If you’re like me, buying for your Father is always a challenge. I could always shop for my beloved Mom but Dad always seemed to get a pair of socks, a tie, or some other basic utilitarian item. Thus, I was very happy to be invited to this year’s Accessories Council #ACTOPPICKS for Father’s Day to see what the latest gifting trends for your Dad’s big Day!
1. David Young Fedoras | $24-$40
Every guy looks more dapper in a chapeau and Dads are no exception! These linen and raffia fedoras are perfect to help your Dad add a bit of unique style to his look.
To purchase visit www.shopdavidandyoung.com or your local DSW, Bon-Ton, and Wilson Leather retailers.
2. Jack Mulligan “Dylan Dopp” Kit | $70
Crafted from water-repellent 18oz canvas with a waterproof nylon lining and eather and brass accents, these elegant bags allow Dad to keep his tolietries in place at home and on his travels.
To purchase visit www.jackandmulligan.com and select retailers in New York, Connecticut, and Philadelphia.
3. Esquire Slim Fit Shirt and Tie | $59.50 to $79.50
I can think of nothing hotter than a well-dressed man and lament the slovenly way most American men leave the house! Every man looks better in a shirt and tie and if I could I would bring back the days of yore when no man left the house wiithout being properly dressed. The Esquire shirt is made of non-iron cotton and the accompanying tie is so elegant that it will stylishly get Dad through many seasons.
To purchase visit www.menswearhouse.com.
4. Dr. Scholl’s Jason Oxfords | $120
Dr. Scholl’s are bar none the most comfortable shoes on the planet! Pamper your Pop’s feet with these spiffy oxfords with a Velour suede upper, five eye lace-up front, soft cotton fabric lining, cushioning insole with Memory Fit(R) foam, EVA midsole, and a traction outsole.
To purchase visit www.nordstrom.com or www.zappos.com/dr-scholls-jason-original-collection-granite-velour-suede-leather.
5. J. Fold’s Stone Collection Folding Card Carrier | $59.50
The businessman Dad will love this card carrier and will think of his loving children every time he pulls if out! It features full grain vegetable tanned Italian leather and has a slim silhouette and 4 card slots, making it easy for dad to carry his cash and cards comfortably in his back pocket.
To purchase visit www.jfold.com, www.nordstrom.com, or www.amazon.com. Also available at finer specialty stores.
6. Soxxy’s Nightwalk Travel Compression Socks | $35
Dad will love these wonder socks that increase circulation, reduce jet lag, swelling, & muscle soreness and also help decrease the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Great socks with health benefits! Who can ask for more?
To purchase visit www.soxxysocks.com
7. Vasi Moda Silk Pocket Square | $105
I won a Vasi Moda silk scarf at the Mother’s Day ACTOPPICKS event and I am MAD for this company. These pocket squares will turn Dad into a swellegant gent and add flair to both his dressed up and casual looks.
Handcrafted in Como, Italy and one of 12 different print designs, the “B” Square is a 16 inch square, made with the highest silk quality available with a hand sewn rolled hem. The feature the same vibrant colors and artistic elements of the signature Vasi scarf line. All print designs are original and unique to VASI Moda. The Square adds a sensual feel, sophisticated look and a chic touch to every wardrobe.
Available on www.vasimoda.com
8. Vince Camuto Homme Eau Du Toliette | $57-$70
Every child remembers her parent’s favorite scents! My Dad was an Old English man till this year when I just sent him this heady fragrance. Inspired by the allure of the European lifestyle, Vince Camuto Homme is a wonderus combination of pressed citron, juniper berry, iced gin, French lavender, warm musk, cools spruce and atlas cedar offering a fresh clean scent that is perfect for summer!
To purchase visit www.macys.com or your local Macy’s store.