The fashionable grandpas of Instagram

Grandpas are taking over Instagram

By Emma Chong Johnston | Published: 8 Jul 2014

Fashion grandpas
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The latest sensation to sweep Instagram is, apart from #freethenipple, fashionable grandpas. Take a look at Fashion Grandpas, the account started by 23-year-old Christina Belchere to document the stylish over-sixties of New York.

It's not your standard street style account – there's no artful posing with retro bicycles, against red brick walls. Many of the shots are taken covertly, while said fashionable grandpas swish past on their daily business. Outfits are quirky but never contrived, and the captions are lighthearted. Sample: 'Matt's Grandpa Jim at the Country club is so stinkin' cute & stylish I almost threw my phone into oncoming traffic.'

And, sitting at 19,700 followers and counting, further proof that you don't have to be young, skinny or ironic to be stylish. You go, grandpas.


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