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Raised Dad Jeans
When choosing a Father’s Day gift, it’s easy to fall back on certain familiar clothing options: a printed tie that may never be worn, or yet another jersey or cap from his favorite team. But what about dungarees? Think of the denim pants with belt from the cult Japanese label Comoli† these are like daddy jeans, only much better: they are made from a textured, high quality indigo twill fabric and have a soft crease and a very slight taper. I bought a pair this spring, after a long unfulfilled obsession with the brand, which is quite hard to find in North America, from Tortoise & Co., Comoli’s only US dealer, in Los Angeles. The jeans’ loose cut has meant that they’ve been invaluable in helping me keep up with the rambunctious toddler in my life who never seems to slow down — all while looking beautifully put together.
In the nearly two decades since she launched her eponymous jewelry line, designer and photographer Monica Rich Kosann has discovered that her vintage-inspired lockets and symbolism-heavy pendants were occasionally bought by women for the men in their lives, or whether men would wear them. bought the pieces for themselves. This spring she introduced her first special collection for menswear. The launch includes 12 styles, such as a classic minimalist oval locket in gold or silver with four photos, and a shield piece with a black steel chain, starburst design and sapphire or diamond details. “I want a man to wear these pieces and feel protected by love and inspired by their powerful themes,” says Kosann. “They are designed to be his daily armor.” Shoppers can insert their own photos or select images for the brand to insert before shipping.
Chocolate from a father-daughter duo
French chocolatier Thierry Atlan’s resume was already littered with achievements when he moved to the United States nearly a decade ago, including winning the Meilleur Ouvrier de France chocolatier title, marking him as a master of his craft. But after years of teaching, advising and crafting treats for others, his daughter Julie Atlan needed a nudge — “He’s very humble,” she says — to launch his eponymous brand in 2015. The two have been working side by side ever since. , with Julie in charge of marketing and branding as chief operating officer and her father behind the homemade jams and ganaches, delicate bonbons and rainbow macarons made daily with fresh almond flour. Their most recent collaboration, the Thierry Atlan store in SoHo, opened last month. Fittingly, there are plenty of Father’s Day gifts on offer, such as sleek black boxes that open to reveal rows of striped chocolates and vibrantly colored caramel domes. For Thierry, working with Julie is the “greatest gift” he could receive, he says. “I’m very lucky.”
Molded Leather Home Items
Bogota-based handbag company Hunting Season is known for its classic shapes that are carefully handcrafted by Colombian artisans using traditional skills. This week, the brand is expanding its home decor range with a series focusing on wet-formed leather, a technique in which soaked skins are drawn over wooden frames and modified to create a desired shape. The objects therefore require no additional bonds or internal support and are polished after drying for hours to a finish that resembles wood or lacquer. “I feel like I’m using a piece with a story, a history, a soul,” says Hunting Season founder Danielle Corona of the collection, which includes trays, round or rectangular boxes, and vases in black, cream and cognac – all of which would be beautiful on a nightstand or a table in the hall. “This is the ultimate luxury for me.”
Hidden behind a translucent wall of Patrick Parrish’s design gallery on Lispenard Street in TriBeCa, on a lower level – and away from its remarkable collection of furniture, lighting and art – is a special new space to showcase the founder’s other passion: fine watches. . An avid collector, Parrish is particularly interested in pieces from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as tool watches, which are made with special features to help, say, drivers or pilots (or wearers who can appreciate the detailing of either). † Much of his extensive inventory is now available for purchase, along with some new timepieces he bought especially for this store-within-a-store. While offering a variety of commercial brands such as Rolex, Breitling and Omega, Parrish also hopes to highlight some more obscure items such as Wittnauer Geneve chronographs. and Jack Heuer. Stopping by to read can be a special treat for Dad; one to take home, an unforgettable gift.
A recycled (or upcycled) backpack
For the dad who is aware of his environmental impact and appreciates multiple pockets, there is a plethora of sustainably made nylon backpacks this summer. Loewe’s roll-top style is composed of salvaged pre-consumer yarns and trimmed with butterscotch calf leather. South Africa’s Sealand line’s own roll-top is ready for adventure, with two exterior water bottle pockets. Each of the brand’s bags are made by artisans in Cape Town whose signatures are on the name badges inside (and their biography on the company’s website). Prada has revamped its instantly recognizable nylon backpack through its Re-Nylon initiative, which uses regenerated yarn made from waste fibers and recycled, purified plastic waste collected from oceans and landfills. The Rani bags from the Cincinnati-based Aruna Project are made from a water-repellent, recycled polyester-nylon blend by victims of human trafficking, in the United States and India, who gain access to temporary housing and trade development programs — providing sustainable employment opportunities in in addition to a lower carbon footprint.
A show that traces the history of Tiffany & Co.
A groundbreaking new exhibit on legendary jewelry company Tiffany & Co. offers something for every type of visitor. Titled “Vision & Virtuosity” after the brand’s core tenets, and housed in London’s famed Saatchi Gallery, the show is organized as a seven-chapter journey through Tiffany’s history, with sections detailing its founder, Charles Lewis Tiffany , who appreciate the house’s most enduring designers (such as Elsa Peretti and Jean Schlumberger) and look at the company’s entwinement with our beliefs about love and commitment. More than 400 archival objects are on display, including vintage advertisements, an original “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” movie script, and the 128.54-carat yellow Tiffany Diamond. An exhibition catalog with a foreword by the late Andre Leon Talley is published by Assouline and, in the gift shop, a selection of everything from skateboards and hoodies to paint markers – the result of collaborations with contemporary artists and brands – Shown in Tiffany Blue. “Vision & Virtuosity” is on display from June 10 to August 19 at Saatchi Gallery, London, saatgiallery.com†
Even after working remotely all this time, your father’s home office may still consist of a table set in the corner of a living room or bedroom. There are a few items that can turn such a makeshift desk into something warmer and more attractive, including accessories such as a saddle leather desktop blotter to delineate the work area, an attractive brass lighter and matchbox to light a scented candle or incense, and a travertine tray that echoes the hippodrome of ancient Rome to corral the odds and the end. For the hours he’s staring at a screen, he might also like a pair of blue light reading glasses, like these turtle kites, which look less like Sarah Palin and more like Steve McQueen.