The Men’s Fashion Gift Guide to Fathers Day Style

by Angela Lindsay on Aug 24, 2021

The Men’s Fashion Gift Guide to Fathers Day Style - David Smith Australia


The Men’s Fashion Gift Guide to Fathers Day Style

Dad's fashion taste has improved over the years, and, take it from us, as men get older they do tend to get a little more adventurous with colour. More importantly, they love comfortable clothing that feels amazing to wear, with a  great relaxed fit that is not too tight yet not too loose. Many will tell you they hate shopping or trying gear on, but when they find a style or brand that fits them, well, you won't be able to stop them.

Introducing our David Smith selection of gifts for all our special men in our lives. Here are David's picks for the perfect gifts for Father's Day.


Conservative Dad

A classic stylish shirt, plain or small patterns works well. A well made shirt in quality fabric that is soft and comfortable is important too.   One of our favourite men's shirts would be the David Smith Paisley Ink Shirt, a pure navy shirt with a classic paisley print.  Add a pair of Chinos in Maple (Memphis Pant or Dallas Pant) for a perfect combination style.


Paisley Ink Shirt available in Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve is stylish with Memphis Maple Pants or shorts.



The breeze shirt in a small floral print and contrasting cuffs is simply easy to wear.  

Flamboyant Dad

Oh, you can have so much fun here. David Smith is renowned for designing bold and colourful prints. Our store is pretty much your oyster. So many beautiful unique David Smith-designed long sleeve and short sleeve shirts to choose from. Just relax and remember, the bolder and brighter the better.



Bold comes easy to David Smith.  We have fallen in love with The Palette Shirt.


The best conversation starter is a David Smith shirt.  Paisley by Design Purple shirt is destined to turn heads wherever you go.


You don't get any bolder than the Jurassic Shirt: Dinosaurs and butterflies intertwined with bold abstract pattern.  Complete the look with a pair of white chinos.

Retro Dad

He may still be living in the '70s but this is way too easy.  Retro is still as cool as ever.  Did you know David Smith has the biggest range of paisley shirts?.  A little bit of fun, classic, and retro all rolled into one.



Muso Dad

For every music-loving Dad. David has designed the perfect shirt your Dad will treasure, the "Jamming Shirt".  Each guitar is imprinted with a David Smith design. 




  Two great colourways, The Jamming Shirt is one of a kind

Classic Car Dad

Loves a pair of shorts or pants with the freedom to move and stretch as he hits the gas on the road trip ahead? Check out our Kirra or Bondi Shorts. A cotton fabric with a peachy nap feel as smooth as that car bonnet, and that all essential 3% stretch. Add a button-up cotton short sleeve shirt in a relaxed fit, or long sleeve shirt with cuffs rolled or turned up.  


The Relaxed Fit Oakley Shirt in short sleeve is perfect for moving through the gears or hanging that arm out the window.   Kirra shorts with that all essential stretch, plenty of movement there.


Beach Dad

linen shirt is a perfect fit for the essential top beach Dad. With its natural fibers, it is breathable and cool and yes you can embrace the wrinkles.  Wear his linen shirt buttoned up or unbuttoned to wear over a white tee that will take him from the beach to the family bbq. A grandpa collar linen shirt is also a good choice or a Tencel short sleeve shirt. Pair with a pair of  Reef linen shorts or cotton Reef print shorts.  




Easy summer breezy in a linen shirt, throw on over a pair of swim or printed shorts or dress it up with a pair of white Memphis pants.


The BBQ Dad

Cheffing in style. Why not pick up a Tencel short sleeve shirt? Cool and effortless style with plenty of movement, yet stylish and eco-friendly. Add a pair of cotton Bondi shorts and possibly an apron too to keep that new gear spot-free.


 Lightweight, cool and breathable.  Did we mention eco-friendly and sustainable too?   Roomy and relaxed to wear, in fact, perfect wear for BBQs,  picnics, beach, and family get-togethers.

Golf Dad

Our customers tell us we have the most comfortable shorts in the world. David Smith shorts and pants are just perfect for the golfing man in our life. With 97% cotton with 3% stretch, these golf shorts and golf pants are perfect for perfecting their golf swing, with plenty of pockets for all those essentials. Pair with a great-fitting polo shirt.




Sailing Dad

The best boat shoes/deck shoes, or what we like to say, pure luxury for your feet! Go on, spoil your Dad with a pair of Christophe Auguin Boat shoes, with super-soft easy-care leather upper and rubber sole designed to withstand the elements, perfect to wear whether out on the boat or weekend get-togethers. 


Buy your Dad something special that will last for many many years, a pair of Christophe Auguin Boat Shoes - Bleu.

Fishing Dad

Short sleeve shirts with a fish print are perfect for the fisherman in your life. Simply add a pair of Kirra shorts to complete the relaxed, chilled look.


Fish prints in luxury cool cotton

Fussy Dad

Still not sure? Then give him a David Smith Gift Card. He can peruse and choose what he will love to wear and, hey, you may be pleasantly surprised.  

Memories made

Importantly give your Dad some love, and adding some extra compliments on his new style will make his day.

Shop our range of men's endless summer style here at  David Smith Australia.  Free express shipping (Australia and New Zealand) and afterpay available.


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