Dads … they are Oh so Special !Always there for you since the the day you were born …
In my earlier post here ,I reminisced about a few memories of my childhood with my Dad .
I remember wearing his only jacket all by myself when I was a little less than four years old and it hung all the way to my feet and my Father found it so cute that he took a picture and captured that moment for ever .So this proves that I was always interested in my Papa ‘s wardrobe ever since I could not even speak the word “wardrobe ” properly .
Today thanks to Jabong and their Father’s day #DandyDad contest , I get to choose a wardrobe and design a look for my Father .
As you might have gathered from the title of my post , my Father ,was a very conservative dresser .His wardrobe had select colours and styles and even though seasons changed ,my Father’s wardrobe retained its old hues of greys and whites .
Since my father came from a humble background , simplicity had always been ingrained in his psyche ,and he frowned upon expensive and fine clothes at least for himself .It did not help that he was in a government job where his favourite attire was the drab Safari suit in biscuit shades . For formal occasions he would put on a suit and a tie mostly in dark blue .How I loved to see him when dressed up smartly, for he was such a looker . But he never really cared much for his looks even in his young days .
As we grew up and became little more confident and assertive, we started suggesting different colours and styles for him to dress in .He would mostly brush them off with a sheepish laughter or sometimes raise an eyebrow and that was enough to silence our uninvited critique about his dressing sense .
Recently I saw the movie ” Dil Dhadakne Do ” and was amazed with the style of actor Anil Kapoor who plays a dad in this movie and it stuck me how my Father could carry this style so well too .
So here goes my pick for my dady dearest :
1.Crisp White shirt -Since he always loved the colour white for its simplicity ,I will let him keep his favourite colour .I liked this shirt .
2. Blazer – I picked this solid rust blazer from the Design factory for my dad because it cries for attention with its bold rust colour .
3.Off white pants – I picked this pair of formal trousers from Live-in because it looked so classy .Also check out the price , quite affordable too !
4. Pocket square – A pocket square is a must for every gentleman ,Since I had already added lots of colour with the rich blazer ,I decided to not add any more colour here .
5.Cuff links – The sign of a real dresser-cufflinks .A thorough gentleman knows how to carry them off and a formal attire is incomplete without a pair of cufflinks .You must beleive me whn I say that Jabong has such a huge and colourful collection of the best cufflinks and accessories that I was amazed .
5.Tie – I chose a slightly understated tie since the blazer was eye catchy enough .Though I had already chosen a pair of cufflinks , but I just could not resist this Tie-cufflinks-pocket square combination for its elegance as well as the packaging .
6 Socks – I chose a set of three socks from Allen Solly to complement the look .
7.Belt – I chose a slim , reversible brown leather belt from my Father , here it is .
8.Shoes – A man is known by the shoes he wears so I chose these stylish shoes from Steve Madden ,here . A dress shoe is an integral part of formal wear .
9.Hat – To add a touch of glamour I chose a beige hat from Turtle ,also it would come in handy given the Indian warm weather .
10 .Wayfarers – Lastly but not the least – sunglasses , I chose wayfarers from Marc Jacobs as they complement my Father’s face very well , here .