You see “World’s Greatest Dad” on shirts and coffee mugs everywhere this time of year. What does that really mean to you?
“Being involved and present for my kids. I try to cherish and appreciate each phase and I try to laugh a lot with them.”― Scott Darling, Chief Legal Officer
“Having a physical presence as protector and provider, a mental presence as a role model and inspiration and a spiritual presence to help lead them in their journey.” ― Matthew Rose, Warehouse Processing Station Specialist
Any tips for other dads?
“Allow others in and ask for help. It truly ‘takes a village.’ We’re so fortunate and blessed to have amazing family and friends. And with your partner, give each other a break. Parenting is uncharted territory…be kind and forgiving.”― Chris Phillips, VP of Men’s Merchandising
“Everything anyone needs to know about baby care can be learned on the job. Maybe skim a couple of the how-to books on baby sleep, but don’t worry too much―nobody’s baby will perfectly abide the ‘rules.’ I’m now a dad of two: a two-month-old and a two-year-old. Also, I’m tired.” ― Casey O’ Connor, Director of Legal
Cherish and appreciate each phase.
Time to talk Dad Style. What’s your take on it?
“Be unique, be unorthodox, be unbothered. I believe we are our own creators of our own style.” ― Matthew
“My style could probably be called ‘West Coast Adult.’ My clothes and shoes are always comfortable, rarely black, and never flashy. I cautiously adopt trends. I like the ‘surprise details’ trend at the moment, like colorful socks or interesting coat linings.” ― Casey
“Basic and simple. I’m a tuck-in-the-shirt guy, but I notice most of my male colleagues at Stitch Fix are tuck-out guys. So I think I’m behind the curve on that.” ― Scott
“My style is high-low everyday prep with a dose of heritage. Timeless.“ ― Chris (Hi-Low Style means combining refined and more casual pieces for a full outfit.)
Be unique, be unorthodox, be unbothered.
OK, let’s address the elephant in the room—what are the best (and worst) Father’s Day presents?
“The best present you can gift on Father’s Day is time with your children. Whether it’s Sunday brunch, a trip to a baseball game or bungee jumping; nothing can replace quality time with your loved ones. The worst present you can gift on Father’s Day is a male grooming kit.” ― Matthew
Need a gift for a dad (that’s not a grooming kit or tie)? Tell all the dads in your life you appreciate them—with a Stitch Fix gift card.