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    Posted by on Jun 4th, 2013

    Is your dad still wearing the same clothes he wore back in the 80’s? Are his pants regularly pulled up so high above his belly button his manhood looks like a moose knuckle? Does he wear knee high socks with his sandals or even worse…is he trying to be trendy and wearing the same clothing you are? Yes i can see you nodding or shaking your head in shame. If that sounds familiar then you are not alone my friend. The majority of us have at one point or another been embarrassed by our old man and his dodgy dress sense, but it’s time to turn that around. No longer will your pops leave you red faced because you and I, along with a R2500 gift card from the fine folks at Woolworths, are going to help make your dad cool again this Father’s Day.

    No more outfits that will leave you cringing or humiliated hey. With the help of Woolies we’re gonna make your dad’s style more dapper and dashing instead of dodgy and embarrassing.

    No dad.

    No.

    So here’s the plan to get your dad looking the part. I’m gonna give away a R2500 Woolworths gift card to one lucky reader who does the following in the run up to Father’s Day on June 16.

    share your worst Sadly Dressed Dad story in the comments. The more descriptive the better. I wanna know exactly what he was wearing and how embarrassing the situation was.
    – then go choose an item of clothing from the woolworths.co.za’s menwear section HERE that would improve your dad’s woeful wardrobe and include the name of the item in your comment story.

    It’s that easy…just tell me a story and bam you could win your dad a new wardrobe worth R2500 from Woolies.

    And i’m guessing your pops will be so thankful you made him cool again that he won’t be spending it all on himself and you can get yourself something nice with what’s left over. We all win.

    Now let’s hear it…share your dad’s worst fashion disaster moment or most embarrassing item of clothing he insists on wearing in public. Feel free to send me a pic via email (editor@lifeissavage.com) if you have one that goes with your story.

    Will pick a winner a few days before Father’s Day on the 16th June.

    Now get to it.

    UPDATE: was tough but the winner has been decided and goes to Sean for his story about the  ‘untimely flight of the plucked dove’

    Johan says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    So my dad wears these ‘fellies’ thats from David Cramer’s era, their so faded and gripless, hes fallen countless times coming up from the garage on the slippery tiles that he landed up in hospital with one day with a broken finger. I’d like to give the finger to the rest of his grey cloud cubboard and red uitgetrapte veldskoene if you let me. Thanks again!

    Johan says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Sean says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    There are two parts to my story, fashion disaster, and an additional need for a new wardrobe.

    My dads fashion disaster was a combination of discovering more underwear (boxer shorts) while at the same time hanging onto some of the older items in his wardrobe, in this case short rugby shorts. Do you get where I am going???

    We were in a small coastal village on the east coast for a family get together. Being a really hot day the dress code was very casual with shorts being the order of the day. My dad styling in his 15 year old Judron shorts, and probably a colourful, short sleeve, button up top (no one had any interest in what shirt he was wearing).

    With my father milling around with the rest of our family and friends the giggles and red faces started slowly at first, but eventually it could not be held in much longer. The combination of short shorts, and loose boxers did not work when sitting down, and lets just say the family jewels could not keep themselves in. What later turned out to be called “the untimely flight of the plucked dove” was both hilarious at the time, but also resulted in the ole man upgrading his wardrobe a bit, if not at least the length of his shorts.

    Sadly the old man was diagnosed with the big C earlier this year, and has lost a lot of weight in the last few months, mainly due to a strict diet that he has had to adapt, so a few pairs of EST1931 Long Sleeve Slim Fit Check Shirts will come in really handy now. Not going to hide the plucked dove, but the Slim Fit will certainly help :-)

    Lindie says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad thought it best to wear an old army jacket to the good looking town of Salzburg, Austria. The army jacket was the real McCoy, and not a hip one you will get in the top shops today. My dad + army jacket + beanie = me walking a mile ahead. It was Christmas Eve and as I walked I saw amazing German sausages near one of the Christmas markets that one could get on a German Brötchen. To my surprise, these wonderful German hotdogs got handed out for free, but the ladies working the stall pretended not to see me. After a couple of minutes, my “best-dressed” dad caught up, got called over by the hotdog ladies and got one for free. It was just then when I saw the sign…
    kostenlose Hot Dogs für Obdachlose (Free Hot Dogs for the Homeless).

    The Woolworths Slim Fit Wool-Blend Coat (http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Woolworths-Slim-Fit-Wool-Blend-Coat/501961512.pid) will take my dad from hobo to hunk!

    Berlise says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I would like to start off by saying, SHAME. When I think of my dad and his dress sense I want to cry for days. He has always had this weird dress sense, even the era it came from shies away. SHAME.

    My dad has these pink corduroy trousers that he got in some small dorpie in the Free State when he was a student. He just turned 60. So naturally all our family pics have the legendary pink cords in, sigh. With that he mix and matches with any colour that never fits (lucky for him we aren’t teenagers anymore, don’t think our ego’s can handle those pinkies again:) Oh, and did I mention he choses to pitch up at my house every Sunday without shoes. I would like to surprise him with a fab outfit from Woolies just to say thank you for the awesome dad he is, despite his horrid sense of style he has a heart of GOLD!!!

    I would totally dress him in this:)

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Woolworths-Cableknit-Shawl-Collar-Pullover/502027764.pid

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Trousers/Woolworths-Regular-Fit-Pleated-Trousers-Easy-Care/500695958.pid

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shirts/EST1931-Cotton-Poplin-Long-Sleeve-Shirt/501893220.pid

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Footwear/Formal-Shoes/Woolworths-Leather-Ankle-Boots-Great-Value/501947750.pid

    Tarryn says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Let me give you an idea of what my dads personality is like, since my mom agreed to marry my dad, he hasn’t shaven off his moustache, it has been now 25 years, I have not met my dad with out one. He loves simplicity and everything that involves no effort.

