98 thoughts on “I turned 31.

    • Anonymous says:

      No, it’s a field jacket meant originally for duck hunting hencethe big shell pockets. Traditionally, the shoulder patch should only be over the right shoulder where the butt of the gun rests when firing. Cropped jackets like truckers and bombers are cropped because they are designed for occupations that are primarily seated.

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m 34 soon, and watching old episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm like "daamn Larry, nice sweater and sport coat combo".

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a 30+ year old white man you only have a few options:
    >A.) Gymbo clinging to youth
    >B.) LL Bean normcore
    >C.) Edgy hardcore bro who is s barber or bartender who calls himself an old head
    >D.) White collar slob who shops at old navy and calls himself a redditor irl
    >F.) Sleezecore degenerate
    >T.) Estrogen junkie

      • Anonymous says:

        I beanmaxx at work, sleezemaxx on date night, and NYHCmaxx with the boys.

        You forgot "The Coach" and the "I Work with my Hands"
        The coach is a fat guy in middle management who wears underarmour or expensive golf polos, quarter zips, and jeans and his glasses have chums. His posture is absolutely hecking impeccable despite his weight.
        The I work with my hands wears carhartt and ariatt with boots to everything. While his wife can convince him to wear a button up shirt to something like christmas, he still wears his carhartt jacket over it. Day to day he wears his neon green and orange contractor shirts. He talks about politics A LOT and still believes in the two party system.

        Thank you Anon, I’ve collated these for future applications.

    • Anonymous says:

      You forgot "The Coach" and the "I Work with my Hands"
      The coach is a fat guy in middle management who wears underarmour or expensive golf polos, quarter zips, and jeans and his glasses have chums. His posture is absolutely hecking impeccable despite his weight.
      The I work with my hands wears carhartt and ariatt with boots to everything. While his wife can convince him to wear a button up shirt to something like christmas, he still wears his carhartt jacket over it. Day to day he wears his neon green and orange contractor shirts. He talks about politics A LOT and still believes in the two party system.

      • Anonymous says:

        I saw this film when I was 16, I think it inadvertently changed what clothes i bought for the next few years. I still pretty much dress the same, baggy shirts or pullovers. Worked out well now its back ‘in’. All the stuff I have from 2009 now looks like its purposefully destressed but its just from years of wear+ washing.

        I sharpen up for work/nights out though, I’m not a slob

        • Anonymous says:

          Based. I repair my clothes and have been rocking slackercore for a while now as well.
          >Well fitting high-rise trousers
          >Nice leather shoes
          >undershirt
          >robe

    • Anonymous says:

      A and C. I dunno why more hardcore bros don’t lift. They’d still be in the pit at 30 instead of hanging out at the bar complaining about their knees

      • Anonymous says:

        Getting back into the pit is why I started going to the gym. I saw too many guys older than me, in great shape tearing it up, having a great time, and I felt left out. So I would jump in for a few songs and then regret it for the rest of the week. It was a wakeup call.

          • Anonymous says:

            I went through a phase in my mid 20s where I only listened to "mature" music and the classics. Then one day I had the urge to revisit some of my favorite old death & black metal albums which lead me down a rabbit hole discovering new up and coming bands I had missed out on over the years. Or classic 90s death metal albums I never bothered with. I never Life is more fun listening to heavy shit. You can catch me at the gym blasting Pain of Truth and Undeath. I’ve never felt healthier and happier than I do right now at 32 years old. Each year keeps getting better even though the world is on the brink of catastrophe.

  3. Anonymous says:

    My vintage LL Bean purchases have always been great, good quality and pleasing designs. But I dont shop their new stuff very often, way too much "performance" "technical" (plastic) bullshit. Because thats what the mainstream outdoors market wants sadly.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i dont know, i used to like ll bean myself, but the quality has really gone to shit in the last 10 years and their prices used to be reasonable. like you were getting a bargain for a well made item. now alll of their shit has stretch in it, the fabric is cheap. their 100% cotton jeans used to be 39.99. before the pandemic. now theyre like 69.99. their barn coat is a shadow of its former self. so are their camp mocs.

  5. Anonymous says:

    funny i did a similar transition around age 30 and after wearing it all out after about 2 years i switched to patagonia and it has all lasted way longer.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Solid stuff. Their classic jeans are a slept on high rise option and their chamois is always good.

    As with most brands, avoid anything with plastic in it and you’ll do alright

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thank God I’m not that old. Once you’re 30 you can drop dead at any second from a disease. How do you deal with the fear of death?

    • Anonymous says:

      I cannot wait for more zoomers to approach 30. The existential crisises and meltdowns will be hilarious and broadcast all over the internet. Life must suck when youth is your entire identity.

      • Anonymous says:

        Millennial identity was always trying to be more cultured than one another and know a more obscure book, brand, or band than the next one. It was so tiresome. Zoomers seem to just want to be a combination of bimbo/moron.

      • Anonymous says:

        I turn 30 in april and I’m already freaking the heck out holy shit
        Glad I look a lot younger because I would be seriously considering suicide

      • Anonymous says:

        I don’t see how being thirty can be worse than 19 for me. No friends, no hobbies, no gf, ugly manlet.
        IDGAF about hair loss or "looking old" because nothing will change for me when that happens anyway. I’d still be a loser with or without hair

          • Anonymous says:

            I’m asking what is causing him not to have hobbies. Not having friends or a girlfriend could be a result of external factors that are difficult to change, not necessarily depression, but if you want to have a hobby, all you have to do is read a book, or go to the park, or learn mahjong. There are rarely external forces that prevent you from doing any of these things.

    • Anonymous says:

      >How do you deal with the fear of death?

      I have a crippling fear of existence so death is actually quite a comforting thought to me

    • Anonymous says:

      by 30 you will have accepted nature’s ways and be content with life and death as part of a bigger ying and yang kind of concept. Have no fear, friend.
      t. 36yo boomer

  8. Anonymous says:

    Yes, LL Bean is the shit. I used to think it was dorky, too but now I’m 32 and it’s my exact style. Really good quality, and great return policy too. They got rid of the Northern Virginia store during covid, though. So hecking annoying to buy online when I used to have a giant store.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I really want a pair of their duckboots but I cannot find a single hecking reseller in Europe and it makes me seethe
    I could always ship them over but I’m not paying $50 or more + import taxes to ship some boots worth $200
    It’s so over

  10. Anonymous says:

    i got into LL bean stuff in my early 20s but in the pacific northwest that puts you in the top 0.1% of well dressed individuals. The slight dorkiness is part of the charm

  11. Anonymous says:

    How should I dress as a respectable 31 year old man? Currently rocking the 31 year old balding loser incel style and looking for a change.

  12. Anonymous says:

    >i turned 31.
    In my 20s i wore preppy, i’m mid 30 and have my sneaker phase. Gentlemen core is pretty disgusting/virgin core.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I’m heckin 30 and I just want merino wool everything, slippers, french terry robe, and copious amounts of marijuana and batorbalm(gamechanger btw)

    Also baby carrots and water kefir to keep thinspo happy
    >ree boring
    Yeah yeah I’ll conquer the world right after I *falls aleep*

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