Keep Dad Looking Dapper This Summer with These Father’s Day Gift Ideas

June 6, 2011

Wondering what to get Dad this year for Father’s Day? We’ve got a few things that will update his style from dud to stud with great accessories.  Showing dad you love him doesn’t require breaking the bank.  For the next few days, we’ll be bringing you tips and tricks on shopping for the most important person in your life.  For chilly Summer nights out, keep dad looking dapper and warm a Heritage Cashmere scarf by Roy Chinnici International Collections.

Protect dad’s peepers from harmful UVA/UVB rays with tortoise aviators from Lacoste.  Dad will look uber cool and ready to head on his own Summer adventures or a road trip with you and the family in the Chantaco Aviators by Lacoste ($120).  Whether it’s boating on the water, sitting outdoors for brunch or lounging poolside with your dear old dad, he’ll look on trend and dashing in these peepers.

Toting around this Summer will be a breeze with the blue plaid Luxury tote from Yak Pak. Who says dad has to carry his beach towel, sunscreen, favorite novel and iPad in his gym bag at the beach?  We love this YakPak tote bag for it’s musculine shape and color.  Dad won’t be embarrassed being seen in public with this bag.  The bag is just $16 and comes in 35 gorgeous colors.  Snag one for yourself too.  It comes in handy on those trips to the pool.

It’s about time dad learned to let loose and have fun with fashion.  Instead of wearing a grown-up watches like those from Cartier and Patek-Philippe, why not get dad some bling this Summer with the Phosphor E Ink Digital Hour Clock Watch with Black Leather Band or the Phosphor E Appear Black Crystal Watch. It’s techy, functional and fashionable, something every dad needs.  Best of all this watch is under $200, which dad would love.

A sharp dressed man always wears a belt.  We’re coveting the two in one Lacoste Reversible Belt ($85) for pops, who will surely thank you for a functional belt.  We all know most men wear three colors, Black, brown and blue.  Show dad you care with a belt he can quickly adjust to a different color for quick outfit changes.  For the Summer, this belt will look fab with colored shorts and a polo.

Does dad wear French cuffs? Break his routine of wearing cuff knots and his alma mater cuff links by gifting him with a pair of Swarovski cuff links ($70 – $90). First men’s accessories collection debuted this spring.  Available at select Swarovski boutiques and on With so many styles to choose from, dad will look polished at his next board meeting.

Wallets by Calvin Klein at ShopStyle

Dad’s wallet falling apart at the seams? You know he loves that old thing that has been shaped and molded to fit perfectly in all his well worn jeans.  Well snap him out of the habit of carrying that old icky wallet by getting him a new one from Calvin Klein. We love the Calvin Klein Wallet, Leather Bookfold and Key Fob Set ($45).

Hats by Scala at ShopStyle

Don’t forget the proper topper for dad to keep his head, especially if he’s balding, away from harmful rays this Summer with a fedora or a newsie Woolrich hat by Dorfman Pacific ($38).  It Mesh lining for cool comfort with a coolmax sweatband that wicks away forehead perspiration.

**Products provided for review by the Accessories Council
*** Thanks to Kenton Magazine editor Alexander Liang for posing for the photos.

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