Yes, we know that getting dads something from fashion labels and expecting him to embrace it wholeheartedly can feel like a lost cause. Especially since we would hardly consider them the most fashionable people around. But we think it’s really more about understanding his needs, and getting his preferences right when it comes to gifting, that will make a world of difference.
Thankfully, luxury goods often cater to a range of audiences — from the fashionable to the mass consumer. For the fashion folk, there are adventurous designs for them to take risks with, and stand out in a crowd filled with those equally sartorially-conscious. For the mass consumer, there are pared-down designs expertly-crafted from premium materials that promise quality, which we think your dad would appreciate.
So for Father’s Day this year, consider gifting him some of these MCM pieces that would make sense for his day-to-day. You’ll probably notice a lot of black in this roundup, but that’s only because this masculine, business-formal colour would be the most easily assimilated in his professional settings, where we imagine he’s likely to spend most of his week.
top row from left to right: Klassik Tote in Crushed Leather ($1,250), New Bric Zip Wallet with Wrist Strap in Embossed Leather ($371), Money Clip Card Case in Visetos Original ($280).
Bottom row from left to right: S’Well x MCM Stainless Steel Water Bottle ($98), 145S Aviator Sunglasses ($410), MCM Collection Disco Ball Charm ($147).
If you’re planning on getting your dad something that features the popular MCM Visetos print — that we reckon is the main draw for most to this German luxury label — go for a smaller accessory or choose a variation with a monochromatic colour palette. Most dads we know aren’t the type to favour being too much of a standout anyway, so don’t go too bold with your choice of gifts when you know he probably wouldn’t.
From left to right: Tivitat Document Holder in Monogram Leather ($830), Neo Duke Backpack in Monogram Leather ($1,150), Men’s Skyward Low-Top Sneakers in Visetos ($735).