While picking appropriate luggage and skincare for trips is fairly straightforward, clothes and shoes can be a trickier matter. Because space in your suitcase is limited, packing apparel that is versatile, functional, and most importantly, low-maintenance, is the key to looking and feeling great while on the road.
With that in mind, here are 12 clothing items and shoes – which are listed in descending order according to price – to gift the jetsetting dad in your life this upcoming Father’s Day.
Unbound Merino Men’s Merino Wool Compact Travel Hoodie, $170
As the name suggests, this hoodie was designed expressly to take on your trips. But if you think wool is only for cooler weather, think again. Merino wool, in particular, isn’t just seasonless: it also dries quickly, wicks away moisture, and is wrinkle-resistant so you can toss it on anytime you need some added warmth and comfort.
State Cashmere The Mock-Neck Quarter Zip Polo Sweater, $165
While cashmere is one of the most coveted fabrics in the world, it’s not all created equal. That’s why State Cashmere was founded in 2017. Every garment is blended with ethically sourced, high quality cashmere from Inner Mongola – the goats are lovingly fed and groomed – for unmatched softness and durability, making this timeless style a must no matter where you go.
Kuru Atom Men’s Sneakers, $160
Designed to be the world’s most comfortable sneakers, the Atom from Kuru boasts the brand’s signature Kurusole. Unlike conventional sneakers, which typically flatten the foot pad, Kurusole cradles feet for unparalleled heel, ankle, and arch support. So on top of promoting foot health, Kurus also look sharp and can effortlessly take you from the gym to the airport.
Naked Cashmere Paul Jogger, $150
Here’s proof you can wear joggers out while out and about and still look put together. These stylish versions from Naked Cashmere sport a subtly tapered leg for a sleek silhouette, cinched cuffs for a tidier look, and slit and back pockets for plenty of easy storage. But the best part is the fabric. A blend of cotton and cashmere, it’s plush, yet lightweight for seasonless wear.
Goodlife Velour Split-Hem Polo, $135
Polo shorts are wardrobe staples, and for good reason. They’re comfortable. They flatter all body types. They’re easy to travel with. Last but not least, they help all guys look polished, no matter the weather or setting. But this version from Goodlife puts a fresh, unexpected twist on the classic with a plush, midnight velour fabric that looks as good as it feels.
Kona Brewing Co x Reyn Spooner Aloha Shirt, $119.50
A fun collaboration between two of Hawaii’s most beloved brands, Kona Brewing Co. and Reyn Spooner, this aloha shirt was just unveiled for all your summer socializing. The colorful print takes inspiration from Kona Brewing Co’s Big Wave Golden Ale, while the trim shape and rounded tail makes it feel more modern than traditional aloha shirts.
Hush Puppies Men’s The Good Low Top, $79.95
Combining the ease of sneakers with the streamlined shape of a slip-on, these new shoes from Hush Puppies are poised to become a closet staple. In addition to being super comfortable with their bouncy soles and moisture-wicking uppers, this versatile style is manufactured with 100% post-consumer plastics in an effort to be kinder to the planet as well.
Pact Men’s Essential Pullover Hoodie, $67
A far cry from your usual bulky hoodie, this one from Pact, the brand that teams up with Fair Trade Certified™ factories for its organic cotton, is made with a lightweight, yet substantial fabric for no-fuss wear all year long. It’s also been garment washed for a more lived-in feel, has a kangaroo pocket, and hits right at the hip for a more flattering appearance.
Dearfoams Men’s Gold Coast Shearling Mule, $59.95
There isn’t a single dad who doesn’t want to keep his feet cozy without sacrificing style. That’s when these slippers from Dearfoams enter the picture. The uppers are made with genuine Austrailian shearling upper, which naturally regulates temperature while wicking moisture away from the skin. The timeless mule style makes these slipping in and out of a breeze, too.
All Citizens The Limitless Performance Chino Shorts, $55
The name really says it all, when it comes to these shorts by All Citizens. The innovative fabric boasts four-way stretch to move with you – whether you’re sprinting to catch a flight or taking a nap in your hotel room. Other notable features include the versatile tan shade, longer length, and tailored silhouette for a sleek and tidy appearance.
Leovici Classic T-Shirt, $55
Where althleisure meets streetwear, Leovici specializes in casual, design-driven everday pieces that are smart additions to any modern man’s wardrobe. And this black t-shirt is no exception. Bearing all the hallmarks of a quintessentially classic tee, this version sports a slim fit, subtle but striking logo detail at the collar, and a super-silky cotton fabric.
Hedley & Bennett The Chef Hat, $35
Los Angeles-based Hedley & Bennett might famed for its sturdy, yet stylish aprons and other kitchenwear, but its hats are just as hip. Made from durable cotton canvas, they come with an adjustable leather strap and a short, flat bill with bright red underneath for a unexpected pop of color. Plus, this neutral caramel color complements any outfit.