Fathers Day is here in Australia and it’s time to get your things in order to find that perfect stylish gift for dad. We’d hardly think of our dad as an icon of style, but that doesn’t mean we can’t offer up some constructive criticism by way of a few essential pieces that are guaranteed to up his wardrobe. In our list of stylish items for dad below we’ve included everything from polo shirts to boots and sneakers. This is the essential list for finding a good quality piece for the old man that will last a lifetime – and maybe something for yourself on the way! Let’s check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide for the stylish dad.
Panasonic LV-67 Shaver
In partnership with Panasonic
For those closer and gentler shaves, accept nothing less than Panasonic’s Electric Shaver and its wildly adaptive features. An ultra-fast linear motor cultivates exceptional power and up to 70,000 cross-cutting actions per minute, getting the job done quickly and efficiently. Speaking of efficiency, its five arched nano-polished blades—including 30-degree inner blades—are designed to lay flat against the skin and tackle facial hairs of all types and sizes.
What, you thought we were done? We haven’t even mentioned the product’s multi-flex 16D contour head, which is capable of moving in 16 different directions as it follows the unique lines of your face and neck. Meanwhile, built-in shaver technology detects beard density at 220 times per second and automatically adapts accordingly. This is a lean, clean, and mean machine that steadily improves upon your grooming routine. It’s 100% waterproof and available now.
In partnership with Sportscraft
Founded in 1914, lifestyle brand Sportscraft remains at the very forefront of Australian apparel. High-quality craftsmanship is the name of their game and they continue to deliver it one decade after the next, inspiring customers from all walks of life. For Father’s Day, they have a plethora of different shirts to suit every dad, with an ample selection of different prints, colours, and designs. From bold to basic, they leave no personality or body type behind in their quest for supreme style and consistent comfort. To put it as simply as possible, they have your Father’s Day covered.
Take a proverbial walk down Sportscraft’s virtual aisle and you’ll see that they’ve truly accounted for every type of wearer. Consider the Butler Short Sleeve Shirt, for example, which delivers an unmistakable visual impression by way of its abstract floral pattern. Or maybe you’re in the market for something a little more minimalist. Look no further than the Long Sleeve Linen Shirt, which offers the height in comfort and versatility, making it the perfect go-to as the warmer months approach, or the Oxford Long Sleeve, which comes available in a variety of monochromatic hues.
Featuring premium cotton and linen blends, Sportscraft shirts will spoil you silly. There may be lots to choose from, but no matter where you land, you’re picking up the kind of brilliant Aussie quality that only this label can provide. Dad’s wardrobe is waiting…
IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43
In partnership with IWC and Watches of Switzerland
IWC Schaffhausen’s iconic Big Pilot’s timepiece in 43mm is the gift that can be passed on through generations. Originally launched in 46mm, the IWC Big Pilot’s Watch 43 scales things down whilst still rendering a major impression. True to the range, it eschews superfluous detail in favour of sturdy construction and bold minimalist design. That’s not to mention the thematic underpinnings, such as a legible dial face that draws upon functional cockpit instruments, and an oversized conical crown inspired by 1940s military observation watches.
Flip the Big Pilot’s Watch 43 over and peer through the sapphire glass case back to behold an in-house 82100 calibre and its Pellaton winding system. Reinforced with ceramic components, the automatic movement offers an impressive power reserve of up to 60 hours. Speaking of performance, IWC’s iconic sports watch is now water-resistant to a full 10 bar. Get one for Dad at Watches of Switzerland, in stainless steel with a striking blue dial face and matching calfskin strap and you just might see him gasp in ecstasy like a little boy on Christmas day. And who could blame him?
Lacoste L.12.12 Classic Polo
At the top of every dad’s list for fathers day sits the humble polo shirt. Whether you’re looking to give your dad a leg up in the style game or he’s just in need of another colour for his evergrowing collection, Lacoste has you covered with some of the best Polo shirts money can buy. The L.12.12 Classic Polo is one of our favourites due to its cotton petit piqué construction and timeless design. Available in more than 30 colours this sits at the top of our list for fathers day essentials – from $120 AUD.
Tommy Hilfiger Prep Crest Organic Cotton Sweatshirt
In their latest collection, Tommy Hilfiger touches on classic Americana with a range of throwback pieces including this cotton sweatshirt that stylish dads everywhere NEED. The oversized fit is what grabs our attention, but the Tommy Hilfiger logo on the chest in script writing is what keeps us from putting it down. We love this sweatshirt for its construction too, ultra-soft organic terry cotton jersey fabric that’s 100% organic – from $299 AUD.
Levi’s 501 Original Denim Jeans
It doesn’t get more classic than a pair of Levi’s 501 denim jeans. While he might remember these from his childhood, dad won’t be able to help himself from throwing these on at any opportunity thanks to the classic straight-leg fit and iconic styling. We like to think of the Levi’s 501 as the blueprint for jeans everywhere, and they’ve been that way since they were invented in 1873. Grab these for dad in a variety of different washes via the link below – from $129.95 AUD.
