Not actually about the band Status Quo, more about band member Francis Rossi who chopped off his ponytail but it gives me a handy Q when i was struggling.
Between 16 and 25, men can possibly get away with a ponytail. Between 25 and 35 it looks kinda poncy and anything over 35 smacks of mid life crisis especially if they have a bald patch on top. It is the hairstyle equivalent of wearing socks with sandals, shouldn't really be done but that doesn't stop some people.
Not that balding men should not have long hair, i'm no fan of the shave it all off and nobody will know i'm balding style because it just looks as if you have shaved it all off so nobody can tell you are going bald.
It isn't easy for us men to choose a hairstyle that doesn't make us look like we are either trying to recapture our youth or have it cut sensibly and look as if we have joined the local Conservative Party. It could always been grown shoulder length and worn loose, just not tied back into a ponytail because otherwise you look like something out of Status Quo and even he has come to the realisation that at 60 and sporting a ponytail, he looked a prat.
Now if only he and the other one can learn a few more chords, they might be able to knock out a song that doesn't sound like everything else they have ever done.