    He has had the same work out fit for about 13 years now, checkered red and white colour with beige suit paints. He adjusts to a blue checkered shirt occasionally. He alternates between these two outfits and it is hilarious as he generally has the same outfit in every family photo! The only way he adjusts his shopping spree for new clothes is by his favourite, underwear and socks.

    Ok so now the story. My dad was driving me to my Matric dance, yes you would of guessed, in his red checkered shirt, this time with some before snack on his chest, and beige pants. So we pull up to the red carpet and I sit with my date patiently waiting for my dad to unlock the doors, but the car wont open as the automatic switch fails, typical. So he gets out the car and walks around to the passenger side to let me out. To my horror he is wearing his blue, woe to the ground, slippers. But it gets better. My date and I get out the car and stand to have our photo, amongst the chuckling crowd. In the end it was a fabulous night but when we received the photo’s, there is my dad standing behind my date and I, the only noticeable thing in that photo is my dads moustache, every day outfit and of course these blue slippers. No dad, no.

    But I love him so much for this, this is what makes my dad, dad. But to be honest I think it is time we mix up his outfit from the two options he has and perhaps get him so shoes to match the occasion this time?

    Luke Engel says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad arrived to my brother’s 21st in the skinniest of jeans, slops, and one of those really bad Markham’s t shirts that have that comical attempt at cool (gold guns, cheezy tag lines etc), in an apparent attempt to rekindle his youth and “fit in” with us youngins.
    Now I have no real problem with skinny jeans, or slops. But they are never to be worn together. EVER! by anyone. (I do have problem with those terrible t shirts).

    In other words, Ill compromise in letting him keep the jeans (if I must, apparently tighter pants are in) and get him a pair of these, that will help him rekindle his youth somewhat with a little sneaker swag…

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Brands/Trenery/Men-s-Footwear/Trenery-Kirton-Sneaker/501666648.pid

    I’d also advice him to get something like this, that will leave him looking more respectable dad and less “oh, I have no idea who that is.”

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/T-Shirts/Country-Road-Trenery/Country-Road-Pique-Polo/501696262.pid

    Jagter says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Not really going for the win here, my story is just 5 words.

    Homemade short sleeve jean pant.

    Ullricke van Zyl says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad is my hero, but OH boy he has not been in the shops to buy anything new for ages. With all the great fashion of today, I really would like him to change a bit. He wears old khaki pants and shirts that does’nt even match,,,so dull and old fashion. I would go with him and get him something brighter and more chic,,,And where better to buy that at Woollies. He would look so mush younger and stylish, and he will love the change so much and will throw out his whole range of old clothes.

    Luke says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad arrived to my brother’s 21st in the skinniest of jeans, slops, and one of those really bad Markham’s t shirts that have that comical attempt at cool (gold guns, cheezy tag lines etc), in an apparent attempt to rekindle his youth and “fit in” with us youngins.
    Now I have no real problem with skinny jeans, or slops. But they are never to be worn together. EVER! by anyone. (I do have problem with those terrible t shirts).

    In other words, Ill compromise in letting him keep the jeans (if I must, apparently tighter pants are in) and get him a pair of these, that will help him rekindle his youth somewhat with a little sneaker swag…

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Brands/Trenery/Men-s-Footwear/Trenery-Kirton-Sneaker/501666648.pid

    I’d also advice him to get something like this, that will leave him looking more respectable dad and less “oh, I have no idea who that is..”

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/T-Shirts/Country-Road-Trenery/Country-Road-Pique-Polo/501696262.pid

    Robi27 says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    So imagine this, a 13-year-old girl having a sleepover with a couple of her friends. There’s chatting and music and laughter and then there’s my dad. He shuffles past my bedroom wearing long black socks and a white vest tucked into his underpants. Needless to say, I shrieked. The old man had completely forgotten that there were non-family members in the house.

    So no, no photo attached because the world doesn’t need to see that.

    Robi27 says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm
    Gibbz says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Good day
    I was in matric and my dad came to a parents-teacher meeting wearing a brown check suit that he had not worn since I was very young. At first I was very embarrassed but thought about the effort he made to be there and I just concentrated on what was important.
    He passed away a couple months ago and he’ll always be hero.
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Woolworths-Regular-Fit-Elbow-Patch-Khaki-Blazer/501983572.pid

    Jonathan says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad is your typical Afrikaans ballie. A constant source of laughter.

    When I was a laaitie my Ouma decided to hand knit my dad, brother and I matching jerseys.
    Three probelms:

    1. Matching Jerseys
    2. It was a strange greeny colour which resembled the after effects of a night which involved a bottle of peppermint liquor and potato & leak soup for dinner.
    3. My dad thought it was THE BEST THING EVER and insisted we all wore it just about every time we left the house (either that or he was scared of telling my ouma that they were shit).

    He still owns it to this day, and could most definitely replace it with this Cotton Cashmere Pullover – http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Knitwear/Woolworths-Cotton-Cashmere-Pullover/501948890.pid

    Tracy says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Summer vest + short shorts (way above the knee) + crocs = my dads epic failure to his dresscode…. need I say more? tripple cringe!!!!!!

    Tracy says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    And…….. the best clothing item that would suit my dad from the w
    Woolies collection is http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/New-Arrivals/Woolworths-Heavyweight-Wool-Blend-Coat/501983484.pid

    Simone says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    So, my Dad! He is a Beach Religion type of guy. Chilled, loves to braai and hang with the boys. He is on the other hand a very corporate kind of man due to his job! None the less, he is a family guy, and to mention the best father his daughters could have! His totally RAD! So let’s get to that more descriptive matter, the “I wanna know exactly what he was wearing and how embarrassing the situation was”. When my big 21st arrived, I trusted him to look smart; he can put in the effort. Firstly I was at my grand gathering before my dad…his got this thing for running late. So he walks in during the welcoming speech, and what was he wearing…A smart pants, a “nice” looking shirt and a pair of bright purple (almost neon like) Beach Religion flip flops (oh and to mention they had Hawaiian flower print on them). And yes, dad done his speech and took all his family photographs.

