There’s no way to teach the “cool factor.” You either got it, or you don’t.
This guy, he’s got it, always has.
Rocking the single earring before it was trendy. Mountain-boot-hiking to fanny pack-toting. (Back in the day, that is. He’ll kill me for saying he did, but man was it cool at the time.) Full beard one day to clean-shaven the next.
These days, he’s more the J Crew Casual Cool kinda fella.
No matter what he’s always, always classy.
Style, of course, goes much farther than the outer dressings.
Trips to museums, back alleys to capture a few good photos, world travelings, article collecting, print and web designings.
It shows up in the details in a house, the work you do, the kind of things you spend your time thinking about, doing.
And really, who designs an upside-down-man costume for their daughter, unless they’ve got the style thing down?
Many years ago, he tried to hand down his authentically worn jean jacket to me. I scrunched up my face, as if in disgust. No way was I wearing THAT. (Probably a bit the same way he looks at my car now – my white Nissan Cube that he just can’t understand me owning.)
Today though, today I’m proudly rocking my denim for my Dad. (It’s his BIRTHDAY!!)
He was obviously way ahead of me in the style game.
I of course though, would like to think a bit of his cool-factor rubbed off on me – passed down much the same way a laugh or mannerisms can be.
A girl can dream, right?
Happy Birthday to the coolest dude I know, love you Dad!!
Here’s to another day of creativity…