“I’ma take your grandpa’s style/ No, for real, ask your grandpa, can I have his hand-me-downs,” once rapped Macklemore, sagely. But while the rest of us can aspire to what GQ once called the “suited nonchalance of old grandpas,” the Instagram account Fashiongrandpas proves that nobody pulls off grandpa style like actual grandpas. They’ve got the look, but also, they’ve got the attitude — without authentic grandpa swagger, a windbreaker’s just a windbreaker and a bow tie’s just a bow tie.
The account is the brain (grand)child of 23-year-old Christina Belchere, who started collecting pics of dapper older gentlemen as a source of inspiration for her own personal style. “I take pictures of any man or woman (or building, or artwork) in this stylish city for my own fashion inspiration reference, and I started to notice there were a ton of grandpas starting to accumulate in my photostream,” she tells Business Insider. “I wanted their outfits.” Based on the response (and the streets of Brooklyn), she isn’t alone. Nor should she be, let’s be clear. Do you see the piping on this jacket? These gentleman know how it’s done.