5 Tips on Buying Clothes for Senior Men

5 Tips on Buying Clothes for Senior Men


There is a fine art of clothing shopping for the seasoned gentlemen in our lives. As men age, comfort often becomes a top priority, but that doesn’t mean they need to sacrifice style. 

Here are some tips and tricks to ensure Grandpa stays dapper while feeling his absolute best.


  1. Elastic Waist Pants: Let’s kick things off with a wardrobe essential – elastic waist pants. These gems are a game-changer for seniors who value ease of dressing. Look for pants with a comfortable elastic waistband that allows Grandpa to pull them on and off effortlessly. Opt for styles with a discreet elastic waist for a sleek and polished look.

Shop the range of elastic waist pants for men by Breakaway Clothing 


2.  Double Pocket Cotton Shirts: Now, let’s talk about the epitome of practicality meets style – double pocket cotton shirts. These shirts offer not one but two pockets, perfect for stashing essentials like reading glasses or a favourite pen. Look for shirts made from soft, breathable cotton that provide all-day comfort. The double-pocket design adds a touch of utility while maintaining a timeless aesthetic. For bonus points, opt for an easy care option that requires no ironing.

Shop a large range of double pocket cotton shirts for men in-store


3.   Cotton Pyjamas: When it comes to a good night's sleep, decent pyjamas are a must-have for senior men. Sleeping in older age becomes difficult - just ask anyone you know over 80! Help them maximise their chances of quality zzz’s by seeking full coverage pyjama options that keep the chills off. Additionally, seek out shirts with larger buttons that are easy to manage. Cotton is a sound choice as it has high absorbency, which can wick moisture away from the body, keeping them dry and comfortable throughout the night,  particularly beneficial for those who may sweat during sleep. 

Shop the range of comfortable Contare Pyjamas for Men  


4.   Full-Opening Slippers with Velcro Closure: Accessibility is key when it comes to footwear. Full-opening slippers with a Velcro closure on the back provide the security of a shoe with the convenience of an easy-on-and-off fit. Look for slippers with a sturdy sole and adjustable Velcro closure for a customised fit. These slippers are comfortable and perfect for indoor wear while offering Grandpa the freedom to move around home easily.

Shop the Edison Full Open Out Slipper by Panda Slippers


5.   Adaptive Clothing: For seniors with mobility issues or specific medical needs, seek out garments specially designed to make dressing easier and more comfortable. Look for features like magnetic closures, easy-access zippers, and adjustable straps to simplify the dressing process while maintaining style and dignity.

Discover our newest Clothing Collection for Older Blokes, range includes all the essentials and some luxury items too. 


Remember, the key to successful clothing shopping for elderly men is prioritising comfort without compromising style. By selecting garments that are easy to wear and care for, you can ensure that Grandpa looks and feels his best every day.

So, next time you're shopping for the *seasoned* man in your life, keep these tips in mind and save yourself from a return visit to the shops 😛 



Matt, The Bloke Shop


At a certain age, visiting the shops becomes tricky, and our aging parents or grandparents begin to lean on us for support. It can be a stressful time for them as they relinquish independence and us because our usually low-maintenance parents now need our help for everyday activities and errands! We understand this at The Bloke Shop and offer hassle-free exchanges and returns on items. If you bring it to Grandpa/Dad and it isn’t quite right, pop in and see us for a fast and easy solution.

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