We may have just found our new style icon.
Meet Günther Anton Krabbenhöft, a grandpa from Berlin, Germany who is making waves around the world because of his outstanding style. He was first noticed by a German fashion blogger, who photographed Günther at the train station in a red bowling hat, yellow bow tie and burgundy leather driving gloves.
Krabbenhöft says his personal style comes from dressing how he wants and adding happiness to every outfit. He told the blog, “I’ve always dressed like this. When I went to work, when I go to exercise. I want to look at myself with joy. It’s also always a reflection of my inner self.”
And while we don’t know his actual age (some outlets say he is 104, though he wrote he is half that age), that’s besides the point: the man knows how to dress, and can teach us a thing or two about style, mainly that it doesn’t decrease with age.
Style icon, Günther Krabbenhöft is the most elegant viral sensation to emerge in the Berlin fashion scene. His impeccable taste and detail-oriented approach to style resonates deeply with his worldwide following.
Promoting classical elegance with a childlike sense of adventure, Krabbenhöft spends weekends dancing at Berlin’s top rated nightclubs. Enjoying life with style, his motto is “Live wild and courageous”.
With his unique style, sense of humor, joy of life and in high demand, Günther Krabbenhöft has become an international model.
In fact, he has become somewhat of a mascot for the Berlin party scene. The truth is, he has been on this earth for 70 years; he has spent 46 of them in Berlin and, specifically, 30 years in Kreuzberg. He single-handedly raised his daughter and worked as a cook for nearly 50 years.
Now in his ripe old age, he’s enjoying retirement with his two grandchildren. He likes to drink coffee with friends, casual things that fill the time of a typical octogenarian. But what categorically sets him apart from the usual activities of the elderly is is penchant for partying – which he does three times a week. In addition to his trips to the gym and the theater on a regular basis, which is quite an active calendar for someone his age – though age never seems to surprise Günther.
His eccentric and stylish wardrobe entails narrowed pants, jeans, butterflies, hats, and shirts. He seems to be able to pull off anything in his repertoire of fashion. From his hat and glasses all the way down to his shoes, it seems like he is always preparing for a fashion magazine photo shoot. He draws style inspiration from the 1920s, as well as the ’50s and ’60s, though he’s perfected his own look over the years. Happiness is the element transparent in all of his clothes. While some might say that he is an unlikely candidate, he is definitely the new style icon in Germany.