DENIM FOR DADS

With Fa­ther’s Day on the hori­zon, Jeanne susses out the city’s coolest denim and chambray shirts for ev­ery type of Dad — from the but­toned-up of­fice sort to the, dare we say it, hip­ster va­ri­ety. Present? Sorted.

Midtown Post - - Contents - JEANNE BEKER Post City’s fash­ion colum­nist and host of Fash­ion Tele­vi­sion Chan­nel is one of Canada’s most trusted au­thor­i­ties on style and fash­ion, cov­er­ing the in­dus­try for more than 25 years.

Jeanne Beker on Toronto’s coolest chambray shirts just in time for Fa­ther’s Day

A WIN­NER

OVER THE RAIN­BOW, 101 YORKVILLE AVE., $68 “You’ve gotta love Levi Strauss. This is truly a clas­sic — it’s even got the pearl snap but­tons and cow­boystyle pock­ets. It’s nice and faded and looks well-loved. I love it be­cause it’s to­tally un­pre­ten­tious. It’s very au­then­tic — it’s the real deal!”

B Strik­ing so­phis­ti­ca­tion

HOLT REN­FREW, 3401 DUF­FERIN ST., $495 “This Givenchy shirt is in­cred­i­bly mod­ern — wow! It’s un­usual; it’s push­ing it — that’s what we ex­pect from these for­ward la­bels. It’s fun, but it’s also very strik­ing and so­phis­ti­cated.”

C Workin’ on the rail­road

GRAV­I­TY­POPE, 1010 QUEEN ST. W., $315 “This looks like some­thing some­one would have worn in the ’40s work­ing on a rail­road line. A real work­man’s shirt. It’s not a cheap shirt, but it is Paul Smith. He’s got a sense of whimsy to what he does. It’s a great piece that you’ll have in your wardrobe for ever and ever.”

D Clas­si­cal lean­ings

TESTA UOMO, 2719 YONGE ST., $185 “This shirt is for an older guy — no ques­tion. When it’s but­toned up, you don’t see all this jazzy stuff go­ing on in­side. If your dad is a con­ser­va­tive guy but likes to flash a funky sock, this is for that kind of man!”

E Hip­ster state­ment

TOP­MAN AT HUD­SON’S BAY, 176 YONGE ST., $56 “This is for a young, cool, skinny guy — or a guy who’s look­ing to show off his bi­ceps! Makes a bit of a hip­ster state­ment — but that’s OK!”

F Whim­si­cal wal­lop

BUS­TLE, BUSTLECLOTHING.COM, $175 “It’s very, very light­weight, so it’s very nice for spring. I es­pe­cially like the whimsy of the hum­ming­birds on the un­der­side of the cuffs and col­lar. I think that re­ally makes it fun — it gives it an ex­tra bit of edge.”

G All-Amer­i­can

TOMMY HIL­FIGER, 1090 DON MILLS RD., $99 “It’s a lot of style here for $99. If any­one knows how to make this kind of shirt here, it’s Tommy Hil­figer — clas­sic Amer­i­can. Om­bré works well with denim be­cause we think of denim fad­ing and chang­ing all the time.”

H Fun for the sun

JOE FRESH, 396 ST. CLAIR AVE. W., $39 “Joe Fresh is hav­ing fun with those lit­tle dots. Very much on trend for this sea­son. Those dots give a nice springy–sum­mery feel. The fab­ri­ca­tion is re­ally pretty nice. I’ll take one — I’ll wear it my­self!”

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