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Good Buy: Father Time

by edited by Rachel Morgan

The gifts dads really want for Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, treat your dad, husband, or that special guy in your life with one of these locally available luxuries. Bag the same old tie this year in lieu of something he’ll truly appreciate. From gadgets to golf equipment to a sturdy—and fashionable—duffle, we’ve got you covered.

1. Perfect Timing
If you really want to pull out all the stops this Father’s Day, spring for the Breitling Chronomat 44 Jet Team American Tour timepiece. This limited edition watch features a sleek blacksteel case, onyx black dial with striking yellow accents, and is outfitted with the brand’s in-house chronometer-certified Manufacture Breitling Caliber 01 movement. And it’s more than just a watch—this exquisite timepiece commemorates the Breitling Jet Team’s first North American tour.
Breitling Chronomat 44 Jet Team American Tour timepiece with rubber strap, $9,825 at Jay Roberts, 515 Route 73, Marlton, (856) 596-8600

2. The Missing Link
A classic choice for Father’s Day, these Kenneth Cole Reaction cufflinks are accented with a brushed face, polished sides and a whale back closure, adding a touch of timelessness to his formal attire.
Kenneth Cole Reaction brushed domed cufflinks, $28 at Lord & Taylor, 400 Route 38, Moorestown, (856) 608-7967

3. A Close Shave
This Father’s Day make an everyday necessity like shaving a little more luxurious with this handcrafted shaver and brush set by Brace and Bit. Available in various wood species, from walnut to cherry to osage orange to spalted maple (pictured), the handles are finished with a hand-rubbed polyurethane, and the brush is created from Grade-A badger hair. Even better? All the razors take Gillette MACH3 refills, so he can enjoy this gift for years to come.
Handcrafted shaver, brush and stand set, $90, shaver and stand only, $65 at Gorshin Trading Post, 125 Kings Highway East, Haddonfield, (856) 427-6800

4. Weekend Getaway
It’s time to retire that old college duffle bag. On Father’s Day, spoil him with this leather weekender from Ben Minkoff. Crafted from supple gray leather with a zip closure, top carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap, it’s the perfect example of functional fashion.
Ben Minkoff Wythe Duffle Bag, $450 at Nordstrom, 2000 Route 38, Cherry Hill, (856) 773-5600

5. Grilling Genius
Does your guy love grilling but hate being chained to the hot, smoking grill while he cooks those steaks to a perfect temperature? Enter the iGrill mini thermometer. The new, smaller version of the Bluetooth-enabled thermometer and grilling device can be synced with an iPhone or Android via the app, allowing him to remotely monitor food on the grill from up to 150 feet away, then alerting him when it reaches the target temperature. iGrill can also be used as a stand-alone thermometer. Now that’s smart.
iGrill mini thermometer, $39.99 at Lowe’s Home Improvement, 611 Woodbury Glassboro Road, Sewell, (856) 415-5000

6. Well-Heeled
Help him put his best foot forward with Santoni’s Tristan Penny Loafer—a classic penny loafer style in rich brown calf leather, crafted in Italy with a leather sole.
Santoni Tristan Penny Loafer, $715 at Lee Newman, 2076 Route 70 E., Cherry Hill, (856) 424-8388

7. Take Flight
Available in 12-karat or 18-karat gold, these Dita Flight aviators are the perfect choice for any sunglasses connoisseur. Their classic shape means they’ll last through the seasons, but the touch of gold means they aren’t just any old pair of sunnies.
Dita Flight sunglasses, $395 to $495 at Fortuna Optical, 501 Route 73 S., Marlton, (856) 797-0600

8. Golf Pro
If he’s an avid golfer, then Cobra’s Amp Cell driver and Amp Cell Hybrid are a solid choice this Father’s Day. Both have six settings courtesy of the brand’s MyFly technology, allowing him to adjust loft, while maximizing both distance and trajectory. If that doesn’t help him get a hole-in-one, we don’t know what will.
$169 for the driver, $129 for the hybrid at Medford Village Country Club Golf Shop, 28 Golfview Dr., Medford, (609) 654-8211

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 3 (June, 2015).
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