In all likelihood, your dad doesn’t need another tie. There’s a fair chance he’s all stocked up on socks, too, from all of the past holidays when everyone gave him a pair. Don’t resign yourself to thinking the well-styled dad is impossible to shop for this Father’s Day. Even the man who seemingly has it all (or is extremely picky about what he puts on) can be surprised with the right thoughtful gift in the style department. Maybe it’s a tried and true classic, or maybe something that can take the normal style rotation up notch. Either way, the right gift is something that will make him think of you every time he wears it.
From the basics to the special occasion watches, these Father’s Day gifts will showcase effortless sartorial elegance.
Dive watches aren’t for everyone. But even if your dad doesn’t regularly go into depths of the ocean he’ll appreciate ProTek’s USMC Series 1013. As the name suggest, it’s the official watch of the Marines, so being water resistant to 300 meters is a given. The watch is also hardy as all get out. No matter what it’s put through, it’ll stand up to the task. The USMC Series balances that tough durability with an aesthetic look fit for everyday wear, and the innovative lume is brighter (100 times than traditional lume to be exact) and lasts longer (25 years without needing to be charged from an external light source) than any other watches on the market thanks to ProGlo T25 illumination. While ProTek is a relatively new brand by historic watch standards, founder Barry Cohen has a long history in the industry as the founder of Luminox, so you know you’re getting a gift with some backing on Father’s Day.$450
Backpacks generally fall into two categories: highly technical pieces of gear that only make sense for special circumstances, and the school backpacks that truly only belong on a campus. Osprey’s Transporter toes the line between both, and manages to look professional at the same time. It’s built to keep any goods safe and dry on the toughest of commutes while staying sleek with a minimalistic look–perfect for both dads who “go to the office” and who are prefer to take their stuff with them to their anywhere office. The internal organization ensures everything has a place (and fitting a laptop up to 16 inches), and a full-cover water bottle holder gets rid of any annoying instances of bottle dropping out as the pack slides off the shoulder. Added bonus: it’s made sustainably from Blue Sign approved recycled materials.$165
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What is a summer outfit rotation without a reliable short sleeve button up? Get your dad fitted right with the Stryder from Mountain Hardwear. It’s made with 100 percent recycled nylon, and has a finish that repels water for days by the lake, ocean or river. It’s the perfect relaxed fit for any outdoor adventure, with a discrete sunglass pocket on the left chest that accompanies the double breast pockets. It’s hardy enough for camping and hiking, while buttoned up enough to pass as classier travel wear than that raggedy airplane shirt your dad swears by.$75
The Persol 714 sunglasses are a classic and timeless design that has been worn by some of the most stylish men in history, including Steve McQueen. They’re more than just stylish–these sunglasses are build to last through wear and tear as well as passing fads, and they can stand up to frequent travel (no guarantees it can survive the dad who always seems to sit on his pair of sunglasses and break the frame, however).$507
Classics are called classics for a reason: they don’t go out of style and can be appreciated by just about everyone. Nisolo’s Huarache sandal is a breezy slip-on shoe that’s perfect for warmer weather and can withstand plenty of wear and tear. It’s inspired by the classic style of sandal worn in Mexico for centuries. The shoes are made in a sustainable factory in Peru using soft leather cut and woven by hand. A rubber sole wards off slips, while the insole is cushioned and the heel and upper have a comfortable soft leather lining.$150
There are brands that make solid overchoats and jackets, and then there’s Barbour. The English brand has a well deserved name earned by making some of the best men’s outerwear since 1894. While the Bedale jacket is a reliable colder weather staple, the in-between months are best-served by Barbour’s Ashby casual jacket. A cord collar adds just enough class to stand out in a crowd, while the zip front is covered by a stud front placket. Two lower bellow pockets can hold plenty of snacks (or, you know, whatever your dad likes to carry around in his pockets) while the hand warmer pockets come in handy while the fire gets going. The 100-percent breathable cotton is durable enough to be passed down through the generations, like all good Barbour clothing.$250
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[Partner] Pair Eyewear is the Father’s Day gift that brings together style, versatility, and a touch of innovation. These customizable frames are designed to help express dad’s unique fashion sense. With a range of base frames and interchangeable magnetic tops, you can effortlessly switch up your look to match any occasion. Pair Eyewear combines comfort and durability, ensuring a seamless fit for all-day wear. Give the gift of confidence and fashionable eyewear this Father’s Day.Discover the endless possibilities and upgrade dad's style with Pair Eyewear.
