Old Men Wearing Leather Pants and Jackets: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Dudes. Men’s fashion question of the day: Is it okay for men in their sixties to wear leather pants paired with leather jacket? Hah. Good question! Let’s have 65-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger answer the question for everyone.
Of course it is okay for an older dude to wear leather. There’s nothing wrong with a man who belongs to The Guvernator’s age demographic if he opts to trade his “old man get-up” to something more youth-oriented and more badass.
The caveat however — yeah there’s a caveat as is often the case when it comes to what to wear and what not to wear — is that you should wear your all-leather ensemble on the right occasion or the right time.
Take The Guvernator for example, he’s wearing his leather outfits during a motorcycle run with members of the Black Hawks Motorcycle Club in Los Angeles. In this instance, jeans and leather — or in the case of The Guv, leather and leather — are not only appropriate outfits but are probably the best clothes to wear. Still, we hope the former California Governor is not wearing leather undies beneath them trousers because that would really be overdoing it.
So to sum up, yeah you can go ahead and buy yourself some leather jacket [these Giorgio Armani Men’s Leather Jackets are pretty cool] and a pair of leather pants but don’t wear them to your daughter’s wedding unless the wedding ceremony happens to have a leather theme.
Update: More Older Men Wearing Leather Pants. Of course, Governor Arnold ain’t the only man of a certain age who rocks his leather pants or jackets. Here are some other dudes we found on the internets looking good in their leather outfits.
Unfortunately, we do not know the name of the model above. We also do not know the name of the model below who kinda looks like actor Sam Waterston. This guy is beefier than the Grace and Frankie star but there’s a resemblance here, right?
Speaking of Grace and Frankie, here’s another actor from the Netflix sitcom in leather pants and jackets on The Sunday Night Project.
Old Men Wearing Leather Pants and Jackets: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Other Dudes. Posted 19 August 2012. Last updated: January 25, 2020 at 1:15 am.