One of the things that gives a generation comfort and support as they age and pass from the scene, is the ability to maintain the look and style of their glory days. It lets other people know where they are coming from and establishes their place in the passing parade. I have seen this phenomenon among the generations that came before me. My grandfather wore railroad striped overalls, lace up, black leather, high top shoes and carried a railroad watch until the day he died.
It is very frustrating to the members of my generation not to be able to do this. Have you seen that crap we used to wear, in the Sixties and Seventies? You can't walk around in public wearing that kind of shit unless you're a circus clown or an Old Elvis impersonator. What a bummer.