13 Dad Fashions That We’ve Grown To Love

Straight from the runway…. at the hardware store. This Father’s Day, reward your dad for all his bold fashion choices with Old Spice at Walgreens.

1. Crocs ‘n’ socks:

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This combo is definitive proof that catchy does not equal cool. But we love that he’s willing to experiment with patterns and colors… and show a little leg.

2. Glasses that are not quite round and not quite square:

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Does this shape have a name? Dad probably knows, but he’s not telling.

Bonus: Dad shows off his favorite accessory — a teeny-tiny anvil.

3. Pillowy puffers:

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It might be a comfortable 71 degrees outside, but Dad throws on the billowing puffer vest, just in case. Bonus points if he sports neon colorways, and wears it over short sleeves.

4. The shirt/short tuck-in combo:

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And of course, the belt is necessary to keep everything where it belongs.

5. Unintentionally ironic T-shirts:

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“Dad, your shirt is hilarious.”
“What shirt?”
“The one you’re wearing.”
“I love this shirt. I got it at the mustard factory tour.”
“…”

6. Little gold chains:

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Original bling. Before Puff Daddy spit a verse or 2 Chainz got a link, your dad was rocking gold.

7. Clip-on shades:

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It’s not so much the clip-on shades, but the fact that he walks around with them flipped up. It’s either on or off, Dad. There is no middle ground.

8. Pleats:

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Pleats are great! They create the illusion that Dad’s legs have a hard, spiny ridge running from his waist to his ankles.

9. The “Rainforest Commando” look:

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It might just be a 1.3-mile hike up to the lookout, but Dad dresses like a Green Beret on a rescue mission.

10. Lounge layers:

Dad loves to be comfortable. More layers = more comfort. It’s science. Dad science.

11. Hawaiian shirts in subdued shades:

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You’ve got to give it to him for trying to be subtle and “dressy.”

12. Egregious pattern mismatch:

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Dad might actually be trolling us this time.

13. Vintage concert tees (from concerts he actually attended):

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OK, OK, it’s pretty awesome that he bought the shirt at the show. But does he have to wear it with cargo shorts?

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