Swaggering on social media is now not simply a teenager’s recreation.
Germany’s Alojz Abram, 75, has amassed a staggering 1 million Instagram followers after rocking his grandson’s colourful streetwear in a sequence of style portraits.
In one shot, the aged fashionista — generally known as “Gramps” online — might be seen eschewing the standard drab orthopedics and wrinkled sweater for bombastic yellow sneakers and a black-and-gold basketball jersey emblazoned with the phrases “St. Supreme.”
Another shot exhibits Abram sporting a denim getup so hip it evokes a Calvin Klein mannequin who drank an ageing elixir.
And the sartorially-minded senior made followers swoon after rocking camouflage pants and posing subsequent to a boombox.
“Fresher than anyone I f – – king know,” wrote one fan.
“‘It’s great to see that Gramps can entertain and inspire so many people by simply enjoying himself,” gushed Diefenbach of his grandad’s unlikely interest.
Abram’s first foray into style got here in 2016 when his grandson requested him if he wished to strive on his garments.
“He said ‘yes,’ tried them on and looked super cool,” mentioned Diefenbach, who subsequently posted the photographs to Instagram. Shortly thereafter, the duo amassed 1,000 followers.
“Since Gramps enjoyed taking pictures and felt comfortable, we kept it up and never stopped,” defined the grandfluencer’s trusty sidekick.
Abram initially didn’t perceive “Instagram fame” as he reportedly wasn’t actually concerned in social media. However, the fashionable septuagenarian now “loves being recognized on the streets and is always happy when someone asks for a selfie with him,” mentioned Diefenbach, including, “He definitely enjoys being famous.”
Most importantly, the 2 have “definitely grown even closer now that we have our shared hobby,” he mentioned.
Abram isn’t the primary senior to explode the web with his unorthodox style selections. These Golden Girls of Instagram are racking up hundreds of thousands of followers — and mountains of money — by posing in getups so fashionable they could possibly be featured in Vogue. And final 12 months, a whole e book was devoted to photos of the elderly in NYC’s Chinatown rocking hip threads.