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.

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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.

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What’s your daughter’s name and age?
Her name is Stella. She’s only 15 months.

What’s your favorite thing about being a dad?
Picking my daughter up from daycare. The expression on her face is indescribable.

Do you have a Father’s Day tradition?
Belgian waffles with strawberries and whipped cream.

How would you define your style?
Blue jeans, sneakers, button-fronts, and bright accent colors.

Does that style influence how you dress your daughter?
At 15 months, Stella hasn’t exactly developed a style just yet. But she does have favorite colors: pinks, purples, and yellows.

If you could receive any gift from our Father’s Day gift shop, what would it be?
Canyon Ranch® + Miami = date night.

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 7, 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. 

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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