One can never have enough camp shirts. Better yet, one can never have enough sustainable camp shirts. The Good Earth Cotton Camp Shirt has that classic camp collar and a relaxed fit, and it’s made with traceable regenerative cotton (in fact, the only climate-positive regenerative cotton that’s traceable from farm to shirt) that absorbs more carbon than it takes to grow. Even if you don’t tell you dad all of these things on Father’s Day, he’ll love this shirt for the style alone.$75
Sure, anyone with a phone can easily look up what time it is in another time zone. That doesn’t have the same feel as having the time zones that matter on an individual level right on the wrist. The Q Timex Three Time Zone Chronograph does exactly as the name promises with two hour hands, one red and one with a white center, and a rotating top ring to always know a third. While the original utility of even the best chronograph watches has fallen by the wayside with technology, checking a phone could never look this good.$219+
Hopefully your dad is no longer a member of the bulging wallet club. Regardless of whether he’s leveled up to a smart EDC wallet that can handle just what he needs without sagging his pants, though, he’ll appreciate this attractive slim cardholder that’s designed to make minimalism easy and aesthetic. It’s shaped different than most on the market with a side opening to more easily access the bills inside. Five card slots keep the cards that matter front and center. The Italian Vachetta leather is tanned in Tuscany and assembled using a continuous single-filament thread throughout for durability by artisans in Portugal.$95
The Proof 72-Hour Merino Tee is a versatile shirt that’s can replace a whole rack of standard tees. It’s made from merino wool, a natural fiber that is incredibly soft, comfortable, and durable. Merino wool is also odor-resistant and wrinkle-resistant, making it perfect for travel or any other situation where you need a shirt that looks just as good at the start of a journey as it does at the end. This is another Father’s Day gift that will be pulled out time and time again for years to come.$88
Before Nike became the shoe and athletic wear behemoth that it is today, it was a scrappy upstart out of small-town Oregon. In the book, Nike founder Phil Knight shares his story of launching a running shoe brand out of the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant in 1963 and turning into a more than $30 billion company that shapes popular culture around the world. Even dad’s who aren’t shoe fanatics will enjoy this page turner of a memoir.$17
Maybe your dad is more of the shoe wearing type than reading type. The perfect accompanying gift to the Phil Knight’s memoir (or just straight up main gift) is a pair of Nike Air Force 1s. The ’07 is a classic that looks just as good on the basketball court as it does day-to-day. The shoes are lightweight and comfortable for all-day wear, and look much better than any shoe that falls into the classic “dad shoe” mold.$110
Bulova watches have gone to the moon–literally. The brand created a chronograph for moon-walking astronauts in the early heyday of space exploration and moon shots, and this model is inspired by that original chronograph design. The Lunar Pilot Watch, needless to say, is extremely durable (and chances are that durability will be put to the test in more terrestrial uses) and also wouldn’t be out of place at a high-profile board meeting or event.$895
This is a blazer for dads who don’t compromise on looks even when getting out and exploring the world. It’s lightweight and cut like a classic sports jacket minus the padding, but also has stitched-in pockets to hold all the things needed on the go. Maybe the next journey for your dad is a cross-country train trip or a carry-on-only European adventure. Maybe it’s just driving to parent teacher conferences. The Relwen Flyweight Flex Blazer is built to handle it either way with a look that reflects effortless durable style.$298
The Shinola Runwell Field Watch is a stylish and functional watch that is perfect for everyday wear. It is made with high-quality materials, including a stainless steel case and a genuine leather strap. The Detroit brand’s field watch is available in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect one to match your dad’s taste. The watch is also water-resistant to 100 meters, making it perfect for everyday activities that turn into something more than the every day.$488
Take your dad’s watch appreciation to the next level with The Watch by by Gene Stone and Stephen Pulvirent (the latter of HODINKEE fame). It covers the design, innovation, and story of more than 600 watches from 50 leading brands like Rolex, IWC, and TAG Heuer featuring stories and eye-catching full-color photos. It’s a coffee table book that immediately makes a statement for watch aficionados who are already deep in the world of timepieces as well as those who are just getting started on the journey.$36
Dapper Dan is a New York City legend who has shaped fashion around the world. He took the ethos of luxury clothing brands and turned it into high-end streetwear in the ’80s–long before the hypebeasts were standing in line for drops. His memoir covers how he went from a rough childhood in Harlem, credit card fraud schemes, to prison, to a world-famous designer with an iconic store that serves as a center of fashion on 125th Street. Any dad with a baseline sense of fashion will appreciate digging deeper into Dapper Dan’s life and story this Father’s Day.$15
Jeans are great. There are many times and many places where it’s hard to beat a pair of Levi’s in the number that perfectly fits. And while jeans started as the ultimate workwear performance pants, they are not the performance pants that people need today. DUER’s No Sweat Pants are. The stretch fabric is just as comfortable as sweatpants but can wick away moisture and breathes much better (hence the name) thanks to TENCEL Lyocell fiber. The gusset ups the flexibility and durability quotient, and a security back pocket makes keeping essentials safe on the go. Also, just as importantly, they look good. Because whether your dad has explicitly said so or not, modern performance is just as much about durability and utility as it is aesthetics.$135