    To improve my dad’s woeful wardrobe, I would suggest, NO. 1 Woolworths Leather Ankle Boots: Great Value! If I could give him the Woolworths Men Winter Trends look, that would be amazing!

    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My DAD looks cool regardless of what he is WEARING… because

    HE IS MY DAD !! 😀 😀

    Grant says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad once had a pair of those strap sandals. The black rubber feet with multi-cloured straps over your foot and around your ankle. He wore those throughout the summer one year.

    But thats not the worst part. You see, those sandals were a little longer than he preferred. But instead of throwing them away and getting something easier-on-the-eye, he decided to shorten them himself… with a scissor. So he cut them by the toe end without any measurements or syncronisation. The end result, was an already ugly pair of sandals made to look worse with straight cut toe ends. The left foot was shorter than the right, meaning his left foot would hang over the end of the sandal.

    This of course would not both my dad and he would go out in public all too comfortable in his tailored one-of-a-kind sandals while it made us, the rest of the family feel extremely embarressed and awkward.

    I would definately get him these: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Men-s-Footwear/Woolworths-Colour-Contrast-Leather-Boat-Shoes/501942620.pid

    lynn says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    a v neck cotton top, more like a tunic advertising a famous Cane Drink, it was like Dr scrubs, but he wore it with a grey shorts, socks and lace up dress shoes to pick me up from school once, and being the gent that he is, had to get out to open the door for me.
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shirts/EST1931-Cotton-Poplin-Long-Sleeve-Shirt/501893220.pid
    this is more like it :)

    Mario says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My father loves to wear my old clothes that are still in my old room at my parents house.

    I met my parents out at a restaurant and my dad was wearing my old jeans that had this washed frosting look down the front as well as my old denim jacket.

    Unfortunately it didn’t look hipster or vintage at all, rather that my father was a 90’s rodeo/boyband/cowboy.

    My parents being portuguese, they didnt seem to think this was an issue that he was in all denim nor the fact that it was too tight.

    The restaurant was pretty fancy and I got to be embarrassed by my parents again, just like the good old teen days.

    I would love to be able to get this, to cover up my fathers poor choice of fashion.

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Woolworths-Regular-Fit-Double-Breasted-Melton-Coat/502077642.pid

    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    If i could take pictures of my dad and send them in as my entry, I would win HANDS DOWN. In fact if i DID win this for him, I would do the shopping undercover just to eliminate his bad decision-making when it comes to clothes. Let me lay it down for you.

    My dad has a pierced ear. Usually he doesn’t wear jewelry, but when he feels the need to irritate myself or my mum, he will put in a gold hoop. One of these occasions was my matric dance. Thanks dad.

    My dad once wore a pair of my great-aunts jeans RELIGIOUSLY for a couple weeks. She gave them to him because they didn’t fit her…He refused to let anyone check out this mysterious new pair of jeans, even after we had mentioned how strange they looked on him. I found the cut out tags in the bin (presumably so no-one would discover they were ladies jeans), and he still hasn’t forgiven me for outing him. Apparently, they were very comfy.

    My dad grew up in the Kruger National Park. He doesn’t understand fashion, he understands function, and that is his excuse for wearing wellingtons to a wedding (over his suit pants), slippers to my graduation function/FANCY grad dinner (and no, he was not allowed inside. He had to go home and change) and why he ABSOLUTELY REFUSES to wear anything white, including the stunning cream slacks I bought him for his birthday. This is also the reason why I would like to buy him the following item from Woolies Fathers day range: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/EST1931/EST1931-Slim-Fit-Corduroy-Pants/501914210.pid (I am POSITIVE corduroy is something he sees as functional and manly. And they are at least gender-appropriate.)

    Last but not least, I currently have in my cupboard not one but TWO woolen, embroidered waistcoats that I sometimes wear to put a vintage spin on an outfit. My dad wore them up until Jan this year when I confiscated them. Retro on a 20-something female, downright creepy on a 50-something male wearing ladies jeans (BOOTLEG) and a gold hoop earring.

    PLEASE help me help him! I need this, just so I can invite him places knowing he won’t turn up in mom jeans.

    Julz says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    MY DAD THINKS CHARLIZE THERON DIGS HIS FASHION SENSE ?????

    During the December hols, Miss Charlize Theron was staying opposite my folks house for a few weeks. I had to fetch something from them and so quickly rushed in and as I was leaving again my dad came running out to have a quick chat. So there he is, standing in the middle of the street, bent over my car window in nothing but a luminous green (and I mean can-see-it-from-space luminous) and a pair of orange crocks. Yip, that is it!!!!!!! (Just a side note here, the Speedo is about ten years old and so has worn around certain areas, so it really is not safe to wear in public).

    With that, the garage to ol Charlize’s place goes up and out she she drives.
    The reason I will never forgive her; she hooted! And so now my dad thinks that his attire is desirable. My poor mom!
    Please help!!!!!

    He would look MUCH better in a pair of Woolies pure cotton pull-on shorts because let’s face it, he is not going to put up with boardshorts
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shorts/Woolworths-Pure-Cotton-Pull-On-Shorts/189235.pid

    and hopefully we can get him a pair of EST1931 flip flops as well.

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Men-s-Footwear/Men-s-Sandals/EST1931-Flip-Flops/501638738.pid

    Amanda says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad is one of those that will always do the best for everyone else and leave himself to last… In a house full of 4 women, he was greatly outnumbered, and naturally he would always give everything he could to ensure that our lives were made easier and that we were always well dressed and taken care of.

    I think that in his giving so selflessly, he would often not have the capacity to make sure that he had everything that he needed, and I know there were many seasons where he wore the same jerseys and tracksuit pants so that we could have what we needed.

    I hesitate to use the term fashion faux pas or fashion backward, because I know it was more out of his wanting to give us the best… Having said that my dad has an affinity for stokies (which as a teenager you can imagine was more than highly embarrassing) and he had this really old white jersey, which my mom’s mom knitted for him! It is holey, too big for him – probably reaches his knees and he insists on wearing it EVERYWHERE in winter!

