Father's Day card, made of recycled jeans. Source: eHow.
Every year, I try to get something different for my dad on Father’s Day. However, I always end up getting the same things for him for two main reasons: to update my retiree dad’s conservative wardrobe a bit, and force him out of his stuffy trousers and button downs. And by that, I mean making sure his lily-white legs will see the light of day a few times each summer through a pair of age-appropriate shorts and summery polo shirts.
- The Hipster: TRUE RELIGION Ricky Rinse, available at URBAN OUTFITTERS.
This year, I really want my male parental unit to get a cool, suburban dad look. He may be retired, but he’s not slowing down anytime soon. Sure he wears jeans on days he wants to be more casual. Unfortunately, he wears the male version of the mom jeans — vintage, faded, unflatteringly cut to emphasis the wrong assets.
Maybe my dad is the boring dad, who may tastefully break out of his static business attire cocoon on his own, after all these years. In the meantime, I will give him a little nudge here and there, so that he can run with the best of the daddys out there — in style — this summer.
WHO’S YOUR DADDY?
The Connoisseur: Jay Jet Set Batavia, available at J LINDEBERG.
The Preppy: Relaxed Fit Jean in Dark Worn Wash, available at JCREW.
The Show-Off: MONARCHY Skewed Southbash Denim, available at 80'S PURPLE.
— Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: J. Crew, J. Lindeberg, Monarchy, True Religion