New York magazine is examining “Grups” or adults who won’t grow up. The author describes a “Grup” as a 40-year-old (or could be in their 30s) man or woman who look, talk, act and dress like they are in their 20s. The author, Adam Sternbergh, says it has eliminated the generation gap and describes how this state of being affects their clothes, their music, their jobs and their parenting.
“…This cohort is not interested in putting away childish things. They are a generation or two of affluent, urban adults who are now happily sailing through their thirties and forties, and even fifties, clad in beat-up sneakers and cashmere hoodies, content that they can enjoy all the good parts of being a grown-up (a real paycheck, a family, the warm touch of cashmere) with none of the bad parts (Dockers, management seminars, indentured servitude at the local Gymboree). It’s about a brave new world whose citizens are radically rethinking what it means to be a grown-up and