Father’s Day Gift Ideas
With Father’s Day swiftly approaching, I present some gift ideas for the stylish dad in your life.
A necktie is the ultimate stereotypical Father’s Day gift. Although the idea is cliché, no man can have too many neckties. For a really good bargain tie, check out The Tie Bar where every tie is fifteen bucks. Pictured is one that I own in Carolina blue. It will be mistaken for a much more expensive tie (mine has). For an extremely nice tie (with a much higher price tag) check out Drake’s of London.
How about an out-of-the-ordinary men’s style magazine subscription? I’m not talking about GQ or Esquire. Instead I would suggest The Rake that is published bimonthly in Singapore. Another option is Men’s Ex from Japan. Although it’s written in Japanese, the photographs are a great resource for learning how to put clothes together into a cohesive outfit. Print versions can be prohibitively expensive outside Japan; I get mine digitally through Zinio.
Every man needs a good shave kit for travel. I like this one from Col. Littleton. It is made from leather and canvas with solid brass hardware. It unfolds to hang conveniently on the back of a hotel bathroom door.
Continuing with the travel theme, I would suggest a Jiffy travel steamer. Instead of scorching or staining his clothes with a cheap hotel iron, the stylish dad in your life can gently remove those inevitable travel wrinkles.
Shoe Care Kit
Quality shoes will last for decades if given proper care. The ASW online store has a beautiful kit available in wood, silver and leather.