Ian. Dad. Chiropractor. Fairfax, California
I really like this photo – I realize Ian doesn’t look like a style icon (sorry Ian). But he has a cool look that I really appreciate. I’m a huge fan of low key male style – I like that Ian hasn’t “tried” too hard.
Like I’ve mentioned before, most dads in Marin County are in a band – were in a band or their the children of rock stars..so it tends to rub off on the overall fashion of this gorgeous part of the world. And I dig it.
I think it doesn’t come easy to many men, especially ones thrust into fatherhood – to look cool. I mean when you have to carry gear for toddlers, it’s tough. But dads you have no excuse, you don’t need to leave your style in the past because you are a father – it just takes a tiny effort to look great. Here are a few tips…
Summer Dude Tips:
Shoes: Dudes you should have a great pair of kicks, like vans (no socks), a brown, vintage looking dressier shoe to wear with jeans – rummage through local vintage or consignment shops, you will score some amazing old school shoes – you can spray them “germ-a-phobes”. Flip Flops: as simple as possible, I like brown leather thin strapped flip-flops. And for the winter a cool pair of boots, I love a lace up, worn in black boot.
Jeans: This is a tough one. I say simple as possible, no labels or markings. And most importantly make sure it’s well fitted in the booty. Bring a friend.
Shorts: Ian has it right..I also love cut off jean shorts, but this is risky territory if you are not a fashion maven…Just make sure they are obvious to the eye that they are cut off..this has to be messy – and not too short.
T-shirts: Simple – please don’t wear athletic t-shirts outside of the gym. If you are in shape, you can even get away with a tank top in darker colors only!! T-shirts could have names on it like bands etc… just stick to soft cotton. And make sure the neck is not so high, don’t worry about your hairy chest peaking out- women like that – you are a man, we love to see that (as long as you are not wearing a huge gold chain)!!
Hats: Love them – baseball – school boy – that’s probably what you should choose from, the other options are a bit more complicated to pull off.