FAMILY MAN FASHION – A SALUTE TO OUR KINGS OF STYLE

At some point in a man’s life, usually around the same time that he has kids, he decides he has found his signature look and runs with it.

It might be the practicality of durable fabric, the roominess of a pleated pant or the love of good-value sportswear, the nuances of family-man fashion are dictated by practicality and the suburban boutique, yet every man manages to find his style.

To celebrate Father’s Day today we’re taking a look at dads in all their sensible, stylish glory in our salute to the Kings of Style. Happy Fathers Day gents, we love you!

MR RICHARD SCOTT-CHILD (above)
My dad has rocked the same ‘colonial bushwalker’ look since he moved to Australia from England in the 70s. The shorts evolved to include pastel colours in the 80s and cargo pockets in the 90s, but the buttoned shirt and desert boots are a constant. Here he is (on the left) with his mate Roger in a photo taken especially to send home, showing how Australian he had become. He even went to the trouble of making a cardboard boomerang.

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MR PETER BINNS
When I think of my dad’s style, I picture him en vacances (in the early days he worked for a travel company, so holidays were research). He knew the value of pair of white jeans, albeit flares, to set off his suntan and to this day he still wears that very same brown leather belt and he still rocks a pair of tailored shorts with aplomb.

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MR YVES LARVOR
Talk about timeless fashion – my dad has been wearing the same clothes for the last 30 years: black Levis 501s and a white/grey/black shirt (sometimes navy). But the piece de resistance is the anthracite aran jumper worn in winter. Yes, that is Yves signature style, and now my husband is the proud owner of his very own aran jumper. I love it – if I were a dad I would want to have my dad’s style!

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MR GEORGE ALLISON
This is my Dad circa 1993 in our old family home, which came with the job he did at Norwich Cathedral – hence the tie with the Cathedral shield. The Polaroid glasses have always freaked me out a bit, but this picture is special because he is a real giggle when he lets go of himself. He has four children and has never once really said no to anything any of us have wanted to do. He’s great.

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MR ALESSANDRO POGGIALI
“You never dress for other people, Margherita, you dress for yourself,” my father says. I have never seen him under-dressed or dressed inappropriately. Even when on a bicycle or in his ‘deserted Greek island’ gear.

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MR JOHN ALTOMONTE
My beloved papa is the coolest 60-something I know. Signature look? Cargo pants; sporty T-shirt; luscious long locks. And he was rocking the man bun long before these amateurs. I’ve always envied his hair, which is much longer and prettier than mine. I really hope I inherit his wonderful silver mane one day; unfortunately, now I DO know what my brows and moustache will look like in 30 years’ time.

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