Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FATHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE 2015 For GUYS Who Dress+Eat Well,


For the father who needs some closet space...

...subway ad Manhattan Mini Storage...on the #1 line...we thought very Father's Day appropriate in space challenged NYC apartments-because with all the jewelry, the wigs, the shoes, the makeup, the wardrobe...no one has enough closet space...

MORE ideas

...for Dads who dress a tad more traditionally---

Bowties...LOVE THEM-five in all (plus okay, five new ties too-Mister Nice Tie) -by NBA ALL-STAR and Olympic Gold Medal Winner...Chris Bosh-2nd collab with Armstrong+Wilson ...inspired by nature's vibrant colors seen on travels abroad...all under $100

bowties always polish up a suit----it adds a lot of character-esp. in PINK-imo to a guy's ensemble...Chris Bosh/Armstrong+Wilson collab photo credit Shay Cochrane

Chris Bosh-sportin' tie from his collab with Armstrong+Wilson -photo credit April Belle

Chris Bosh-sportin' tie from his collab with Armstrong+Wilson -photo credit April Belle


For WorkWear Needs-Outdoor Jackets/Pants by Walls Outdoor Goods and related brand 10X -a bump up from dad's in their 20s staple-Carhartt...and because even if they don't hunt, camo is ALWAYS cool.
Weatherford Storm Protector Sherpa Lined Jacket-durable poly/spandex ripstop fabric -stretches and bonded-DWR waterproof rated 5000/5000, poly sherpa cozy-the neck warmer is too , zippered interior map pocket, 2 front zippered pockets, zippered chest map pocket w/ reflective tape accents, velcro adjustable cuff, toggled draw string waist, fleece lined interior pockets, interior media loop-over Ore City Modern Work Shirt Jack in Gray-9ox fine flat weave brush duck cotton/poly/ 5% nylon with Walls Dry IQ™, 2" ripstop double needle diamond quilt lining -insulation, pockets-interior, snap close cuffs, fleece lined pocket bags for warmth, interior media loop, fleeced line map  pocket, front welt fleece lined pockets---over a hi vis short sleeve jersey-wicks and anti-microbial finish...left front chest pocket w/ pencil slot, tagless (everyone should do this!!!!)
There's something neat about licensed Mossy Oak Country or Realtree Xtra prints...that look rather nifty out of the typical nature surroundings. Give dad a gift- and maybe Bambi a break too- with the above pictured rugged work wear that doubles as lifestyle attire...impressively made and a great value too.
Lockdown Softshell Jacket breathable windproof 2 way stretch softshell, YKK zips, adjustable hem, inner sleeve+athletic fit, brushed drop needle interior traps warm air and wicks away moisture too. 335 GSM 2 layer bonded, back side brushed with anti pill and moisture management. made to last.

10X collection -pictured men's Silent Storm Rainshell Jacket-3L waterproof breathable windproof with four way stretch wit primo Dupont® Cerenol® dot matrix membranetop of the line YKK® Aquaguard® zippers at center front, pre-curved articulated arms, packs well with matching rainshell pants same materials and details...made for athletic fit
For the man who likes to eat well and be served accordingly -aka a Gourmet Dad-send him away:

Let pater familia experience someone else doing the cooking-at the 4 seasons worthy,  glam, not precious- indoor- outdoor -Stowe Mountain Lodge Resort-specifically-by a new "Best of New England"farm to table cuisine dining options-led by a new culinary team including individuals with serious creative, modern cooking creds...the new Exec Chef Ronnie Sanchez---who toiled as the Executive Chef -The Westin Resort in Snowmass/Aspen & Wildwood Snowmass,  the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort in Kauai, HI, and another current Destination Hotel property, Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, New Mexico... plus  three-star Michelin training at El Bulli in Roses, Spain.
Solstice-Stowe Mountain Lodge Resort-picture cred @Destinations
AND Jeremy Martin the new Chef de Cuisine. who was the  former chef at the St. Regis, Deer Valley, the Stein Eriksen Lodge and the Waldorf Astoria in Park City, Utah. Quite the duo.

For the Francophile sporty father---
in Paradiski--Couleurs du Sud-French regional specialties, fine wine+spirits-open year round Tues-Sat.Pic from website

...and what a really nice gift to chip in with siblings.. send him to France to splurge his taste buds and enjoy the mountains in the Les Trois Valleés-PARADISKI areas...all four season destinations - that has the advantages of a) being in France-so of course the food/wine is fabulous  with-the most mountain Michelin stars awarded - in one area-in the world (18 for 10 gastronomic restaurants)...or with a dinner option in the world's largest Vanoise Express aerial tram (up to 40 people-380 meters above the ground-crazy!) b) great way to take advantage of the strong USA dollar... c) surrounded by Les Alpes -provides plenty of beautiful outdoor scenery and active ways to work off the calories consumed including biking, hiking, skiing/snowboarding in the the world's largest interconnected ski area-on/off piste...Courchevel. Orelle, Méribel, Val Thorens, La Tania, La Tania-Courchevel Le Praz, Les Menuire/Saint Martin de Belleville, and Brides-Les-Bains, and individual resorts like Les Arcs/Peisey-Vallandry and La Plagne.

Not complicated=getting there-accessible by European high speed trains that work well-and on time- from several TGV-SNCF stations, the Eurostar and Thalys trains, and in the winter -with exclusive bus shuttle service from airports and the regional Transavia airline - for easy transport to and fro'---and by car.


Bonus for the skiing/snowboard/telemark dad---there's even a reciprocal agreement in  partnership with Vail Resorts' resorts-anyone who purchases a season pass in either of the two ski areas-gets free 5 ski days in other ski areas.

For the travel farther Father:

For far off jaunts that require clothes that'll stand up to rigors of travel-or for sophisticated city goers with security needs...the ideal trousers wardrobe staple- deftly met-by a pair from Clothing Arts Pick Pocket Proof Pants™-including tailored business travel versions of---or practical Pˆcubed® Convertible Travel Pants multi-tasking zip-off to shorts styles...genius and patented hidden zip pockets galore (up to 17!!!)...drape well and made from durable, naturally wrinkle free, cotton strength-like but super clean easy/quick dry materials like Nature-Like™ Nylon fabric that look fresh straight off a plane or a mountain trail.
Seriously-for the dad that travels light -he'll LOVE needing only one pair of pants to pack or wear onboard- from this Brooklyn based company.