Friday, June 8, 2012

Father Chose Best

There are some things your dad just won't retire.

Like the hole-riddled Class of '67 T-shirt that he still wears in public. Or his collection of Betamax tapes, and "trusty" encyclopedia set published when the Soviet was still a Union.

This Father's Day, bring him up to speed with 12 totally modern gifts that up his cool factor.

 


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Get Into Gear
This clock and business card holder made out of recycled bicycle parts will make Dad's desk look super slick.
$94 clock, $26 card holder, Super Citizen, Kahala Mall.
   
Lei Chic Come Hair Often
Dad's look may have rocked in the '70s, but now? Not so much. Treat him to Mojo Barbershop's Father's Day special - a fresh cut and straight razor shave. Throw in an ice cold beer and he'll strut out like a young John Travolta.
$50, Mojo Barbershop, 1157 Bethel St.
   
Lei Chic iOpener
Dad will be the life of the party when he whips out his new iPhone case. Its sleek design conceals a retractable stainless steel opener that can crack open any bottle.
$39.95, The American Tailgater Company.
   
Lei Chic Freeze Frames
Take point-and-shoot to a whole new level with these digital camera glasses. Just look through the "lens" and snap away. Each pair comes with a key chain so Dad won't have to ask "Where are my glasses?"
$81.95, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
   
Lei Chic Pride of Aloha
Dad can take his Warrior pride to the office in this vintage-inspired Kahala Bali Hai Aloha shirt, now 20 percent off for Father's Day.
$55.60, Rainbowtique, Ward Centers.
   
Lei Chic Bottle Service
Pick up a bottle of crisp Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey or Gentlemen Jack's charcoal-mellowed whiskey this weekend, and get it engraved for free.
$34.99 Woodford Reserve, Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 629 Kailua Road, Suite 100; $29.99 Gentlemen Jack, Sunday, 2-5 p.m., Whole Foods Market, Kahala Mall.
   
Lei Chic Hold Your Liquor
Dad will love carrying a stainless steel flask engraved with "fatherly" advice, such as "Put some hair on your chest" and "May you never go to hell but always be on your way."
$25, fishcake, 307C Kamani St.
   
Lei Chic Bitters Up
Dad can learn all about the medicinal origins of bitters, then start making his own. There are also more than 80 cocktail recipes, so he can serve up manly drinks, like a Horse's Neck.
$24.99, R&D, 691 Auahi St.
   
Lei Chic Dream Puff
With a rich, slightly spicy smoke, hint of chocolate and slow, even burn, these Padron 1964 Anniversary Series cigars are one of R. Fields Wine Co.'s top recommendations.
$12.99 each, R. Fields Wine Co., Foodland Beretania and Kailua, Foodland Farms Aina Haina.
   
Lei Chic Like a Glove
Hand-assembled and carefully stitched with genuine glove-tanned leather, these Heritage Baseball double billfolds channel the days of hot dogs, stolen bases and walk-off home runs.
$218, Coach, Ala Moana Center.
   
Lei Chic High Spy
Sure, Dad might pretend he's not into toys, but once he gets this app-controlled quadricopter into the air, he won't put it down. The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 comes with a HD camera to capture its high-flying flips and special foam casing for indoor flights.
$299.99, Brookstone, Ward Centers.
   
Lei Chic Worth Waiting For
We have a feeling golfers will appreciate a belated Father's Day gift if it includes an aerodynamic golf club designed by Ferrari engineers. Especially if it comes in a bag made of the same sumptuous Poltrana Frau leather used in Ferrari GTs.
Ferrari Golf Collection, available in July.

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.


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