As a dad who works from home, my style could be boiled down to “whatever doesn’t smell today”, but a meeting with the Faherty twins gave my fashion sense new life.
When I had my first child, I never thought I’d slide into what is euphemistically known as “dad style.” I was ready to wage a valiant war against cargo shorts, flip-flops, and logo tees. It helped that I had office jobs that required some semblance of style. But then I had my second kid and started working from home. My wardrobe became tighter and as I gained weight and stopped buying anything new. Soon I was draping my bulk in loose, stained t-shirts, baggy button-ups and threadbare denim — a look that communicated a surrender to circumstance. The polite way of saying it might be that I looked selfless. I certainly didn’t look like I was preening in front of the mirror.
The problem wasn’t the weekday, home office looks. The problem was that things didn’t get much better on date-nights with my wife. She was lucky if my shirt had all its buttons. My wife stopped calling me cute. I needed help. That’s when I was introduced by my editor to Mike and Alex Faherty, the twin creators of Faherty, which manufactures comfortable clothes for adults of all sizes who still care what they look like.
When I was offered a Faherty makeover, I was doubtful that the New York-born fashion brand would have anything thing that would suit either my “Ohoian” frame or Ohoian lifestyle. I was also certain that the brothers Faherty, who are themselves alienatingly handsome, had underestimated the task ahead of them. After all, I was an adult man who had a propensity to dress like his Kindergartner. Could I really be helped?
Walking into the charming new Faherty store in SOHO, I was immediately put…
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