Monday, June 19, 2017

Dad-ish

Friends, I deleted my original post about Father's Day. I'm trying to recreate it now but admittedly you just can't replicate genius. I'm kidding, but also I am serious in that this post won't be identical, though I (impressively, if I do say so myself) have gotten pretty damn close to what I originally wrote...

I've written about my Dad, my own personal superman, many times over the years. He is, to put it simply, the best. Supportive, funny, kind.

He's obsessive. He loves movies, golf, and baseball. He loves me and my sister. He loves decorating.

That last one may seem out of the norm. But honestly, like, my dad loves decorating. When he moved into his new house a few years ago he had a clean slate with which to decorate and he was thrilled. He and his sister, my Aunt Susan, went to town. And honestly, he has great taste.

So my sister and I starting gifting him decorative "chatchkes" a few years back. For his last birthday I got him a vintage map of Phoenix. For Hanukkah, a stained glass cactus in a little pot. He and I recently ordered a wooden print of one of my photos for his bedroom. He house is full of antiques, art, and baseball memorabilia. He loves maps and has a beautiful collection lining his stairwell.

But clothes? We never gift him clothes. My mom would, and still does. But clothes are tough. My sister and I don't live in Florida. What if it doesn't fit? What if he just doesn't like it? So when Bonobos contacted me about upgrading my dad's style for Father's Day, I was kind of like "why?" Because honestly, he can dress himself. He loves shopping. He loves jirts (jacket shirts, a term I will forever give him credit for). He loves shoes! Generally, he really does have good taste, with the occasional poor choice of fit 😝

I asked him to check out the website to see what he'd say about the clothes. It's hard to tell online because the models don't look like normal humans, but the clothes look trendy without being obnoxious, tailored, AND they have golf stuff! Dad did say that he likes the Knockdown Tech Half Zip, which is 100% something I could picture him wearing. I also noticed that they have a store in Scottsdale, to which I would definitely take my dad (and Dan!) when he comes to visit.

So how would I upgrade my Dad's style? I wouldn't. His is possibly better than mine. I love him exactly as is.
Happy Father's Day to all, especially my own dad! And my Papa, whom I miss every single day.
xx

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