• A guide to dressing dad from head to toe

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    If you’ve been itching to give your dad a makeover but never had the heart to let him know his look needs a bit of an update, then now’s your chance. With Father’s Day just around the corner, you’ll just let him think the whole family is showering him with gifts for being the best protector, provider and playmate anyone can ever have.

    But where do you begin? Start from the very beginning—in this case, the top—and make your way, all the way down to dad’s walkers. Let this Life & Times special be your guide in getting daddy back his swagger.

    The Simple Short haircut can update dad’s look, but with a little less tussle to suit his age

    The Simple Short haircut can update dad’s look, but with a little less tussle to suit his age

    Up top.
    If dad’s been stuck with the grandpa side part, then accompany him to a more modern barbershop and tell him to trust you. Go with one of the “Top 10 Men’s Hairstyles for 2015” recommended by www.hairstyleonpoint.com, the Simple Short, but with the right amount of tussle to suit his age, of course. As the web-site describes, “This simple short style keeps the hair a little longer on the top, with sides and back short. It’s perfect for those who want a no-muss-no-fuss hairstyle, with the freedom to play with the look from time to time. A little hair gel and tussle of the hair will create a spiked or bedhead look in a few minutes.”

    Round and unique, this pair of Ray-Bans will make dad stand out too

    Round and unique, this pair of Ray-Bans will make dad stand out too

    Eyewear.
    Get dad out of the ‘70s by replacing his huge glasses with eyewear that go with her personality.

    Match his athletic aura with the latest from Prada Linea Rossa, which combine sport and luxury—a pair of sunnies for sure to make your sporty dad feel like the most valuable player.

    If your dad is not one to be trendy and mainstream, but laidback and cool, match his individuality with the Ray-Ban Round, which has long been the brand’s symbol of unconventional and innovative personalities.

    Now if your dad’s the serious type, give him a pair that is distinguished and classic, much like this lightly tinted pair of Persol, whose design merges the past and the present.

    Bold pops of color on the usual stripes or checks gives a little bit of oomph to classic styles

    Bold pops of color on the usual stripes or checks gives a little bit of oomph to classic styles

    Clothes.
    Bring color to your dad’s world—and wardrobe—as the newest men’s label to enter the Philippines suggests. Thomas Pink, the British shirt-making brand that is now available in Rustan’s Makati and Rus-tan’s Shangri-La, livens up the usual shirt and tie look, as well as casual wear with bold pops of color on the usual stripes or checks dads go for, without going overboard. Tell dad he looks great, but that a little oomph never hurts one’s style.

    Convince dad that men can wear more than just belts and watches for accesories

    Convince dad that men can wear more than just belts and watches for accesories

    Accessories.
    Convince dad that it is now acceptable for the modern man to wear accessories. Take your cue from this new brand new collection from Spain’s Uno de 50, which run the gamut of rings, necklaces, as well as the traditional belts and wristwatches, but with updated touches.

    Shoes.
    For footwear, take your cue for dad from Florsheim’s top regional executive, Eric Leung, who was just in Manila to open the brand’s 10th store in the Philippines, as well as duly acknowledge the country as their third biggest market in Asia Pacific.

    Go for rounder toe shapes with neutral tones like cognac and taupe

    Go for rounder toe shapes with neutral tones like cognac and taupe

    As he inaugurated newest Florsheim Store at Ayala Fairview Terraces in Quezon City, Leung pointed to an emerging trend of “more directional, rounder toe shape with neutral tones, like cognac and taupe” via comfy loafers. Now these shoes can certainly take dad from work to weekends, stylishly.

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