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How to Spot a Mandolescent

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Dandy Hat

Without real responsibilities and worries over mortgage payments and children's college funds, the mandolescent has ample time to dedicate to cultivating his personal style. He has an assortment of narrow-brimmed hats, each one nearly identical. Just don't call them fedoras; he prefers trilby.

Shop Now: New Era EK Trilby, $25
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Skater Kicks

He may or may not have an actual skateboard (if he does, it's a longboard version). But he definitely has the retro-inspired, high-top sneakers, usually unlaced or nearly unlaced.

Shop Now: Converse by John Varvatos Weapon Mid, $200
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Hoodie Look

The hoodie is the mandolescent's best friend. As long as he's young enough to wear a hoodie, he will still feel young enough to date 23-year-olds and host afterparties.

Shop Now: RVCA Bedrod hooded jacket, $86
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Starter Mullet

In an attempt to convey a youthful, devil-may-care look, the mandolescent often wears his hair intentionally too long, with the back of it flipping out, while the top of it is pushed behind his ears.

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Idea Journal

The mandolescent never knows when inspiration may strike, when that next big idea will come, so he's always prepared with his trusty Moleskine—which is way more interesting (and Hemingway-esque) than taking notes in your smartphone.

Shop Now: Moleskine Classic Notebook, $13
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Man Bracelet

The leather bracelet lets you know that he hasn't yet given up on his rock-star fantasy.

Shop Now: Will Leather Goods bracelet, $45
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Useless-but-Cool App

Of course, he needs an app that can tell him the surf height and swell rating of beaches in Australia and Indonesia. So he can check it while sitting at the cafe and marvel dramatically at what he's missing.

Shop Now: Tide
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Trendy Book

Because, even at 30- or 40-something, he's still trying to find himself.

Shop Now: The War of Art, $11

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