Dad fashion style picks laid out flat, featuring a black polo, white shorts, brown loafers, black pants, white crossbody, pink button-down, black sandals, green bucket hat, grey and white sneakers, light wash jeans and a tie-dye T-shirt

Gen Z has spoken: This is how Toronto dads should be dressing this summer

One of Canada’s most trusted authorities on style and fashion, Jeanne Beker has covered the industry for more than 30 years. Now watch her in her current style editor role on TSC’s Style Matters with Jeanne Beker or tune into her podcast Beyond Style Matters, available wherever you get your podcasts.


 

This Father’s Day, give your dad the best gift of all — an upgraded sense of style! Whether he plans to spend the summer by the grill or at the beach, Jeanne Beker (and her gen Z consultant, Streets of Toronto fashion editor Julia Mastroianni) will have him dressed to impress.

DAD ON VACATION

Dad on vacation style includes a black polo, white shorts, white crossbody bag and black slip-on sandals

A. POLO

“I love the hand stitching and the embroidery on the pocket. These types of knit polos are very in right now.” TNT, $375, 2901 Bayview Ave. 

B. CROSSBODY BAG

Aldo, $30, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr.

C. SHORTS

“These are a nice, relaxed pair of shorts that would look great with the polo shirt, and they’ve got pockets — you could definitely hang out in these.” Lost & Found, $135, 12 Ossington Ave.

D. SANDALS

“This is a great, slip-on, easy shoe, really cool and literally cool too — you want as much air as possible in the summer.” Gravitypope, $185, 1010 Queen St. W. 

DAD IN THE CITY 

Dad in the city style includes a blue and green tie-dye T-shirt, light wash jeans, a green bucket hat and grey and white high top Jordans

E. T-SHIRT

“I like this little bit of tie-dye; it’s hand dyed and looks kind of artisanal. It’s a very artful style approach and has some great colours that any dad would love.” 18 Waits, $125, 990 Queen St. W. 

F. BUCKET HAT

Lost & Found, SALE $47.50, 12 Ossington Ave.

G. JEANS

“These have that worn-in look. They look really comfortable, not too tight, just a classic denim styling with a relaxed fit.” Good Neighbour, $435, 1212 Yonge St. 

H. SNEAKERS

“I like the grey colouring. It’s an unexpected shade, and they’re a nice high top — they have pretty classic styling, but there’s something modern about them.” Foot Locker, $165, 1 Promenade Cir.

DAD AT THE BARBECUE

Dad at the barbecue style includes a pink button down with black sunglasses in the front pocket, black twill pants and a brown loafers

I. BUTTON-DOWN

“This is a great colour that would look great with any pants or shorts; the seersucker is a pretty cool fabrication, and I love the two little pockets.” Good Neighbour, $260, 1212 Yonge St. 

J. SUNGLASSES

Good Neighbour, $235, 1212 Yonge St. 

K. PANTS

“I like the pleat down the middle to elongate the leg, and the black twill is such a nice, strong fabric for a year-round pant.” Lost & Found, $450, 12 Ossington Ave. 

L. LOAFERS

“These are a great, basic loafer with a heavier look — that lug sole is very on trend, and these look great for sportier occasions.” Aldo, SALE $99.98, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr. 

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