Present dear old dad with a gift that's unique, useful and – why not? – chic
Pack It In
Shinola’s hip rendition of the briefcase brings some attitude to the classic manly accessory. Designed in Shinola’s Detroit leather studio and handcrafted in the U.S. from Horween Essex leather, this canvas-lined carrier is on-trend in spruce green. It’s finished with an adjustable leather shoulder strap and gunmetal-finished brass hardware, making it sturdy enough to carry all of Dad’s essentials.
Signature briefcase, $950 available at Amarees, 2241 W. Coast Hwy, Newport
A timepiece is as predictable a gift as a tie. But the titanium Breitling Emergency watch has a twist: It’s equipped with a personal locator beacon, designed for adventurer dads. A satellite messaging mechanism relays transmissions via text message, email or as a GPS position on a map, making it a lifesaving communication device. Breitlings are also made to measure and provide custom options for the case, dial and strap.
Breitling Emergency Watch, $15,825. The release date was pushed back to July, but you can pre-order at Swiss Watch Gallery, 940 The Shops at Mission Viejo. :: breitling.com
Shake Things Up
The Mixing Glass in Costa Mesa offers cocktail ware and bar books for gents who appreciate fine spirits. The store also carries complete cocktail kits with all the necessary tools and ingredients to make an expertly crafted Old-Fashioned. Make happy hour truly happy with the Whole Shebang bar kit, which includes mixing glass, bar spoon, julep strainer, weighted shaker tins, Hawthorne strainer, fine mesh strainer, jigger, Y-peeler and juice squeezer. It’s everything Dad needs to make first-rate libations, shaken or stirred.
The Whole Shebang Bar Kit, $137, available at The Mixing Glass, 3313 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.