Why Nick Wooster Should Be Your #Goals When You're Fifty

Xavier in Fashion

Okay, first you might ask, "Who the heck is Nick Wooster?"

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He's been labelled the 'king of street style', a 'one-man brand' and 'the alpha male of American street style'. Nick Wooster is a retailer-turned-fashion-advisor and is now a free agent. He's worked in retail since he was sixteen before the calling of fashion took over.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

In the recent years, he's gained a lot of fans and admirers, most of whom, were men who wants a step up to their style. Nick Wooster first got the attention of his followers, from his street fashion adventures. Walking in the streets of Manhattan in his signature tailored coats and owning up to it. We're talking about twenty-somethings here, getting their style tips from someone old enough to be their dad.

Full colorful tattoo sleeves
Full colorful tattoo sleeves

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To Nick Wooster, style seemed to come out naturally. He's always had an eye for the aesthetic even in his teens. He even claimed that a suit with a Prince of Wales check was what he's asked his mom a the age of five. These days, the man can easily be identified with his tailored jackets, handlebar moustache and his colourful tattoo sleeves.

Tattoo sleeve
Tattoo sleeve

Nick shared with Kurt Soller of Esquire when he first started getting tattoos. It was one of those days in Miami, a day for a pair of white Dries Van Noten sailor pants. Being Nick Wooster, he simply thought it would be great if he could pair it off with a nice sailor tattoo as well. He went home with a tattoo of a dagger through the heart, with 'MOM' written on it.

photo by Justin Bridges
photo by Justin Bridges

Nick was thirty-nine when he started the three-quarter sleeve on his left arm. He's just glad that it wasn't a choice made during his younger years, otherwise he wouldn't have had a wiser choice as he had now.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He keeps it real as he tell The Coveteur,

“There are no stories [behind my tattoos]… I just like the way they look. My first was in 1993—it’s a classic sailor tattoo with a heart, dagger and 'MOM', on my left bicep. My last one was started in 2009 on my right leg. I will never finish it. It’s way too painful and I’m a pussy."

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

Nick tells Esquire,

Yes, there are probably too many tattoos. But there are too many bad haircuts, too many bad shoe choices, too many bad jeans.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He adds,

I love the idea of being covered-up in a suit and nobody can tell.

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Guerrerism

He makes being fifty-five years old look good.

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streetfsn by Nam

He's an ultimate mancrush of his following of men who takes style cues from him.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He's fine AF.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He understands the (tattoo) struggle.

Black and grey leg tattoo
Black and grey leg tattoo

"And once you get one, as I said, you'll have to get another." We couldn't have put it any other way.

Even David Beckham was speculated to have been getting his style tips from Wooster.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He dresses better than you in your mid-twenties.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He probably dresses better than your girlfriend as well.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

Instead of a gazillion cosmetic surgeries in a sorry attempt to look at least twenty years younger, Nick Wooster does it with fashion—we're not complaining.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

He's what turning-fifty goals are made of.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

“At 28, I really felt like I knew everything. At 52, I can tell you I don’t know anything.” Check out this tattoo of a Nick Wooster portrait. That's some dedicated follower!

Artist unknown.
Artist unknown.

Nick Wooster can also be spelled as 'h-e-l-l-a f-i-n-e'.

Nick Wooster
Nick Wooster

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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