SARAH BUITENDACH: Living in a fantastic time of fifty tones of gray
The silver foxes on all of our screens tend to be proof that 60 is the newer 40 (for males)
The other day, a pal, edging their ways past 45, asked whether he should consider dyeing their tresses. It is true that nowadays his locking devices became considerably vivid. Fifty simple tones of grey have actually changed forever of strong brown.
But dyeing their locks? I became appalled. You will find never ever a necessity for males to color their grey. “Age gracefully,” we shrieked. My information was simple: feel a gold fox, not the man exactly who pitches right up at your workplace eventually with a differently hued, “youth-enhancing” hair only very all your colleagues can gossip regarding signs of a midlife situation.
Mercifully, the guy seems to have taken heed of my recreational dramatics and resisted achieving for Garnier Nutrisse package – it got me personally considering older guys. Or must I say “fantasising”? My brain wandered to Robert Downey Jr, Keanu Reeves and Lenny Kravitz. A wonderful psychological montage and they’re all in the 56-57 generation. Next Denzel Arizona and Richard Gere. Which was a nice workout too. And they’re more than 65.
And here you will find the clangers: Brad Pitt was 57. And George Clooney are 60. Certainly, 60.
Maybe you’ve clocked current images of either among these endless heart-throbs?
I am not saying yes they’ve previously looked much better. Suave, beautiful, rocking salt-and-pepper beards, sipping Nespresso as they arise, glistening damp, from an icy dip in pond Como (okay, okay tinder vs match for shy guys, that is just me personally getting caught up), both pals directed me to consider that we might actually be living in a golden age of earlier men.
Men ageing sexily isn’t something new to most people – hello, Paul Newman – but is sixty the brand new 40? Alec Baldwin was 63 and a devastatingly dashing father of the year to five offspring under the age eight. Continua a leggere