The fashion stars and influencers of Instagram have become way too predictable: The sleek, tanned bodies, the trappings of wealth, the same poses in the same exotic locations. Sometimes we need a reminder that as a visual medium, there is far more fun we could be having with it.

Enter 84-year-old Japanese Grandfather Tetsuya, a retired chemistry teacher, who has become an unlikely, yet refreshing presence in the fashion world. Tetsuya recently had a visit from his grandson Naoya Kudo, who was back home in Akita Prefecture for a week-long holiday, and they spent some quality grandson/grandpa time taking photos and trying out some fun and fashionable outfits. The results of Tetsuya's 'photoshoots' were so good, that Naoya Kudo decided to share them with the world. The pics quickly went viral, and the pair's Instagram account already has over 88k followers!

Want to see what all the fuss is about? Scroll down below to see Tetsuya's long overdue modeling debut for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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캉 홍빈 2 months ago

This pose AND his fit icy, he needs to help me pick out an outfit

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Kudo said that he hadn't been back to his hometown for a long time, so he wanted to reconnect with his family. Being into fashion himself, he thought it would be fun to get his grandfather into his clothes. "He was really enthusiastic about it," Kudo told Bored Panda. He suggested the shooting locations and everything." 

The inspiration from the outfits came from the kind of things that Kudo wears every day. "He wore the same outfits that I actually wore in the past," he told us. "I brought my clothes home for him."

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it's me again 3 months ago

Bad A$$

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Princess Dram 3 months ago

this is a FANTASTIC picture

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It quite a transformation from the man who Kudo describes as a "normal grandpa" fashion-wise, to a stylish, elegant man of age. Tetsuya is aware of his new-found fame, but doesn't use social media. Kudo is currently running his Instagram account and will keep updating it; he has plenty more pics to share.

"It has been unexpectedly popular," he said. "I will continue for a while."

"I hope to make a photo book to give him as a present."

What do you think? Is Tetsuya looking suave or what?? Scroll down to check out his portfolio for yourself, and get inspired for your senior years!

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Meeow 3 months ago

I like the belt and the tie on the outside the blazer, styling!

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Diana Crawford 2 months ago

I love the tradition modern look of the Japanese gentlemen, really lovely!

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it's me again 3 months ago

Rockin' the look gramps 🤟

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Laura Mencini 2 months ago

Oh shit... just a little Balenciaga all nonchalant there...

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Genevieve Straubel 3 months ago

aesthetically pleasing

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Princess Dram 3 months ago

love the sunglasses

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Susan Gardner 2 months ago

Nice shades!

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Loan Sansa 3 months ago

you're so cool

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Daria Z 3 months ago

There's the Russian word "style" on his collar. Cool outfit :-)

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Pretty Pangolin 2 months ago

He looks like a male Georgia O'Keeffe.

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I'm dark 3 months ago

His Style!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You Go Grandpa!!

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Doober 2 months ago

"Get in loser, we're going shopping"

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Elizabeth Martin 2 months ago

love...

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Susan Gardner 2 months ago

Looking good!

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Susan Gardner 2 months ago

Deep in thought, but always in fashion

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Dee Hunter 2 months ago

Love his smile :D He's really enjoying it

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Susan Gardner 2 months ago

He's very cool, even just to be open to this

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Susan Gardner 2 months ago

Put him on the cover of GQ pelase. This will mos def start a trend for older folks

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KCN 2 months ago

I think he's really enjoying this shirt and this photo.

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ANDREA SERRANO MORALES 3 months ago

hes japans gucci model

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Susan Gardner 2 months ago

His relax at home clothes. Purrfect

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arjelio mas 2 months ago

I want to wear - let's call it - a kilt. So comfortable looking.

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Yvonne Helms 3 months ago

OG

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Shull GaRett 2 months ago

Is it just me or does this guy looks like "Zatoichi" decided to finally go to retirement? ;)

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Genevieve Straubel 3 months ago

nice

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Genevieve Straubel 3 months ago

i bet he gardens well

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