It’s never too late to give your dad a hand in the fashion department, so why not use Father’s Day on Sunday as a reason to give him an excuse to upgrade his wardrobe?
Here are five Father’s Day gift suggestions from Derek Tian, co-founder of online men’s custom clothier Black Lapel. If it’s too late for shipping on Sunday, you can always give your dad an I.O.U. with the promise that he will look smashing in due time.
1. Bespoke Post Subscription
Keep your dad on his toes with a subscription to Bespoke Post, a monthly curated box of, according to Tian, “everything a gentleman should have.”
2. Custom Black Lapel Suit
Help your dad suit up in style in his own custom suit, starting at $449. Tian and the Black Lapel team can help your dad measure up online in the fabric, fit and color of his choice. Tian also suggests considering cufflinks, or other accessories. Black Lapel’s blog, the Compass, will guide you on how to wear French cuffs and cufflinks.
3. His Favorite Sports Team or Band
If you’re interested in splurging for your gift, Tian recommends tickets to watch your dad’s favorite sports team or band along with a jersey or T-shirt. It may not be high-fashion, but it would be a nice father-son or father-daughter bonding experience, in which “you can nod along and let your dad wax on about his expertise and why he should be the coach of the team.”
4. The Collaterals’ Collar Links
These one-of-a-kind collar links can pin down your dad’s collars using technology stronger than magnets — no button holes necessary. Sets of four collar studs from The Collaterals start at $65.
5. Warby Parker Glasses
If your Dad needs to update his spectacles, consider giving him a home try-on kit from Warby Parker, Tian said. A kit includes five glasses to try for five days. For every pair of glasses you buy, the company will donate a pair to someone in need.