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Why Your Grandpa’s Blazer Is Suddenly Cool Again

August 2018Words by Mr Christian Allaire

You may be familiar with dad-inspired style, or even fun dad style, but is grandpa style about to be all the rage? According to the most innovative menswear designers, yes – but don’t go raiding your grandad’s closet just yet. The latest crop of blazers on MR PORTER references spiffy, senior citizen-inspired style, but updates retro silhouettes with cooler, more unexpected flourishes. Harking back to the era of the 1950s to the 1970s, when one threw on a blazer to simply fetch the morning mail, these jackets promote the idea of dressing up simply for the sake of looking good. No special occasion required.

Below, see five fresh interpretations of your grandpa’s blazer.

The checked blazer