Every few years, a columnist or men's magazine writer opines about the age at which some behaviors are simply no longer OK (i.e. Esquire's list or Tony Parsons' in GQ UK: "[Drugs are] ridiculous for anyone over the age of 25."). Sometimes these opinions are tongue-in-cheek, but there's always a kernel of truth to them. Lots of behaviors come with a shelf life, either because they're so risky that you're beginning to endanger yourself or because they are, quite frankly, embarrassing.
There's a lot of downright stupid stuff society will give you a pass on while you're still in your 20s, but most of it ceases to be amusing and just gets depressing as you soldier on toward middle age. In a larger sense, though, approval is about achievement; we expect people to improve themselves as they age, so if you're working the same meaningless job and acting just as you did in college, then you're not improving much of anything. Thirty is a big milestone, and it's also a point at which people are going to start to wonder what you're doing with your life.
1. No A&F, Hollister, or American Eagle
3. Ed Hardy T-Shirts
4. Bright Shoe Laces
5. No saggy colored pants
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