Shop Talk

FATHER’S DAY: Gift ideas for the sharp dressed dad

Shop Talk is written by OM senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, and we’re bringing you the best in (local!) men’s style.

While most people laugh it off, here at SHOP TALK we have an uncommon fascination with colourful socks, bright ties, French cuffs, and other masculine expressions of sartorial taste. In fact, our Pinterest boards that focus on men’s style seem to generate a lot of interest (given the time we spend on it) from men looking for wardrobe inspiration.

Timberland loafers are available at Wolf & Zed

So this Father’s Day, we decided to create a special board for the holiday, with a focus on gifts from Ottawa-based companies.

For strolling with a latte
There are lots of choices on our board for the man-about-town who likes to look stylin’ when strollin’. Joe Fresh and Roadtrip are great sources for summer clothing, and men’s style is enjoying a colourful season. So if your dad or baby daddy likes pastels or bright colours, shop now!

If the dad in your life has more refined tastes — or has been an especially proficient parent — you might have a look-see at these Timberland loafers from Wolf & Zed. Now that’s stroller style.

For watching the big game
Not all guys follow trends or even give more than two seconds of consideration to their clothing. Some are too busy following the Stanley Cup, which can bring a confusing jersey choice. Help the guy out by giving him a Beau’s jersey (and a growler or two, of course). ‘Cause our boys in Vankleek Hill are hometown proud.

Beau's jersey is available online at www.beaus.ca


For the romantic night out
On Mother’s Day, everyone fusses over brunch, elbowing for favour. But how about dinner dad on his designated day? We think that would be a great tradition, and we’ve got some beautiful ties picked out for the occasion. Because some traditions just work.

Head over to our Pinterest page to see more Father’s Day gift ideas, more men’s style faves, and a peek at our personal wish lists.

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