ZAP Style Notes: Father's Day Gift Guide

June is officially upon us which means that Father’s Day is coming up fast. If you’re anything like me, sometimes you need a little gift inspiration to kick-off shopping for the dad in your life. For the dapper dad:

ZB_6.14.15 has the best accessories for your suit-donning dad. If his apparel does not routinely require cufflinks, they offer everything from pocket squares to pocket knives.

One of my favorite trends in men’s fashion lately is fun socks hidden beneath dress pants. A quirky print or colorful plaid subtly shows off personality while still maintaining professionalism.

Qwaky Orange Pattern Duck Socks

Mistley Purple Oxford Socks


Bonus: the brains behind are evidently huge Star Wars fans. If your dad regularly says “I…am your father,” this Darth Vader tie-sock-cufflink combo might be perfect.

For the busy dad who needs a little style assistance:

Does your dad like the idea of shopping but hate crowds, dressing rooms and aimlessly wandering around stores? Then that’s where Men’s Style Lab steps in. If you give dad a gift card, a personal style advisor will talk with him about his current look and how they can help complement and upgrade his style. Soon, a box full of fashionable threads will arrive at his door, giving him five days to try them on. With free shipping both ways and free returns, he can keep what he loves and send the rest back--no strings attached.


For the dad who likes clothes that are as fun as he is:



Summer is the perfect time to liven up a wardrobe with bright colors and fun patterns. I’ve always loved the classic East Coast look that Vineyard Vines delivers in each one of its breezy styles. This summer I’d like to see dads everywhere rocking this Carrick Plaid Cooper Shirt.


For the dad on the go:


Does your dad always seem to be in the car or at the airport; traveling city to city? A man on the road is never fully dressed without a pair of sunglasses to get him through long trips. Make sure he travels in style with Paul Stuart’s sophisticated luggage and newly released Rolled Titanium Aviator sunglasses.


For the adventurous dad:


If your dad already has everything he wants, give him the gift of an experience with the help of Gilt City Chicago. Gilt City hunts for the best experiences in the Chicagoland area--and then sells them to you at a discounted price. Whether your dad has the heart of a sailor or wants to learn how to craft the perfect sushi roll, Gilt City can help you find a gift he’ll never forget.

- Lily Zacharias