See who won here!
When Bob and I first started dating, we both paid a lot more attention to fashion. I introduced him to the wonders of designer shoes and he bought expensive jeans. These days, we've devolved into a style that can only be described as comfy parental slob. It suits our kid-centric lifestyles but you probably wouldn't want to have your picture taken with either of us. The kind folks at JCPenney have given me a $100 gift card to give Bob a Father's Day Makeover. (I think they realize it would take more than $100 to help me out. Shudder.)
First up, let's take a look at the subject in question. A great dad, yes, but hardly a sartorial wunderkind. Here he is in his natural habitat, playing with the kids:
Here's what he looks like without kids, posing rather dashingly (dorkily) in front of some of his artwork and sporting his trusty sun hat and yet another beard experiment:
I'll be honest. I don't expect to wrestle him into a suit. (Although I would love to see him in something like this Concepts by Claiborne Black Striped Suit… sans brightly colored tie and flashy belt, naturally.)
Wouldn't that look slick at one of his openings? I think JCPenney's American Living would be more Bob's style. Maybe a pair of nicely fitting American Living Bootcut Jeans without scattered, tattered holes and paint splatters paired with an American Living Gingham Woven Shirt. This is about as "4th of July" as I can imagine my husband getting, if you can believe it.
For summer weekends, I could see Bob in something casual that isn't covered in sawdust. I like the American Living Green Plaid Shorts and I think he would like them, too, because they're slim cut but have cargo pockets. It's hard to find cargo shorts that aren't too baggy, according to my dear husband. I also like the detail on this orange American Living Classic Crewneck Graphic Tee. I think this outfit would still fit in with Bob's style, such that it is, without looking super sloppy. Or actively filthy, for that matter.
JCPenney wants to give one of my readers a $100 gift card to take a dad in their life from Slob to Suave for Father's Day! To enter, post a picture of your makeover candidate in all his slob glory ("before" style in his own clothes) on your blog and leave a link in comments below. If you don't have a blog, email your picture to me.
Entries will be accepted through Father's Day, June 21st. By entering, you are giving me your permission to post your photo on this blog. Remember to be family-friendly, so no nudity or otherwise questionable photos, please. Winner will be chosen by a panel of experts… my kids.