Dapper Dads

Father’s Day is but a few days away! If you haven’t already checked ’em out, be sure to take a look at my Truefitt & Hill and my main Father’s Day gift ideas posts (and giveaways). Today, I’m highlighting five awesome gift ideas for the stylish dad or guy in your life.

Kit + Ace Folsom CardiganFolsom Cardigan – $118 @ Kit and Ace
Stylish dads know that a great outfit can be elevated with a soft and stylish cardigan. Kit and Ace is an awesome Canadian brand that creates totally wearable pieces with soft, sumptuous fabrics, like their signature Technical Cashmere fabric, which retains the cuddle fact of cashmere, but none of the high maintenance (i.e. it’s actually machine washable). While they have plenty of pieces to choose from (for ladies too), I love this cardigan as a stylin’ pick for dad at any age.

Fossil Aiden BagFossil E/W Messenger Bag – $298 USD each
Replace his ratty old leather bag or his way too casual nylon messenger bag for something with a little more pizazz, like these stylish leather messenger totes from Fossil. Available in five different hues – from black to red to tan – these oh-so-soft bags can stash laptops up to 14″ and come equipped with plenty of pockets for all of his gizmos and gadgets.

Frank and OakFrank & Oak Collections – From $50
If dad likes to look good but hates visiting the mall, consider enrolling him in Frank & Oak. This Montreal-based men’s fashion brand launches a new collection every month, so dad can pick and choose his faves and have them delivered to this doorstep. Not in love with something? Return it for free! Pieces start at under or around $50 and there’s very few showstoppers price-wise. They also have a handful of retail stores in major cities across Canada so he can browse in person. You can also upgrade dad’s membership with The Hunt Club, which costs just $20 a year and gives him tons of perks, like free shipping (and free try-ons).

Paul Smith CufflinksPaul Smith Edge Cufflinks – $140 @ Gravity Pope
Every dapper dad needs a good pair of cufflinks – and this pair goes the extra mile by matching virtually everything in his closet while still being playful and eye-catching. Featuring thin bars of various colours, these sleek silver and enamel cufflinks are a gift he’ll treasure for years to come.

SKECHERS Men's Father's day SHoesSKECHERS Men’s Shoes – From $80
Sure SKECHERS might be known for their comfy kicks for the whole family, but as of late they’ve really been stepping up their style game when it comes to shoes dad can rock to the office, formal events, or out on the weekends. Their latest lineup of loafers, lace-ups, and sneakers feature awesome details like contrast stitching, padded soles, and on-trend colours that are a little more snazzy than your everyday blacks and browns. Be sure to check out their extra awesome collab with designer Mark Nason – several of the styles from that line are featured above and are sure to put a smile on any stylin’ dad’s face.

Finally, as part of my ongoing five-year blog anniversary celebrations, I’m happy to share that SKECHERS has agreed to giveaway a pair of shoes to one lucky winner! Here’s how to enter:

1) First and foremost You must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber to enter this giveaway. Just find the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below telling me what your favourite pair of men’s shoes are from the SKECHERS site. You can browse ’em all here – and you’ve got till July 1, 2015 to share your picks!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 2, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow @Skechers_Canada on Twitter and send out a Tweet that tags them and me (@cdngiftguide) and links back to this post. Then, leave a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.

161 Responses to “Dapper Dads”
  1. Joan G. says:

    Both of us love our sketchers – I like the Men’s Relaxed Fit Superior – Levoy in Black/Tan for father day,

  2. Burcu A. says:

    I love Men’s Skechers GOwalk City – Uptown

  3. Rachel C. says:

    I love the men’s Skechers GOwalk City in Uptown!

  4. dorcontest says:

    I subscribe by email.
    My favorite pair of men shoes are the Men’s Equalizer – Persistent. Perfect for long walks. Great support and easy to put on.

    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  5. Cheryl A says:


    I like the Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3 – Unwind in Navy/Gray. They seem like a great summer shoe.

  6. Aimee says:

    Go walk city uptown are the shoes and I love the fossil messenger bag

  7. Julie G. says:

    Great selection of comfy looking shoes. I like the Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3 – Attain in Khaki

  8. tammy ta says:

    Oh my Good Lord!- How can you pick one fav. Sketcher’s shoe when the page goes on and on-there most be at least a thousand shoes to just pick one fav. from. I will just go with the After burn Memory fit in navy-I guess. Thanks for the great contest-this would be so nice for my husband.

  9. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite pair is the Men’s After Burn – Memory Fit in Brown/Taupe

  10. Janice Lewis says:

    I think these shoes would look pretty slick http://www.ca.skechers.com/en-ca/style/68190/porter/cdb

  11. Leah says:

    So many options! My faves are the MEN’S RELAXED FIT: DEFINE – SODEN

  12. Kelly E says:

    Mens Equailzer are gret

  13. Karen says:

    Skechers are all any man needs, there are so many styles. They are so comfortable and lightweight. My husband would love the boots with the studs on the square toes

  14. Audrey Skinner says:

    The men’s Porter shoe would be great for my better half.