    I would love for my dad to be able to spoil himself and thicken up his winter wardrobe and to do something just for him for a change!

    This knit wear item that I found on the Woolworths website would be perfect for his day to day and a MASSIVE improvement on the white jersey he currently insists on wearing! Please help me make my dad the best dressed dad he deserves to be!

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Woolworths-Funnel-Neck-Cable-Knit-Jersey/501997654.pid

    Bernice Harman says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    The first thing that comes to mind is the very unflattering shoes my Dad wears…..and he wears them EVERYWHERE and with EVERYTHING…If he walks into a room, it catches my eye immediatley…and I cringe (every time)….WHY??? Because they are the most hideous pair of Crocs you’ve ever seen in your life!!! No disrespect to Crocs, they make some really lovely styles but these are a specific style, those clog crocs that I’m sure has not been made by the company for some years now! Where on earth did he find them I wonder? What he needs is the Woolworths Colour Contract Leather Boat Shoes! Not only does he need them, I know he would WANT them! He used to wear these back in the day…when he could still afford it…he used to love buying leather shoes for comfort, now he’s stuck with those crocs! Shame my ‘ol man needs a complete wardrobe overhaul really…the list goes on…t-shirts with holes…..he love’s the golf shirts…Would be such a treat for me to see him glammed up a bit!

    Camilla Tait says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad is a prof…yes as in that guy who sat in front of your lectures and attempted to teach you something about a thingymajig. He has a comb over, he has a lab coat he has his coloured woolen pull over type jerseys -in various colours , he never ever manages to find and wear matching socks, but probably worst of all is his leather bomber jacket he bought on a trip to the US (10 years ago) which he thinks is uber cool and “makes me fit in with the students” He would definitly benefit from a a much more stylish and less obviously “trying” jacket like this one: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Established1931-Melton-Bomber-Jacket/501983506.pid

    Thabile says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad wore a formal pants with a shirt ,takkies ,Nike track top.I waz so embarrassed as we walk together to my school .Other school kids where laughin at da way he looked he didn’t even notice they where laughin at him.

    Shakira Omar says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad, OMG *can’t watch face* wears those climbing sandals/jesus sandals with socks and those light blue faded baggy jeans pulled to the waist!!! Once i had my friends over and he wore his boxer shorts over his long johns and a hoody. All i needed was the eye of the tiger song to complete the look. sigh. my dad needs this DESPERATELY!!!

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Trousers/Jeans/Regular-Straight/RE-Straight-Leg-Low-Rise-Jeans/501874900.pid

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Country-Road/Country-Road-Luxe-Hoodie-Knit/502047190.pid

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Men-s-Footwear/Woolworths-Smart-Leather-Look-Sneakers/501974924.pid

    Nina Du Plessis says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad’s no fashionista I’ll tell you that much but he usually has some amount of dress sense. On this particular day my friend and I were hanging out at the mall (I was still in school at that stage). My dad was supposed to pick me up but I had lost track of time and he came looking for me in………totally washed out pt shorts, a holey sleeveless vest, mismatched socks and CROCS. He was dirty too as he had been working in the garden so he had brown stains all over the vest (which looked a bit like poo). As I looked up I saw him approaching, not looking very amused with me I wanted to run away. I wanted to hide or dissapear or die or something !! I silently made my exit trying not do draw much attention till my friend shouted “hey, there’s Mr. Olivier !! Hi there !!” everybody looked up and I silently died a second time !! I heard someone whisper “call the fashion police”. If he was wearing the Woolworths Cotton Golf Shirt with the EST1931 Cotton Utility Pants he would have looked a lot snazzier and saved me a lot of embarrassment !! It’s 20 years later and he still has no style, so please help me so I can help this poor lost soul look stylish for once or twice in his life !!

    Sameera says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad has these track pants that are broad on the top and tight on the ankle. With some large elastic band thing on top. They are all colours of the rainbow. Literally looks like clown pants that someone painted themselves. He wears them out with our Rottweilers. Ironic to the max

    Krys says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad, bless his sole, is a farmer.

    It means his wardrobe is a consistent collection of unpalatable mustard coloured, khaki-esque bull denim. And that’s when he’s not wearing his two-toned, double breast-pocketed overalls.
    It’s bad enough to raise a few skewed eyebrows when he makes a trip out to the big city…and ironically, awesome enough to enter into a bad-dad-dresser competition.

    To make up for these unfashionable farmer sins, and get him out of boere-hempie purgatory, I’d get him a cotton hooded jacket from Woolies. But, like they say, you can take the farmer out of the farm…

    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Imagine this, you are chilling at your friends house listning to a bit of heavy metal because that is what you were into back then, the colour black was the best and you have a few goth friends. Your 19 and your dad has offered to drive you and your buds to a club.

    When he arrives, hes dressed in all black trying to look goth but not quite pulling it off…black leather pants from too many years ago and a wooly black jersey with black school type shoes. The top under the jersey is black but printed with some logo that has nothing to do with heavy metal, his hair is completely gelled back and im embarrassed! He just put on anything that was the colour black he could find in his cupboard. That’s what happened to me :/ My friends were polite about it tho but we all gave eachother a wtf look. lol. he drove with heavy metal playing in the car too and moved his head with the beats..

    Shame he still tries his best to keep up with the times, and sometimes gets it right..

    Anja says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I dunno where I get myfashion sense from, drfinatly not from my dad!

    He is always wearing shorts,crocks and a tshirt. Crocks is way to old, and the worst part is that he have three pair! He is in love with it. Worst thing that happened is when my dad got married this January, he went to church with a tuxedo… And I thought mmm… Finally, but as soon as the ceremony was over he slipped into something more comfortable- “plakkies”, a tshirt and pair if shorts at his own wedding!!

