Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The go-to gift for Father's Day is, of course, a tie. I don't think there's anything wrong with the traditional gift as long as you add a twist, a little youthful flare for pop. A great place to look is an Etsy shop called Toybreaker. Detroit-based designer Bethany Shorb has created some original neckware that will definitely make dad stand out at that next board meeting or cocktail party. The beautiful silk ties come in simple, muted colors, but they feature unusual designs that you aren't going to find at the mall. It's the perfect combination of class and quirk. Each tie is screen-printed by hand and is made to order. A few inspired designs feature poppies, caviar and beehives. It's a great present for easing your dad out of his fashion comfort zone and giving him something that's as unique as he is.