By Laura Medina
This scribble-scriber is going to deviate away from the trite and tried combo of socks and ties...and give what dads truly desire...cool stuff that they can wear with their suits, khakis, and jeans; so they can bring out their inner rock god.
When one thinks or assumes traditional British fashion, she or he either conjures up the timeless Savile Row's razor-sharp suits or rough & tough & wacky Vivien Westwood wacky punk rock get-ups. For one who had or going to or in the midst of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubliee/London Olympics, they know what's really happening in London currently now-trainers...sneakers actually.
Barker Black of Great Britain, took the All-American sneaker and injected 180 years of English craftsmanship into it. It is where traditional loafer construction meets the sneaker modernity.
They don't skimp on materials here. Calf skin leather trimmed in silk. Now, these are trainers you can dress up your staid suit or liven up your denim.
Ok, let's face it, very few people dream of being a professional golfer; but millions worldwide dream of being a rock star.
Give dad what he truly heart's desire...if you have the cash, rock camp to unleash his inner Jimmy Page.
For a slightly more affordable gift, The Guitar Collection delves into the history, the construction, and some really cool, insider rock musician trivia, such as the deep divots in the fingerboards of Eric Clapton’s “Brownie,” as well as the reasons Clapton, who had previously been a staunch Gibson man, decided to use the Strat at all.
This history/coffee table book is packed wtih lush photography and detailed stories behind the profiled guitars, such as the wear on the left-handed Competition Mustang Kurt Cobain played for the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video and the the scratch marks from the Gibson L-5 Maybelle Carter used for five decades.
Now, break the cycle of the same ole socks and ties then give him what he really wants...cool stuff he always wish for since Junior High but at much nicer quality.