June 10, 2021
PATRICK’S 2021 FATHERS DAY GIFT GUIDE (FORWARD THIS TO YOUR PARTNER)
"WE DON'T CARE WHAT YOU GET HIM, JUST GET HIM SOMETHING GOOD"- A GIFTING GUIDE BY YOURS TRULY.
While being a dad is often pretty rewarding, it does feel great to be rewarded materially for the sleep depravation, tantrums and continuous vomiting in the Porsche (could be my driving style). It can be an absolute nightmare, and also the best thing in the world - often on the same day. If you're a dad, you'll know what I mean. If you're not a dad yet, know that your father went through all of the above with you, so give well! Even if you are a dad and have a dad, give well too - you're in the thick of what he did for you.
Much like our series of cool shit emails, this is essentially my wish-list of gifts, from killer accessories to a fu<king rad book written by a good friend of mine, Michael Ardelean. Life's too short to give shit gifts, or receive them for that matter, so if your partner's a suspect gift-giver, hit the forward button on this email and send it her (or his) way. Delete the suspect gift-giver part before you do.
I tried to pick some really cool gear that Dad's would appreciate that's not the usual crap on all the other paid ad Fathers Day gift guides out there, enjoy.
HEIMPLANET X UNCRATE THE CAVE TENT
Design, aesthetic, functionality, performance, and black! No wonder these sold out in about 5 seconds when they launched with Heimplanet a few days ago but Uncrate still have a few left!
Geodesic domes are incredibly strong for their weight, making them an ideal shape for a tent. Our stealth version of Heimplanet's original tent retains all the features that made it an icon. Thanks to double-layer airbeams, all setup consists of is rolling out the tent, closing the valves, and using the included pump to inflate the entire structure. The diamond-like grid provides support for the polyester ripstop flysheet and ripstop nylon inner tent, while a vestibule keeps the entrance dry and a detachable gear loft offers added storage. A multi-chamber safety system allows compromised pieces of the airframe to be isolated and repaired or replaced, and the geodesic design offers an additional benefit: the ability to hold strong in high winds.
HUMAN RECREATIONAL SERVICES
If you can find a cooler take on dress shoes I'd like to see it!
HRS is a luxury label founded in 2018 by Los Angeles pro skater Erik Ellington. After working with skate and streetwear companies for more than 20 years, Ellington’s new venture is a collaboration with Paris-based fashion designer Vaz Rajan that draws inspiration from the lifestyles of its creators.
Drawing inspiration from the people they’ve looked up to, the music, the style, the skateboarding community, retro leisure and a nostalgic view of rock and roll glamour, it’s a contemporary take on traditional gentlemen’s elegance and I fu<king love them.
The new black Palazzo is available for pre-order now on their site. Word on the street is they will be dropping some online exclusives soon too. I've had a sneak peak and they might be the coolest shoes I've ever seen..
CDLP MOBILITÉ BOXER BRIEFS
They just dropped a new collection called Mobilité made for physical performance, designed to enhance mobility and overall output. Made of regenerated and recycled fabrics lending the garments breathability, durability, and moisture-wicking properties. The slightly longer leg really works for me even though I look a bit more like 'Dad-bod Leo' than the model in the pic these days but at least I'm super comfortable.
CDLP HOME SUIT
I had to throw this in the list too, I couldn't think of a better outfit for cruising around the house in complete comfort and looking like a lord if anyone dropped in unannounced.
Check out their tailored, elevated essentials for wear in and out of residence. Consciously crafted in Portugal from lustrous woven lyocell—an innovative fibre made from the wood pulp of sustainably grown trees, that is supremely soft and breathable. Blurring a line between loungewear and ready-to-wear and bridging indoor and outdoor dressing, Home is luxurious comfort met with directional design.
OJAS BOOKSHELF SPEAKER KIT V1.1
For all you wanna-be audiophiles out there like me, I reckon you'll really like this!
