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Kempt’s Guide to the Father’s Day Gift Guides of 2013

Father's Day

All right, the man’s not perfect. But he’s your father. And this Sunday, you have to show him that you appreciate that.

Now, fathers are certainly easier than mothers when it comes to these sorts of things. All dear ol’ Dad probably expects is your presence and a strong handshake. And maybe a card. But since he taught you not to do anything half-assed—for better or worse—you should probably go ahead and get the guy something anyway. And no excuses here; you can afford to splurge a little on the man you owe half your existence to.

From GQ to Cool Hunting to Vanity Fair, everyone’s got their opinions on where you should spend that pretty penny. So in an effort to simplify the decision, we’ve cut through all that noise and chosen our favorites... of their favorites.

For the slightly narrowed field, take a gander at Kempt’s Second Annual Guide to the Father’s Day Gift Guides (in order of Dad’s expected reaction), after the jump...»

Starting Beef


Here’s a summer rule that’s close to our heart: It’s never too late to start planning a barbecue. We’ll even give you a head start on your steak source. 35 Degrees is our new favorite—courtesy of our friends at UD—offering up the same steaks you’d get at Cut and Bouchon. Sadly, they won’t make it to your door in time for this weekend, but we have a sneaking suspicion this won’t be your only barbecue of the year.

Angels, Aussies, and Lots and Lots of Steak


Every Time a Bell Rings: A sneak peek at the latest Victoria’s Secret Angel. [People]

Down Under: This casual Aussie line is understandably confused about exactly what “Fall/Winter” means. Damn Southern Hemisphere! [Hypebeast]

The Steaks are High: A handy guide to Esquire’s exhaustive steak coverage. Don’t miss the 10,000 word Worstershire sauce profile. [NYM]

Yesterday’s Car of Tomorrow: A gallery of short-lived concept cars, all of which are more attractive than the Edsel. [Wired]

John + Liz, Sabbatini's Skull and More

Vans for Spring

President Bartlett: Claiborne's men's line has a new designer. [CNN Money]

Plastic Fantastic: For the cost of a decent steak, Britons can pick up a full polyester suit. We'll have the steak, thanks. [Metro UK]

Bogey: With a skull on his belt, Rory Sabbatini joins the rare club headed by Greg Norman. [Magnificent Bastard]

Color Theory: A rainbow of Vans for Spring. [Kitsune Noir]

Cold Feet: Boots to keep your toes from freezing. [The Moment]

Class War: Wealthy guys who date celebrities. [Ledger Pop Journal]