While Mom might be the person you typically turn to in times of fashion crises, there is a lot you could learn from Dad as well. Dad knows how to dress, but, more than that, he knows how to budget, shop smart, and invest your shopping dollars wisely. Plus, he’s had a lifetime to learn the sartorial benefits of a smartly tailored look and how to sport a suit in even the most casual of environments. With menswear constantly cycling on the trend meter, there are plenty of great tips you should adopt from your Dad — especially if he’ll let you raid his closet for a great button-down or a perfectly distressed pair of jeans.
Celebrate Father’s Day in advance by reading some of the best Dad style advice in the gallery below.
Dad is so close to his tailor that he invited him to your wedding! A tailor is responsible for making a man look good, and there is infinite benefit to finding a tailor that can bring out the best in your wardrobe. Dad says: Find a great tailor and stick with him or her for life.
Dad wants his girl to be the best version of herself at all times, which means dressing for success. Before you head to bed, plan your outfit for the next day, and make sure your clothes are well-fitted, tailored, and impeccably pressed.
Everyone needs a good pair of jeans, but most of us define our preferences differently. Dad would suggest investing in a high-quality pair because he knows that better quality means more style mileage.
If Dad has ever let you borrow his credit card for a spending spree, you have likely gotten a stern talking to about shopping wisely. He recommends buying less and investing in good brands (quality > quantity) and staying away from disposable trends.
Unless you have a rigidly defined fashion uniform, chances are you are willing to experiment with different styles and trends. Dad might not know a crop top from a tube top, but he does know good style depends on how you wear the clothes, not how the clothes wear you. He also knows that nothing looks better than confidence.
Dad’s favorite closet item is the button-down shirt. It’s wildly versatile and is perfect in either casual or business settings. He recommends that you find a brand and fit that is flattering to your silhouette, and then buy multiple versions in different colors and patterns.