This Sunday, yes this Sunday is Father’s Day, yes Dad, Papa, Pops, Him, whatever guise he goes as, it’s his day. As we ever strive to do, we have gathered and sourced a collection of the BEST gift ideas possible to take the stress out of your busy and time poor lives. Below is a collection of the great and beautiful, or should that be handsome, in this instance? Of gift suggestions to suit all pockets and all budgets. So go forth and do your Dad proud.

If you’ve been lucky enough to experience the wonderment of the Big Apple then why not invest in an item to act as a reminder to relive those memories with this Vintage and ever so stylish map of New York City in contrasting shades of grey, displayed in a classic black frame from M&S. 

 

This Father’s Day sweatshirt features Patria’s logo Jack and his pup. Patria was founded to support the British armed forces community. It gives 10% of its profits to the three leading single charities benefitting veterans: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Marines Royal Navy Charity and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

 

From 1980s to now, this colour changing figure will make any football fan smile, even if yours don’t this Summer. So who could resist this Colour Changing Subbuteo Light from The Fowndry

This award winning helmet, isn’t bulky and awkward to carry, it just folds up and slips in a bag. Space saving and head saving all-in-one. Now there’s no excuse for not covering your head when going for a ride. Morpher Flat Folding Helmet from The Fowndry 

What Dad could possibly resist this amazing Original Stormtrooper speaker which will help you play music from the darkside and lightside, with perfect sound it’s surely something every Star Wars Fan really wants!

For any fathers out there with a certain love of the dark side check out this truly amazing full-size Stormtrooper helmet speaker that is sure to ewok his world! Using bluetooth connection this speaker syncs easily to your devices from a 10-meter radar. Meanwhile the two 10w speakers create galactic soundwaves. The crystal clear clarity, pure sound and superb bass is a thing of beauty that any true Star Wars fan would be the proud owner of, from Amazon. 

Is your dad always ready to save the day with his unbeatable DIY skills? We’ve reimagined his favourite tools into delicious hand-iced chocolate biscuits. So, whether it’s helping to build flatpack furniture or fixing your faulty shower, this collection is the perfect way to say thanks this Father’s Day!

Have your Dad not only looking tip top trendy in the style stakes but in doing so is doing his bit for the environment and using horrible plastic carrier bags with the ever so stylish Claude packaway camo bag from K-Way 

Fly him to the Moon with these Simon Carter West End Rocket Cufflinks in a Retro style 50s sci-fi rocket shaped West End cufflinks in antiqued finish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Father’s Day, M&S is offering sets of matching father and child pyjamas. Choose from four different styles.

So for fathers and kiddies who want to match for double the sleepwear style, our ‘Captain’ men’s pyjamas twin with our ‘Striker’ kids’ pyjamas for a double-team of comfy nightwear. With pyjama shorts and a printed t-shirt, pure cotton and a cotton rich trim make these pyjamas super comfy.

For the dad who has everything this stunning Braun Series 9 shaver is a combination of design and function, this is the brand’s most comfortable shaver, working in just one stroke. AutoSense Technology and five synchronised shaving elements read the beard and adjust power accordingly. Stand out even more amongst your siblings with the gold model! 

 

Gifting Experiences are amazing way to give someone you love a really unforgettable, thoughtful gift. There are some incredible examples out there from Hot air Balloon trips, to driving Supercars to helicopter flights but this one really caught our eye. After an absence of 58 years and to help celebrate the return of the steam train to Broadway Station, Cotswolds, the team at Tewkesbury Park have created the Full Steam Ahead Experience. The new extension means you can now take the train from Cheltenham Racecourse to beautiful Broadway, and enjoy a little piece of quintessential British history – when the steam train was once an indispensable part of Britain’s daily life.

Ideal for both steam enthusiasts and those looking for an unforgettable day out in the Cotswolds, the steam train stops off at some of the Cotswolds’ prettiest chocolate-box villages. The Full Steam Ahead Experience  includes:

•Two nights’ accommodation in a Touch of Class room

•Daily Cotswolds breakfast

•A three-course dinner

•Afternoon tea

•Rover tickets (return from Cheltenham Race Course to Broadway Station)

This EXCLUSIVE AT MR PORTER.COM. by Harry’s shaving set includes everything you need for a close, comfortable shave.

The rose gold-tone razor handle has a rubberised grip for optimal control

Each cartridge is fitted with five German-made blades, a flex hinge and lubricating strip for a smooth, close shave. Enriched with hydrating Aloe and Cucumber, the shave gel lathers up into a rich foam that helps the razor glide across your skin.

