Fashionable Gifts for Dads, Grads & Everyone on Your List! From Affordable to Luxe- Something for Everyone!

Father’s Day, graduation, and other gift-giving situations are coming up fast and you need ideas. Here are some cool fashion statements you can gift.

For guys who love to run, workout or just love the look of athletic footwear, Emporio Armani has launched EA7 Emporio Armani C-Cube athletic shoes. Carbon Cushioning Control (C-Cube), is a revolutionary 3d carbon fiber cushioning system which is the core of an exclusive new high-performance sports shoes line. An avant-garde technological innovation which has been exclusively developed in Italy, C-CUBE is based on an innovative method which allows to insert a carbon fiber that works in synergy with the EVA of the sole, providing perfect cushioning, lightness, elastic response to various degrees of stress.

These singular characteristics create a sole which reacts actively to the wearer, perfectly adapting to each one’s individual weight, barycentre and body structure in order to get excellent sports results. All of it with maximum lightness, to ensure the level of performance
Available at Emporio Armani stores.

With shoes so fabulous– available in several colors, you need equally fabulous socks. Check out these fun socks from Richer Poorer Socks. Give Dad or grad a pop of color to his wardrobe with Richer Poorer socks. The range of colors and patterns will work for almost everyone –perhaps not the most conservative man — but those who love to have a little fun with their wardrobe in subtle ways.

To help you spoil the great Dad’s in your live, Richer Poorer is offering 4 pairs of socks for $40, packaged in a printed a special Father’s Day box, and includes free shipping! Use code DAD2012

For the conservative man who believes that black is the new black, Blacksocks has a great sock in various lengths. Blacksocks manufactures and sells luxury men’s socks by “sockscription.”

Blacksocks is aimed at time-starved men (regardless of occupation but according to the company, executives are their largest customer sector), who want one less hassle in their lives – and the convenience of having socks delivered right to their door. Their socks are made in Italy and can be purchased in any desired quantity or by subscription, which delivers 3 or 4 times a year. These comfortable socks are thin, light and very absorbant and won’t stretch out!

Founded by Swiss entrepreneur Samy Liechti, who found himself with a looming hole in his right toe while at a tea ceremony with Japanese business executives, Liechti is the epitome of the Blacksocks consumer: tech savvy, affluent, on-the-go and someone who appreciates service and quality.

Ritmo Mundo Watches:

Reflex Watch— $150. (It’s a slap watch!!)


Ritmo Mundo Indy Series

DITA Eyewear

The Condor –$375

Brad Pitt, Brand Ambassador


John Varvatos

Gavin Rossdale wore a pair of John Varvatos shades –V779 in Crystal ($220) while shopping with wife, Gwen Stefani, and their boys!

Frame Material: Plastic

Lens Shape: Rectangle

Available Colors: Black, Chianti, Crystal

Patrick Dempsey wore a pair of John Varvatos shades V774 in Crystal ($240) while vacationing with his family in St. Barts!

Frame Material: Plastic
Lens Shape: Round
Available Colors: Black, Crystal, Tortoise

Alec Baldwin in Cannes Sunglass Style: V770 ($240)

Frame Material: Plastic

Lens Shape: Rectangle

Available Colors: Black Stripe, Tortoise

Considering these men are all dads, I figured they were the best choices to feature. Also there will be MORE eyewear/sunglass posts coming. Just hang tight. It won’t be before Father’s Day!

Martin Dingman Fine Leathergoods.

Here’s a gift that will blow your dad or grad away. It might be something that you might not think about giving but it’s worth the time, effort and expense for the quality. Along with Jaguars, 30 year old scotch and diamonds, alligator and crocodile rank right at the top among the favorites of the affluent and influential.

The Joseph Wallet collection is handcrafted from glazed American Alligator. The elegant finish on this rare and protected leather is achieved through a polishing technique which requires heavy pressure and friction. The end result is a luxurious patina that will continue to get better with age. The internal pockets of Martin Dingman wallets are all hand turned and fully leather lined for long life.

They are undoubtedly the most versatile leathers in a well dressed man’s wardrobe today. Alligator and crocodile go with virtually everything a man can possibly pull out of his closet and is never considered out of style. The longevity is based on the actual skins and also the way the product is crafted– because the longevity of a wallet or belt made from American alligator or crocodile is pennies per wearing — whether it’s with a suit or a pair of shorts (YES REALLY!)

The Julian dress strap is handcrafted from glazed American Alligator. The elegant finish on this rare and protected leather is achieved through a polishing technique which requires heavy pressure and friction. The lining of this unique strap is natural finish American saddle leather, which will develop a beautiful patina, and become even more beautiful with age. The Julian belt is constructed with hidden snaps, which allows a quick change from the satin nickel, to the polished brass finish buckle (both included with every strap).

American Alligator is considered the most beautiful of the 39 different species of crocodile and alligator world wide. Neither wild, nor farm raised is superior to each other. The skin with the fewest flaws is the best. The best source for alligator wallets or belts happens to be Martin Dingman — an American-made product line that’s based in the Ozark Mountains. Martin Dingman selects only the finest, most beautiful skins available. The line includes luggage, shoes, and other great fashion finds. You can’t do any better than Martin Dingman. I spoke to Mr. Dingman for a very long time about his quality and craftsmanship. This is the BEST you can do– and it will last years — decades!

Happy Father’s Day; congrats to the grads and happy shopping!

Stevie Wilson,

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