NSFW (If You’re a Silver Fox Enthusiast)

One of the silver linings of aging is the potential to do so like a fine wine. I am currently here just aging like an unspecified beverage, but Jeff Goldblum? Jeff’s a vineyard.

Existing as a silver fox is a lifestyle, an essence — something to spend one’s younger years looking forward to. There’s so much more that goes into a being a silver fox besides a head of perfect gray or salt-and-pepper hair — like “friluftsliv,” for instance, the abstract Norwegian concept you should aspire to embody if you’re seeking out true foxiness. Please, scroll down to peruse this celebration of some of the top silver foxes around as determined by me to see what I mean.

Jeff Goldblum

Here he is. Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum. What is there to say that hasn’t already been said? So tall, so stylish, so peculiar. Okay here is a thing to say: Jeff-Jeff embodies the silver fox lifestyle in that he is taking this time in his life to have fun. To slink languidly into himself and his personalities in the most delightful way possible. Please enjoy this video of this glorious weirdo.

Eileen Myles

I once saw Eileen Myles in an auditorium of about 500 people and, when they stood up to be acknowledged, the sexual force field emitted was unlike any I’d ever experienced before. Don’t quote me on this, but the city of Marfa is powered almost exclusively by Eileen Myles’ smoldering sex appeal. Enjoy this photo of Eileen Myles.


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President Barack Obama

I initially narrowed my selection of silver-fox presidents down to Michelle’s husband and Franklin Pierce (based entirely on this one portrait). Michelle’s husband won. While Barack Obama’s silver hair might be a little bit stress-related, it is a truly resplendent grade of silver. He’s got enviable athleisure looks, an enviable wife and an enviable athletic ability that intimidates me even now. Please enjoy this video of Barack Obama looking out for your well-being.


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Dame Judi Dench

Dame Judi is an icon, a legend, an actual Dame. She’s all cheekbones and amazing short hair and baths in the forest like some sort of sophisticated Lorax (see: friluftsliv). I wake every morning haunted by the fact that I only have 35 years or so to gain as much gravitas as Dame Judi. Please enjoy this video of Judi Dench explaining her passion for trees.

Andy Garcia

My two favorite guilty pleasure movies of 2018 — Mama Mia! Here We Go Again and Book Club — shared one common, sensual thread: Mr. Andy Garcia. This one seems like a bit of a cheat because he was always good-looking, but a silver snack is a silver snack. Please enjoy this photo of Andy Garcia treating himself to a nice brunch.


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Waverly Inn brunch – W. Village NYC

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Please Enjoy This Slideshow of Even More Silver Foxes

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Nora Taylor

Nora Taylor

Nora Taylor is the Editor of Clever. She can frequently be found knocking things over in the greater New York City area.

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