A new Instagram account called @fashiongrandpas is gaining popularity for showcasing the sartorial styles of the 70+ crowd in New York. 23-year-old Christina Belchere, who works in Fashion PR, started the account back in March after noticing dapper old men scuffling about around her office on 57th and Madison.
“My personal style is very androgynous as I have always preferred men’s clothing over women’s,” Belchere told Business Insider. “I take pictures of any man or woman (or building, or artwork) in this stylish city for my own fashion inspiration reference, and I started to notice there were a ton of grandpas starting to accumulate in my photostream. I wanted their outfits.”
Belchere began snapping pictures on her iPhone and turned her love for menswear into the adorable @fashiongrandpas account.
“The response has been incredible,” she told us. “I was just surprised to see that no one had come up with it first. The amount of fashion grandpas in New York is obscene once you are aware of the concept.”
See some of Belchere’s best snaps below, and check out more on the @fashiongrandpas Instagram.