Accessory Council Father’s Day Top Pics 2011 a homerun for the man in your life

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away and while you may be knee-deep in your wedding plans, these ideas can cross over from your dad, to father in law (to be) and groomsmen.

The Accessories Council annual Father’s Day top picks offered several options for the man in your life.  From a stylish pair of super cool shades, to a beautiful winter Cashmere scarf, there are gift options for now and year-round giving.

Cuff-Links are one of the most popular gifts to give to your father or your groom especially on your wedding day.  You know a little something that will be a keepsake for them to remember the day.  Swarovski cufflinks are from Swarovski’s first line for men.  They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to match the personality and style of any type of dad. From the ‘industrial crown’, round to rectangular, these cuff links are the perfect gift. These cuff links retail between $70 and $90 per pair, and are available at select Swarovski stores nationwide.

With the dog-days of summer already here, guys need to break out the most stylish pair of sunglasses to shield their eyes from the sun.  These Lacoste sunglasses are unconventionally chic yet classic.  With several shapes/styles there is one for every face-type. They feature the iconic crocodile logo, and can be purchased for $120.  For store locations, visit www.marchon.com

Even with the best pair of sunglasses, a Woolrich Hat by Dorfman Pacific is great way to keep the sun out of his eyes and for those that are…follicular-challenged, it will keep their head from sunburn. The mesh lining has a coolmax sweat-bank to wick away forehead perspiration. This hat retails for $38. Visit www.dorfman-pacific.com for stores.

Let’s face it, when the guys go for a cigar smoke, someone is always looking for a cigar cutter. Well, look no further. This set from Colibri is perfect gift to give the cigar connoisseur in your life. Love the triple-flame, refillable butane cigar lighter, as well as a double-guillotine cigar cutter with a 60 ring gauge aperture to snip the tip of today’s popular large cigars. This luxurious set is sold for $165 at Davidoff NYC, Nat Sherman and local tobacconists nationwide.

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If your dad is cool like mine, then he will absolutely adore a watch from Phosphor.  These watches utilize a revolutionary E Ink electronic paper display (similar to what’s found in products like the Kindle), a standard numeric digital display in one mode, a graphic hour clock display in another and the ability to switch between white-on-black to black-on-white time display give this digital watch a style all its own.  It has cool all over it. These stylish watches start at $175, and can be found on amazon.com.

With a chic key fob and wallet set like this one from Calvin Klein, he is sure to never lose it.  This smooth matte leather combo retails for $45.  Found at shops like Macy’s and Bon Ton, you’ll be able to find it nationwide and he will love it.

Nothing finishes off a great pair of pants like the perfect belt. Not only is this Lacoste belt eye-catching, it is practical as well because it is reversible with both a black and brown side. Retails for $85 at Macys.com, Lacoste stores, and on zappos.com.

Ok, so we do know that after summer, winter will be right around the corner and if it’s anything like last winter, your guy will love this beautiful Heritage Cashmere scarf by Roy Chinnici International Collections. It’s 100% cashmere and is true luxury. Colors ranging from cool plaids to rich solids, for $150 it is truly an investment piece that will last for years. This will be available in the US Q3 just in time for winter.

Finally don’t you hate when guys put everything in their pockets? With a bag like Yak Pak, it is practical and fun at the same time. At only $16, this is a fabulous but wallet-friendly gift.  Yak Pak is a New York-based bag company that manufactures fashionable, innovative, high quality backpacks, messenger bags and other related products. Yak Pak bags are available at college bookstores nationwide and on their website.

So I realize these are for Father’s Day but these are great gift ideas for your dad, father of the bride or groom, your groomsmen and I think the Yak Pak, at $16 is a great gift for your entire bridal party.

Happy Father’s Day and Happy Shopping!

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