    He has 5 of the same tshirts that he wears everyday and I dunno what he thinks. For him winter is summer. He will never wear a long pants. In winter it’s he and his “tekkies”. He has the worst fashion sense ever and my stepdad also, he wears a pants with a hole in some times and doesnt care if someone see and he also have a shirt that he wears with paint splatters!!! How imbarissing??!?!

    Anja says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Oh and ideal knitware : Merino Blend shaw collar pull over

    Candice says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Imagine this, you are chilling at your friends house listning to a bit of heavy metal because that is what you were into back then, the colour black was the best and you have a few goth friends.

    Your 19 and your dad has offered to drive you and your buds to a club. When he arrives, hes dressed in all black trying to look goth but not quite pulling it off…black leather pants from too many years ago and a wooly black jersey with black school type shoes. The top under the jersey is black but printed with some logo that has nothing to do with heavy metal, his hair is completely gelled back and im embarrassed! He literally scratched out any of his clothes that was black to impress us.

    Metal was played in the car and he moved to the music as if he were into it. It was embarrassing to the max.

    Shame he still tries too hard to keep up with the times, and sometimes gets it right..

    Woolworths Regular Fit Double-Breasted Melton Coat – http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Woolworths-Regular-Fit-Double-Breasted-Melton-Coat/502077642.pid

    Woolworths Merino Blend Shawl Collar Pulloverhttp://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Knitwear/Woolworths-Merino-Blend-Shawl-Collar-Pullover/501948904.pid

    lameez williams says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad is just greatest hero no matter what he wears although he can be crazy like wearing a 3 qaurter with a vest/T shirt with bedslippers with long socks is a normal outfit 4 him and he just dont care what others think,he will wear a nice gap like a jeans and shirt but everthing is shocking colours, he is not a person with fashion and i wish i can change his whole wardrobe to a nice 1 coz he realy need some natural colours in thier:D

    lameez says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Sorry 4get th dresshere: here is sum style 4 my dad 😀

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shirts/cat592628.catw

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Trousers/
    Jeans/Regular-Straight/RE-Straight-Leg-Low-Rise-
    Jeans/501874900.pid

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Men-s-
    Footwear/Woolworths-Smart-Leather-Look-
    Sneakers/501974924.pid

    lameez says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Sorry 4get th dresshere: here is sum style 4 my dad 😀

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shirts/cat592628.cat

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Trousers/
    Jeans/Regular-Straight/RE-Straight-Leg-Low-Rise-
    Jeans/501874900.pid

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Men-s-
    Footwear/Woolworths-Smart-Leather-Look-
    Sneakers/501974924.pid

    Jarred says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    We were going to the owner of a horse riding stables house on a golf estate that over looked the water and my dad decidsd to wear old washout denim jeans ond of my old tshits with the printing all cracked and peeling off i think it was a red but fadded top then his shoes were ridee slops navy blue and orange my dad defnitly needs to update his wardrobe especially with the country road wool parker

    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad seems to have difficulty throwing out old t-shirts. He also seems to want to preserve them by washing them as infrequently as possible. The combination of these two details have led to many an embarrassing moment.

    He works from home, mostly, and commits multiple fashion crimes daily. His standard outfit includes:
    A pair of socks pulled up to his shins
    Tatty, holey slippers
    A pair of khaki shorts pulled up over his boep and, you guessed it,
    A food-stained, holey t-shirt that should have been thrown out and/or burned decades ago.

    On several occasions we have had guests over during the week and my dear dad will waltz out of his office and plonk himself on the couch with us to have tea, which is all fine and well until he relaxes and puts his arms up behind his head to reveal…

    A giant hole in the armpit area of the t-shirt through which his armpit hair is poking out! Its blatantly obvious and hard not to look at, but everyone pretends not to see and politely carries on drinking their tea while trying not be be offended by the sight.

    Please, Woolworths and @LifeIsSavage, help a guy out! My dear old dad seriously needs a new wardrobe!
    I think that the “Woolworths Cotton Golf Shirt” would sort the problem out nicely.

    (http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Woolworths-Cotton-Golf-Shirt-Great-Value/500326940.pid)

    – @CustardCheeks

    beth_N says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I brought my boyfriend home for the first time, and of course my dad chooses that day to wear the worst T shirt possible “my brain is hung like a horse” , I have since confiscated this shirt. I love my dad more than anything and know he would love this freebie and maybe for once use it to spoil himself to get something like this http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Woolworths-Cableknit-Shawl-Collar-Pullover/502027764.pid

    Daddy Cool says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    As much as I would like to partake in the competition, and say my dad is unfashionable, my story is rather to support his dress code, even though, i wont be caught dead in his fashion disaster.

    Thing is, we are 5 kids, 2 years apart, he was put in the position he is by the fact that he had to school us, quality schools & varsity might i add, at times when bursaries 7 scholarships were hard to come by, most of the study loans we got we not renewed or continued coz the debt was piling & he had no security to put up, as by now, the debt far exceeded his meagre material belongings.

    His shoes had so many patches that I could no longer recognize the original colour, add his pants, safari was his best suit, his brown pants were faded grey shade by constant washing & ironing, but as much as that could have been his most difficult times, he held on & kept his head up, with a Std8 education 7 a teachers course to his name, he went on to do his matric when his last child, was @ varsity & did a course through Unisa just to get a teachers diploma, that was his greatest moment, coz now, he could get a better pay, not to dress better or buy a car which he didnt have, after his last 1 broke down early 80″s & he couldn’t afford to fix it until he finished schooling all of his children. he was always shabbily dressed, so, trying to find a single date when he was dressed bad, would be impossible, coz due to the circumstances, viz, our future, which might i add, is better secured to date, having produced a successful lawyer, a deputy chief director, a travel agent, an accountant & a credit controller, he didn’t do such a bad job after all! In all this talk, i mention he as if he was alone, luckily he had an enthusiastic wife, whom he unfortunately lost to cancer at a tender age, but he didn’t give up the fight & goals they both set out to achieve, he went on to educate & raise us well to be the responsible citizens we are today!