Set the mood with an intriguing mix of subtle spices with this Two-wick, black wax candle made of the finest quality 100% soy wax for a longer burn. Distilled cotton wicks ensure a clean burn with less soot and a superior fragrance throw. Murdock London’s Black Tea fragrance is an evocative, masculine blend of spices, leather and tobacco. Satisfyingly rich in scent, without overpowering the senses.

One for every, I could have been a Rock star, Dad’s. Rock Cab Tours is your passport to visit some of the most famous rock landmarks in musical history. Known as The Rock & Roll Cabbie, Stephen Channell, is a veteran of the music industry. Now a qualified black cab driver, no one knows the streets and rock history of London like Stephen does.

The Music Legends Tour will take you from locations for David Bowie’s albums to The Beatles Abbey Road studios (and of course the famous zebra crossing!)

The tour also focuses on landmark destinations for The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Marc Bolan, Oasis and Queen fans. 

 

WORDS BY ISAAC PERRY

Drake is one of the biggest names in hip-hop today, dominating the charts with songs such as ‘Gods plan’ and ‘nice for what’ with him having securing his place at the top since 2010. However, beyond this he isn’t only known for his musical abilities, but also his influence on today’s streetwear culture with his own brand OVO but also through collaborations with Nike’s Jordan brand.

His partnership with the Jordan brand has formulated some of the most anticipated drops over the past two years collaborating on some of the most iconic Jordan’s ever to have been created. Drake’s partnership with the brand began in 2014 creating a one off Jordan 3 in an ‘OVO gold’ colour way which has never been released.

Following on from this he has gone onto create eight more shoes with the brand both released and unreleased, from some of the most classic Jordan’s through to a slider with the brand!

His personal brand OVO has expanded over the last couple years also collaborating with some industry heavyweights such as Clarks and Timberland. Both these collaborations having the brand’s classic owl emblem which has now become synonymous with Drake’s legions of fans but the wider style savvy community, with many of Drakes and OVO’s footwear and clothing items selling for upwards of £500.

However the shock move in which no one this time last year could have predicted coming would be the main man himself defecting from Nike to Adidas, shock horror!

Having been spotted recently in an onslaught of Adidas clothing the questions began to fly around and the rumour mill went into overdrive, and lets just say it has just exploded from there. It’s rumoured that Nike aren’t allowing the creative freedom in which Drake is looking for, in this case do you think that this is the right move for Champagne Papi himself?

The last time we saw a move of this magnitude was from the most influential rapper in the last decade, Kanye West and he has gone onto create some of the most recognisable shoes in the last 10 years.


Research released today from B&Q, the UK’s leading home improvement retailer, reveals that the nation’s bathroom cabinets are fit to burst, with over 140 million more products than five years ago. Over half (57 per cent) of Brits whose bathroom products have increased, blame the expansion on the huge choice of products now available and 68 per cent are craving clever storage solutions and better use of space.

The boom in grooming trends over the past five years has put more pressure than ever on bathroom cabinets, with the rise in male oriented grooming regimes partly to blame. 39 per cent of UK households have more male grooming products than five years ago.

On top of this, more than half of Brits (55 per cent) have multiples of the same product in their bathrooms and more than two thirds (69 per cent) buy more of the same product before finishing the old one. A fifth (21 per cent) of us are real hoarders and even hang onto out of date lotions and potions rather than throwing them out to make more space.

Working with B&Q is decluttering and organisational expert, Vicky Silverthorn, who shares her tips and advice to help make bathroom clutter a thing of the past and restore their zen-like serenity.

  1. LET YOUR SPACE BE YOUR GUIDE – With so many storage solutions out there, there’s no excuse for cluttered bathroom surfaces and bulging cupboards. Use available storage in your bathroom and neatly store any extras out of sight. After that, any additional products could be a sign of unnecessary purchases.
  2. YOUR BATHROOM IS NOT A SHOP! You don’t need to store endless spares because that’s the job of the shop. There is nothing wrong with having a backup or two of your essential items but anymore is an inefficient use of precious space.
  3. POSITIONING IS KEY – Position your belongings in the correct place within your bathroom to ensure maximum efficiency and enjoyment. Store the items you use most frequently in the most accessible area of the bathroom and any spares tidied away.
  4. BE MINDFUL – When decluttering, ask yourself the following questions:
  • When was the last time you used this product?
  • Do you actually like the product or are you keeping it just because you spent money on it?
  • Do you ever actually finish a product?
  • Are you stockpiling items unnecessarily that actually take you ages to get through

2018 marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The RAF was formed on 1 April 1918, at a time when aviation was still in its infancy. As the world’s first independent air force, the RAF has set the standards for other nations to follow. The RAF Roundel is recognised around the world as being synonymous with capability, courage and innovation.

