Dad-Types and What to Give Them This Father’s Day

There are all different kinds of Dads, but one thing they have in common:  they can be very hard to shop for.   This Father’s Day, the Oak Street District, Chicago’s luxury shopping destination, has some gift ideas to help you find the perfect thing for all the Dads on your Father’s Day shopping list.

Dad-Type:  Sporty Dad (Dwayne Wade)

He’s a regular on his gym’s basketball court, he never misses a chance to play catch, and he still has his varsity letterman’s jacket from high school.

Dwayne Wade collage

Bomber jacket with embroidered toucan,  wool trousers with side piping (CH Carolina Herrera, 70 E. Oak, 312-988-9339);  Sneakers, sunglasses (Versace, 933 N. Rush, 312-445-9750);  Task Essential Wash-off Body Shower Gel, $25 (Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak, 312-587-1700)

Dad-Type: Cool Dad (Denzel Washington)

Whether it’s a board meeting, a cocktail party or a parent-teacher conference, he’s always the coolest guy in the room (and effortlessly so).

Denzel Washington Collage

Ricky Skyblue floral print sport shirt, $245(Ike Behar, 67 E. Oak, 312-624-9257); Crystal Double Old Fashioned Glass, Set of 2, $140 (Christofle, 40 E. Oak, 312-619-3700); Barton Perreira Princeton sunglasses, $395 (Barneys New York, 15 E. Oak, 312-587-1700); Steak Frites & Whiskey Pour, $45 (Coq d’Or at The Drake Chicago, 140 E. Walton Place, 312-787-2200)

Dad-Type:  Type-A Dad (Mitchell Pritchett , as played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson)

His ties are organized by color, his email inbox’s subfolders have subfolders, and he’s already made dinner reservations for your next three birthdays. 

Jesse Tyler Ferguson collage

Leather Tote, glasses, woven leather document holder (Versace, 933 N. Rush, 312-445-9750); Silver Plated Mail Tray, $280 (Christofle, 40 E. Oak, 312-619-3700); Stripe cotton pajamas, $247 (Paul Stuart, 107 E. Oak, 312-640-2650); Cosmetic services including Botox, jawline treatments and eyelid rejuvenation (Cadella Medical Spa and Wellness Center, 34 E. Oak, 6th floor, 312-915-0195)

Dad-Type:  Stylish Dad (David Beckham)

He knows the difference between a Windsor knot and a Four-in-Hand, his tailor is on speed dial, his “Dad jeans” are by Tom Ford.

David Beckham collage

Graffstar Slim 43mm Rose Gold Black Dial timepiece and Icon Cufflinks Rose Gold, both price upon request (Graff Chicago, 103 E. Oak, 312-604-1000,; Thom Browne Classic Chelsea Boot (George Greene, 49 E. Oak, 312-654-2490); Round Steel Box with Taupe Leather Cover, $215 (Christofle, 40 E. Oak, 312-619-3700); Paros billfold (Christian Louboutin, 58 E. Oak, 312-337-8200); Suede Medium envelope bag, $2,165 (Tod’s, 121 E. Oak, 312-943-0700)


Dad-Type: Adventurous Dad (Bear Grylls)

He can setup a campsite quicker than you can say “glamping,” his preferred method of travel is by motorcycle, and he’s never met a street-food he didn’t like.

Bear Grylls collage

Globe Trotter Luggage (George Greene, 49 E. Oak, 312-654-2490); Leather boots, nylon sandals (Versace, 933 N. Rush, 312-445-9750); Patek Philippe Men’s Calatrava in white gold with ebony black sunburst and silvery gray dial.  Featuring a mechanical, self-winding movement, $30,619 (Patek Philippe & Rolex Boutiques by Razny Jewelers, 109 E. Oak 312-663-8500); Linen button-up in army green, $225, and relaxed vintage cargo, $275 (VINCE, 106 E. Oak, 312-280-6890)
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