Posts Tagged ‘father’s day’

Brand Spotlight, Gifts, T-shirts, Polos & Shirts

For a Daddy Cool, go Super Superficial

By SLaw on June 19th, 2009


A good Father’s Day present is hard to find; we picked out some fab gifts yesterday, but my Dad was after a T-shirt. I headed to the high street to find him one, but quickly realised that what once was a goldmine for interesting, unusual tees was now a factory of cartoon characters, fussy design and ugly graphics. After a look around a few more typical high street retailers, I’d almost had enough.

Massive palm trees, logo’d shirts (I mean, really, in 2009?!) and the word ‘Osaka’ on every third T had really got to me. It’s the equivalent of wandering around Tokyo wearing ‘Luton’ across your chest. The oddest thing was the disparity between the immaculately-styled mannequins (in one shop, they had a sharp DJ over a loose white vest, belted with a black silk cummerbund) and the stuff lining the shelves. A frustrating shop, to say the least.

But then I remembered Carnaby Street’s little boutiques and dropped into Super Superficial. Simple, pretty graphics, no ‘distressing’, logos or Japanese city names. Added to that, the lovely & helpful staff and a Cafe Nero-style loyalty card scheme (after 10 Ts, you get one free) and you’ve got the recipe for the perfect Father’s Day present and quite possibly a bit of self-gifting as well. While it’s not exactly high street prices, it’s definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for an unusual but still stylish gift for your Dad.

Accessories, Gallery, Gifts, sunglasses, Watches

Brandish’s too good for Father’s Day gallery

By admin on June 17th, 2009

We’re all for giving, but how many times have you been out shopping for someone and bought something for yours truly?

Our Father’s Day gift guide is great if you want to give your dad a push in the right style direction, there’s nothing too out there or kooky, just a few pieces that will give a little panache to dear poppa’s wardrobe. Should the selection be too outlandish for pater then you might even want to snap up some of the items for yourself!


Aramis body shampoo on a rope is too good for Father’s Day

By admin on May 26th, 2009

Aramis soap on a rope fathers day.jpg

It’s a little early for Father’s Day but Aramis‘ body shampoo on a rope is the kind of thing you want to keep for yourself.

We love the retro cool of a soap on a rope, and it actually looks quite classy. Like Old Spice, Brylcreem and shaving brushes, it screams old-school manliness and is a very masculine way to lather up in the morning. It’ll set you back £13.70 from House of Fraser, so forget fruity showergels and foams and make like your dad. Cut-throat razor optional.

Accessories, Designer Spotlight, Lifestyle & Gadgets, Scent & Aftershave

WISHLIST: Prada Lifestyle Sets

By Will Reid on June 16th, 2008

prada.jpgWhile most men opt for the safe bet of ties, socks and other traditional Father’s Day gifts, I have always wanted to get something better. I spend weeks and months searching for something perfect in its masculine luxury, but when your dad works for Tesco’s your options are sadly limited. As a result, I often end up presentless and apologetic by the Third Sunday of June (like today, for instance.)

I was a fan of Isabelle’s ‘Caviar’ ties but only this afternoon (how horrendously cruel is that?) found these Prada Lifestlye sets.

Cards, Shoe Shining, Airline Comfort Kits- check out all these great belated gift options at

Heroes and Celebrities, News

England Goalie David James strips off for Father’s Day and Everyman Male Cancer Campaign

By admin on June 6th, 2008

david-james-debenhams.gifI got really excited when I saw this press release as I thought it was about David Jason stripping off for charity. Veering between excited and repulsed I was mostly relieved when I saw it was actually England goalie David James.

James is promoting a campaign in conjunction with Debenhams who are donating money to the Everyman Male Campaign for every item of menswear purchased in the run-up to Father’s Day.

They are hoping raise at least £100,000 for research into prostate and testicular cancer. Portsmouth star James said: “Around 37,000 men are diagnosed with male cancer every year – almost twice the amount of men that fill our great football stadium.” If you haven’t bought socks or ties for your dad yet (seriously, what else is there?!) then head to Debenhams and make your purchase count.

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