Behind the Scenes with Rue’s Most Stylish Fathers

 
In preparation for Father’s Day, we’ve recruited five of Rue’s most stylish dads to share their thoughts on fatherhood, fashion, and more. Read on and check back. Every other day, we’ll spotlight a new dad right here. 

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What are your kids’ names and ages?
Lucas is 4. Tyler is 1.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Making my kids laugh doing something silly, ridiculous, or otherwise insane. While I am almost certain some of these things will embarrass them in the future, I’m trying to enjoy it as much as I can until then.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
As many of my colleagues know, I think myself a master of the pancake griddle. On Father’s Day, I whip up a tall stack of blueberry, banana nut, or chocolate chip flapjacks. I’ve long had visions of jumping back into bed after, and my family bringing me breakfast in bed. Maybe this will be the year we start that tradition!

How would you define your style?
I try not take myself too seriously, and my style reflects that: practical staples mixed with a little bit of fun.

Does that style influence how you dress your kids?
My kids have much better style than I do. My wife takes great pride in making sure they have fun, stylish outfits that put anything I’d dress them in to shame.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
This copper fry pan to help make fancier pancakes. Or this chocolate-covered bacon. Because bacon makes everything better.

For more Rue fathers, click here or check back through June 15. In the meantime? Shop gifts for Dad. Our Best Father’s Day Ever: The Gifts He Really Wants Boutique is open now.

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June 5, 2014