If you still haven’t found that perfect gift for dad, Where Calgary has tracked down some of the best Father’s Day gifts in the city.
NOTHING LIKE A GOOD SHAVE Treat dad to a lavish shave with items from the German luxury brand Mühle’s product line ($12 – $40). Featuring shaving creams, soaps and lotions with aloe vera and mint extracts, these carefully formulated products are extremely soothing. Handmade bowls and brushes are lasting additions to a morning routine and a compact but classic shaving kit includes all the items Dad could possibly need ($100). Available at menswear retailer Harry Rosen’s two Calgary locations (Chinook Centre: 6455 Macleod Tr SW, TD Square: 317 – 7 Ave SW).
SOCK IT TO ME Gone are the days of bulk Wal-Mart socks – it’s time to upgrade and indulge dad with a classy pair of high-quality Pantherella socks ($25 – $35), available at upscale Victoria Park clothing store, O’Connors (1415 – 1 St SW). Each pair features generous elastic tops for added comfort. The socks are available in cotton, wool, cashmere and silk varieties in basic hues and eccentric prints.
BAG IT Located in the Grain Exchange Building in downtown Calgary, Hanson’s Fishing Outfitters (813 – 1 St SW) is noted for its extensive selection of fishing gear. The store also carries a large selection of classic and durable bags from Filson, including knapsacks, carry-on luggage, duffle bags and field bags. Colours range from dark tan and otter green to dark brown ($125 – $495). Although Filson bags are designed for durability, their classic looks makes them the perfect luxury accessory for dads on the go.
THE PERFECT SHIRT Men are notoriously difficult to shop for, but this year it is possible to find dad a shirt he will love. Libyan-born, Calgary-based Haithem Elkadiki, designer behind the brand KaaDiki, has created several collections of basic essential T-shirts, button-downs, pullovers and tank tops for men in neutral colours such as grey, navy and black. Ready-to-wear shirts are available at Understudy (1312 – 1 St SW). To book a custom fitting or design, e-mail Elkadiki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sarah Sussman