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Okay, it's T-2 days until Father's Day, and you're still not sure what to snag dad. Take solace in this exhaustive map full of inspired shopping stops—and some of our favorite menswear haunts. Whether dad is a litigator a la Mel Horowitz or the Michael Bluth of the family, we've got you covered. From GrandTen Distilling and Bonobos to Bobby from Boston and Warby Parker, there is something here for every type of dad. Bonus: tricking pops into thinking you spent all May planning.—Heather C. White


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1. Concepts

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37 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 868-2001
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Opened in 1996 as part of the Harvard Square Tannery, Concepts is a Cambridge institution specializing in high-demand collabs and all the major releases from streetwear legends Clarks, Nike, Stussy, and more. Introduce dad to the hype and watch his cool points soar.

2. Uncle Pete's

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125 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 391-0895
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This Beacon Hill shop is a must for menswear. Named for Peter Tam’s niece, Uncle Pete’s is a revolving door of cool on an otherwise staid block. Keep dad in the know with their selection of COMUNE denim and Red Wings.

3. Warby Parker

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83 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(508) 658-7444
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Step up dad’s eyewear style with a trip to the Warby Parker showroom. Modeled after a library (and fully stocked with the company’s favorite indie publishers), it’s the perfect place to school him on what he should be rocking over those peepers.

4. rag & bone

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111 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6700
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Dive into rag & bone's gorgeous American-made denim or take dad for a spin in the Newbury boot for starters. Then, regale him with tales of the brand's mile-long celebrity following. Bonus points if he’s a Pats fan: Tom Brady has been known to stop by from time to time.

5. Riccardi

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116 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-3158
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Dads who appreciate the finer things in life will love Riccardi’s bevy of international designers like Balmain, Givenchy, Dsquared2 and more.

6. Bonobos Guideshop - Boston

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283 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 263-7340
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Is dad how shall we put it…style challenged? Bring him to the Bonobos Guide Shop for some one-on-one attention and rest assured he’ll never rock those ill-fitting chinos again.

7. Ball and Buck

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144B Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-1776
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Earlier this year, founder Mark Bollman told GQ that Ball and Buck is the "ultimate place to be a man." Dad will definitely appreciate a made-in the-USA gift from his natural habitat. Bonus points if you actually take him in and treat him to the barbershop in the back. We recommend The Presidential: a shampoo and haircut, beard trim, hot towel shave, and men’s facial.

8. Scoop NYC

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177 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 874-4400
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One of our favorite NYC retailers has made its home in Boston with acclaimed and blossoming designers. Artsy dads will go gaga over the Paint Splatter Margiela Low Tops which are still (!) in stock. Booya.

9. The Tannery

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711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-5500
The Boylston Street flagship screams style with plenty of upscale brands that dad will love. For the avant garde dads go for Band of Outsiders, Surface to Air, Gant, and Opening Ceremony. If he’s a stickler for tradition check Gucci, GANT, and Prada.

10. Bodega

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6 Clearway Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 421-1550
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Once you take him through the secret Snapple entrance, dad will be (way) impressed. Plus, if he’s a sneaker fanatic you’ve just made his dreams come true. Treat him to crazy-exclusive collabs and some of the perks that come with Nike Tier Zero status: namely first look at the very best styles that are yet to come.

11. Fenway Park

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4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 267-1700
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Take pops to a Sox game! It’s the stuff memories are made of.

12. Uniform

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511 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 247-2360
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Uniform is the perfect spot to spoil dad with casual threads: think RVCA, Levi’s, Spiewak and a whole heap of buttondowns from the holy trinity: Ben Sherman, GANT, and Penguin. After, stroll through the SoWa Open Market for ambience and delicious snacks from the food trucks, duh.

13. Sault

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577 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118
(857) 239-9434
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If dad is a man for the classics he’ll love the sensible New England style at Sault. Owner Philip Saul’s collection ranges from Ivy Prepster accessories to tailored New England Shirt Co. vestments – with a healthy dose of grooming products, too.

14. Bobby From Boston

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Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 423-9299
Many have said this South End outpost has some of the best vintage in the country – and we totally agree. Best bet: Grab dad vintage Levi’s that’ll remind him of his youth and talk about the old days. He’ll thank you for the trip down memory lane.

15. South End Athletic Company

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652 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0897
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Whether dad has been running marathons for the past decade or is just trying to ease in, South End Athletic Company is fully stocked with the gear he wants (and need). Tour the curated selection of Nike, Puma, Saucony, New Balance and let the magic happen.

16. GrandTen Distilling

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383 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 269-0497
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If dad is a drinking man, he’ll love a tour of Southie’s first distillery. Their flagship product Wire Works American Gin is an homage to the famous iron foundry that previously occupied the distillery’s space. And lest we forget the obvious: you’ll be savoring hand-crafted spirits from Wire Works Gin to Fire Puncher Vodka with the old man. There’s nothing better.