  15. Susan Patterson says:

    I like the Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3 Fit Knit – in black! Thank you!

  16. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the Men’s Equalizer – Quick Reaction in black.

  17. Mary warner says:

    The Mens Porter looks like something my husband would like to wear.

  18. Sherry K says:

    The Men’s Bridgeport shoes would be perfect.

  19. Sherry K says:

  20. nicolthepickle says:

    My husband would go for the Men’s Relaxed Fit: Marcelo – Oakdale.

  21. Betty S says:

    I like the MEN’S SKECHERS GOMEB SPEED 3, very stylish

  22. Betty S says:

  23. mcmc says:

    Men’s Relaxed Fit: Marcelo – Oakdale would be his choice I am sure

  24. l p says:

    love them all and particularly like Men’s Bartime http://www.ca.skechers.com/en-ca/style/68031/bartime/nvy never know what he will chose – who said women (as opposed to men) are fickle?

  25. Heather Swanson says:

    Sketchers Go walk3

  26. Pam says:

    I am a subscriber. My fave Skechers men’s style is the MEN’S AFTER BURN MEMORY FIT – PROCESSION

  27. intensev5 says:

    I like the Men’s Hanzer shoes

  28. SandyS says:

    My guy would look dapper in the relaxed fit Sorino Oveno

  29. CLC says:

    I love the Skechers Go Walk 3 because they are comfortable and stylish.

  30. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. My favourite pair of men’s shoes from the SKECHERS site are the Men’s Kino – Fortino

  31. Alison K says:

    @Skechers_Canada Bonus Entry: Following and tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/611003156743462912

  32. Lynn Andersen says:

    Relaxes Fit: Sketch Flex would be my choice

  33. andrea amy says:

    My favourites are these ones:
    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  34. I subscribe and I love the MEN’S SKECHERS GORUN ULTRA 2!

  35. andrea amy says:


    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  36. Anu Chopra says:

    I like the men’s sckechers GoWalk 3

  37. seham merzib says:

    I like the Men’s Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3 – FitKnit in navy

  38. seham merzib says:

  39. Liz says:

    Love the brown men’s malling!

  40. S. Hirano says:

    I love Skechers Mens Bartime in Navy. Blue suede shoes are awesome!

  41. Garry D says:

    Would love a pair of Men’s Porter

  42. lilfifi says:

    The Men’s Bridgeport are my favorite. So many rally nice shoes, hard to choose just one.

  43. diane says:

    My favourite is the GOwalk 3 – Attain in navy.

  44. Stephanie McAllister says:


  45. Shelley N says:

    My favourite is one of the men’s dress shoes called Ardenwood. My husband would totally love that shoe especially in the Desert colour. Awesome

  46. Krista Embertson says:

    wow, I had no idea that sketchers made such fantastic looking shoes the mens Malling are exactly the style my husband would love. thanks so much for enlightening me, I had no idea they made more than just runners.

  47. Jessica Lord says:

    I like the Ardenwood style

  48. Valerie Caldicott says:

    the GOwalk3 are a perfect slip on but can be used for dressed up occasions too

  49. Elena says:

    I really like the look of the Men’s relaxed fit: superior gains shoe. They’d look nice on my hubby

  50. Jessica e says:

    Men’s Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3 in charcoal is nice!

  51. Bree says:

    My husband would love MEN’S SKECHERS GORUN ULTRA 2 in navy and orange!

  52. Renee Lacasse says:

    My favourite is the GOwalk 3 – Attain in navy

  53. Debbie Bashford says:


  54. Vesper says:


    I like the MEN’S SKECHERS GOWALK 3 – ATTAIN in black

  55. Donnas says:

    I like the Men’s Relaxed Fit: Segment – The Search.

  56. Maureen Anderson says:

    Men’s After Burn – Memory Fit in Brown/Taupe

  57. mousecat says:

    My favourites are the Men’s Relaxed Fit: Segment – Rilar in brown here: http://www.ca.skechers.com/en-ca/style/64260/relaxed-fit-segment-rilar/blk

  58. cyndy500 says:

    Love sketchers especially the Equalizer!

  59. LILLIAN BROWN says:

  60. Darlene Boyle says:

    mens whitby

  61. kristen visser says:

    would love the Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3 – FitKnit

  62. linnett says:

    The GoWalk City Uptown in Black look nice.

  63. ksceviour says:


  64. ksceviour says:

    tweeted also

  65. sonya says:

    I love the men’s Skechers GOwalk City in Uptown!

  66. mrdisco says:

    I like the Men’s Equalizer – Familiar in red

  67. mrdisco1 says:

  68. Edith Rennes says:

    I like the women’s GOrun – 4 – Reflective

  69. Nancy Parsons says:

    My favourite men shoes from Skechers are MEN’S TOM CATS.

  70. May says:

    I like the Men’s Skechers GOrun Ride 4 in the colour blue/orange!

