Let’s just be upfront, we’re all friends here. I’m no-one’s father.
But that doesn’t stop me from having an appreciation for the role played by fathers; an understanding of that which is required from them and insight into the vital role they diligently undertake in a healthy society. Recently, in my family, my brother joined this rather prestigious “band of brothers” giving me the benefit of first hand insight into fatherhood. This can be best summed up by the fact that he posted a rather interesting jazz video on his Facebook account this past Sunday, at around 05h50. Personally I don’t do Sundays until at least 08h30.
Spot the father. Enough said.
My concern is that, for dads, things like fashion and personal expressions of style, tend to be forgotten and left by the way-side; a coping mechanism I would imagine. So I decided to put a series of posts together as an inspiration to dads, both young and old, for those that have recently neglected style and those that have forgotten exactly when they started to neglect style. But also for lovers of dads, those with a vested interest in getting the old man back to his fashion-loving-expressing self.
Today we start with the Happy Traveller.
For the discerning dad who enjoys travelling. The Happy Traveller finds himself in a place of peace while exploring. From the wild winds of the African Bush to the Cape South-Easter, travel offers the perfect opportunity to compliment his love of fashion and accessories.
An appreciation for classic style is what defines this dad, so elegantly expressed in this brown textured wool-blend suit from River Island. The slim fit ensures an on-trend update to a timeless fashion staple that will hold its own in any situation.
The look and feel of the Happy Traveller is continued in his choice of travel bag. His selection of the Via Veneta Provoque Untamed in Nguni and matching travel wallet, from Via La Moda, speaks to his sense of adventure and will see this dad through any travel exploit, in style. The Nguni finish to this exclusive piece continues his use of texture in his outfit to express his personal sense of style.
An outfit is made in the details, and this dad continues his on-trend look with careful attention to his selection of shoes and watch. Trident Timepieces recently launched in South Africa and offer high quality, well designed watches at a price that allows any dad to own multiple pieces to reflect his ever-changing style. In this outfit the Marrakesh in Rose Gold continues his use of textured, earthy tones.
Finishing off his look, this dad opts for a tan high shine leather tassel loafer from Dune London to channel his effortless style. The high shine adds polish to an already classically tailored outfit.
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 this week 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 from today, 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!