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When it comes to gifts, it is a truth universally acknowledged that fathers can be the hardest people to please. Finding what will bring them joy is often a mystery. But if your dad is the fashionable type—the kind of person who cares about their clothes or even their entire outfit—then we've got the round-up for you.
On Cloudmonster Sneakers, Fleet Feet Local
711 S. Osprey Ave., #1, Sarasota, (941) 894-3338
If you've gone for a jog or walked in a park recently, then you've probably seen someone sporting these trendy sneakers from On shoes. But this pair, named the On Cloudmonster, are about as comfortable as they come. The eclectic design comes in white or purple and the springy bottoms allow your feet to bounce back each time they hit the road. These stylish kicks are meant for running or exercise but, of course, are just as versatile off the mat.
Big Game Performance Fishing Shirt, Salt Life Local
16 S. Boulevard of the Presidents, Sarasota, (941) 867-4031
If your dad is more of the outdoorsy type, a guy who wants a simple button-down shirt with a laid-back design and a breezy material, the new Sarasota outpost of Salt Life is your best best. This Big Game performance fishing shirt comes in a low-key light blue plaid and offers built in UPF 30 protection. The wicking fabric makes the shirt the perfect match for a hot day.
Round Metal Ray-Ban Sunglasses, Sunglass Hut Local
140 University Town Center Drive, Suit 130, Sarasota, (941) 702-9929
Every fashionable Florida-dwelling guy needs a stylish pair of sunglasses. These classic Ray-Bans from Sunglass hut fulfill that category. Not only are they an online top seller, but their gold metal frame and green lens color make them an ultra-trendy combination. Your dad won't want to take them off.
Ruban Button-Front Linen Shirt, Saks Fifth Avenue
120 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, (941) 364-5300
Most Sarasota dads have somewhere to be, whether that's the office, a black-tie gala or both. This Reiss button-down white linen shirt, sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, is the perfect classic and well-tailored shift to gift your dad. The relaxed fit and light fabric make for a stylish and versatile silhouette.
IslandZone Plaid Pants, Tommy Bahama Local
These pants from classic store Tommy Bahama are not for the faint of heart. With their subtly flashy plaid pattern in their tan or deep blue shade, they are certainly pants that will make your dad stand out. What's great about them is how situation-flexible they are—they'll work for the office, dinner or the bar.
Custom Suit, Tweeds Suit Shop Local
3501 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 343-7606
If you really want to spoil Dad (and have the funds to do it), a custom suit from Sarasota-based Tweeds Custom Suit Shop is the way to go. Custom suits from core collection start at around $1,299, but it's a gift your dad will never forget.