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Your world may have turned upside down (for the good) since your kid came into your life. Cricketer, astronaut, professor, scientist, meme expert… you’ve imagined all the possible careers it could have in the future. Coming back to the present, despite a busy fatherhood you can still take some time out to be the envy of other dads by being a style icon for them. For nailing the stylish dad look, set the pacifier aside and take a look at your handy guidebook of a few stand out items of clothing:

Henley t-shirts

Henley t-shirts are back in so many ways that even a dad can wear it. Pick a good colour and pair it with your chinos. Add a pair o sunglasses for special effect. The effect being looking cool.


Loafers have been every man’s go-to shoes whether they’re on a vacation or just chilling at home with their pet on a Sunday. Now that every day for the next few months of your life is going to be a Sunday, put those loafers to good use. Just don’t pair them with cargo shorts.

Pleated pants

The good ol’ fashioned pleated pants your dad wore in the 80s are extremely popular now. Obama did it. And so did A$AP Rocky. And if you’re confused what to wear with them, either a polo t-shirt or a shirt with a t-shirt underneath is your best bet.

Hooded sweatshirts

Hooded sweatshirts are actually just giant baby comforters. They’re comfortable for anyone who comes in contact with them. Take your favourite pair of denims and throw it under your favourite hoodie.

Checkered shirts

Checkered shirts are ultimate dad style gear. It’s the classic pick for a day out with your toddler. Chinos or denims, both look great with it. For finishing touches, wear a pair of Vans and a smartwatch.