Uniqlo U AIRism Cotton Crew Neck Oversized T-Shirt
You’re starting to get the theme here, aren’t you? When it comes to being a stylish dad this father’s day, we recommend keeping it essential. And no t-shirt is more essential for the modern man today than this specific Uniqlo U Airism cotton oversized t-shirt. The brand offers a myriad of different t-shirts made from all different kinds of materials and cuts, but this is the one you want to gift dad (or yourself) thanks to its narrow crew neck design that bodes well for a sleek style – from $19.90 AUD.
icebreaker MerinoLoft Collingwood Jacket
A classic windbreaker puffer jacket stays on the essentials theme here with the offering from Icebreaker. This is the perfect gift for dad this father’s day thanks to its quality MerinoLoft fill that’s both cruelty-free and warm. We love the addition of internal sleeve cuffs and the zippered hand and interior chest pocket for carrying everyday essentials. As durable as it is stylish for dad, the MerinoLoft Collingwood Jacket is water repellent for light rain protection and is priced – from $449.99 AUD.
R.M. Williams Comfort Craftsman
This pair of footwear hardly needs any explaining. The classic R.M. Williams boot is the ultimate fathers day gift at any price point, style, or other. And if you’re absolutely stuck on what to get dad don’t look past these boots! Crafted in Australia by 80 pairs of hands, the boot is made from one piece of leather for comfort and strength before a Goodyear welt is stitched to mount the outsole. A boot to last your old man a lifetime – from $649 AUD.
Common Projects Achilles Low
Like the boots above, the Common Projects Achilles Low is the ultimate in formal sneaker-wearing heaven. While they’ve had their moments over the years, the CP is the be-all-end-all when it comes to quality lace-up shoes for dads and is made from supple yet durable full-grain leather. They’re constructed in a streamlined tennis-shoe silhouette that will simply never date – from $350 AUD.
Away Without Leave Fisherman Beanie
Available in a range of different colours, the AWOL fisherman beanie will keep your dad’s noggin’ toasty warm during the colder months. If you struggle to find the old man in a supermarket or out in the bush we recommend opting for the bright orange colour as seen above, but if you’re not looking to stand out why not keep it simple with the Smoked Olive colour? This beanie won’t scratch with a 100% organic cotton construction and is reasonably priced – from $45 USD.
WTAPS T-6H 01 Logo-Appliquéd Nylon Cap
On the other hand, if beanies aren’t your dad’s go-to choice of headwear, why not line him up with this classic panel cap from WTAPS? He’s probably never heard of the brand, but that’s where we step in, and the thumbs up he’ll get from all the cool guys getting around the local shops will make this purchase all the more worthwhile. If anyone asks him what the letters stand for just say “it’s cool in Japanese” and be gone – from $150 AUD.
Garrett Leight Kinney X D-Frame Sunglasses
Back again with another stylish number for dads this fathers day, we present the ultimate pair of sunglasses by our friends over at Garrett Leight. If we had a beer for every time someone asked us where we got our sunglasses from we’d be drunk for a year, but Garrett is the name and stylish sunglasses is his game. The ‘Kinney X’ has been updated to commemorate the label’s 10-year anniversary. This black pair is milled from 12mm solid acetate and has stainless steel core wire and limited-edition plaques at the temples – from $450 AUD.
Norse Projects Stefan CORDURA Tote Bag
Turn your dad’s bag game up a notch with this stylish number from Norse Projects. We’re sick of seeing him going into the office looking like it’s his first day at school, and for that, we bring you the ‘Stefan’ tote that will serve him for a lifetime. Made from sturdy CORDURA, it’ll carry all his weekly groceries with ease and has front and internal pockets for essentials – from $220 AUD.
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Padded Shell Messenger Bag
Bottega, banana, ta-da, this is about as stylish a piece as we’re willing to share this fathers day and dad would be all the better for it. While we can’t imagine this being strapped to anyone but the most stylish dad in the neighbourhood, for goodness sake don’t let him mow the lawn while wearing it. It’s not a bum bag, it’s Bottega… and it’s made from strips of a padded shell that have a paper-like texture – from $2400 AUD.
One that sits comfortably on our list of best fragrances for men in 2022, Gentleman Givenchy is without a doubt one of the most delicious additions for dads this fathers day and an essential for the stylish ones. Who wouldn’t want to smell like Hubert de Givenchy? This perfume for men is exactly that and provides a masculine scent for the ages with notes of Bergamot, Cardamom, and Cedarwood – from $100 AUD.
Aussie footwear label Woolloomooloo reimagines the modern tennis shoe with this versatile classic and its elastic lace system. Breathable, lightweight, machine-washable, and water-resistant, it slips on with ease and features micro-knitted Aussie Merino wool uppers. Choose between a variety of stylish monochromatic silhouettes and spoil your feet silly.
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