Stately homo: time for some eccentric grandad chic

grandad_chic.jpgHaving lost not inconsiderable time exploring in blogworld this morning, if there’s one thing I’ve learnt – thanks to Mister Mort – it’s that old guys have the best style, and young guys wearing old guy style have all the best fun. Here’s a fun collection of items to give you that gentlemanly, eccentric beyond your years appeal.

You may think I’m a little crazy in recommending tweed at this time of year, but the tweed is in the detail here and a tie shouldn’t make you sweat.


We’re all sick to death of check, of course, but there’s room for a little variation with this Tattersall check shirt, ideal to be worn with a bright pocket square. I searched far and (ahem wide) for roomy pants and APC’s Madras range turned up the best options. These Thai fisherman inspired pants have wide legs and the drawstring waist will make you feel like you’re still in pyjamas. Finally, as any gentleman knows, shoes maketh the man so go for the best quality brogues you can afford. A vintage Barbour jacket in classic green would be the best cover-all – especially given that the weather seems to be speeding towards November bypassing ‘Summer’ completely. Now, stick a Penguin classic in your pocket and adopt a leisurely stroll.

Brogue shoes: Church’s, checked shirt: Manufactum, Thai pants: APC Madras, tweed tie:Scotweb, silk pocket square: Liberty.

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