June 18 is Father’s Day. We’ve got you covered with five gift ideas for dad. And if you don’t see anything here, we also offer gift cards in any denomination. Email us for more information.
A good wallet can be hard to come by. Thankfully we have the L. It’s minimal, classic, and made from 100% Horween shell cordovan. With three slots for card or cash, it’s all you need to keep things organized.
Boot Black makes some of the highest-quality shoe care products around. Their Gimlet kit includes black and neutral shoe cream, two kinds of brushes, two chamois cloths, and shoe cleaner. It all comes in an elegant black box, so dad can finally ditch the tattered shoebox he’s been using.
Kreis has been crafting leather goods in Germany since 1963. They’ve made our Bleecker Belt out of three pieces of shell cordovan. It’s the perfect match to a pair of Alden color 8 longwings or plain toe bluchers. There aren’t many shell belts around these days, and Kreis makes them as good as they get.
These beautiful shoehorns are both a one-of-a-kind handcrafted gift and a practical tool essential for preserving the life of your shoes. Made from real oxenhorn, each Abbeyhorn has a unique, natural pattern. Shop
Jill Platner bracelet
Jill Platner jewelry is handmade in New York, each made of sterling silver on a crocheted cord with toggle clasp. They’re all personal pieces with a unique tactile quality. They’re gorgeous in photos, but there’s nothing like having one on your wrist. Shop
Summer is the perfect excuse to wear white shoes, and these cream nubuck longwings make for a classic casual look. The red micro soles make the shoes very lightweight. Combined with cream nubuck, they’re soft and comfortable straight from the box. Alden longwings are classics, and this pair is no exception.
We stock a variety of shoe care products from Abbeyhorn, who have produced horn products sine 1749. Each horn is unique in its color and visual texture, making them great gifts that can be passed from generation to generation. The carving process requires considerable skill, requiring the carver to work with the horn while carving to bring out the special quality of each. No two are exactly alike.
Our new gift cards make the perfect present for dad this Father’s Day. They’re available online in $50, $100, $250, $500, and $1000 denominations; other values are available in-store or by calling or emailing. These cards never expire and are valid toward any in-store, phone, or email purchase.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”;
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings—nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run—
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
“Hot Dogs”, by Ben Kimberly Prins / The Saturday Evening Post -September 13, 1958