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JUNE 13TH, 2011


Shopping for men can be a daunting task. But fear not: we have six amazing Father’s Day options for every type of amazing dad.

Stylish Dad
GQ called Alexander Olch “the man who makes a perfect tie,” and we agree. Nothing fancy schmancy here—just a perfect light summer tie for our perfect man.
Alexander Olch Chambray Necktie, $150 at LARK, 2315 Main St., Vancouver, 604-870-5275,



Outdoorsy Dad
Outdoorsy dads may be familiar withCordura fabric, one of the most durable on the market today. This daypack by Epperson Mountaineering combines practicality with stylish leather detailing to make outdoor wear look incredibly dash.
Epperson Mountaineering Daypack, $205 at Inventory Stockroom, 45 Powell St., Vancouver, 604-568-5889,



Handy Dad
It’s time to ditch that old crummy hardware store apron for a more sartorially appropriate one. Union Wood Co’s vintage canvas aprons feature fine, and manly, detailing like the hand cut leather straps and vintage brass hardware. Plus, they look great on the guys over at Meat & Bread, where they double as cooking aprons. Add a personal touch by getting the leather straps monogrammed for an additional $20 (order before Friday!). Union Wood Co. Work Aprons, $90 at The Old Faithful, 320 W. Cordova St., Vancouver, 778-327-9376,



Kilt-clad Dad
A bottle of the world's most coveted brand of Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Highland Park, is always a welcome gift for the bon vivant dad. We like the 15-year-old version, which is aromatic, smokey and described as "rich and mature." Well, there's still time for that. $95 at these BCLC locations.



Foodie Dad
Want to make him a real pistol in the kitchen? A Smoking Gun can help him create his dream smoked dishes. Soups, meats, fruits… sit back and watch the magic happen. Smoking Gun, $145 at Williams Sonoma, 2903 Granville St., Vancouver, 778-330-2581,



Music Dad
This powerful and sleek Tivoli radio will fill his office with his favourite music. iPod compatible, of course! Tivoli #10, $250 at Design House, 851 Homer St, Vancouver, 604-681-2800,

—AG & SB