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Our Ultimate Dad Fashion Style Tribute

It is Father's Day this weekend and as a tribute, we look back at the influence our old man has had on our sartorial choices. From chunky sneakers to the quintessential dad jeans, here are some of the wardrobe staples that have made their way from his closet to ours.
The dad sneakers: Triple S Clear Sole leather sneakers, $1,150, Balenciaga
The iconic dad sneakers get freshened up with transparent details on the soles. The dad sneakers: Mesh and rubber sneakers, $69.90, Charles & Keith
The chunkier the sneakers, the stronger the dad vibes. The dad sneakers: Ultrapace R leather and mesh sneakers, $1,380, Gucci
This pair of running shoes comes sans laces – which is great news for those who love practicality. The dad sneakers: Shoes 53045 Bump'Air Tan polyester sneakers, $730, Club21 Forum
This tone-on-tone design is perfect for those who prefer a more muted style for their chunky kicks. The dad sneakers: Skechers Sailor Moon D'Lites Airy 2.0 leather and mesh sneakers, $159, www.lazada.sg
If you dig all things kawaii, then this bubblegum pop-inspired pair will speak to you. The chinos: Cotton pants, $60, Mango
These pleated and high-rise cotton trousers are part of his smart-casual staples – and definitely omething we can appreciate too. The chinos: Cotton pants, $1,490, Marni
One key characteristic of chinos is their comfortable fit; practicality and comfort is everything for most men. The chinos: RTA cotton-twill cargo pants, $290, www.net-a-porter.com
Opt for cargo versions with those big pockets when you want to crank up the utility function of your chinos. The chinos: Wool-blend pants, $990, Stella McCartney
This pair comes with a slightly tapered cut at the legs which can give the illusion of longer gams. Goes perfectly well with classic pumps. The chinos: Cotton pants, $70, Zara
This baggy number is made for Casual Friday ensembles. The trek sandals: Teva Original textile and rubber sandals, $75, www.asos.com
These are the kind of sandals you would catch your old man wearing with bermudas and a polo shirt – come to think of it, that’s some truly fashion-forward styling as seen at brands like Gucci and Vetements. The trek sandals: Arizona Love canvas and rubber platform sandals with faux pearls, $235, www.net-a-porter.com
Jazz up this utilitarian footwear with some romantic pearls. The trek sandals: Y-3 rubber sandals, $368, www.farfetch.com
Meet the ‘hypebeast’ trek sandals. The trek sandals: Polyamide sandals, $820, Burberry
Add a little Baby Spice flair to the shoes with some flatforms action. The trek sandals: Cecilie Bahnsen + Suicoke silk-cloque, neoprene and grosgrain sandals, $307, www.net-a-porter.com
The Suicoke and Cecilie Bahnsen tie-up is one of the most sought-after collaborations right now. With designs that are part bold fashion statement and part geeky cool, it is easy to see why there’s so much love for this pairing. The cheesy printed shirt: Carhartt viscose-poplin shirt, $149, Dover Street Market Singapore
Our dads’ appetite for Hawaiian/loud prints is primed for days when we want to dress a little more outre. The cheesy printed shirt: Viscose shirt, $18, H&M
Truth be told, the Hawaiian shirt is a versatile item with endless styling possibility: wear it with jeans, maxi skirts, and even over dresses if you like. The cheesy printed shirt: Marni linen shirt, US$267 (S$372), www.ssense.com
The oversized silhouette and tropical print of this shirt screams “holiday”. The cheesy printed shirt: Richard Quinn polyester shirt, US$315 (S$438), www.ssense.com
This granny floral blouse-meets Hawaiian shirt is one of the best crossovers we’ve seen. The cheesy printed shirt: Natasha Zinko viscose shirt, $288, www.farfetch.com
Mullets are never a good thing – unless of course we’re talking about the swish factor the cut can give our outfits. The dad jeans: Denim jeans, $140, Levi's
From Barack Obama to Steve Jobs, the straight cut high-rise jeans have epitomised the meaning of dad chic. The dad jeans: Ganni denim jeans, $224, www.net-a-porter.com
Choose a pair of dad jeans in black when you want to go for a more classic appearance. The dad jeans: Re/done denim jeans, US$125 (S$174), www.modaoperandi.com
Distressed finishes on your jeans are like the aged patina on your leather bag – they give character to your item. The dad jeans: Denim jeans, $950, Loewe
Note the slight boot cut of this pair of jeans – perfect for days when we want to don our combat boots.