How to Make a Guy Look 10 Years Older

Written by laila alvarez
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While most of us are trying to look younger throughout life, young college or high school graduates are often hindered by their youthful appearances. A young look may hurt chances in a job interview, hurt chances getting girls of the same age and simply may not get the guy respect he deserves. With a few simple steps, however, a guy can look older in no time at all.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Facial hair trimmer
  • Belt
  • Watch and other accessories

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    Inform the guy if he feels older, he will look older to the outside world. Tell him to show confidence by making eye contact, making small talk with people who are the age he's pretending to be and walk straight up.

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    Tell the guy to grow a beard or another type of facial hair. While many older men shave daily and are smooth, men with beards tend to look older. Have the guy trim his beard and to not let it get too long or wild. Tell the guy that if he can't grow a beard, however, to not try. A scraggly beard might make him look younger.

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    Tell the guy to wear conservative clothing. This doesn't necessarily mean a suit and tie, although it could. Simply put, tell the guy to wear shorts that fall just above the knee with a belt and a fitted polo shirt tucked in.

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    Inform the guy that accessories are everything. Tell him to wear a cell phone holster, or maybe a nice watch or cuff links. Tell him to ditch the chain wallet, if he has one, and anything else that may be perceived as something the "youth" would wear. Tell him to wear a bit of cologne or aftershave.

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    Remind the guy that he needs to look like a man from head to toe, which means that the hair and shoes matter. Tell him to keep it clean up top and, while there are older gentlemen who sport spiky hair and other youthful styles, he needs to choose a style that screams "older." In this case, a slicked back style might show a widows peak, which would suggest balding, which means older. A conservative parted-on-the-side hairstyle would also work.

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    Tell him that head to toe means that shoes also need to be something a man 10 years older would wear. Almost any shoe will work, as long as they fit well. Tell the guy he should avoid flip-flops and "skate" shoes but that any other shoe should work. An ankle-high folded sock would also distract from a youthful look.

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