A guide to dad-friendly fashion
Over the years I’ve had to wear a lot of different hats career-wise, and that means being adaptable.
In terms of what I wear, I may be a very relaxed person but my style has mainly revolved around suits, suits and more suits working in the financial industry.
The truth is though, I have a lot of different styles depending on what I’m doing, and I’ve found that there are some items of clothing I can’t do without, and some rules I stick to on a daily basis. If you’re interested in reading about practical fashion for no-nonsense dads, then read on…
What do your kids love to do?
You’ll find that a lot of your style tends to be decided by what your children love to do. Whenever I get to see my kids and step kids, it’s always about making the most of the time together and having as much fun as possible.
That said, it often means I live in jeans and t-shirts outside of work. They’re comfortable, they cover most activities from camping to carnivals, and they come in a lot of different styles and fits.
For example, if you have a day out planned that you think could end up in a nice meal out somewhere, you can easily find polo shirts or a cut of jeans that are smarter than the rest.
Work work work
Work, of course, is a different story, and I know a lot about how to style for the office. However, dads don’t tend to care too much about buying a £400 suit that’s by the latest designer – we left those days long behind us, and that’s money that could go towards your child’s next birthday present.
I definitely opt for practicality, comfort, and value for money every time. You can find many different styles and colours of suit that are great quality at Jacamo; they’re very affordable, but also have the added bonus of multi-buy deals.
Basically, you can pick up a jacket, waistcoat and pants and make a saving – perfect for dads who need a variety of suits without spending a fortune.
Time to relax (or not)
When it comes to having time to yourself, which I know will be rare, what do you like to do? If you like to just chill out with a book or go walking then you’ll probably be fine to stick with the jeans and t-shirt combo, but if you like any kind of sport then you need to think again.
Dads are always on the lookout for affordable sportswear, but they’re not really sure what to get. It could be that you like to play football or tennis or simply hitting the gym to stay in shape, but you can find a useful run-through of the clothing you need right here.
Thanks for checking out my quick guide to dad-friendly fashion – do you have any tips of your own? If you do I’d love to hear it, so don’t forget to leave a comment in the below section.
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