dark Carnival's answer too.
     
  12. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    As shoes go, they do seem quite youthful. I can see how they wouldn't suit some people.

    But I wouldn't dare say it out load at a social event.
     
  13. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Actually, I agree as far as the high tops go. I wasn't thinking of them when I posted above. I think they probably ARE more suited to younger people, but if older people are comfortable wear them, then fine. That's a ME hang up rather than anything else.

    And when I say older, I don't mean EARLY THIRTIES in any case :manson:
     
  14. Slave

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    I think the way you wear high tops can be an AGE thing - I always feel like I'm dressing like a reject from an Avril Lavigne video if I wear them with shorts, for example. But as footwear goes, I don't think they're EXCLUSIVELY 4 KIDZ

    Plus a lot of whatever you wear is how you carry the image - and from what I know OF Suedehead, I wouldn't think that he looked ODD wearing them.

    Just ignore.
     
  15. Dark Carnival

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    Oh dear, absolutely!
     
  16. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I bought a pair of Crocs in a moment of madness three or four years ago. I only ever wear them as gardening shoes.
     
  17. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    WTF? When I was 25, I worked with a bloke in his 30s who wore converse and I thought nothing of it.
     
  18. Beverley

    Beverley I Don't Wanna Change A THI-ING

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    You're youthful enough to continue wearing them tbh, Suedey. If there is an age barrier on them, I don't think 30 is it.

    However, I have never worn converse and never intend to. That is a personal choice of mine, though.
     
  19. OhSnap

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    It definitely depends on what you wear them with, once you pass a certain age, but you shouldn't give a fuck if people judge what you're wearing if you feel comfortable and look presentable.

    Plus, I bet the cunt thinks they're relatively new.
     
  20. Tetris-Rock

    Tetris-Rock TRAY UP, BITCH

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    I MAY have already reached that at the ripe old age of 21, but only because I spent my high school years FRETTING like an IDIOT about every single little piece of clothing and whether I could get away with it without people taking the piss. Now it's more a case of "What the fuck DO I CARE?"
     
  21. Loufoque

    Loufoque CONTINENTAL QUEEN

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    When you work in MARKETING DARLING you do sometimes wish that the 40y.o.s would MOVE ON from their CONVERSE especially when they're trying to DRESS DOWN a BLAZER
     
  22. Kate

    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    WHAT

    How old is the colleague in question?
     
  23. OhSnap

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    OH GOD

    Wearing a blazer WITHOUT trousers and shoes really is fucking tragic

    The sign of a complete fashion void
     
  24. Suedey

    Suedey PROUD MADAME X FAN

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    She's my age - 31.
     
  25. Ozymandias

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    What a CUTTING thing to say. I've know people wear them into their 50s. They're simply COMF SHOES these days and you can't really identify or pin them to a 'scene' or age bracket.

    VANS ON THE OTHER HAND.
     
  26. delirium

    delirium TOODLES FUCKFACE

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    Maybe it was her nice way of suggesting botox?
     
  27. Tetris-Rock

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    At the moment, Converse are almost like accepted universal footwear... one of these things that anyone can wear and probably get away with it. They were really popular among the indie/emo kids at my school when I was sixteen/seventeen and came to be a kind of stereotypical for that sort in the same way that Doc Martens were in the early nineties with the grunge kids (though I might be right in assuming that Docs are experiencing a slow comeback now?). But since my mid-teens, Converse have branched out a lot more and are almost seen all over the place, whether they be real or the knock-offs that you can often see sported by mums on the school run.

    I think Suedey's colleague was being rather unthinking and bitchy, really.
     
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  28. delirium

    delirium TOODLES FUCKFACE

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    She should post on Moopy IMMEDIATELY
     
  29. Jark

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    I really can't abide converse, more on the grounds that they kill my feet rather than how they look (although I don't like how they look either) but I can't see how age comes into it.
     
  30. OhSnap

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    The only reason age has come into it for twats like her is definitely because chavs now wear them (with the worst designs/colours possible too).
    Chavs ruin everything.
     
  31. Shirley

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    Are they what we used to know as BASEBALL BOOTS?

    I was wearing those when you were in NAPPIES
     
  32. Phoenix

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    I have the same problem, it feels like i'm walking barefoot and my feet hurt. But I do like them and that person can fuck off, people should wear what they like.
     
  33. RobotBoy

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    I disagree. I have a light grey blazer that I wear with crisp shirt, black skinny jeans and black Converse leather trainers and I think it looks rather good. I do think blazers worn over t shirts with comedy slogans and teamed with scruffy trainers look TERRIBLE though - a real 'trendy office' cliché.
     
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  34. Madison

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    I assume the opposite is true too.
     
  35. Shirley

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    HARSH but TRUE :(
     
  36. Kate

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    Is she one of those awful women that wouldn't be seen dead in anything without a 5 inch heel? Their opinions are VOID
     
  37. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    That's exactly my problem as well, but I wasn't going to say in view of looking like an old pensioner. But now you young ones are saying it I have no problem as well. They give absolutely no support to the arch of your foot, and I can only wear them with an arch support in. And to be honest that's too much effort. When I start having to wear (kylie) incontinence pants, then I'll give in and wear my arch supports.
     
  38. Indie

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    I don't think i've ever worn converse. Although that probably means that they're the height of fashion.
     
  39. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    They are too FLAT and NON SHOCK ABSORBENT and they make your SOLES SORE

    In the OLD DAYS I would FORGO comfort for NATTY RED BOOTS but NOT ANY MORE
     
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  40. Kate

    Kate most die in your bedroom

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    I have 3 pairs of Converse, plus 3 pairs of other canvas trainers. All different colours :)
     

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