Last month we paid homage to the world's chicest moms with a slew of carefully curated fashion picks, so with Father's Day just around the corner, it seems only fitting we give equal love to some very stylish dads too! With four of Hollywood's most handsome and well-dressed fathers as our muses--namely Brad Pitt, Jay-Z, Matthew McConaughey, and David Beckham--we've corralled an obsession-worthy assortment of clothing, accessories, and active essentials perfect for all manner of lifestyles. So whether the dapper dad in your life is an avid surfer, business professional, or stay-at-home poppa, our first-ever What Would He Wear story is chock-full of items sure to suit fashionable fellows everywhere!
Aesop Mr Porter Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit ($150)
Whether they're constantly traveling for business or simply like to maintain a well-groomed look, your dad will appreciate the Mr Porter Dapper Gentleman Grooming Kit by Australian skincare brand Aesop. Designed exclusively for Mr Porter, this all-in-one pack includes a face cleanser, hydrating cream, shaving serum, spay-on moisturizer, and lip cream, which is everything he needs to stay fresh at a moment's notice.
Dockers Double Cloth Shirt ($68) in Rio Red Stripe
A nod to easy dressing, a relaxed button-down is an essential part of any man's repertoire, especially for stylish dads! That said, we think he'd appreciate this chambray shirt by Dockers. With a subtly preppy, lived-in look, it's an ideal choice for informal fresco events, like a backyard BBQ or playing catch in the park, and offers a cool alternative to the basic t-shirt.
Levi's Made & Crafted Ruler Straight Union Jeans ($198)
Ask any of the tastemaker dads featured above and they will surely tell you that a good pair of jeans in the right wash can make all the difference in the world. With a classic, comfortable fit and perfectly worn-in wash, we think Levi's Made & Crafted Straight Union Jeans are his best bet. Whether he styles them with a tee and slip-ons for a kid's party or dresses them up with a blazer for date night, we assure you these will quickly become his go-to jeans!
Burberry 46mm Antique Gold-Plated Chronograph with Leather Strap ($595) in Olive
A chic ticker can instantly pull an outfit together, while ensuring any busy father is on time for important business meetings and soccer practice. We love the luxurious combination of the brushed antique gold plating and olive leather strap of this investment-worthy Burberry iteration and the fact that it will add a welcome touch of formality to any look. We also approve of Fossil's Nate Chronograph Leather Strap Watch ($155), which features a sleek black leather strap and rose gold plating.
Christenson Surfboards Bonneville ($1250)
It doesn't matter if he's a pro surfer or just a newbie, the Bonneville long board by Christenson Surfboards will have any dad charging the waves in no time. The classic design sports extra tail kick, a wide point behind center, and plenty of nose concave. So what does that mean? Easy turning and nose rides so long he'll be emailing the boss while hanging ten to say he's coming into the office late today (Wi-Fi not included).
Coach Baseball Glove ($348)
Nothing says father/child bonding time like a game of catch, which leads us to our next stylish pick: Coach's Baseball Glove! Crafted from the brand's very own Glove Tanned Leather-which is used to create their classic bags-this limited-edition glove is perfect for the sports enthusiast. And just like our favorite Coach carriers, it gets better with use and over time.
Gap Fish Print Board Shorts ($40)
Every woman's summer wardrobe should contain at least one stylish swimsuit, and the same rules apply for dads as well! For loads of cool styles, we recommend heading to Gap, which is where we found these amazing fish-emblazoned swim trunks. While the underwater photo print is perfect for lounging poolside or hitting the beach, it's also a great shorts selection for the weekend, as he can pair it with a solid color tee and boat shoes.
Nike Dunk High Deconstructed Shoes ($100) in Grain
If it's true that the first thing a woman notices about a man is his shoes, then make sure the dad in your life leaves a lasting impression with Nike's Dunk High Deconstructed Shoes. These fashionable kicks will inject his ensembles with an on-point athletic vibe, plus the neutral hue will go with practically everything in his closet, from slim-fitting chinos to dark wash jeans. Of course, if he prefers his footwear to make a statement, he has the option to customize them with a range of cool colors too!
Rag & Bone Skinny Stripes Tie ($125)
Creating a crisp nine-to-five look is easy when you have a great tie on hand, and this one by Rag & Bone is a top-notch pick. Featuring a versatile heather gray hue and skinny yellow diagonal stripes, this tie will add just the right amount of interest to an understated suit, while giving his entire outfit a sharp and polished finish.--Jessica Baker
Photo of Matthew McConaughey, courtesy of Bauer Griffin; Photo of David Beckham, courtesy of X17; Photo of Brad Pitt, courtesy of Splash News; Photo of J-Z, courtesy of Pacific Coast News.
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