Father's Day Fashions at dolce vita MEN!
Dads are great, but buying clothes for dads can be tough. Today we’ll help you simplify your Father's Day fashion dilemma by looking at some easy ways you can liven up his wardrobe with some sun-kissed summer flair.
It may not seem like it at first, but summer fashion styles and outfits can be much more accessible to men who are not usually interested in fashion or their appearance in general, since many summer outfits can be light, comfortable, and convenient to wear. So summer can be a great time to introduce new fashions to your dad, or to any man who you don’t normally think of as the fashionable type!
One thing that many men find difficult is also one of the most important things to remember during the summer fashion season -- to accessorize well.
The sheer variety of options that goes with proper accessorizing can overwhelm many men, but these small additions to an outfit can really make a big difference, and you might be surprised to see the effect a premium pair of designer shoes can make on dad’s appearance!
A single thoughtful fashion accessory can completely change a man's mindset about fashion.
Case in point: imagine your dad's outfit going from old sneakers to these plush penny loafers.
As a rule of thumb, brighter colors pair better with less conservative outfits. If your dad is the type to only wear darker-colored or more traditionally styled suits, then compliment his look with darker colored shoes without glossy or metallic exteriors.
Some men don’t have the confidence or desire to pull off wearing certain accessories like rings or scarfs, so finding the right gift for them can be more difficult. A better idea for these types of men is a good pair of premium loafers or driving shoes. Shoes are a safer bet because they are easier to wear and are usually seen as simpler additions to an outfit than other types of accessories.
The color and texture of this gingham driving loafer would compliment a more reserved look.
Browse our selection of designer shoes to find the style perfect for your dad!
Even men who enjoy fashion for its own sake often still like to feel pragmatic, and this desire usually also extends to their wardrobe. Take advantage of this fact to make sure your dad really loves his gift this year by looking for gift ideas that are both practical and fashionable at once.
Hats are a great example of this idea.
Hats are great. They're practical on the one hand, since they can protect the skin from harsh sunlight, and on the other hand they are a great way to up your fashion game. Hats are also easy to wear and versatile: its hard to go wrong with a good hat!
Hats are especially useful during the summer when dad may go on his fishing or camping trips, so a wide brimmed hat is definitely something to keep in mind when looking for your perfect Father’s Day gift.
Mix and match from our selection of designer hats to find the perfect style for your dad!
Men’s suit accessories are extremely underrated in fashion, and the men who can pull off accessories well look markedly better than those who cannot.
For a man who values a vintage, classy look, a dark colored fedora is a good option that compliments many different styles. These hats pair well with suits or even less formal outfits.
If your dad has a flashier style, opt for brighter colors and a more modern look with a chic flat cap, or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, try getting him a designer plumed hat. Few things can top off a man's outfit like a feathered cap.
If you do want to take the plunge and surprise the father-figure in your life with an outfit, then it’s important to remember its material and build quality, especially during the summer months.
Since many men value comfort more than a fashionable appearance, this really is one of the most important things to keep in mind when shopping for dad’s outfit.
Suits tailored from linen, which is a great material for resisting heat, will keep dad comfortable even if your event is in the sweltering summer heat. Consider two-piece suits or formal jackets in lieu of three-piece suits or extremely formal tuxedos. No one wants to wear a tight-fitting tux in 95-degree weather, after all.
Try a bright color for that vintage summer look.
You can check out our selection of designer linen-suits featuring a range of summer styles here.
Another simple idea that can add a lot to dad's look is color. Many men prefer simpler or more traditional color designs. With these types of dads its best not to be too adventurous with your gift, but don't be afraid to go slightly outside his comfort zone.
One way to get around this problem is to combine a mix of flair and reserve with a brightly colored, traditionally styled suit. A solid white color would be a safe bet when buying a summer outfit or accessory this Father’s Day, since bright colors are in line with summer fashion sensibilities, and the lighter color helps reflect the sunlight.
Dads mean the world to us, so keep these few tips in mind and you’ll make the most out of your fashionable Father’s Day gift.
Who knows, your gift may even encourage him to pay more permanent attention to his wardrobe!