  71. Edmond says:

    OMG , my fave; Men’s Skechers GOrun Ride 4 in the colour orange, Divine. Wow, prize shoes are fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the shoes to look good, feel alive & inspired. A life changing exp.

  72. Tabby72 says:

    My favourites are the Men’s Sketchers GOwalk City Uptown in black.

  73. pat says:

    Relaxed Fit: Landen – Buford Taupe

  74. Lori L. says:

    I like the Men’s Verwood best! I am loving all of their dressy choices and will definitely show my man the Sketcher’s website as he is in need of some new dress shoes for work. Thanks for the chance to win!


  75. Lisa Morrison says:

    I like the Go Walk City uptown shoes.

  76. aarone mawdsley says:

    i like the cufflinks

  77. Domenique says:

    Men’s relaxed fit kane. I think they look great and would be comfortable.

  78. Anne R says:

    The men’s Crossover is super sexy. Just what every Dad needs!

  79. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I like the Men’s Skechers GOwalk City – Uptown

  80. prairiebelle says:

    I like the Mens Skechers gowalk 3 – Attain

  81. prairiebelle says:

    following on twitter and tweeted

  82. TyronePaterson says:

    Sketchers shoes are the best for comfort and style

  83. Theresa C. says:

    Love to get a pair of these for my guy: Men’s Relaxed Fit: Supreme – Equipt

  84. Dennis Hawkins says:

    Love to have amazing pair of those hot looking shoes!

  85. Krista M says:

    I love how there are Men’s GOWalks! I have a few pairs myself, but think these would look fantastic on men of ANY age group.. even my Grandpa would love ’em! My favorite are the GOWalk 3 – ATTAIN in charcoal, a nice neutral look.

  86. I really like the Men’s Skechers GOwalk 2 – Flash DNA

  87. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite pair of shoes is the Men’s Skechers Gowalk 3 – Unwide at http://www.ca.skechers.com/en-ca/style/53984/skechers-gowalk-3-unwind/bbk

  88. Michelle says:

    I like the Men’s Bartime.

  89. truckerofbc says:

    I like the mens Mariners. Maybe one year ill win from you..lol

  90. Lynn M says:

    I like the men’s Bridgeport – not sure what my father would like best though (although he would like the Bridgeport, he may prefer the relaxed fit styles better).

  91. Alayne Langford says:

    My favourite Skechers shoes for Men are the Go Walks 3 in Black! I wear the ladies Go Walks and they are the most comfortable lightweight shoes I own! 🙂 ty http://www.ca.skechers.com/en-ca/style/53980/skechers-gowalk-3/bbk

  92. I like the gowalk3 in grey.

  93. mitber says:

    I like MEN’S SKECHERS GOWALK 3 – ATTAIN, not only do these look comfortable the name Attain is the same as the shake drink I use daily

  94. Michael says:

    I like the Men’s Verwood

  95. I subscribed via email.

    I like the Men’s Skechers GOwalk 2

  96. Glogirl says:

    I like the Men’s Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3.

  97. tammy harrison says:

    I really like the GOmeb Speed 3

  98. Sunshine G says:

    My husband would like the GoWalk 3 in grey…and he could use a new pair!

  99. Angela Mitchell says:

    They have such great shoes for guys! I love the MEN’S RELAXED FIT: DIAMONDBACK – KARTER.

  100. Elaine Buonsante says:


  101. Pam says:

  102. Cara says:

    My husband would probably like the GoWalk 3 🙂

  103. Harmony A. says:

    Men’s Skechers Gowalk 3 would be great!

  104. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Mens Bartime shoes in Navy.

  105. Taps says:

    My hubby would love the GOwalk 3 and the Equalizer Familiar

  106. aaron bellemare says:

    Really like the Synergy but love the Men’s Crossover.

  107. Lauraleigh P says:

    My husband would look super sexy in the SKECHERS Propulsion – Mission Statement shoes in blue/black. Actually I let him choose which pair he loves, and I certainly approve of his choice! 🙂

  108. Lauraleigh P says:

  109. Eldon L says:

    I like the Men’s Skechers GOwalk 3

  110. Janet P. says:

    I like the Men’s Ardenwood in tan.

  111. Nathan Lapointe says:

    I love Men’s Skechers GOwalk City – Uptown

  112. wanda macsween says:

    Men’s Relaxed Fit: Segment -The Search are nice.

  113. I really like the MEN’S HANZER – ELANO in black.

  114. cottagebunny says:

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  115. aly3360 says:

    I like the Men’s Men’s Skechers GO GOLF Pro shoes and I like the Men’s Bridgeport in sand.

  116. aly3360 says:

  117. The Men’s Skechers GOmeb Speed 3 in Black/Orange would match my hockey tracksuit perfectly

  118. sschool2010 says:


  119. Lisa Neutel says:

    i love the Men’s Ardenwood in brown

  120. SueSueper says:

    My favourite men’s shoes are Men’s Men’s Equalizer

  121. stacey h says:

    my dad would like the Crossover – he says they are stylish

  122. stacey h says:


  123. Colleen Rose says:

    Sketchers go walk fitnit

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