Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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With Father’s Day swiftly approaching, I present some gift ideas for the stylish dad in your life.

dad-tie-bar-tieThe Necktie

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.

dad-mens-ex1Magazine Subscription

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.

Shave Kitdad-shave-kit1

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.

dad-jiffy-steamer1Travel Steamer

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.


dad-asw-shoe-care-kit1Shoe 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.


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Andrew Hodges is a small-town Southern lawyer and author of a-southern-gentleman.blogspot.com, a blog about classic style and culture in the American South