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Today I wrap up my Fathers Day Guide series, aimed to re-ignite dads sense of style and offer some gifting ideas for Fathers Day on Sunday. See my first and second posts in the series for more style inspiration!


Let’s consider todays dad – he is your standard, run of the mill, conservative, corporate specimen. He wears leather lace ups and a tie and reigns over his domain from his crisp, clean-lined office.


Except not.


At heart, our dad yearns to express his creativity through his sense of style. It may just be a funky pair of socks but Business As (Un)Usual dad is in full control of his style and takes every corporate-appropriate opportunity to express this style.


Business as usual Fathers Day


Bucking the trend, our dad stamps his personality on the corporate space he occupies. He trades the traditional suit for a three quarter length houndstooth coat and a pair of well cut cropped navy pants. Colourful socks are introduced to further rebel against the norm.


But it doesn’t stop there. He remains faithful to the corporate code by continuing with a pair of leather lace ups, opting for a pair of navy Rule toecap detail leather Oxford shoes from Dune London. The high shine finish combined with the perforated detailing and square toe make this an essential item in his arsenal, ensuring his differentiation in the workspace.


Dune London leather lace ups Fathers Day Look Book


Attention to detail includes his outfit accessories and also extends to office bound accessories. He selects this Ostrich leather Victor document bag in nicotine from Via La Moda to ensure he arrives at meetings in style. While back at the office he dresses his desk using this Python leather desk set, also from Via La Moda.


Business Accessories Via La Moda Fathers Day Guide


To finish off Business As (Un)Usual dads outfit he carefully selects his timepiece to both compliment and contrast elements of his ensemble. The Shanghai from Trident Watches is designed to evoke a sense of luxury while complimenting his effortless style. The mesh strap plays on the use of texture initially invoked by the houndstooth coat and will ensure his appearance at any business function is long a topic of discussion and analysis, even after he has left the building. 


Shanghai watch Trident Fathers Day Look Book


Time To Win!

To help you celebrate Fathers Day this coming Sunday, I am giving away a R1 500 Dune London voucher and a Trident Watch to one lucky reader. Fancy winning this for your dad for Fathers Day? Be sure to check out my other two posts in this series, with further options for Fathers Day inspiration. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Select which look and pair of Dune London shoes you like best and in the comments section of that post, tell me why.
  • Then watch my Twitter account, and retweet the post that you like best for a second chance to enter the giveaway. To be eligible for the Twitter entry, be sure to check out Trident Watches on Twitter and give them a follow!

The nitty gritty

Please note that the giveaway is only open to South African readers living anywhere in South Africa. The giveaway closes on Friday 17 June 2016 at 16h00. The winner will be announced on Saturday 18 June 2016 here on the blog.

And the Winner is…

The winner of the Dune London voucher and a watch from Trident Timepieces is Njabulo Lesego (@bulo_bae on Twitter), who entered via Twitter. Well done Njabulo!

Photography by Lebz Skywalker, on the web and Instagram.





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  1. Third Fathers Day look for the win! My husband works at a corporate job and he loves the entire look of #3, yes even the colorful socks 😉 The entire outfit screams sophistication and my husband loves his skinny jeans and coats! Now for the SHOES, the Oxford shoes from Dune are the real winners here. They just finish everything off perfectly, they compliment the entire outfit! Thank You Ryan, have a lovely Youth Day 🙂

  2. Yip for this awesome cape town winter these amazing boots will rock this weather while keep it spotless
    Because I want to be a Happy Traveller
    Lalenthra the ultimate weather wear fashion the Oxford shoes from Dune
    Bring it on WHOOP whoop

  3. Dad with some no3 style? he stays fit and healthy and would look #superawesome ?

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