Father’s Day Goodies!

In addition to dad, father’s day also celebrates close family members – husband, granddad, father-in-law, son, son-in-law, grandson, great-grandpa, uncle, brother and nephew, as well as godson, godfather and cousin or whoever else you can think of who is worth celebrating!. Many people might consider Father’s day to be ‘just another Hallmark holiday’ (many other brands are available!)… All of us here disagree because Father’s Day is more than a hallmark holiday – it’s a genuine reason to celebrate someone special.

Father’s day this year is on Sunday 21st June in the United Kingdom. While the majority of countries follow suit honouring the special men in their life on the third Sunday in June, some countries decided to celebrate it on different dates. So, to make sure you know when to pay your respects to dear old dad wherever you may be, here are a couple of father’s day traditions and when they are celebrated around the world:

In Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, each individual family honours their dad by hanging a skeleton outside of their house to represent Padre Esqueleto (meaning father skeleton)… to us this sounds more like a Halloween tradition! Father’s day is always celebrated on the Second Sunday in July in Uruguay, meaning more time to plan the perfect day!

In Mexico, Dads get physical with a city-wide 21km race which takes place in Mexico City – Exhausting!

In Spain Father’s Day is celebrated on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. In traditional Spanish style, the event is usually celebrated with a big family meal.

In Germany, men relax by indulging in fine beers and liquors. The tradition is part of Männertag or man’s day in which its common to take part in a hike and celebrate with alcohol. This year, Father’s day in Germany was celebrated on Thursday, May 14.

We understand how difficult shopping for your loved one can be, so rather than relying on the generic presents of underwear and ‘greatest dad’ mugs… we’ve got you covered!

Father's Day 2015

Father’s Day 2015

Presenting the Gladstone Mens Premium Leather Brogue 5-Eyelet Shoe in Black – Part of the Scorpio Shoes ‘Classic Collection’, the Gladstone a superb quality, country brogue, five-eyelet mens leather shoe from Paolo Vandini, which looks equally good with jeans or more formal attire. Perfect for father’s day! Available here: https://www.scorpioshoes.com/mens-c2/shoes-c5/formal-lace-up-c49/paolo-vandini-paolo-vandini-gladstone-mens-premium-leather-brogue-5-eyelet-shoes-black-p44758

Not the right style? Don’t worry! Check out our Dr Martens 3989 Mens Leather Country Brogue Shoes in Bark Brown. A perfect shoe for the man who wants classic styling and comfort and the versatility of casual and smart wear in the same pair of shoes. Available here:  https://www.scorpioshoes.com/mens-c2/shoes-c5/casual-shoes-c51/dr-martens-3989-mens-leather-country-brogue-shoes-bark-brown-p41613

To complement either of those fantastic buys – a CATERPILLAR (CAT) Genuine Leather Wallet in Black. An Official CAT Footwear product, genuine leather and includes multiple compartments for cards and money. Available here: https://www.scorpioshoes.com/accessories-c42/bags-wallets-c45/caterpillar-cat-genuine-leather-wallet-black-p35594

For those whose dads already have plenty of style (or to use with a pair of the above Docs), why not present them with some of our Dr Martens shoe laces or our Dr Martens socks in Oxblood and Black?? Available here: https://www.scorpioshoes.com/accessories-c42/laces-c63 and here https://www.scorpioshoes.com/accessories-c42/socks-c80/dr-martens-dr-martens-unisex-docs-sock-oxblood-black-p44721

We’d love to hear about your father’s day plans! Are you off to the beach? Pub? Or simply allowing the man in your life to sleep in those extra twenty minutes? Let us know!

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