No matter how many Father’s Days he has behind him, pops can still spiff up considerably (and, if necessary, update his wardrobe to the twenty-first century) with these around-town gift items and grooming packages.
It’s slightly discomfiting to think about dad patrolling Oak Street Beach in these babies, but if he’s going to Hawaii (and you’re not going with), or if you need a father’s day gift for your hot hubby, check out Active Endeavor’s hip new board shorts from Ever. The Del Ray Short ($143) splashes a tropical print on fitted board shorts made in a quick-to-dry cotton weave.
Active Endeavors, www.activeendeavors.com.
For the Dylan-lovin’ dad, RICO tees ($80), available in the U.S. exclusively at Gamma Player, will really strike a chord (har, har). Designed by the Tokyo-born stylist and designer Tadashi Mochizuki, the tees (available in black and gray) are printed with words from those cue cards Bob holds up in the video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
Gamma Player, 2035 West Division, (773)235-0755, gammaplayer.com.
Show dad what he was missing on mother-daughter spa day with Brilli Salon’s Father’s Day Grooming Package ($58). Included is a haircut, brow grooming and a take-home gift from Bumble & Bumble. The Father’s Day Skincare Package ($100) treats dad to a Men’s Facial geared toward treating manly complexion problems (like razor burn and ingrown hairs) and also includes a brow grooming and a vitamin C cleanser. Brilli Salon, A Style Lounge, 3334 North Ashland, (773)755-4247, brillisalon.com.
If your father figure is still sporting the same jeans he scored at Kohl’s in 1992, Guise has the goods to help him out. The band Wilco recently stopped by the shop to pick up clothing for an album-cover shoot, and Guise owner Brad Habansky is offering twenty-five-percent off each of the styles the boys picked up. The discount will extend to denim from Jean Shop (normally $245), Nudie Jean Co. (normally $265) and suits from Duckie Brown (normally $795).
Guise, 2217 North Halsted, (773) 929-6101, guisestyle.com. (Jennifer Berg)