The trend of the season? Hidden at the back of the wardrobe

The Grandpa style calls for jacquard patterns and oversized jackets

The Grandpa style, literally «dressing like grandpa», is a challenge: it is easy to go from trendy to quirky... The rules to follow are strict: neutral colours are the base - but with a tendency to yield to eccentric combinations - sober cut, superb quality materials. The first commandment to follow is shared by Alexa Chung with her six and a half million followers: outfits must give the comfort effect. Clear the way for the vest, with classic diamond-shape pattern or - more spring-like - in the multi-coloured zigzag version by Missoni, paired with soft and pleated wide-leg trousers, like those proposed by Brunello Cucinelli and Burberry, to be worn strictly with a contrasting belt. The jacket is oversized, like the canvas one by Prada, while Balenciaga interprets the theme using denim, and so does Maison Margiela for their black bomber. Cardigans are a good substitute for jackets, in an argyle pattern of course, as proposed by Ganni and Comme Des Garçons.

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BALENCIAGA WOMAN BLUE JACKETS
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Zanzibar Wool & Cashmere Cardigan
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Zanzibar Wool & Cashmere Cardigan
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Michigan Coat
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Checked Cashmere Knit Cropped Vest
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Everyday Wool & Nylon Blazer
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Pleated Tapered Wool Blend Pants
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Cilla Wool & Cashmere Jacket
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Cilla Wool & Cashmere Jacket
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Iba Cotton & Linen Vest
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Wool Blend Crepe Wide Pants
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Tailored Pleated Wool Pants
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Alithia Stone Fox Silk & Wool Pants
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Santana Peanut Feral Viscose Vest
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Viva Marino Fayoumi Leather Pants
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Savannah Fox Linen & Silk Pants
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Jealousy Gliss Velvet Vest
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Quilted Organic Cotton Blend Barn Jacket
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Denim Cotton Jacket
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Og Michigan Cotton Coat
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Brunello Cucinelli Mid-rise straight corduroy pants
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Maison Margiela Distressed checked mohair-blend sweater vest
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Veronica Beard Dova cropped corduroy pants
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Blazé Milano Virago high-rise virgin wool straight pants
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Ruslan Baginskiy Houndstooth bucket hat
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Chloé High-rise corduroy flared pants
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Gucci Cotton-blend lamé cardigan
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Blazé Milano Exit high-rise wide-leg wool pants
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Nili Lotan Cade cotton twill trench coat
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Prada logo-embroidered hooded jacket - Neutrals
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Loulou Studio double-breasted padded coat - Brown
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AMI Paris Pleated palazzo pants - Grey
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AMI Paris Ami de Coeur argyle vest - Red
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Missoni zigzag V-neck vest - Black
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AMI Paris V-neck rib-knit cardigan - Brown
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Patou oversized denim jacket - Grey
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Rosetta Getty corduroy wide-leg trousers - Brown
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A.P.C. Joann belted cotton jacket - Neutrals
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Golden Goose argyle-check knit cardigan - Brown
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AMI Paris Ami de Coeur argyle vest - Purple
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La DoubleJ argyle-check knitted vest - Brown
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AGOLDE Martika oversized denim jacket - Black
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R13 check-pattern V-neck cardigan - Grey