Ape to Gentleman call on their Fashion, Grooming and Lifestyle editors for their top picks for Father’s Day Gift Guide 2016- guaranteed to make any man happy, at anytime of the year. If you require ay further ideas or have any questions, just ask in the comments section below.
Alice Made This Oliver Cufflinks
In fact, anything from Alice Made This would make a fine gift but we particularly like their Oliver Cufflinks featuring a diamond knurl detail around the edge, a characteristic normally used to provide better grip on engineering objects. In contrast to the edge, a machined face creates a raw and refined design.
Oppermann London Hatton Black Wallet
Traditionally, most father’s possess an old not particularly stylish wallet potentially full of receipts (sorry for the generalisation), so recommend gifting a sleek cardholder. The problem however with most cardholders, inserting bills and receipts is a tedious process. The solution? Opening the right side. With Oppermann London’s new construction, access to the middle slot is effortless. And yes, his notes will stay put. The Hatton wallet features five slots in total; two front, one middle, and two back, and is made with smooth Italian Vachetta leather.
Lock & Co. Classic Panama Hat
A summer sartorial staple, the Classic panama hat is a truly timeless accessory for any man. Lock & Co.’s version is expensive but it’s the best quality and handwoven in Ecuador by up to 40 artisans using centuries-old techniques- made with a smart brim, an elegant ribbon trim and sleek leather headband.
Eton White Royal Oxford Button Down Shirt
Ideal for both business and leisure this refined and versatile take on the iconic button down shirt is woven from our royal oxford fabric. The button down collar is ideal to wear under smart tailoring as well as under a fine knitted sweater for a more casual approach. You can’t go wrong with a white shirt and this button down is great addition to any father’s wardrobe.
Oliver Spencer OSL18 Suede Buffalo Jacket
Right at the top of the financial gifting scale but this Buffalo jacket will last a lifetime and is essentially a more grown up take on the denim jacket with shirt style details but made from butter-soft suede. A mid weight jacket with welted hand pockets, inside pocket, and a buttoned waist adjustor for the perfect fit and a chest pocket- it can be worn again, smart of casual and layered up or not depending on the temperature. Cut from the softest kid goat leather and unlined in a slim, cropped fit.
E. Tautz Chino Trouser
This slim (but not overly so) leg cotton chino is cut with a higher back rise based on the original chino pattern, belt loops, zip fly and straight side pockets. Made with 100% Cotton 11oz twill and sewn in England, it’s a classic addition worthy of any man’s wardrobe- ideal smart or more casually worn.
Muhle RYTMO Shaving Set – Ash
The new kings of shaving- Muhle, deliver this stylish RYTMO shaving set which contains a Muhle badger hair shaving brush (lather the shaving cream or soap in the palm of his hand) and Gillette Fusion razor, both with an ash wood finish, complimented by a stylish chrome-plated stand. Yes, Dad can still use his Gillette blade but enjoy a better shave and a more handsome bathroom.
Comme des Garçons CDG 2 Man Fragrance
A unique blend of classic and unusual elements creates a distinctive, and powerful woody scent- perfect for a real man, your father. Notes include; Incense, White Smoke, Vetiver Roots, Mahogany Wood, Saffron Flowers, Nutmeg, Kumquat, Fresh Crinkly Mint and Leather, all housed in a stylish presentation box.
Malin+Goetz Essential Kit
There’s no time like the present to up ones grooming game and The Essential Kit from Malin+Goetz contains a selection of 29ml best-selling products to Dad started: Grapefruit Face Cleanser, Vitamin E Face Moisturizer, Bergamot Body Wash, Vitamin B5 Body Moisturizer, Peppermint Shampoo and Cilantro Hair Conditioner. They are all neatly packed away into a clear, sealable travel bag for easy storage, and easy carrying. Carry on approved, perfect for business trips or holidays with the family.
Drinks & Lifestyle
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whisky
Blue Label is Johnnie Walker’s most prestigious whisky and one of the most famous super-premium blends, made up of the finest old-aged malt and grain whiskies- it’s rare and the Cristal of the blended whisky world. Rich and slightly smoky, it’s said that only one in ten thousand casks makes the grade- almost a legend of the whisky world.
Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal
Mezcal, made from the heart of the agave plant, consumed straight and has a strong smoky flavour is not as popular as tequila (made from the blue agave) is growing in popularity. The Mezcal to opt for is Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, founded in 1995 it is 100% certified organic, artisanal mezcal produced by the original handcrafted way with Zapotec Mexican Indian producers in the remote villages of Oaxaca, Mexico. Original organic processes combined with varying micro-climates and terroir gives a unique, rich, sweet and smoky character.
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum
This triple barrel aged rum is produced in a unique method by using only the finest aged rums blended and put in specially selected barrels for a further ageing phase. Each of these storage barrels is chosen for the aromatic potential of its wood, in which the rum will develop character and intensity. The aged rums are again selected, and only the finest barrels are chosen and bottled at 45% ABV. The result is a spicy complexity and depth of flavour including maple syrup, ginger, nutmeg and oak on the nose, whilst the palate carries flavours of orange, espresso, cigar leaves and toffee. Long and fruity on the finish, this is a fine example to be sipped and savoured.
We reviewed the Fitbit Blaze here a few weeks ago and it really is a great watch, not only function wise i.e. it will help make you more active but it looks stylish too. In particular, this new gunmetal version really is handsome. So whether you want to get your Father more active or subtly suggest it with a stylish new watch, the Fitbit Blaze is a winner.