    Deborah says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Picture the ’80’s, screaming hot day, packed Umhlanga beach front – and my dad is wearing his jeans, a rolled up long sleeve button down top and shoes to the beach. As a young child it was very embarrassing walking infront of everyone with my dad FULLY clothed at the beach!

    Sarit says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    It was a hot summer day!! My dad went into a store decked out in my moms bright green 1/3 pj pants… With various colour polka dots decorating this sexy well fitted number not…. To futher disgrace these too short pjs pants,his hairy feet had a pair of very worn out ugly pair of navy crocs attached to them. The top half was no better.. A tank top stretched over his beer poop and his chest hair added a nice fluffy texture to the outfit.To top it off this signiture look he was wearing some funny kind of hat. He went up to the store owner to ask for tequila. Her whole face dropped- she looked extremely worried. She thought my dad asked for the killer- his foreign accent and outfit made this request seem possible. Awkward!!!! I would get him these pants way smarter then polka dots 😉
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Shirts-Trousers/Woolworths-Adjustable-Waistband-Trousers-Easy-Care/501989574.pid

    Emily-Kate Cope says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My Dad; bless him, is not just our Dad, he’s also our young at heart friend. At 57, he still parties hard with myself, my brother and our friends, if not harder than us sometimes. He’s always tried his best to keep up with the times and likes to call himself “trendy” and “hip”. He has even extended his vocabulary to words like “totes”, “amazeballs”, “awks” & his all time favourite “jelly” :O (I know).

    So, after one of my Mom and his routine Sunday trips to the beach, I got the most panic stricken, horrified message from my Mom saying “YOUR FATHER HAS JUST BOUGHT THIS SHIRT AND HE WONT PUT IT BACK”. I opened the picture to find the brightest red shirt with the brightest, biggest yellow writing which said: “It aint gonna suck itself”

    Now, knowing my Dad and his larger than life, amazing personality and being pretty broad minded myself, this shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise but NO DAD, NO! I immediately messaged him and told him he can NEVER wear it. To which he responded how proud he was of it. Ha ha ha ha!

    Now whenever him and my Mom are going out he slyly puts it on, hoping that it’ll be THAT time she allows him to wear it, or that by some miracle she just doesn’t even notice.

    PLEASE! Help my Pops make over his wardrobe with OTHER “trendy” and “hip” items. And MAINLY for my Mom’s sanity, so that whenever they have guests over, she isn’t freaking out that hes gonna waltz through with it on. HAHAHA!

    I think he’d look insanely rad in: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shirts/Casual-Shirts/RE-Check-Cotton-Long-Sleeve-Shirt/501929168.pid .. and I’m sure it’ll take his mind off his pride and joy!!

    😉

    NthudiM says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad dresses BADLY he only wears three colors brown, blue , and forn or beige. All his shirts are check patern and he still wears those silk like socks only SO Ya he is still stuck in the 90’s and need a serious make over.

    Tam says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    When I was growing up we used to go on caravan holidays in Plett. The caravans were all set up pretty close together and every year I used to be in love with a different boy in the caravan park. My dad ensured that my chances of scoring were zero.

    He would wake up every morning and go stand outside in his tiny off white “PT short” and let rip one of his earth trembling farts, tuck a newspaper and a bog roll under his arm and then strut off bare chested (his glorious hairy beer boep on display) while announcing to all the neighbors (including my teenage crushes) that he was off for a kak.

    In the aftermath all you could hear was the sizzling of the skottles and the hollow cries of my shame.

    If I could have given him anything it would have been a gown, its the least I could have done to salvage some of my caravan park street cred.

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Woolworths-Stripe-Fleece-Gown/501959492.pid

    Charne Banger says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad always tried so hard. He got retrenched a couple of years ago and never truly went back on his feet… I can’t even remember the last time he purchased a jacket for himself.
    I would love to win this for him because he deserves so much more!

    lydia says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Me and my dad were invited by our in laws and it was sort of like a formal dinner.
    we had planned that we were going to meet there so I never had the chance to see what may dad was wearing, only to find out when I got there my dad was wearing a green golf t-shirt with a black tie with a black jeans and white all-stars. I was so embarrassed because everyone was wearing suits and my dad was the only one who was wearing like that and everyone was giving us that strange look.
    His excuse was that he doesn’t have have any suit or suit in his wardrobe.

    my dad would look good in these
    SHOES: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Footwear/Formal-Shoes/Woolworths-Tramline-Square-Toe-Shoes/501850592.pid

    SUIT: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Suits/Woolworths-Wool-Blend-Regular-Fit-Suit-Jacket/501874984.pid

    lydia says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Me and my dad were invited by our in laws and it was sort of like a formal dinner.
    we had planned that we were going to meet there so I never had the chance to see what may dad was wearing, only to find out when I got there my dad was wearing a green golf t-shirt with a black tie with black jeans and white all-stars. I was so embarrassed because everyone was wearing suits and my dad was the only one who was wearing like that and everyone was giving us that strange look.
    His excuse was that he doesn’t have have any suit or formal shoes in his wardrobe.

    my dad would look good in these
    SHOES: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Footwear/Formal-Shoes/Woolworths-Tramline-Square-Toe-Shoes/501850592.pid

    SUIT: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Suits/Woolworths-Wool-Blend-Regular-Fit-Suit-Jacket/501874984.pid

    Maryam says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    So my dad won the Mercedes golf challenge here in SA and was invited to play in Mauritius! The night of prize giving was a white party and it was honestly the smartest event I’ve seen! Everything was so tasteful and classy and everyone looked stunning fully decked and formal in white ! That is, except my dad ! Who decided to wear a white cotton shirt with a honalulu-ish flower print that looked like a side-of-the-road purchase ! The worst part is he came third and had to go up on stage. It’s safe to say that now we can laugh about it ! I love my dad. It would have been handy if he had woolworths cotton white shirt, here’s the link: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shirts/Formal-Shirts/Single-Shirts/cat420358.cat

