Visual depiction of the two aesthetics

Grandparentcore is an aesthetic related to the common aesthetic depiction of grandparents as a whole. It is a comfortable, whimsical (but not necessarily chaotic) and comfortable aesthetic centered around focusing on things we enjoy most. Though it may appear simple or even naive at first glance, grandparentcore implies a certain level of expert knowledge in various topics or activities. Most of the things that are involved with grandparentcore are old, vintage, or even antique as it is implied that they have been used or were invented a long time ago. This aesthetic is split into two different aesthetics: Grandmacore and Grandpacore. Though these two groups fall very neatly into binary gender categories, they tend to overlap or borrow from each other. They aren't Female-Grandparentcore and Male-grandparentcore; they are two groups under one overarching umbrella.

Grandmacore


Grandmacore refers to an aesthetic that is based around cottage and stereotypical grandma related things ie. gardening, soft knitted fabric, crocheting, farmland animals, fresh baked bread, etc.

Visuals

  • Knitting and balls of yarn in baskets
  • Lots of baked goods and sweets
  • Probably a rocking or armchair in the corner by a fireplace
  • Doilies
  • Old novelty teapots, plates, or vases
  • Fake floral arrangements
  • Brightly colored old furniture (sometimes covered in plastic)
  • Kitschy trinkets or novelty items centering on a theme unique to the individual (cats, lighthouses, flowers, etc.)
  • House organized in a very particular way

Fashion

  • Cozy jumpers (hand-knitted)
  • Old dresses (hand-made)
  • Knitted cardigans (hand-knitted)
  • Aprons
  • Long skirts
  • Slippers
  • White hair pulled back neatly
  • Older jewelry such as brooches, matching sets, old rings
  • Faded bathrobes
  • Long cotton or flannel nightgowns
  • This fashion website

Activities

  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Baking
  • Doing puzzles (crossword, picture, wordsearch, etc.)
  • Cooking
  • Gift-giving for loved ones
  • Watching daytime TV (Game Shows, Soap Operas, Talk Shows)
  • Listening to the radio or records (or even Podcasts, National Public Radio or similar, etc.)
  • Gardening
  • Floral arranging
  • Walking early in the morning with friends
  • Going to bed early

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Grandpacore

Grandpacore is related socially-accepted and more wholesome associations of stereotypical grandpas. This can be done through media or well-known iconography often associated with grandfathers, normally taken from Twitter and Tumblr.

Visuals

  • Plaid (shirts, scarves, hats, etc.)
  • Well-worn chair
  • Messy garage or workspace
  • Station Wagons
  • Golf or football
  • Vintage knick-knacks
  • Muted knit blankets
  • Half done crossword puzzles
  • Bird Houses

Fashion

  • Newsboy hats
  • Suspenders
  • Bowties
  • Button up shirts
  • Sweatshirts with school logos
  • Half-zip sweaters
  • Handknit cardigans and sweaters
  • Sweater vests
  • Dirty shoes or slippers
  • Old white socks
  • Vintage or dirty watch
  • High waisted pants
  • Flannels
  • Brown Leather Shoes
  • Tweed jacket
  • Cane

Activities

  • Woodworking
  • Auto repair
  • Watching daytime TV (Game Shows, Soap Operas, Talk Shows)
  • Listening to the radio or records (or even Podcasts, National Public Radio or similar, etc.)
  • Having affection for specific animals
  • Smoking cigars
  • Tinkering with broken appliances/machines
  • Meeting old friends at cafes or restaurants
  • Bickering with significant other
  • Repetition of specific memories / events as if they've never told them before
  • Hyperspecific interests / hobbies (model building, panoramas, World War II planes, Rose gardening, jazz music, etc.)

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