16 Great Gifts for Your Trophy Dad

It takes some time to think about what manly men want for Father’s Day, which is why we jumped out for men in May. We’re not talking about koozies with names on them, we’re not talking about an Xbox that will consume anyone to the point of divorce, and we’re not talking about a T-shirt with the slogan “Won’t you be my neighbor?” and a picture of Mr. Rogers. We’re talking grown-up gifts.

Dads, leave a hint! Look around, walk on the semi-wild side. Ask for a beautiful tie, try a new scent, think about those sexy shades, test out a shaving system and get a watch that can be handed down. 

Browse the gallery above for ideas from local merchants.

Who’s Your Dad?

The first Father’s Day was observed on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. At about the same time in various towns and cities across America, other people were beginning to celebrate a “father’s day.” In 1924 President Calvin Coolidge supported the idea of a national Father’s Day. Finally, in 1966 President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

Dad’s Home!
On December 5, a U.S. Census report said that one-third of fathers — up from 26 percent in 2002 and more than the 154,000 originally reported by the census for 2010—with working wives regularly cared for their children younger than 15. Of those fathers with preschoolers, 1 in 5 fathers was the primary caregiver.
— Reported by CBS

Books To Read or Read Again

1.   The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut
3. Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
4. For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
5. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde
6. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
7. Another Roadside Attraction, Tom Robbins
8. The Thin Red Line, James Jones
9. The Essential Manners for Men, Peter Post
10. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

Soirée Stain School

• Lipstick on collar:
Scrape off excess lipstick, pretreat with prewash stain remover, launder, treat again.

• Blood on bow tie:
If stain is fresh, soak tie in cold water or use an eyedropper to apply hydrogen peroxide directly on the stain.

• Steak sauce on cuff:
Flush stain with cold running water, sponge with ammonia, rinse well; repeat steps 2 and 3 until it’s gone.

• Arkansas pollen on sleeve:
Gently shake the garment to remove as much pollen as you can, then use  the sticky side of a piece of tape to carefully lift off the remaining particles.

• Red wine on front:
Sponge the spot with cool water or soak for about 30 minutes in a basin of cool water, pretreat with a prewash stain remover, launder.           

Shopping Index
Baumans Fine Men’s Clothing, 8201 Cantrell Road, 227-8797,
Glo Limited, 11525 Cantrell Road, Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 224-8222,
Greenhaws’s Fine Men’s Wear, 10301 Rodney Parham, 219-4619,
James Eyecare and Optics Gallery, 17711 Chenal Parkway, the Promenade, 687-0826,                   
Kavanaugh Eye Care, 5600 Kavanaugh Boulevard, 614-9900,
Maduro: Cigar Bar and Lounge, 109 Main Street, 416-9531
Pottery Barn, 201 North University, 663-0181,
Roberson’s Fine Jewelry, 11525 Cantrell Rd., Pleasant Ridge Town Center, 664-9000,             
Vanness Inc., 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, 353-2362                   

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