Father’s Day has arrived. So go on, take some time to celebrate all the dads, granddads, and soon-to-be-dads out there. (The five Rue fathers featured below suggest starting with breakfast in bed…)

Rue Dads

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June 15, 2014

 
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. Catch up on four of the dads right here – then read on as we spotlight our very last one.

Senior Buyer Rue La La
What are your kids’ names and ages?
I have three. Alex is 27, Christopher is 25, and Courtney is 23.

What’s your favorite thing about being a (grand)dad?
Sending my 3-year-old grandson home when he gets tired and cranky.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
I always enjoy a little time playing golf with Alex or going fishing with Chris. Afterward, a cookout is usually our best chance to get everyone together and enjoy a little family time.

How would you define your style?
I enjoy modern classic styles by Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and also catalog shopping from J.L. Powell and carbon2cobalt.

Does that style influence how you dress your children?
Alex works in an office environment and calls on new and existing clients, therefore he must dress accordingly. He enjoys great-looking, slim-fitting dress or sport shirts along with dress slacks or a nice pair of chinos. Chris just became a firefighter and only cares about great-fitting skinny jeans (and thinks I’m too old to be wearing them). Courtney is a hair stylist with a creative style all her own. So in a roundabout way, my answer is no!

For more Rue fathers, click here. In the meantime? Shop last-minute gifts for Dad. Our Print & Gift: Cigar Subscriptions & More for Dad Boutique opened Wednesday, June 11, at 11AM ET.

June 11, 2014

 
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.

Steve Davis Rue La La CEO

What are your kids’ names and ages?
I have three. Mason is 3, Sierra is 7, and Zoe is 10.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Having my kids run to me when I walk in the door, screaming “Dadddyyyyyy!” and jumping in my arms.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
Block party, BBQ, and moon bounce on our front lawn. Basically – a whole lot of fun.

How would you define your style?
Let’s call it “fashion casual.”

Does that style influence how you dress your kids?
I’m a smart man. My much more fashionable wife dresses the children.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
Canyon Ranch® Miami with my wife. It combines two of my favorite things: mind, body, and health inspiration during the day, and dancing all night in South Beach.

For more Rue fathers, 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 3, 2014

BLG-1521.2 Pinboards. Posting Tuesday, 6.11

1. Decide Sunday’s menu together – with help from an all-about-grilling Pinboard.

2. Check out these gift ideas for the has-everything dad with a sense of humor.

3. Is Dad techy or handy? There’s bound to be something here that hasn’t yet made it onto his desk or workbench.

4. Maybe a new jacket or tie is all he needs to feel young and dapper on his special day.

5. Football season is 86 days away. Which, to Dad, is 86 days too long. Soften the blow.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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June 11, 2013

Happy Father's Day

In honor of Father’s Day, we asked our colleagues around the office about their favorite passed-down-from-papa pieces and were moved (almost) to tears.

Ira M., EVP & Chief Merchandising Officer
“My grandfather gave me his father’s silver pocket watch. I wore it on my wedding day, and even though neither my grandfather nor great grandfather were there, in some way, it felt as if they were sharing the day with me. I keep it in a safe place and look forward to passing it on to my son one day.”

Rachel S., Copy Director
“My father gave me his prep school letter sweater. It’s now about 65 years old. I love the thick navy wool, classic boat neck shape, and giant maroon “B” – in high school I wore it with jeans and felt so cool. Today, it’s on a display ledge in my closet. I loved the nostalgic look of it, but more than that, I love knowing that my dad was once a kid, and that he wanted me to have this. It’s like he’s sharing his dreams with me.”
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June 18, 2011

A SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY EDITION

Local Style: Chip Stinchfield

 

For some, personal style comes in the form of perfectly hung designer confections. For Chip, it comes by way of antiques, interesting décor, and a store filled with treasures. We sat down with the owner of the The Whitney Shop in New Canaan, Connecticut, to learn his styling tricks for seasonal settings and for always looking polished. (Added Father’s Day bonus: Chip just happens to be the dad of our very own copywriter, Katie.)

Rue La La: We’re firm believers in an all-encompassing life of style – what does that mean to you?
Chip: Good food and good friends. That’s why I love cocktail hour – it’s about gathering your friends and family together and relaxing. Your environment and surroundings really matter, but you don’t need anything fancy. One of my favorite places is a simple deck overlooking an ocean.

Rue La La: Do you have a guiding philosophy on home decorating?
Chip: Comfort and casual elegance. I like rooms that are transitional and can be changed from season to season. Low-maintenance and neat, rooms that flow well together. I use different areas of my home at different times of year. In the winter, I spend evenings in the kitchen and family room where things are more cozy. Once the weather warms up, you’ll find me in the sunroom or on the deck.
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June 16, 2011