Although it is true that when it comes to choosing a gift, it’s the thought that counts, Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to your old man with a sleek wearable device or sustainable fashion must have that trumps the usual socks and ties. We recommend:
FOR THE COOL DAD: LV Horizon Earphones
Presenting the familiar heritage monogram look with a modern touch the range is available in black, white, and red monogram, as well as yellow and blue LV stripes. Designed to provide three 3.5-hour listening sessions on the go, the fashion-focused earbuds come in a sleek looking charging case. In comparison to Apple’s $159.00 AirPods, you will have to dig a little deeper to adorn Louis Vuitton’s $995.00 earphones.
Another perk worth mentioning is that those who own Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon smartwatch will be able to pair it with the earphones. Which means that, if you feel inclined to do so, you can leave your smartphone at home!
FOR THE MODERN DAD: The Wallor 2.0 Wallet
The Wallor 2.0 is the latest wearable from Wallor Wearables, a company known for specialising in men’s smart wearable fashion. The wallet has been designed with real-time GPS tracking, which works worldwide whether you are in London, Amsterdam or NY.
What makes the Wallor 2.0 special is that it has been created with the kind of technology that will notify you with alerts whenever your wallet moves away from you. The wallet is integrated with Wallor’s patent-pending technology with a tracking functionality that utilises augmented reality and enables the wallet holder to easily find displaced personal valuables like keys, passport, and similar using the wallet’s free app. Looking to be ahead of the competition, Wallor offers its customers accuracy, free data plan, and global coverage. Our favourite feature has to be the wallet’s ability to charge our phone thanks to an integrated wireless power bank.
FOR THE ECO-CONSCIOUS DAD: Tretorn’s Eco-friendly Rain Jackets
The weather-proof parkas, available in rich khaki’s, and soft pastels have been designed with innovation and functionality. The Eco Essentials range is made up of several different eco-friendly projects that include the Ghost Net Collection and The Bio-Degradable Project.
The Ghost Net Collection was created from discarded fishing nets from Korean harbours take what would otherwise end up at the bottom of the ocean to form highly durable, structured rain jackets in a durable yet refreshingly breathable material. The Bio-Degradable Project is a 100% biodegradable, organic jacket designed from Poly Lactic Acid, biodegradable zippers and printed with soybean colours, allowing the traditionally styled outerwear to become fully recyclable.
FOR THE FITNESS FANATIC DAD: Fitbit Charge 3
Fitbit has been empowering fitness enthusiasts with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals since 2013. Considered to be the leading global wearables brand, the San Francisco based company has launched a diverse line of innovative and fashionable products that range from the Fitbit Versa™ smartwatches to the Fitbit Flyer™ wireless headphones.
We recommend the Fitbit Charge 3, available for $149.95 (USD) because it can be worn around the clock to help users take action thanks to its health and fitness sensors and algorithms. The device is capable of assisting with goal-based exercise modes and swim tracking; the device has also been designed to help with female health tracking and sleep Insight. Lightweight and durable, Charge 3 is intuitive, interactive and is the first wearable with an inductive button.
FOR THE SNEAKER WEARING DAD: Ecoalf trainers
Spanish brand Ecoalf, founded in 2010 by Javier Goyeneche, launched Shao sneakers. It is a no-fuss footwear collection has been made from recycled waste found in oceans and rivers.
The Ecoalf process is quite simple. Working with fishermen along the coast of Spain to source the waste, the shoe brand takes discarded plastic, processes it into a yarn, and then uses it to create a black knitted upper sole that fits the wearer like a sock. Once it has been thoroughly cleaned, the plastic is broken down into smaller parts and reduced to a polymer. Ecoalf uses this raw material to create yarn for a range of different fabrics. When it comes to the outer sole of the shoe, Ecoalf transforms algae, taken from lakes and rivers, into a flexible foam that permits natural movement, while benefiting the environment.
Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday 16th June 2019.