Really, Get Dad a Tie
FOR a younger generation of hip dads who are dressing up, a stylish tie could be a welcome gift for Father’s Day, so long as it’s not paisley or four inches wide. Or so goes the thinking behind a new selection of ties at the online retailer Park & Bond, which asked five designers to update that love-it-or-hate-it holiday staple. The ties make their debut on the site on Thursday in a portfolio of images of celebrity dads, part of a promotion that benefits the Boys’ Club of New York.
There was one caveat for the cravats: they had to be ones Dad would actually wear. So the results are fairly straightforward, like the textured rep stripe by Ovadia & Sons worn here by Matt Bomer ($125), or a subtly striped linen by Pierrepont Hicks that’s ideal for a light-colored cotton or seersucker suit ($140).[x]