What My Father Taught Me About Style
Dads can be fashion icons too. Just ask M.M.’s Senior Project Manager, Sofia.
Choose Pieces That Can Keep Up With You
My dad isn’t one for sitting still. He’ll head out most mornings to bike a quick thirty miles—and once, he notably completed a race with what turned out to be a broken collarbone. Few things slow him down, and his clothes can’t be one of them. Thus, rule one: To handle whatever is coming your way, you need clothes that work with you, not against you. Will it stay dry in a rainstorm? Can it keep you warm if it turns icy? Does it breathe on a hot day?
When I choose clothes now, I have my mother’s style in mind, but my father’s realism, as well. This perspective has helped me find trench coats that stand up to damp city streets and a coat that gets me through even the most arctic of winters, as well as dresses that last years instead of seasons, and sharp jackets that still allow me to stretch.