Craig shares details of his top picks for Fathers Day 2018 in this That Dapper Chap gift guide
With Fathers Day just a few short days away on Sunday 17th June it’s time to think about what you’re going to get the special man in your life. Whether he’s a traveller and trendsetter or a classic gent and whisky connoisseur there’s something that every Dad will appreciate on his special day. This post is sponsored.
The Bowling Shirt
If Dad likes a retro look, this 50’s inspired bowling shirt is perfect for the warmer months. Part of the new Hammond & Co range at Debenhams, its £40, perfect to pack for the summer break and will look great with chinos, shorts or jeans. Available in sizes S to XL it is also available in big and tall sizes and in a blue colourway. As always Debenhams have a wide selection of great gift and have a dedicated gifts page for you.
Every guy needs a great watch. This classic Eco-Drive bracelet watch from Citizen is a sophisticated timepiece and a style that will stand the test of time (pardon the pun). Ultra-thin, the Citizen Eco-Drive Stiletto collection was introduced as the world’s thinnest light-powered watch. This stainless steel design features a multi-dimensional black dial with stick markers set beneath sapphire crystal glass. Available online and in stores across the UK. £329.
The Weekend Bag
If he travels for work or just enjoys a weekend away, then a stylish bag is what he needs. This tan leather structured holdall by Howick at House of Fraser is a stylish choice for the weekend. Perfect for lighter travel or to carry your cabin luggage on flights, this genuine leather bag is the pinnacle of luxury luggage. The hand strap and zip fastening offsets the boxy shape, whilst the outer zip pocket is a practical design feature that`s ideal for securely storing your passport or travel documents. Exclusively available at House of Fraser, this classic weekend bag will make a timeless addition to your accessory collection. £160
If Dad appreciates a tipple then maybe he’d love a bottle of Chivas Regal 18. Uniquely rich & multi-layered blend created by Colin Scott, one of the world’s most experienced Master Blenders. This highly awarded blend is produced using various malt and grain whiskies from distilleries all over Scotland, including their classic Speyside malt from Strathisla. Chivas 18 rewards the senses with 85 unique flavour notes in every drop. Intense dark amber with a velvety, dark chocolate palate which yields to elegant floral notes and a wisp of sweet, mellow smokiness and a long warm finish. Around £60 for 70cl
Why not make him a Chivas Sour cocktail too: 2 part Chivas Regal 18, Juice of 1 Lemon, 1 part sugar syrup and 0.5 part egg white. Simply pour the Chivas Regal 18 into cocktail shaker, pour in the sugar syrup, lemon juice, egg white and shake. Add ice and shake again. Pour over ice. Delicious!
Cabo’ D Mar offer a wide selection of men’s wristwear, inspired by the sea. Handmade by local retired fishermen, the ‘Killer Point’ bracelet below is named after the cliffs of killer point in Morocco. It’s available in 5 different styles and colourways and will made a great addition to your Dads arm. Made in Italian leather with rope endings and a stainless steel lock. £46.56
There’s also a 15% discount if you use code THATDAPPERCHAP at check out.
The Killer Point bracelet from Cabo D’ Mar makes the ideal Fathers Day gift
No man wears shoes continually and we all need a great pair of trainers to rely on. These Grosvenor trainers from Kurt Geiger at House of Fraser fit the bill. Available in brown or blue they are a leather lace up trainer with a pumped up sole. In sizes 6-12 they are £129
The Summer Blazer
This summery blazer will get your Dad looking super sharp in an instant. From Marc Darcy menswear the Harding blazer it is a lightweight tweed style blazer is a stylishly bold must-have for any modern gent’s formal wardrobe. In a contemporary blue and pink windowpane check print with luxury contrasting lining, this refined piece is ideal all year round. The notch lapels and ticket pocket detailing ensures this piece ticks all the right tailoring boxes. Style with a plain white T Shirt, slim fit trousers and loafers for a summer ready look. £119.99
If your Dad wears ‘Dad shoes’ it’s time to get him in to something more on trend. These Strike Hi Shine lack loafers from Base London fit the bill. Perfect for the office, pub or date night her can dress them up with a suit or wear them with chinos or jeans for a more casual look. Available in sizes 5 to 12, they are also available in bordo, navy and tan leather. £69.99.
Chic and understated this 5mm polished gold cuff from Alex Orso makes a really beautiful gift. cast in solid Sterling Silver, and plated in 22kt Gold. The whole Cuff has a High Polish finish. The bracelet features Goldsmith’s Company hallmarks. Available in sizes medium or large, the Cuff is 2mm thick. Medium : 62mm (2.45”) inner diameter. Large : 67mm (2.6”) inner diameter. Priced at £240 they also have a great range of additional fathers days gifts available.
Burton Menswear are known for their suits, so if your Dad hasn’t updated his since the 90’s then it’s time for him to get back in the suit game. This textured classic navy suit is just the ticket. In a modern slim rather than skinny fit, it’s dad appropriate and will have him looking super sharp in no time. This suit features a notch lapel, front pocket flaps and patterned internals. To add that special touch this suit also comes with a pull out pocket hankie, patterned internal and contrast coloured trims. Style this suit out with our blue stripe shirt and navy tie. This navy texture slim fit suit trouser features belt loops and flat front styling, along with a hook and bar and zip fastening. They come half lined and fully finished with a smart tailoring crease through the centre. £99
The Patterned Shirt
Steel & Jelly make some great statement shirts and this one is no exception. More subtle than some of their designs, this one is just perfect for the summer season and depicts a collage of sailing boats in blue tones. This limited edition shirt (72 only) is available in sizes small to XXL. It’s 100% cotton and can be on your Dads back for £48.
The Lace Up Shoes
These navy suede lace up formal shoes from Borelli at Deichmann shoes are a modern take on a classic derby shoe. Great with a blue summer suit or chinos they’ll look just as nice with a pair of jeans and a short sleeved shirt. £49.99
The Summer Polo Shirt
A staple in every mans wardrobe, why not get your Dad something a little more modern with this great summery leaf print polo from GANT. Available in Persian blue or coral in sizes from Small to XXXL it’s going to make a great addition to his summer wardrobe. £85
I hope you approve of the selection that I’ve put together for you in this 2018 Fathers Day gift Guide. Whether he’s your biological father, step dad, adoptive dad or someone who’s been a father to you and showed you the ways of the world, take this moment to show him how much you appreciate him with a special gift. Oh, and don’t forget the bacon sandwich, as gifts aside that’s one thing that I appreciate on Fathers Day!