Dressing like your (Grand) Dad

If you lack proof that you needed to be born before the invention of nylon - not just the internet - in order to wear a hat correctly, log on to the utterly brilliant Advanced Style website – a sartorialist-esque blog for the more aged gentleman.

Peopled by the kind of dashing old guys you suspect had the shiniest rifles and best cut fatigues in WW2, the site trawls the globe for wrinkly dudes who still dare to match pink shorts and orange knee highs.

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Some of them are mini stars in their own right - in his bright red bowtie and matching pocket square, store manager Percy Lee is rightly revered in Kingston, Jamaica; a town whose residents would never default to monochrome for sartorial statement. Elsewhere, effortless octogenarians hang out in white chinos, relaxed shirts and perfectly-pitched wide brimmed pork pie hats. 

The site’s style sense seems to be more spot on for the men than the women – some of whose ensembles look like they were designed in a crayon factory during a heatwave. Here at Esquire, we sincerely hope to look this good when we’re that old.

http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/