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INSPIRATION AND ADVICE

STYLISH GUYS IN GRANDADCORE

By Lakeisha Goedluck, February 10, 2018

From fleecy half-zips to retro Harrington jackets, the menswear sphere has been preoccupied with donning dad-friendly cuts of late. For FW17/18, however, it’s all about sourcing menswear inspiration from the real head of the family — enter, grandadcore. If you want to look popping this season, make like these street stylers and take some cues from your pops. 

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Now, is your grandfather really your grandfather if he doesn’t own a Sherlock Holmes-style trench coat? This guy managed to stylishly incorporate the iconic piece of gentlemanly gear into his outfit by keeping his look tonal. To start, he goes for a staple black turtleneck which he wears with a classic pinstripe suit — another grandadcore staple. Notice the chain detail on his pants which gives his get-up a fresh, relaxed edge. 

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At any given formal gathering, you’ll most likely see a few of the older men present sporting a checked blazer — just like the one this fella’s wearing here. To shake off the "70th birthday party" vibes this garment often carries with it, he pairs his with this season’s most on-trend cuts. Starting off with a white T-shirt worn underneath his blazer, he layers up with a puffer jacket in the same shade as his fisherman beanie. Down low, spot the wide-leg neutral-colored pants — an updated take on grandad-flavored straight-leg chinos.
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By the looks of this guy’s ’fit, he’s decided to throw a little grandmacore into the mix too. Up top, he keeps it granny-chic with his hood up (reminiscent of those translucent hats grandmothers love to rock when it’s raining), oversized glasses and an asymmetric coat in a soft pastel pink. But his bottom half is where the grandad picks come into play. He pairs traditional checked pants with bubblegum-blue kicks — the chunky, super-comfy kind that grandads have been sporting for decades.

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Alongside the trench coat, the flat cap is one of those universally recognized pieces of grandad gear. To make it look more cutting edge than cozy, take some style tips from this dude. Go for a typical gray-knit flat cap so that you can experiment with bright colors when it comes to the rest of your ensemble. This guy opts for a cherry-red half-zip sweater which he pairs with a fresh-green overcoat; he skilfully tones down his top half with a pair of black pants and minimal retro kicks.

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If there’s one sage piece of advice that your grandparents repeat every winter, it’s "remember to wrap up warm." Copy your kin and take layering to the next level by draping a shawl over your shoulder à la this bloke. Top points for matching the color of his accessory to the check print on his coat. When it comes to your bottom half, keep it chilled with a pair of dark-wash slim-fit jeans and ultra-shiny lace-ups — your grandad’ll be proud, trust.

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