Since the beginning of my Father’s Day guide, I have given you one other recommendation when it comes to watches and that is the Stauer 1930’s, but I wanted to share with you two other great options for dad this year. Since smart watches are all the rage and most of the time come with a hefty price tag, I believe that I have found a comparable watch to share. It is the Kenneth Cole Connect. Most of us are familiar with the Kenneth Cole brand and their quality products they offer consumers.
Kenneth Cole Productions actually has an amazing story behind it. You might be wondering why Kenneth Cole would name his company Kenneth Cole Productions. Seems odd right? From what I understand of the story, Cole actually wanted to preview his shoes at the 1982 Market Week at the New York Hilton, but could not afford the showroom or hotel! He then thought that he would get a permit and park his trailer two blocks from the Hilton, but discovered that only utility and production companies could do this. Thus he changed the name to Kenneth Cole Productions and applied to film “The Birth of a Shoe Company”. Now that is initiative and thinking on your feet! Ok. See what happens here, I always have to go off into a bit about a company history. Some of them are so fascinating, back to the watch!
Kenneth Cole Connect smart watches allow you to “Be Smart With Your Time” by staying discreetly connected with alerts that go straight to your wrist. With Kenneth Cole Connect, this Father’s Day you take a memorable family selfie, no matter how big your brood, with the ability to take selfies longer than your arm (like a selfie stick)! The sophisticated line of smart watches are sold for $165 and less boasts 12 versatile unisex styles, from a sleek stainless steel bracelet to bold pops of color, so there really is something for everyone.
The smart watches start at $135 and are available at your local Macy’s, Dillard’s, Lord & Taylor, Belk and Bon Ton, as well as online.
Technology isn’t for everyone, and that is perfectly fine. Ted Baker watches offer an array of whimsical yet practical styles that Dad will enjoy wearing. Stylish and contemporary, Ted Baker watches strive to bring to America that classic British flair. The Men’s Spring/Summer 2015 collections vary from the sleek Smart Casual to the chronograph-filled Sport to the elegant Dress Sport.
From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased – something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart.
The Ted Baker watches start out at $155 for high quality craftsmanship and available at local Bloomingdales and online, Nordstrom men’s department and online, and at TedBaker.com.
Either of these would make a great gift for Father’s Day this year. Not only are you giving him a wonderful, quality made timepiece, but you are also helping him stay on top of the fashion trends and advancements. I know my dad is always looking for the best and latest fashion trends, but not all fathers think the same way. Give him a boost this year and make memories doing it.