As age catches up with us, there are certain tasks and activities that become off-limits – think of driving a car or booking a hotel room. But did you know that you can age into being unable to do something as common as wearing jeans? It might seem surprising, but this is a real phenomenon, and experts have pinpointed an age where it might be time to consider donating your denim.
A recent survey conducted by CollectPlus, a UK courier service, gathered data from 2,000 consumers on their fashion preferences, clothing styles, and ideal pair of jeans. The findings were quite revealing: it turns out that people generally agree that attempting to fit into jeans becomes increasingly challenging after the age of 53. It’s not about whether wearing jeans is appropriate at that age; rather, it’s about the increasing difficulty of finding a pair that fits comfortably.
The statistics don’t bode well for denim enthusiasts. The survey showed that one in ten respondents over the age of 50 admitted to trying on as many as six different styles before finding their ideal pair. What’s more, the majority of adults experience peak stress levels while shopping for jeans by the age of 53, and a surprising six percent of customers reported feeling so frustrated that they resorted to tears.
The search for the perfect pair of jeans can be an ordeal regardless of age. On average, people spend five to eight days searching for the right fit, and this grueling process often deters them from buying new pairs for at least another three years.
However, the bottom line is that you should wear your favorite pair of jeans for as long as you want, age notwithstanding. So, if you’re retired and still rocking your beloved denim, go ahead and flaunt it with confidence. After all, when it comes to fashion, there are no age restrictions, and personal comfort and style should always be the top priorities.