Style-focused gifts for the cool dad in your life
I’m not a father myself, but many of my closest friends are. And I know that the responsibility of having kids often puts matters of personal style on the back burner.
However, I’d like to think that the advice we’ve dispensed here over the years has helped make it easier for many dads to get back in touch with their inner James Bond – or suave Italian gentleman.
I mean, wouldn’t it be nice to have your kids – and their friends – think of you as that “cool dad”? And I definitely know that the wives appreciate their husbands putting a little more effort into their appearance and grooming.
So in advance of Father’s Day, we’re teaming up with Bloomingdale’s for a style-focused gift guide.
Here are a five items you might consider picking up for that cool dad in your life. (Or perhaps you are that cool dad who definitely deserves to treat himself this Father’s Day.)
Pocket Square. Forget giving a tie as a gift. If they don’t have to wear one to work, most guys only wear ties to weddings or funerals. A classic pocket square from a quality brand, on the other hand, is much more useful as it can be used pretty much any time a blazer is worn.
Date nights, brunch with friends, or parent-teacher meeting nights. A good companion gift? An email with a link to our popular guide on how to fold a pocket square.
Classic Sunglasses. A lot of dads I know default to sport sunglasses. And while there’s nothing wrong with a pair of Oakleys if you’re in the backyard throwing the ball around, you have to admit that a classic pair of Clubmasters is a little more apropos when it comes to date night sharp casual dress.
A Versatile Timepiece. While it’s not necessary to break the bank on a new watch, a nice timepiece is going to cost a bit more than anything else on our list. But it’s always money well spent, especially if it’s a handsome watch that can be worn with any look from casual to dressed up.
The Movado Series 800 is a great-looking sport watch. With a steel case, black aluminum bezel, black dial and date window, it looks just as good with shorts and a polo in the bleachers at a Little League game as it does with a blazer, chinos and button-up.
Loafers. Don’t argue with me. I know for a fact that dads who get comfortable wearing sneakers and work boots think they can’t “pull off” loafers. Yes, you can. Especially if your kids (or wife) get you a nice pair of oxblood tassel loafers.
Thanks for reading.
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