Sophie’s cursed out the soccer coach. Maya’s wore tighty whities. And Nora’s smoked strange-smelling, hand-rolled cigarettes.
If there’s one thing you learned early, it’s that no two dads are alike. But no matter which weirdo habit defined your paterfamilias, he’s earned a decent Father’s Day gift.
He won’t allow you (or Mom) near his closet. Let personal style consultant Darcey Howard do the dirty work, or slip him Tim Gunn-worthy shirts from Ted Baker or Castle Starr (The Finerie, 1215 First Avenue; 206-652-4664).
He calls your sweetie “The Suit” and jams weekly with his buddies. Indulge his antiestablishment side with guitar lessons, a funky Steel Toe Studios belt, or the Beat Bible (Seattle Art Museum Shop, 1300 First Avenue; 206-654-3120).
The Overgrown Kid
Nostalgic PF Flyers (The Sneakery, 612 Northwest 65th Street; 206-297-1786) will keep the wind in his sails. As will a remote-controlled whoopie cushion (Market Magic & Novelty Shop, 1501 Pike Place, suite 427; 206-624-4271).
He likes it rare (not medium); stirred (not shaken). Satisfy his epicurean tastes with NW-made Aviation Gin (Queen Anne Liquor & Wine, 515 First Avenue North; 206-298-4616), farm-fresh produce from Pioneer Organics, or truffles (in flavors like jasmine tea or pb&j) from Fremont’s Theo Chocolate.
That’ll leaving him feeling like the man.
Need more inspiration? Try DailyCandy Everywhere’s Father’s Day Gift Guide.