Paisley, multi-coloured, textured: three words that conjure an image of grandma’s living room, not the upholstery of Hollywood’s finest. Yet, somehow, John Legend made Nana Mary’s decor scheme a grand design.

While attending the Axe Senior Student Orientation event in New York, the 38-year-old flexed a geriatric statement up-top with a choice modern cut: the bomber jacket. The end result moved a potentially dated piece forward into 2017, with extra points for a sharp in-between fit – not too baggy, but by no means tight either.

Consider the all-black palette below and the look is effectively quietened, proving that one statement piece is more than volume enough in a single outfit.

All of which may sound like teaching your grandmother to suck eggs. Bet you’ve never considered her furnishings, though.

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