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Meet the grandpa influencers who are more stylish than you

Meet the grandpa influencers who are more stylish than you

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Text: Joan Kong


These stylistas who defy ageism should definitely be on your following list

Mention ‘male fashion influencers’ and the likes of Nick Wooster, Bryanboy, Adam Gallagher, and Mariano Di Vaio will most likely come to mind, but we’ve got new style stars on our radar that’ll give these names a run for their money—trust us when we say that they’re rocking the hottest brands and trends better than all of us. Enter Alojz Abram, Irvin Randle, Silver Tetsuya, and Günther Krabbenhöft—the four grandpas who are taking the internet by storm thanks to their personal style. Like nonagenarian fashion icon Iris Apfel, they prove that true style really has no age.

Below, four of the most stylish senior fashion influencers on the internet:

Hypebeast grandpa: Alojz Abram

Instagram account: @jaadiee

Follower count: 857k

74-year-old Alojz Abram shot to fame last year when his Instagram account made the rounds on the internet, and with 857k followers and counting, he’s definitely one of the most popular senior influencers around.

His grandson Jannick first started taking pictures of Alojz in his outfits as a hobby back in 2016, but in an interview with LadBible, he assured that those are the clothes his gramps wear in his everyday life. His signature look usually comprises of a sweater, jeans, and a pair of eye-catching kicks sneakerheads would approve. One thing’s for sure: This streetwear grandpa rocks Supreme harder than you.

Suave grandpa: Irvin Randle

Instagram account: @irvinrandle

Follower count: 343k

In June 2016, Irvin Randle (who was then 55 years old) was an elementary schoolteacher with 291 followers on Instagram. Fast forward four years later, he has now amassed over 343k followers, thanks to his super suave style and fit physique that earned him a nickname—#MrStealYourGrandma. When he’s not spotted in a dapper suit, Irvin takes it up a few notches with bold printed shirts or striking tracksuits. ICYMI, he rocks an impressive beard too.

Bada$$ grandpa: Silver Tetsuya

Instagram account: @slvr.tty

Follower count: 146k

At 85 years old, Silver Tetsuya may be the oldest one on our list, but when it comes to his style, it's the total opposite. Although the clothes he’s sporting on the account are mostly his grandson’s, there’s no denying that his too-cool-for-school ‘tude still shines through.

A scroll through his Instagram account and you’ll be able to spot the hippest brands, from Vetements to Burberry to Marine Serre. Aside from those ensembles, the octogenarian also pays homage to traditions by rocking yukatas, without forgetting to finish them off with accessories that add that bada$$ flair, be it a fringed leather suspenders or studded Louboutin loafers.

Hipster grandpa: Günther Krabbenhöft

Instagram account: @g.krabbenhoft

Follower count: 63k

Is Günther Krabbehöft one of the best-dressed seniors in Europe? We certainly think so. Hailing from Berlin, the style icon’s impeccably dressed outfits will put a smile on your face. Regardless of whether he’s in a three-piece suit or a vest-and-shirt combo, we love how he never forgets his hat and bow-tie—just imagine the collection he has at home! At 75, he’s signed to a model agency and is one of the regular faces in Berlin’s nightclubs. His other half, Britt Kanja, is also über stylish—talk about a match made in heaven.

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