I'm not a father (and don't plan to be soon), but I do know what the majority of dads don't like to do - shop for clothes. The best way to shop for your dad on father's day is to take a step back before you overthink it, look at his wardrobe, and see what areas he's missing or what areas he can improve on. An affordable upgrade from a credible retailer or even a small accessory can make a big difference in his wardrobe.
Whether you have close friends that are fathers or you're shopping for your old man himself this year, there's more than plenty of stylish accessories and staples you can add to the big guy's wardrobe. You set the example for when you want to be the 'cool dad' and every buys everything for your wardrobe instead of useless knick knacks.
Light Bomber Jacket
One of those gifts that won't wear out quickly, but when the time comes to use it, it'll be pretty handy. Unless you're style conscious, you probably under estimate the power of wearing a light weight jackets after 8pm on those not-super-hot summer nights
A Seasonal Tie
A great tie is a primal sign of manhood, but a seasonal one can make the gift a lot more personable. As a bonus, pick a color that represents something significant to the individual (example, the college they went to, fraternity color, their favorite sports team).
A shirt that fits his personality
If you're dealing with a guy whose personality is bigger than the room, or you're getting ready for a family vacation, short sleeve casual button down that compliments a cigar and great music is always a good idea. It'll be humorous, and will come in handy later in the summer.
A Short Sleeve Dress Shirt
The sticky summer months are nothing to be taken lightly. A short sleeve dress shirt is the difference between an uncomfortable summer ahead at work, and having a ton of breathing room under your jacket without the world knowing.
A pocket square that pops
One of the most underrated accessories a man can have. They're usually affordable, simple, and he can add this to his repertoire of what's already in his closet.
DJ Hargrave is a menswear blogger and founder of Tailor Made Style. HIs goal is to empower others to become the strongest version of themselves through their style and helping them be informed by what's going on in the menswear world. You can find him on Instagram and Snapchat @tailormadedj