Wayne Gretzky learned to skate when he was 3 years old. Tiger woods was six when he hit his first hole-in-one. The earlier you start, the more natural the learning curve.
As I’ve said in the past, dressing well – just like any other aspect of presenting oneself, like etiquette or manners – is a skill that can (and should) be learned. So why not start him early?
For this post we’re featuring Conor Quinlan, the uber-reliable brains behind TheStyleBlogger website, and his uber-cute 4 year old son Noah.
Conor and his team at Summit Design Studio have been supporting the back-end technology of our website for over a year now and have continuously helped us take our work to the next level. He’s a computer genius with unbelievable reliability and response time who has programmed for corporations like Microsoft and Nasa. If you have any web design or business technology needs whatsoever, I strongly encourage you to visit his website and give them a call. I guarantee they will answer, quickly.
Here, I styled Conor and Noah for a “Father and Son” shoot to help those style-struggling dads.
1. Polos for All Ages
I don’t have kids, but I can understand the time and mental commitment in raising a high-energy child. It’s a full time job, and some.
That doesn’t mean, however, that your style as a father should go out the window. For fathers of young children I recommend keeping your wardrobe streamlined and simple. Throwing on a fitted linen button down, a pair of slim chinos and some classic sneakers takes no more time, effort or thought than throwing on an old t-shirt, cross trainers and “dad jeans”.
Have your wardrobe ready with well-fitted classic pieces in easy colors so that getting dressed is quick and easy. Trim the fat and curate your closet for the season(s) so you can grab just about any shirt/pant/layer without having to give it much thought.
Bonus Tip: A nice pair of shades can take a simple look from good to great.
Bonus Tip II: A man, no matter his age, should have a couple polos (one solid and one stripe) that fit him.
Bonus Tip III: Dark colors (for dad and son) are always a good idea, especially if your kid is a spiller.
- Grey chinos by Ralph Lauren
- Blue cargo shorts (kids) by Ralph Lauren
- Brown sandals (kids) by Ralph Lauren
- Yellow striped polo shirt (kids) by Ralph Lauren
- White sneakers by Ralph Lauren
- Blue military shirt by Ralph Lauren
- Gold Shades by Matsuda