How to dress with class in your 40s

We all know that 40 is the new 30, but dressing for your age whilst wanting to still look sharp means striking a fine balance. In your 40s you want to show that your finger is still on the pulse, but there’s also no point pretending you’re Romeo Beckham. We take a quick look at getting it right for men in their 40s.

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We all love jeans, but in your 40s it may be time to start experimenting with slacks. Slacks can look excellent, especially when you get the right fit and cut. In your 40s it’s time to start ditching those super skinny distressed jeans and opting for an equally comfortable, but more discerning choice. Grey slacks with a casual shirt and deck shoes is an iconic look for men in their 40s.

Casual jacket

A casual suit jacket is your best friend in your 40s. That’s because it’s too late for the hoodie but far too soon for a proper blazer. This is the time in your life that you seriously need to nail smart-casual. A casual suit jacket can be worn with jeans or slacks and is ideal in changeable weather. Opt for something in natural materials if possible and remember, fit is everything.

A great suit

In your 40s it’s all about getting the right cut and colour and less about finding a suit featured in style mags. There is nothing more middle aged than a suit that doesn’t fit well around your middle, or rises up your legs. You don’t need to go tailored here, but do buy a suit from an established, quality manufacturer; this is not a moment for Primark. Off the peg designer suits are ideal and can be paired perfectly with mens designer shirts such as an Oxford Farah shirt


In your 40s you’re likely to be enjoying some of your best wages yet, and it’s time to enjoy it. That doesn’t mean covering yourself in bling, but it does mean spending money on practical accessories. A designer watch and designer shades will set you up perfectly in your 40s, showing that you have class, taste, elegance and only buy accessories you actually need.

Reaching your 40s doesn’t mean you have to stop looking good, it just means you need to start dressing with class.

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