The RAF is rightly proud of its illustrious history of excellence in delivering air and space power, and of the men and women who are central to our many achievements

In this centennial year, a number of brands have respectfully worked in collaboration to mark this milestone. Firstly, Breitling and the Royal Air Force  have released a limited edition collection of four iconic aviation timepieces which include the Navitimer (25 pieces), Avenger II (100 pieces), Aerospace Evo (100 pieces) and Colt Skyracer (100 pieces).

As a proud official partner to the RAF, Breitling will donate proceeds from the sale of the timepieces to the RAF100 Appeal which is a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and four major RAF charities – the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and the Royal Air Force Museum. The aim of the Appeal is to raise money for the RAF Family and to create a lasting legacy.  

Also, Globe-Trotter pays tribute to the Royal Air Force’s Centenary Year by releasing a NEW RAF100 collection inspired by the aircraft and pilots who have served the force past and present.
The striking new collection is an innovative and unique range of luggage, designed to accompany RAF pilots on mission flights and training. Marking a departure from Globe-Trotter’s conventional design, the case features a robust aluminium shell on their iconic vulcanised fibreboard and has been specially designed to open lengthways, enabling you to easily reach inside the case while it is upright. Adorning the surface of each case, two lines of rivets echo the design of the motifs seen on RAF aircraft, and the design is completed with the iconic RAF heraldic insignia.

Once again pushing the boundaries of luggage innovation, the new collection features brand new corner wheels and an internal handle system on the 20” trolley case as well as TSA-approved locks, making the range compact, hard-wearing and lightweight – perfect for any maiden voyage.

Nick Crooks was inspired to create Boardies by trips with friends to Ibiza and realising a real gap in the market existed for quality mens swimwear, with unique designs at accessible price points.

“Men are investing in the summer and holiday wardrobes like never before, yet the mainstream surf brands are no longer relevant and not everybody can afford the price of some other elitist brands that only seem to cater for an exclusive Monico or St Barts set.”

As a lifestyle brand, they collaborate with their friends who they connect with creatively and share collective inspiration and ideas. This year alone, Boardies have partnered with graffiti artist and illustrator Mr Doodle, developed a capsule collection for Whistles Menswear and continue to work closely with DEFECTED, the legendary UK House music label to support their events in Ibiza and Croatia Festival this summer.

Boardies stockists include Selfridges, Liberty London, Harvey Nichols, Nordstrom, Soho House The Store, Journal Standard Japan, David Jones Australia, Need Supply USA, Urban Outfitters, amongst others

Boardies is designed for people who are young at heart, embody a party spirit and appreciate originality and quality designs.

What inspires you ?
Travelling to new, interesting places and meeting weird and wonderful people inspires me the most. Also I was a kid in the 80s, so a lot of my cultural and artistic references come from nostalgia in this time.

What’s your favourite piece of clothing ?
Probably a black leather biker jacket that I have commandeered from my oldest brother, featuring a hand painted graphic from Blue Oyster Cult on the back.

Who’s the most famous person’s number in your phone ?
I used to work for Umbro years ago, so would have some famous footballers’ numbers in my phone. The other day I stumbled across an ex Chelsea player’s number, but it has probably long been changed.

What are you most excited about at the moment ?
Planning to shoot out new SS19 collection and hoping to head back to Bali. Excited to escape the snow and coldness of the UK right now.

Favourite hotel in the world ?
Generally I prefer to stay in Air BNBs or with friends, but theres definitely a time and a place for an amazing hotel.
The Slow in Canggu Bali is my favourite hotel right now, created and launched by ones of the guys who owned Australian brands Ksubi and Insight. The architecture, interior design and styling throughout has been so tastfully put together.

If you could collaborate with one brand who would it be?
Would love to collaborate with skate legend and artist Natas Kaupas. He was an icon growing up and did all his own original skate deck graphics.

If you could give your teenage self advice, what would it be ?
To don’t take no for an answer. Or to be more persistent. When I had my first job working for Reebok UK, my ambition was to move to America and get a role working on the basketball category for Reebok USA in Boston. I had the email of the guy who ran the program, contacted him and got a short reply saying that he was busy etc. But I was basically too shy and afraid to follow up properly and think maybe I missed a chance.

What track would always get you on the dance floor ?
You’re more likely to find me in a mosh pit than a on a dance floor. Plus I have 2 left feet. But if I had to choose, I would say House of Pain, Jump Around.

What piece of clothing best describes you ?
I’d say my vintage Levis jacket. Classic, Authenticity, Originality and Quality are all characters of the Levis brand.
I would be happy if I could embody these.

What piece of style advise do you live by ?
Be true to yourself. I try to wear clothes and shoes that have meaning to me. Either vintage I have found, samples from friends, or some type particular story or reference.

If you had one day to live what would be your biggest regret ?
I believe in life after death, so would hope I would be more curious about what comes next, rather than looking back.