Dad Fashion

Nothing like kicking off a peek into cool dad fashion with the father of soul; James Brown.  Press play and scroll down!

via the hippiecommune.tumblr.com  

via the hippiecommune.tumblr.com

 

yourstyle-men.tumblr.com  

yourstyle-men.tumblr.com

 

Elisa Vogt

Elisa Vogt

kinfolk.com  

kinfolk.com

 

rookiemoms.com  

rookiemoms.com

 

lauralusena.blogspot.com  

lauralusena.blogspot.com

 

hernameismoon.tumblr.com  

hernameismoon.tumblr.com

 

styleandthecity.com  

styleandthecity.com

 

pinterest

pinterest

Anna Moller Photography www.annmoller.net  

Anna Moller Photography www.annmoller.net

 

My own father circa 1978.  He was often in overalls and a plaid shirt, fixing something.  Although, I think this was him trying on some kind of waterproof suit for a big ski trip.  My dad was/is pretty badass.  Nothing like a father who can get shit done and make things work! 

My own father circa 1978.  He was often in overalls and a plaid shirt, fixing something.  Although, I think this was him trying on some kind of waterproof suit for a big ski trip.  My dad was/is pretty badass.  Nothing like a father who can get shit done and make things work! 

Via Pinterest

Via Pinterest

hayalagarcia.blogspot.com  

hayalagarcia.blogspot.com

 

maisonboheme.blogspot.com  

maisonboheme.blogspot.com

 

Becks and daughter.  Popsugar.com  

Becks and daughter.  Popsugar.com

 

mdvstyle.com

mdvstyle.com

blog.pond.tumblr.com  

blog.pond.tumblr.com

 

hellofashion.blogspot.com  

hellofashion.blogspot.com

 

manuscript magazine  

manuscript magazine

 

leftmyheartinparis.tumblr.com  

leftmyheartinparis.tumblr.com

 

Lenny Kravitz with daughter Zoe USmagazine

Lenny Kravitz with daughter Zoe USmagazine

paysbascyclechic.com

paysbascyclechic.com

Rebecca Stiles via pinterest

Rebecca Stiles via pinterest

During my childhood, my father had a wardrobe of flannel plaid shirts and Levi's jeans. This was his style.  Simple and reliable.  He later moved to plain button down shirts but, always a shirt and Levi's jeans.

Later, in my teenage years, those flannels were prime target for a pair of my scissors to be cut and torn at the shoulders, to make sleeveless rocker shirts.  Inevitably, they were always too big..even with the arms cut off but I kept them in my closet anyway.  Just in case and because they smelt like dad.

I never thought of my father has having style, or fashion sense - probably because he didn't think of these things either.  He didn't care too much for it, to be honest.  Preferring, instead, to be under the hood of a car, or out in the ocean, or trekking through the snow.  He was/is an outdoors man, through and through and his sense of style was a practical decision, rather than one that had anything to do with vanity.

Today, fathers are taking the front covers of magazines and men's fashion is serious business.  Only 20 years ago, men's fashion seemed as limited at maternity fashion, now both have had some visionaries behind them.

Father's invoke some pretty strong memories; good and bad.  I was driving the other day and saw a billboard that read "have you been a great dad today?"  What the fuck have we come to? Fatherhood now needs a billboard??  Sadly, it might just - at least enough people thought it did to warrant such a big message.  


Is there an item of clothing you remember of your own father?  I'd love to hear about it in the comments below...or even upload a picture!

Happy Australian Fathers day