During the pandemic master audio engineer and creator of OJAS Sound Systems, Devon Turnbull designed, built and started selling these build-it-yourself bookshelf speakers! The legendary Type 7 made a really cool YouTube video on the whole process that I have linked to the above image. Careful if you watch it you'll probably add these to the cart like I'm going to.
Not only would they sound epic, it would be cool to build them yourself then spray or customise them to suit whatever you're into.
These products are the result of two decades of experimentation, engineering and explorations in the audio underground.
JACQUES MARIE MAGE x GEORGE CORTINA
Possibly the sunglasses of the year for me! Jacques Marie Mage have celebrated fashion editor and all-around cool guy George Cortina (who has been reportedly living in the Château Marmont in Hollywood with Luka Sabbat and Duke Nicholson, how fu<king rock n roll is that!) with their sophomore release, the “CORTINA,” an elevated pair of acetate aviator glasses available in six bold colorways.
These are hand made in Japan and limited to just 300 pairs.
1978 ROLEX SEA-DWELLER
Known as the 'Birth Year' watch, meaning you buy a vintage (in my case) watch that is from the same year that you were born. I found a pretty rad Rolex Daytona that I would be pretty happy with if I got it for Fathers Day!
The biggest challenge with vintage watches is finding a one from the right year and then being able to trust the site or shop you buy the watch from. There is a few good online retailers and one of the best (IMO) is Tropical Watch. These guys are legit and are trusted and admired by all the watch guys I know.
The Daytona above was Paul Newman's and sold for $5,475,000.00
TYPE 7 - VOL TWO
These sold out in about 5 seconds but thankfully there are still a few available on Amazon and Booktopia.
It all began in December 2018. Back then, Porsche initiated the Type 7 Instagram channel, which gained cult status after just one year and won over more than 70.000 followers. On Type 7, the team of Ted Gushue, Thomas Walk and Franziska Jostock curate richly illustrated stories and works from the world of architects, artists and designers. Not forgetting famous automobile enthusiasts like Jeff Zwart or the artists Marc Newson or Daniel Arsham: their exciting and beautiful projects got them a place in this book too.
Type 7 Volume Two co-ordinates the best stories from another successful year of @type7, the social media channel for inspirational stories from the world of Porsche. Apart from the varied and carefully chosen stories, the appeal of the book lies in its beautiful design. Paint and embossing are used sensibly, the choice of materials and the type of packaging highlight the standard, that is also the motto of the book’s makers: Driving Forward.
ART FOR MONEY BY MICHAEL ARDELEAN
I almost got BOOK WORM tattooed across my knuckles after reading this, I still might..
Art for Money is a small and mighty volume that covers the essentials every creative freelancer needs to know about making a living and growing their business—in under 100 pages.
From Michael - I had the privilege of writing this book as a love letter slash kick in the pants to all my creative friends. Thesis: success is 20% talent / 80% behaviour. I can’t teach talent, so I wrote a book about behaviour.
Give him a follow on Instagram too, it's good @easyontheextras
I've been saying it for ages, magazines are the new vinyl!They're being produced more like coffee table books these days and believe it or not people still love them. They're a relatively cheap gift and you get a new one every month! Plus if you get something like Treats, GQ or Esquire you also get the digital issues and you'll know the photography, journalism and stories told will be second to none.
Let's not let the magazine die..
THE EXEC KIT BY US
Shameless self promotion but a pretty solid Fathers Day gift.
The Executive combines our Air Travel Carry On Dopp Kit with our entire suite of skincare products and a travel size shampoo and conditioner. Handling anything travel may throw at you, whether it’s altitude affected skin, hangovers, debaucherous dinners, the lot. All will be erased post a session with the Executive. Contains:
AM1 | Anti-aging Moisturizer Hydrating with Delta Complex 50ml
EB1 | Triple Correction Eye Balm with Delta Complex 5g
FW1 | Anti-aging Cell Regenerating Foaming Wash 100ml
FS1 | Volcanic Sand and Crushed Diamond Face Scrub 75g
SH1 | Daily Thickening Shampoo 60ml
CD1 | CD1 Daily Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner 60ml
Air Travel Carry On Dopp Kit