Father’s Day is more than a celebration of obscure craft beer, golf-themed novelty mugs and bizarre kitchen gadgets – or a way to ensure your dad has enough socks to last him until Christmas. No, the 19th of June is your opportunity to help your father achieve the fashion potential he deserves (a sartorial skill he may have lost somewhere between changing your nappies and working to pay for your university education). From knitted ties to comfortable chinos, here are five ways to take your dad’s style from dull to debonair.
Modern Blue Shirt
While a light blue shirt has long been a pillar of any perfect gentleman’s wardrobe, a simple swap to a blue gingham shirt will lift your basic navy suit out of the background. To take your gingham to the next level, pair it with a broadly-striped or larger-checked tie in a complementary darker hue.
Thanks to double-denim fashion crimes – usually committed by pop stars with bad stylists – wearing jean-toned fabric anywhere but your legs can be a dubious choice. To prevent any cowboy-connotations, combine dad’s denim shirt instead with camel chinos and a well-fitted navy blazer.
A smarter alternative to jeans, comfortable slim-leg chinos are a menswear classic. Dress them up with an Oxford shirt and brown double monk-strap shoes, or wear them casually with a polo shirt and pristine pair of white trainers.
Tweed needs no introduction, explanation or comeback – quite simply, this heritage fabric, worn for centuries, will never go out of style. That said, the quintessentially British cloth does some in a myriad of colours other than mossy green. To add a more interesting option to your father’s wardrobe, our Bloomsbury Ginger Herringbone Jacket provides a nice contrast against navy chinos or a burgundy check shirt.
Perhaps the most versatile type of ties, a knitted tie can be worn both on formal and casual occasions – something your father will appreciate, especially if he doesn’t care much for fashion. But the true benefit of a textured tie is that it will immediately modernise any look. Welcome to 2016, Dad
For even more Father’s Day outfit inspiration, we’ve put together the ultimate gift guide here.
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