Happy Father’s day to all the father’s and men all over that have assumed a fatherly role when it was not a necessity for them to do so. I have to mention all the influential pastors, teachers, coaches, and community leaders who continue to show young men how to conduct themselves and be a man. I have had many influential male role models including great teachers and phenomenal coaches that have taught me lessons that reach far beyond the classroom and football field, yet none have been quite as influential as the man pictured below, my father (when he was around my age).
Despite the long speeches and annoying times he has pushed me to be a better person and taught me most of what I know, not to mention how to dress. His tailored suits, pocket squares, shined shoes, and well pressed shirts served as my first style influence. My father’s style made a huge impact on me and how I thought a man should not only dress but carry himself. He taught me that presentation, and how you present yourself is everything.
Dad always making sure we looked good and that I got to enjoy my Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cereal
This post is a toast the Fathers. One day I look forward to the challenge of Fatherhood, (no time soon) but until then I’ll continue to read and write my own 1001 Rules For My Unborn Son by Walter Lamond (great blog and book check it out). Happy Father’s Day everyone!
Father’s Day Favorites
When I think of fatherhood this powerful photo by Richard Avedon (1963) comes to mind
Favorite poem to read on Father’s Day If- by Rudyard Kipling