OUR HEROES: Sigmund Freud once said: 'I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.' In appreciation of their love and guidance, we celebrate Fathers Day today. In case you haven't bought a present for dad, here are a few last-minute gift ideas that are modern and cool yet practical and easy on the wallet, writes Cheong Phin
KENT MENSWEAR FOR WORK: Work attire and off-duty options from this affordable menswear label from Indonesia take on a new spin with playful detailing, colour and cut for the modern urban working dad who seeks a functional and stylish-smart wardrobe that can take him from day to night.
Rendered in comfortable lightweight cotton, the work shirts in their latest Spring/Summer 2012 collection range from tone-on-tone neutrals to colourful versions detailed with different collars, trimmings and panelling which can be worn with or without a tie.
The shirts come in a trendy slim-cut or a regular custom-fit with more appropriate sleeve lengths. The Kent collection is exclusively available at selected Parkson stores nationwide.
CRISS CROSS FOR CASUAL WEEKENDS: Tinged with a ruggedness inspired by the energy and beat of urban ghettos, Criss Cross offers a range of street-wear casuals laced with graffiti and weather-beaten ethos on T-shirts, eye-catching polo shirts, jackets, jeans and Bermuda shorts.
Add a dose of edgy attitude to dad's casual weekend dressing with a mix of graffiti-print tees, gingham checked or pastel striped shirts and khaki shorts or washed denims.
The collection is exclusively available at selected Parkson stores nationwide
BOSS GREEN FOR LEISURELY SPORTS: For the dad who loves his golfing weekends with business partners or buddies, spruce up his gear on the green with the latest Spring/Summer 2012 sports-inspired looks from Boss Green.
This season, the premium sportswear label also offers a specially designed, function-focused capsule collection of professional performance-wear for golfers developed in collaboration with golfing ace Martin Kaymer.
It features polo shirts, trousers, caps and knitwear in muted blue, white and black.
Otherwise, let dad revel in football fever with this season's exclusive Country polo shirts from the German label, rendered in different country team colours and bearing a large embroidered flag-on-a-ball logo.
Just in time for the current Euro 2012 football championships or the upcoming Olympic Games, the collection features 13 countries, ranging from Spain (red with yellow collar), Italy (all blue with the distinctive Italian flag logo), Germany (white with black collar), France (navy with red collar) to Netherlands (full orange with blue and white inset neck tape) and England (white with red collar), among others.
Each cotton-piqué polo shirt is finished with a wide polo collar, a three-button fastening placket, an inset neck tape and a regular fit to ensure a stylish supporting act for his favourite country team.
Available at Hugo Boss boutiques in KLCC, Pavilion and Gardens Mall.