Father's Day isn't nearly the stumper it used to be. Just think about the availability of fashionable ties and handmade socks in today's online marketplace. But if one is still in need of inspiration, take a look at our suggestions for gifts that dads will likely enjoy for years to come. Yes folks, it's NoMa's first Father's Day Guide.
Outlier Ultrafine Merino T-shirt, $98 at outlier.cc
This comfortable lightweight tee has the right stuff to become a summer favorite for minimalist dads.
Imperial Shave Bundle, $30 at ImperialBarberProducts.com
Simply great shaving products in masculine packaging are a no brainer for fathers with stubble issues.
Front Loading Toolbox, $89 at bestmadeco.com
A legit metal toolbox that can go to the workbench or the art studio. Hands-on dad, we've got your number.
Nothing Belongs to Ebbets: Navy Noma Script Fitted Hat, $49 at nothingmajor.com
The captain of your squad deserves some Noma flannel up top.
Single Slash Wallet from Winter Session, $49 at winter-session.com
Handmade dad gear for under $100—dads who decry bulging back pockets will thank you.
Jacob Bromwell + Winter Session: Covered Flask, $195 at winter-session.com
Pure copper flask in handmade Horween leather cover suits dads with Americana style just fine.
Normann Copenhagen & Rikke Hagen's Whiskey Tumblers, $50 at aplusrstore.com
Glassware that looks to future makes sure that every toast your modernist pops proposes is optimistic.
French Jump Rope, $35 at kaufmann-mercantile.com
If dad longs for the days when he could float like a butterfly, skip the gym membership and get this.
Brooks Bicycle Messenger Bag, $305 at modern-bike.com
Why mess with the rest? This bike bag from the century-old Brooks is downright manly.
Whole Larder Love, $35 at wholelarderlove.com
DIY hunter-gatherer and Aussie father Rohan Anderson has written a how-to manual for cooking dads with farm-to-table tendencies.
The Hill-Side and Gitman Bros. Vintage continue a healthy collab with these summer shirts, a special collection for the Hill-Side made by Gitman. The Hill-Side collection uses seven floral-printed fabrics (four from Japan, three from the States) in short-sleeve button-down summer shirts.
The video is something special, too. It features menswear blogger James WIlson of Secret Forts trying on (or peeling off) all seven shirts in photos taken with disposable cameras.
You might associate Shades of Grey by Micah Cohen with the neutral basics that got you through the week in past seasons (grey SGMC oxford, grey SGMC cardigan, etc.), but this summer's collection heads in a very different direction. Cohen says his collection is streetwear-influenced—"a combination of bold prints and loud, bright colors." The collection's vibrancy comes from animal prints and strong athletic influence seen in gym shorts, tanks and varsity jackets. There are still enough polished classics in there to balance things out, but the overall message seems to be that its okay for us to run a bit wild when the weather calls for it.
The collection is available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and shadesofgreyclothing.com.
Native midwesterner Ryan Plett recently made the move to the Big Apple bringing his talent for shooting contemporary menswear, street fashion and editorial with him. His latest work is a very urban Nowhere Fast lookbook for Need Supply Co. which captures this season's enthusiasm for pattern in a wonderful light.
The Mohawk name might be a subtle clue—Last of the Mohicans, we seem to remember, takes place in New York state—that this L.A. fashion upstart trades in more East Coast-flavored and heritage styles. Obviously, they're catching on that the menswear boom is no flash in the pan. Last night, Mohawk General Store opened a shop and gallery space for L.A. eastsiders dubbed Mohawk Man (4017 W Sunset Blvd, 323-669-1602), just two doors from the Silverlake flagship Mohawk General Store. Look for a curated selection of goods from Our Legacy, Engineered Garments, MHL by Margaret Howell and Gitman Brothers Vintage as well as original art from the likes of Nicolas Cope.