As Father’s Day 2014 is quickly approaching we all have some consternation on what to buy or what we hope to receive. The tube socks and inferior belts all remain in the same drawer and are occasionally summoned to display gratitude. Men’s fashion and grooming habits are redefining the modern man and hearken back to tradition and distinction. We are not only able to repair things around the house but can also rock a pair of cuff-links and wingtips! We have a few suggestions for those of you in the market for Father’s Day gifts.
Just like our ancestors that fashioned tools from raw materials to improve their lives and create civilization we have many simple and complex repairs that require ingenuity and quality tools. One indispensable tool is the cordless drill, pictured is the Makita 18-Volt Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 in. Driver-Drill, model XFD01CW. This bad boy not only has a bright LED light located above the trigger but also packs 480 lbs of torque!
One major investment that can last 30-40+ years is a quality shoe and Allen Edmonds has been hand crafting shoes in the USA since 1922. The Dalton boot is a leather sole men’s dress boot designed with the wingtip Blucher, brogue perforations and medallion pattern. It is made of premium calfskin leather upper with orange leather lining and butyl double leather sole. There is a newly reinforced and strengthened pull tab and 360 degree Goodyear welted construction. Another great purchase is vintage “skinny” ties because they are more durable than modern ties and have the classic patterns that are sought after by classic gents. These can be picked up on Ebay or Etsy for the Mad Man in your life.
Last but not certainly least are grooming products. Men take pride in their appearance and a quality shave (or beard trim) coupled with great hair products can set the world on fire! Water based pomades allow the user to easily style their hair with no flakes and washes out like gel. Shiner Gold Pomade not only has a hair pomade but also an all natural shave soap that prepares the hair and skin for the closest possible shave. We are so impressed with their products that they are available for purchase on our online shop. To produce the best result a quality straight razor or safety razor is required and shave brush, sorry folks those cheap plastic flimsy multi-blade shavers will never work as effectively or economically as the traditional method.
The most important thing you can give to someone on Father’s Day is the appreciation and love for who and what they are to you. The individual may not be your biological parent but the bond can be just as strong. So whether you are buying the gift or patiently waiting for yours, please take the time and enjoy the day and make every day special with your Father’s.
I dedicate this to my Father, Mr. M Sr. who is no longer with us physically and there isn’t a day that I do not think about you and miss you.