OK, admit it—you love him, but your dad is impossible to shop for. Every year, you get him a new gadget that ends up collecting dust, or agonize over the perfect tie, only to have it relegated to the back of the closet. Well, this is the year that all changes. We tapped those bastions of style, our men’s buying team, to find out the must-have items that should be topping every dad’s wish list this year. Scroll on for their take on the gift your father’s guaranteed to be thankful for, both on Father’s Day and throughout the coming year.



John Totolis
VP/DMM Men’s Tailored Clothing, Furnishings, & Childrens

“My father had quite a cufflink collection from his days as a consultant, wearing white French cuff shirts, dark solid ties, and dark suits. I used to borrow them at will, and he never seemed to mind—even though he knew there was only a slight chance they would make it back to his dresser. These sleek, elegant ones from Barneys New York remind me of his taste.”

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BARNEYS NEW YORK Square Cufflinks


Julien Decanali
Buyer, Men’s Designer Collections

“For Father’s Day this year, I think I’ll get my dad a new pair of Doc Martens. He’s a former punk—longgggggggg ago—who sported the hair, ripped tee, and all. With the current punk/grunge movement so popular these days, there’s lots to pick from at Barneys, so I’m thinking he needs these boots in Cherry Red, for added effect.”

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DR MARTENS Leather 10-Eye Boots


Melissa Gallagher
SVP/DMM Men’s Footwear, Accessories, and Home

“My father is a loyal salad eater who has one every evening before having dinner, and has been known to be creative. This book is fun with a lot of never-before-seen choices that let the home chef be creative and try new things, ranging from very simple creations to more involved combinations.”

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ABRAMS BOOKS Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired By Artists


Charlston Ang
Senior Buyer, Men’s Tailored Clothing

“In today’s hustle-and-bustle world, all dads should take a moment to relax and savor some refreshing sencha green tea. And what better way to savor the experience than in the perfect tea cup and saucer from Hermès?”

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HERMÈS Tie-Set H City Tea Cup & Saucer / FREDS AT BARNEYS NEW YORK Japanese Sencha Green Tea Tin


Derek Klamerus
Buyer, Men’s Fine Accessories

“This year, use the holiday as an excuse to upgrade your dad’s watch. Weiss is bringing watchmaking back to America—Los Angeles, specifically—and this 100% made-in-the-USA timepiece is a time-less piece to keep in the family for years to come.”

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WEISS Automatic Issue Field Watch


Dina Smallman
Buyer, Linens & Stationery

“Impress with the impossible—The Impossible Collection of Wine, to be specific—for the wine connoisseur who thinks he has it all.”

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ASSOULINE The Impossible Collection of Wine


Jonathan Rich
Buyer, Men’s Leather Goods and Accessories

This T. Anthony bag is perfect for any dad who travels. Whether it’s a quick weekend trip to the beach or a work trip, this versatile bag is the perfect choice that will only get better with age. You can also have it monogrammed for a personal touch.”

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T. ANTHONY Classic 22″ Duffel



Jay Bell
SVP, Men’s Designer & Developing Designer Collections

“For that favorite father or friend, Byredo’s Mister Marvelous eau de parfum travel vials will keep him fresh while traveling and let him know exactly how you feel about him.”

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BYREDO Mister Marvelous Eau de Parfum Travel Vial



Tom Kalenderian
EVP/DMM Men’s and Chelsea Passage

“The men’s bracelet craze today is a far cry from the standard issue “identification” bracelet your dad wore as a kid. Bring dad up-to-date with the Sidney Garber Noble Links bracelet, handmade in Italy and the perfect complement to a connoisseur’s luxury wardrobe. Sophisticated dads will surely ‘identify’ with the artisan quality of the contrast between the darkened textured silver and the polished gold.”

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SIDNEY GARBER Noble Bracelet


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