    Tanya Jackson says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    On a busy Saturday morning i went to run a few errands with my dad. Our last stop was at the pharmacy. I have always been embarrased of my dad’s attire i asked him to stand outside the store. There he stood his hair uncombed, looked like a burnt out popcorn. With his favourite red jersey. I hate that jersey with a passion! His jeans holey than thou, his jacket creased collar peeping out in one direction. His jeans looked like he was splashed with undiluted bleach a color explosion. His fav shoes looked like they were invented in the stone age and evolved with a hint of modern fake leather! As i exit the shop, i meet him with a huge smile plastered across his face!I was so curious i asked him why the happy face? His answer sent me laughing for days, an old woman walked passed him, paused, walked and then returned back to face him, she then dug in her purse and gave him R2. She said its so cold my boy and it must be terrible living on the streets. Hehehhe she taught he was a beggar! Thats my dad for u in urgent need of a new wardrobe!
    option one: http://www.woolworths.co.za/browse/category/category.jsp?categoryId=cat90266&q_pageSize=9&q_pageNum=2
    These wud look gud one him for sure:
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Footwear/Woolworths-Leather-Lace-Up-Boots/501851704.pid
    Urgent need of these:
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/EST1931/EST1931-Slim-Fit-Corduroy-Pants/501914210.pid
    After all these amazing items all he needs is a haircut and a checked shirt:
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Shirts-Trousers/EST1931-Long-Sleeve-Slim-Fit-Check-Cotton-Shirt/501973964.pid
    :)

    Terry Munsamy says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My mum has been selecting my dad’s wardrobe since the beginning of their 36 year marriage. This is in terms of shopping for clothes and his daily selection, including weekend wear.

    While away on conference, my dad was left to pick his own recreational clothes for a hike in the Drakensberg. I might add that all items packed by my mum were done in sets to make it simple for him.
    In a moment of rebellion, he ended up wearing a horizontal stripe t-shirt, which he tucked into his black shorts, with calf high white socks and white takkies, umbrella on arm for sunburn.
    The picture we have of him still irritates my mother immensely, many years ago.
    Picture has been emailed to editor@lifeissavage.com !

    The only item of clothing that could have helped him on that mountain would be a long blazer to cover up what he was wearing!
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Woolworths-Blazer-Style-Lined-Coat/501990692.pid

    Tarah Darge says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad has historically gone for the ‘bergie with a penchant for holey tracksuit pants’ look, accompanied by sheepskin slippers. However, a couple of years ago, the midlife crisis bug bit him hard, and we saw what could only be described as a terrifying transformation.
    It was all skinny and distressed Diesel jeans, hoodies and weird takkies. One weekend, while in said distressed jeans and other atrocities for a man well into his fifties, he beant over and ripped a hole all the way down his bum, while we were at the V&A Waterfront. Needless to say, my sister and I was horrified (we were teens at the time). Since then, weve seen a gradual decline back into his old wardrobe, but I think a lovely Woolies voucher would really help him tow that middle line nicely.

    Would like to dress him in these for a start: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Trousers/Jeans/Regular-Straight/RE-Straight-Leg-Low-Rise-Jeans/501874900.pid

    ANSIE BOTES says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    FIRST OF ALL THE OLD NIKE TEKKIES HE WERE FOR YEARS NOW LOOK SO VAAL JAPIE AND THEN THE T-SHIRTS LOOK SO WEAK AND BLEACH, AND A JACKET HE WEAR WITH EVERY THING A LEATHER ONE HE;S SO OLD LOOK LIKE A MOUSE SLEEP ON IT EVERY NIGHT AND THE OLD TOPPIE PANTS LOL I THICK HE CAN LOOK STUNNING IF HE COULD WIN THIS VOUCHER FOR CLOTHES IN STYLE OMG ……….

    Tania Layton says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Well it was the birth of my daughter and my dad and mother came down from durban to visit. We decided to go for supper at a very public dinning eatery. My dad loves his golf tops and shorts from woolies and its bitterly cold I might add and my dad is also a rather hairy fellow hahahahahahah (Embarrassed Face) and when I say hairy I mean hairy heheheh. So him wearing his golf shirt he always leaves a couple of buttons undone allowing the chest hair to pop out in such a way it looks like a bush of grey hair is about to attack you there’s no description or words to actually explain this, along with this him wearing shorts exposing his legs that are well JUST as hairy but black still lol so I would love this voucher to get him some shirts and LONG pants to help cover him up :)))) then he’s got no Choice. He wears shorts and woolies golf shirts everyday can’t take it anymore *blushing* and the old man has done so much for me would be nice to give back a little <3

    Tania Layton says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Well it was the birth of my daughter and my dad and mother came down from durban to visit. We decided to go for supper at a very public dinning eatery. My dad loves his golf tops and shorts from woolies and its bitterly cold I might add and my dad is also a rather hairy fellow hahahahahahah (Embarrassed Face) and when I say hairy I mean hairy heheheh. So him wearing his golf shirt he always leaves a couple of buttons undone allowing the chest hair to pop out in such a way it looks like a bush of grey hair is about to attack you there’s no description or words to actually explain this, along with this him wearing shorts exposing his legs that are well JUST as hairy but black still lol so I would love this voucher to get him some shirts and LONG pants to help cover him up ))) then he’s got no Choice. He wears shorts and woolies golf shirts everyday can’t take it anymore *blushing* and the old man has done so much for me would be nice to give back a little <3 The EST1931 STRAIGHT LEG CHINOS will be a perfect start to covering up the grisely :)))))

    Rory says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    We grew up going to Breede River for family holidays. No matter how much we beg and pleaded, my dad refused (and still refuses) to cruise around and water-ski in anything other than his trusty blue and white stripped Speedo. As it has worn over the years, it has become a bit see-through when wet. Not a pretty sight, since dad refuses to manscape (but that is another story). Please Savage, help me dress my dad. I feel I have been punished enough over the last 20 odd years staring at his balls while towing him behind the boat.

