HOW TO HAVE A MIDDLE CRI­SIS

With style - the GQ way.

GQ (Australia) - - INSIDE -

You’ve seen him. Fifty-plus with fresh hair plugs gun­ning his leased Porsche 911 at the lights while the 20-year-old Tin­der date rid­ing shot­gun crops him out of selfes. And you think, ‘That’ll never hap­pen to me.’

Ex­cept, it will. For a cou­ple of days, then a month, then the en­tire se­cond half of the year, you’ll feel vary­ing de­grees of rub­bish. Tired. Ir­ri­ta­ble. You’ll shout at some­one in the of­fce and make them cry. Next, the stan­dard Satur­day pic­colo and pa­pers rou­tine will fail to rouse a sin­gle hint of plea­sure, and that’s when it hits. A midlife cri­sis – le­git. The cars sec­tion will blur through a flm of un­likely tears as the re­al­i­sa­tion flters through that there’s noth­ing now sep­a­rat­ing you from the next id­iot with a face full of bo­tox and $20,000 Du­cati be­tween his legs threat­en­ing to tip over at the lights. Bug­ger. Now what? Here’s what. Em­brace it, sir. Own it. Ac­cord­ing to GQ’S fe­male affairs correspondent, noth­ing is sex­ier than a gent who’s grey­ing at the tem­ples and ques­tion­ing ev­ery de­ci­sion he’s ever made. Treat it as an ex­is­ten­tial half-time. A mo­ment to re­fect, re­fo­cus and get back out there re­freshed and ready to crush the se­cond half. And to en­sure the middy (yep) is all man­ner of stylish, feast all eyes on th­ese.

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