Dads love it when sons want to be just like them. Unfortunately, if your husband isn’t all that in the style department, prepare for junior to inherit the same penchant for oversized tees and ill-fitting jeans.
So if you’re looking for Father’s Day gift ideas, here’s your chance to ensure that the men in your life get a head start in the style department with these mini-and-me looks. Even the most fashion-challenged Father and Son duo will feel compelled to wear these matching sets.
Sporty Guys: Modern Field from Ralph Lauren
Get them outside and away from the TV with Ralph Lauren’s new Modern Field collection. The polos come in a variety of flag colors in honor of the 2010 World Cup, and even offer a “create your own” option allowing you to personalize with their names.
There’s nothing more classic and hipster than Converse All Star sneakers. With the introduction of Make Mine RED, you can bring out Dad’s and son’s creative skills by letting them design their own matching pair. And with 15% of sales going to flight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, this is one gift that keeps on giving.
Euro Stylers: Aviator Sunglasses
Daddy and his mini-me will look ready to step out of a fashion magazine (or at the very least a catalog) with these aviator shades from J. Crew. With vintage-inspired styling and plastic lenses offering UV 400 protection, there’s no cooler way to protect both your boys from the sun.
Beach Bums: Vilebrequin
With the brightest prints and comfort to boot, your pair will look smashing at pool parties, beach outings or just during your backyard sprinkler sessions in these Vilebrequin trunks. The fabric is quick drying, the elastic is soft and the construction is tailor made to look sleek even in water.
Eco Pals: TheGeneration Slip Ons
The perfect shoes for the eco-conscious family, these will inspire a lot more than just a love of style but a love of all things eco fabulous. With soles formed from 30 layers of sustainable fabrics, these are the perfect summer slip ons for guys on the go.
Photos: Ralph Lauren, Converse, J. Crew, Vilebrequin, TheGeneration