    Enough of the baggy old jeans, time for some great fitting slim fit trousers
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Trousers/Studio-W-Twill-Cotton-Stretch-Slim-Fit-Trousers/501832426.pid

    Zaida says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I’m glad you asked, because we have a family joke about my dad (AKA) ‘The suit’! Think, Sopranos or the Godfather and you’ll know my dad. For as long as I can remember, my dad has always worn that same suit to all family events. He has worn it to all our weddings, christenings, graduations and of course for every funeral too. There will always be someone to ask: “Has ‘The suit’ shown up yet? or ‘The suit has just arrived”, referring to my dad. He thinks he looks like this http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/solaria/solaria1205/solaria120500064/13644021-dapper-young-man-in-urban-setting-wearing-zoot-suit.jpg
    but in reality, this is what he looks like, complete with feather in the hat
    http://www.fancypantsalley.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/25603-416×500.jpg

    On normal days, he is more than happy to wear everyone else’s hand-me-downs regardless of whether it is his size or dates back to 1950. I think that this will suit him well (no pun intended)
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/images/products/MENSWEAR/501763270_NAVY_large.jpg

    Natalie Marais says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Dear Mr/ Mrs Editor . Dadddy desperately needs a new windscreen. Refer to picture send. Need I say more.

    Ideas/ link: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Men-s-Accessories/Sunglasses/cat320260.cat

    Karin says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My story is not the longest, but it is probably the worst. My dad is German. As we all know Germans love being naked. On the beach. In the sauna. In the unisex showers. Everyone happily soaping their bits without skaam. Shudder. As a child and teenager I had to endure my dad, NAKED, sans outfit of ANY KIND on a regular basis. Most embarrassing? Sandy Bay. Need I say more? Dad, Nekkid with my mom and all their mates . Me, huddled is shame, trying to avoid the wobble fest happening right in front of my eyes! Beyond embarrassing. TRAUMATIZING!

    To tell the truth, in a dressed state things are and where no better. Dad went from a bellbottoms and paisley shirt phase to the daily standard outfit of checked lumberjack shirt and old jeans. Plus some horrid chunky leather sandals.

    ANYTHING at Woolies would help!

    Karin says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    This black coat would be the first stylish thing he has ever owned: http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Jackets-Coats-Tops/Woolworths-Blazer-Style-Lined-Coat/501990692.pid

    Tegan says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My Dad, is the kind of person that holds onto a pair of shoes until he has glued the soles back at least three times, think shoe soles holding on for dear life, sticking to their wits at every step. Think speedos and tightly whitey brief that out live my grade school uniform.

    Worst of all was my Dad’s idea of the ‘bike trend’ when he bought his motorbike… Somehow riding something with two wheels suddenly seems to render a complete personality change and fashion intensity that renders a business man something short of an extra in a BAD Harley Davidson commercial. Think leather pants, man beater T and wait for it, a bandana around his neck, and this was how he decided to attend my first ‘parents-meet-up’ with the in-laws. Definitely a cringe worthy memory.

    If I win the voucher I will start with buying my dad this jersey:

    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Knitwear/Woolworths-Merino-Blend-Shawl-Collar-Cardigan/501914198.pid

    and then hopefully pave the way to a much better, appropriated fashion sense that is perfect for fathers day dinner with the in-laws.

    Rhonda Qually says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    When I was living in the UK, I sent my dad a pair of cool pajamas for Father’s Day. My folks were living in Agulhas at the time. I received a thank you phone call on the Sunday evening where my dad proceeded to tell me how he wore the ‘day suit’ that I sent him, all over town – to the shops, to the pub etc. When I told him that there were actually pajamas, he was mortified. It even made the local papers – I kid you not!

    Brad says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My dad was very vibrant and out there while I was growing up and even now he does what he can to fit in and avoid the grandpa netted vests. I’ll always remember my dad wearing neon colored cycle shorts, those very high, ultra revealing, very bright SHORTS! He had many pairs and was very proud f his collection. The pic attached to this story is evident of that. This is the day I”ll never forget. We were in holiday in Durban and this holiday was special because we stayed at the Holiday Inn right on the beach front. For us that usual does the self catering thing staying in a hotel was a huge step up and obviously I believed fashion sense came with the territory. Needless to say I did not think my fathers bright shorts were appropriate. However as a child I had no say in the matter. This pic was taken moments after we left the hotel heading to the beach. If I remember correctly we were actually going to feed the pigeons. It was then that this pic was taken, it feels like yesterday I was standing there smiling like a fool. But it doesn’t end there. In addition to the lumo shorts he loved his moonbag! Yes a fanny pack. Do I say anything more. Since it has translated into a man bag and thanks to current trends the neon is back but not so short! This winter I think my dad would rock a coat like this ESTABLISHED1931 WOOL BLEND BLAZER. The outfit below is a bit too kief for him now but I’m certain he’ll love the jacket. See pic as reference!

    Nicola Meyer says:
    June 06, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    My Dad had his favourite baggy tracksuit pants, sloppy jersey and old stretched stokie slippers. When he came home from work that is what he would put on to relax in. No amount of pleading from my sister and I would make him change. We were so embarrassed to have friends over. Dad would not “walk” in his stokie slippers he would shuffle. So you knew when he was on the move.
    Dad would have been better clothed in these items :
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Shirts-Trousers/Woolworths-Corduroy-Trousers/501875670.pid
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Shirts/EST1931-Corduroy-Long-Sleeve-Shirt/501931116.pid
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Men/Knitwear/Woolworths-Merino-Blend-Shawl-Collar-Cardigan/501914198.pid
    http://www.woolworths.co.za/Home/Fathers-Day/Slippers-Footwear/Woolworths-Sherpa-Lined-Cable-Knit-Stokies/501950008.pid

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