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Father's Day: Brilliant gift ideas for your cool dad

Father's Day: Brilliant gift ideas for your cool dad

Who's your daddy

Text: Ethan Lee

Editor: Aravin Sandran


Shinola Runwell Turntable

Detroit-based Shinola might be best known for its well-made watches and durable leather accessories, but we've got our eye on its often overlooked yet impeccable rose gold runwell turntable for awhile now. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, the turntable features a built-in phono preamplifier, a belt-driven pulley as well as a pre-calibrated catridge that allows your dad to hook it up instantly with his B&O speakers. The best part is the whole family gets to enjoy its crisp dynamic sound. Well, that's only if your dad stops playing Eagles' "Hotel California" on repeat.

Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman

Any self-respecting home will probably feature a man cave, a room where the man of the house retreats to lounge in self-prescribed solitary confinement away from the rest of the household. Whether he's chilling with a glass of single malt 12-year sherry oak Macallan or watching Liverpool kill it at Anfield, he can't do any better than recline in Eames' iconic mid-century lounge chair and ottoman. It'll get him instantly feeling like Mad Men's Don Draper.

KAWS Small Lie figure

KAWS aka Brian Donnelly become popular in the late 90s by designing and producing limited edition toys and collaborating with renowned streetwear brands such as the now-defunct OriginalFake. His artistic cred has now skyrocketed, thanks to high-end and mass market collabs with Dior and Uniqlo. With fanatical hypebeasts scrambling over his latest drops all over the world, get your dad the real deal with a miniature version of his iconic Companion figure. If it's cool enough for tennis legend Roger Federer — one of the sexiest dads in the world — it'll clearly upgrade your dad.

Chinatown Market Smiley Basketball

Known for its bootleg and parody merch, Chinatown Market has made its mark in the streetwear scene with its irreverent and eccentric branding. Evoking the Cast Away's Wilson (2000), shoot some hoops with your dad with this playful smiley-printed basketball. Considering its rarified collectible status, your dad might actually want to display it in his man cave instead of getting it all scuffed up and dirty.

Byredo La Sélection Bois

A well-patronised man cave can start to smell pretty stale, especially after your dad's best pals decide to wreck it during game night. Save your dad from your mom's nagging by gifting him a trio of scents candles by Stockholm-based brand Byredo, which has deservedly earned the reputation of being one of the most bougie home fragrances available.

 

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