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This pensioner is your new style icon

There are two morals to this story: 1) never give up on your dreams and 2) maybe getting old isn't such a bad thing.

After all, you could end up looking as damn dapper as 60-year-old model Philippe Dumas.

Seven months ago he posted a set of images to Imgur with the caption: 'Retired but not out, giving a last go to my lifelong dream of becoming a model, do I have it in me?'

360,000 views later, some of which came from reps for the likes of Getty and Joop! Homme and he has achieved that dream.

Frenchman Dumas spent 20 years working as a location unit manager for films, then spent ten years working in advertising.

So what are his secrets? He told Style Aria: "I go to the gym five days a week, doing weight lifting for the muscles, cardio for the heart and some ballet dancing for the fun and a good body posture... Regarding my diet, I love food but I have to be very careful not to put too much weight on so I try to eat healthy but sometimes I fall for a nice and juicy hamburger full of carbs."

And he has advice for us all: never throw any clothes out. "I love fashion and its fast pace but we should not forget that fashion is a circle and very often it takes ideas from the past. Never get rid of clothes (they) will become trendy again."

Take a look at some of his shots below.