5 gifts for the trendy dad you can occasionally borrow

5 gifts for the trendy dad you can occasionally borrow

Father's Day 2018

Text: Andrea Sim

When the parental expresses appreciation for your sneaker collection, it's high time to reciprocate — and, get some personal mileage while you're at it

The notion of borrowing from the boyfriend or inheriting mum's prized bags and jewels have been round the block and back. The boyfriend jeans, boyfriend shirt, and heirloom treasures long established as pieces to pad out one's wardrobe with. But what about dad? Although he is less often floated as means for cool duds, that doesn't mean his wardrobe should be neglected.

Does he never fail to compliment a fresh pair of kicks, a cool tee, or some snazzy sunnies that you're wearing? Are you also often pleasantly surprised by his on-the-pulse sartorial choices? If it's a yes, yes and yes to all the above, then here's the Father's Day gift guide for both you stylish cats. Cherry picked for the streetwise sensibilities he'll likely get onboard with, and also in interest of adding heft to your wardrobe when you "borrow" from daddy dearest. 

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1. A camp collar shirt
Inspired by bad dad outfits and refined for streetwise dad fashion (yes, we're aware how ironic that sounds), who's to say that pop himself can't pull off the printed camp collar shirt in contemporary light? For gents senior in age, strip the garment of its "bad taste" leanings by pairing with dark denim or well-fitted bermudas. 

Prada camp collar voile shirt

2. A ball cap 
Your dad has probably owned — or at least come across — one of those Polo Ralph Lauren baseball caps in his time. After all, he's lived through their prime. Now, it's time for a dad cap in Burberry's vintage check that's circled back in trend.

Burberry vintage check cap

3. Coloured lens sunglasses
While you probably don't need the tinted lenses trend to be fleshed out any further, dad might still be some ways behind the Gentle Monster bandwagon. From household name Ray-Ban, a sunny option to ease him in. 


Ray-Ban The Marshal gradient lens sunglasses

4. A D-ring belt 
That extra long canvas belt  — à la Off-White sensibilities — all the streetwise kids are wearing is a long shot, but for the dad who steers clear of buttoned-up ensembles on the weekend, a fabric D-ring belt affords a laid-back vibe in similar vein. 

Gucci D-ring belt

5. A sports bag slash carryall 
Trust us when we say we weren't immune to the sway Aussie brand Country Road had in the '00s. Specifically, their carryalls. If pop is still working his into the ground, upgrade the man. This Saint Laurent piece decorated in collegiate patches might even take him back to his school days and make him feel young again. 

Saint Laurent multi logo patch sports bag

Ray-Bans is available in Singapore at the brand's standalone store located at #01-25, Plaza Singapura.