Groovy Grandad or Silly Old Fool

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In an age when being over 30 is shameful and most young men's fathers don't own even a single suit and Dressing Up means wearing a fleece jacket over a T shirt, how does an older gent demonstrate style.
I mean aside from the standard Dad's "edgy" statement of a bright red shiny polyester tie with an ill fitting black shirt.

Here's your chance to vote and post pictures of Old Men either being Well Dressed Older Gents, Try Hard Wannabes without a Clue or Zimmer Frame Trainwrecks

I'll kick off with a poll on the current favourite of clueless grandchildren and wives world wide. This bloke is having his images emailed all over the world to poor old granddads who just want to be left alone.

He's being lionised by the usual suspects on Men's Fashion blogs and media columns. Y'know the ones; written by 25 year old female fashion bloggers and shillsters.

Gents I present you with ........Günther Krabbenhöft

We may have just found our new style icon.

Meet Günther Anton Krabbenhöft, a grandpa from Berlin, Germany who is making waves around the world because of his killer style. He was first noticed by Björn Akstinat of the German fashion blog Schickaa, who photographed Günther at the train station in a red bowling hat, yellow bow tie and burgundy leather driving gloves.

Krabbenhöft says his personal style comes from dressing how he wants and injecting happiness into every outfit. He told the blog, "I've always dressed like this. When I went to work, when I go to exercise. I want to look at myself with joy. It's also always a reflection of my inner self."
And while we don't know his actual age (some outlets say he is 104, though he wrote on Facebook he is half that age), that's besides the point: the man knows how to dress, and can teach us a thing or two about style, mainly that it doesn't decrease with age.

Check out more pics of Günther below!
 
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Silly old fool mostly. There are a couple of outfits that are not bad except there is always some overly precious style element like the highly rolled trousers and boots

This one I just about like except for the hat and bow tie
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Silly old fool mostly. There are a couple of outfits that are not bad except there is always some overly precious style element like the highly rolled trousers and boots

This one I just about like except for the hat and bow tie
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I initially hated everything about it - too Try Hard. Then I cast a more objective eye in an effort to help.

My advice mate:
  1. Burn all those stupid joke bow ties, in fact, burn any bow ties you have.
  2. Then jump on all those hats and bin 'em.
  3. Now have a party. And invite your trousers down to meet your shoes.

Then I'd (probably) walk alongside you and not hang back a bit in case someone saw us together.
 
The surgery on this one is simple. In fact I could do it in situ before the next train arrives.
  1. Take stupid bow tie and put it in platform bin
  2. Roll down jeans to meet thruth boots
  3. Pull those fuckin' earphones out
  4. Toss hat under next train
Now you look not too bad for an old bloke.


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I think that you have to exclude fashion industry types like Wanny - like most of the Pitti Peacocks (he was probably one of the originals) he is dressing himself like this as a way to communicate his personal brand, stand out among the crowd and get his photo taken. And he is probably a bit of an eccentric IRL as well.

Therefore I think the question fxh fxh is posing doesn't apply to Wanny and his ilk because he is dressing that way largely for professional purposes.
 
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That's bit of a look I sport a lot in spring/summer. Perhaps not that sharp - but I do try.

No loafers for me and ALWAYS socks! And no bushy beard. But blue/white butcher striped open necked OCBDs or non Oxford BDs, blue jacket, or sometimes Harrington style, khaki /beige or off white chinos and brown suede shoes
 
The surgery on this one is simple. In fact I could do it in situ before the next train arrives.
  1. Take stupid bow tie and put it in platform bin
  2. Roll down jeans to meet thruth boots
  3. Pull those fuckin' earphones out
  4. Toss hat under next train
Now you look not too bad for an old bloke.


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Sleeve might be too short.
 
Sleeve might be too short.
Sure.
But I'm not nitpicking or trying to turn him into a totally different AAAC or mantonesque CBD style. I'm talking a real life* 5 min makeover that makes him OK largely within his own parameters.

* one could advise him to alter his diet and go to the gym and do squats to build his body up - but that's someone else's schtick so I'll leave it.
 
sPOOpoker got old...

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To be fair I think he may be slightly taking the piss.


That's Jeff Bezos from Amazon, right?
I think dear old Günther is trying a bit too hard. But he seems to enjoy himself, so why not?
 
In LKP LKP fashion, I greatly object to his stupid smiling most of all. The recommendations of fxh are wise and would tip him to the right side.
 
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It's Spring Fashion Week here and spookily at a function tonight I spotted Gunther's doppelganger. Truly.

About the same age and visage. Skinny. With strange coloured Bowler Hat no less. Must be a sub culture thing. Coloured John Lennon NHS glasses. Cravat. Orange shirt. Mod Thigh length fitted overcoat. Leather skinny pants!

Spooky I tells ya.
 
The fire grandpa looks uncharacteristically fun for a German. :o.


Who is he? He is very well dressed and charming.

Maybe Aiden Shaw?
Maybe Francesco Maglia?

I dislike Guennis joke outfits
 
The fire grandpa looks uncharacteristically fun for a German. :o.


Who is he? He is very well dressed and charming.

Don't know. Tried to find his name. The Sartorialist has snapped him a few times
 
I like the first bloke's sense of coherence in his pallette.

That and he's happy looking.
 
I am very suspicious of Gunther and his "I've always dressed this way" quote. Would not be surprised if this is not an elaborate shill job

He is blowing up the Internet because he is a tall gangly character dressed in a manner that is currently in vogue. If he was short and squat he might not get the love he is currently getting.

In comparison the bearded chap with he bike is dressed more normally. But if you dig down, someone could find fault with his choices.

In both instances, size, shape, hair face all play as much of a role as do the clothes.

Gunther is a comic book character. Bearded guy is old, sexy cool. Each has a vibe that contributes beyond the clothes
 
My issue with bearded chap, aside from the affectation of the non-smile, is his pied piper costume.

I'm unsure which version is authentic: coherently coordinated or technicolor.
 
I am very suspicious of Gunther and his "I've always dressed this way" quote. Would not be surprised if this is not an elaborate shill job
Bingo. The only other geriatric chronic photo poster I know of is Roycru, who actually has documented that he's dressed the same for decades. Show me the old photos, old man!
 
I am very suspicious of Gunther and his "I've always dressed this way" quote. Would not be surprised if this is not an elaborate shill job

He is blowing up the Internet because he is a tall gangly character dressed in a manner that is currently in vogue. If he was short and squat he might not get the love he is currently getting.

In comparison the bearded chap with he bike is dressed more normally. But if you dig down, someone could find fault with his choices.

In both instances, size, shape, hair face all play as much of a role as do the clothes.

Gunther is a comic book character. Bearded guy is old, sexy cool. Each has a vibe that contributes beyond the clothes

I believe it was already established that he's a tacky shill?

UNITED ARROWS STYLING EDITION SIXTEEN
 

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