1. Concepts

37 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center, Cambridge, MA 02138
Opened in 1996 as part of the Harvard Square Tannery, Concepts is a Cambridge institution specializing in high-demand collabs and all the major releases from streetwear legends Clarks, Nike, Stussy, and more. Introduce dad to the hype and watch his cool points soar.
37 Brattle Street, The Atrium Shopping Center
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Uncle Pete's

125 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
This Beacon Hill shop is a must for menswear. Named for Peter Tam’s niece, Uncle Pete’s is a revolving door of cool on an otherwise staid block. Keep dad in the know with their selection of COMUNE denim and Red Wings.
125 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

3. Warby Parker

83 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Step up dad’s eyewear style with a trip to the Warby Parker showroom. Modeled after a library (and fully stocked with the company’s favorite indie publishers), it’s the perfect place to school him on what he should be rocking over those peepers.
83 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. rag & bone

111 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Dive into rag & bone's gorgeous American-made denim or take dad for a spin in the Newbury boot for starters. Then, regale him with tales of the brand's mile-long celebrity following. Bonus points if he’s a Pats fan: Tom Brady has been known to stop by from time to time.
111 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Riccardi

116 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Dads who appreciate the finer things in life will love Riccardi’s bevy of international designers like Balmain, Givenchy, Dsquared2 and more.
116 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. Bonobos Guideshop - Boston

283 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116
Is dad how shall we put it…style challenged? Bring him to the Bonobos Guide Shop for some one-on-one attention and rest assured he’ll never rock those ill-fitting chinos again.
283 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. Ball and Buck

144B Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
Earlier this year, founder Mark Bollman told GQ that Ball and Buck is the "ultimate place to be a man." Dad will definitely appreciate a made-in the-USA gift from his natural habitat. Bonus points if you actually take him in and treat him to the barbershop in the back. We recommend The Presidential: a shampoo and haircut, beard trim, hot towel shave, and men’s facial.
144B Newbury St
Boston, MA 02116

8. Scoop NYC

177 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
One of our favorite NYC retailers has made its home in Boston with acclaimed and blossoming designers. Artsy dads will go gaga over the Paint Splatter Margiela Low Tops which are still (!) in stock. Booya.
177 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

9. The Tannery

711 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
The Boylston Street flagship screams style with plenty of upscale brands that dad will love. For the avant garde dads go for Band of Outsiders, Surface to Air, Gant, and Opening Ceremony. If he’s a stickler for tradition check Gucci, GANT, and Prada.
711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

10. Bodega

6 Clearway Street, Boston, MA 02115
Once you take him through the secret Snapple entrance, dad will be (way) impressed. Plus, if he’s a sneaker fanatic you’ve just made his dreams come true. Treat him to crazy-exclusive collabs and some of the perks that come with Nike Tier Zero status: namely first look at the very best styles that are yet to come.
6 Clearway Street
Boston, MA 02115

11. Fenway Park

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
Take pops to a Sox game! It’s the stuff memories are made of.
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215

12. Uniform

511 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
Uniform is the perfect spot to spoil dad with casual threads: think RVCA, Levi’s, Spiewak and a whole heap of buttondowns from the holy trinity: Ben Sherman, GANT, and Penguin. After, stroll through the SoWa Open Market for ambience and delicious snacks from the food trucks, duh.
511 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

13. Sault

577 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118
If dad is a man for the classics he’ll love the sensible New England style at Sault. Owner Philip Saul’s collection ranges from Ivy Prepster accessories to tailored New England Shirt Co. vestments – with a healthy dose of grooming products, too.
577 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118

14. Bobby From Boston

Thayer Street, Boston, MA 02118
Many have said this South End outpost has some of the best vintage in the country – and we totally agree. Best bet: Grab dad vintage Levi’s that’ll remind him of his youth and talk about the old days. He’ll thank you for the trip down memory lane.
Thayer Street
Boston, MA 02118

15. South End Athletic Company

652 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
Whether dad has been running marathons for the past decade or is just trying to ease in, South End Athletic Company is fully stocked with the gear he wants (and need). Tour the curated selection of Nike, Puma, Saucony, New Balance and let the magic happen.
652 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

16. GrandTen Distilling

383 Dorchester Avenue, Boston, MA 02127
If dad is a drinking man, he’ll love a tour of Southie’s first distillery. Their flagship product Wire Works American Gin is an homage to the famous iron foundry that previously occupied the distillery’s space. And lest we forget the obvious: you’ll be savoring hand-crafted spirits from Wire Works Gin to Fire Puncher Vodka with the old man. There’s nothing better.
383 Dorchester Avenue
Boston, MA 02127