A lot of trendy moments in fashion have been inspired by the ugly-cool ways that dads have been thought to dress. There was the dad sneaker—chunky, bulky, retro—and of course, the dad baseball cap hat. But there are also a handful of other ways to channel dad style like the t-shirt tuck with belted trousers, a pair of light wash denim, a calf-height athletic sock, and, of course, the carefree, colorful vacation shirt. While you can certainly pick up a few dad-like styling hacks from the fashion world, you could also go straight to the source and emulate the wardrobe of your own Father—he’s where it all started, after all.
Ahead of the Father’s Day holiday, we asked a handful of editors to recount the fashion experiences and memories of their Fathers. It turns out, there’s much more to their style than the goofy sneakers (sorry, Dad) and nerdy fanny packs. It’s true that father figures can teach us many wonderful life lessons, but these Dads even know a thing or two about how to get dressed.