Father's Day Gift Guide 2017: Presents for Every Personality Type

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It’s that time of the year to show that father figure in your life just how much you care with a stylish token of appreciation. When making him look good, it’s all about confidence and comfort.

We bring you the ultimate style guide for every Dad.

1. THE CORPORATE DAD

Does he have his eye on being on the management team? Level up his style by pairing his classic work shirts with sleek and sharp accessories! Have him ace those boardroom battles with power dressing.

Corporate Dad

Shop: 1. Canali Shirt, 2. Black Button Cufflinks, 3. Top Hat Eyelet Collar Bar (Silver), 4. Watch Movement Michael, 5. Tieclip Calvin, 6. Neil Purple Silk Tie

2. THE ADRENALINE JUNKIE

Age is just a number. Surprise the adrenaline junkie Dad with this season’s Grand Prix tickets and help him dress up for the event! Add interest to a smart casual blazer with our range of feisty automobile cufflinks.

Adrenaline Junkie

Shop: 1. Etro Blazer, 2. Motorbike Cufflinks, 3. Gold Fleur-De-Lis Lapel Pin, 4. Happy Hour Cufflinks, 5. Arrow Pocket Square, 6. Dolce & Gabbana Loafers

3. THE ROCKER

We all heard that story before. How Dad got all the girls falling head over heels with his perfect guitar solo. Unleash his inner rocker with our Rockabilly inspired accessories and let him take centre stage this Father’s Day.

Rocker Dad

Shop: 1. Watch Movement Remo, 2. Haider Ackermann Bomber Jacket, 3. Bellroy Slim Sleeve Wallet - Burnt Orange, 4. Skull Lapel Pin, 5. Guitar Hero Cufflinks

4. THE POSH

What do you get the Dad who has everything? When it comes to gifts, it’s the thought that counts. Gift him something thoughtful and personable that he can show it off at his next Black Tie Event.

Posh Dad

Shop: 1. Praline Crystal Bow Tie, 2. Royal Red Lapel Rose, 3. Kendrick Pocket Square, 4. Tuxedo Studs Ray, 5. Cartier Ring, 6. Gucci Monk Strap Shoes

5. THE HIPSTER

Take the hipster Dad out for brunch and style him colorful.  He probably can pull off the bold look effortlessly with our awesome range of novelty accessories!

Hipster Dad

Shop: 1.Christine Pastel Bow Tie, 2. Leo Stripe Socks, 3. Papa Moustache Cufflinks, 4. Gold Crown Lapel Pin, 5. Alexander McQueen Backpack, 6. Rayban Aviators, 7. Vespa (Blue) Cufflinks

6. THE GAMER

Surprise the gamer Dad with the perfect game inspired accessories this Father’s Day. Let him wear these nifty designs on his sleeves while he shows them off during Friday’s Boys Night Out!

Gamer Dad

Shop: 1. Timex Watch, 2. Game Console Cufflinks, 3. Knight Shield Collar Pin, 4. Pacman & Ghost Cufflinks, 5. Moleskine ID Backpack - Black

7. THE LINGUIST

For the man who loves languages doesn’t mean he’s always a nerd. Keep him up to date and in style with our unique and classic accessories that showcases his passion.

Linguist Dad

Shop: 1. Mont Blanc Cufflinks, 2. Monochrome Cotton Tie, 3. The Letter Cufflinks, 4. Thom Browne Clutch, 5. Moleskine Classic Black Notebook, 6. Engraved Stift Pen - Alumino

8. THE TRAVELER

A true traveler wants things that are necessary, or chic. We’ve got both! Opt for something more personal and heartfelt with accessories that can be customized.

Traveler Dad

Shop: 1. World Map Cufflinks, 2. Wächterlein Lunar Leather Wallet, 3. Moleskine Blue Soft Cover Notebooks, 4. Hummingbird Lapel Pin, 5. Silver Luggage Case

9. THE MINIMALIST

Simplicity never goes out of style so you can be sure that whatever accessories you buy for the minimalist Dad will not be forgotten. Help him match accessories that are evergreen to his everyday outfit. You can even add a blazer to enhance his smart casual look!

Minimalist Dad

Shop: 1. Classic Knot Cufflinks, 2. Fenced Cufflinks, 3. Denis Guidone Watch, 4. Black Nudie Jeans, 5. Cadence Pocket Square, 6. Classic Gunmetal Money Clip, 7. Poodle Collar Pin

10. THE ATHLETE

For the Dad who can’t stop moving. Enhance his sporty style with a pair of sports-themed cufflinks and accessories that fit his active lifestyle.

Athlete Dad

Shop: 1. Givenchy Sneakers, 2. Bellroy High Slim Wallet - Teal, 3. Moleskine Classic Backpack - Sahara Brown, 4. Buckshot Cufflinks, 5. FitBit

Whether he's a hipster dad, a sports dad or a traveler dad, we've got the perfect gift just for him. Show him just how much you care this Father's Day and give him something memorable and unique.

Looking for something more? Read our Under S$100 Gift Guide for Dad for more awesome gift ideas.

If you’re feeling adventurous, we’ve over 1,000 designs for you to take your pick! Shop now on www.thelittlelink.com
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6 Must-Have Accessories for Men

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A guest blog post by Cardable

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In a fashion-forward country like Singapore, it takes a lot to keep up with the fast-changing trends and style. It can be a challenge to keep up with trends and not stick out like a sore thumb. No matter which field of work you are in, be it in an office job or a more vocational area of expertise, there are certain accessories which will help you look more professional and can be an instant confidence booster.


Can you make a guess what are the 6 must-have accessories? Here we go…

 

1) A Pair of Cufflinks

We know buttons are convenient, but a pair of cufflinks can add style and a little bit of bedazzle to all shirts, even if it is a simple shirt from Uniqlo. It speaks elegance and professionalism with a hint of fashion consciousness. With the variety and creative designs of cufflinks available these days, you can easily find one that suit different occasions, your profession, personal style andeven your mood! Want to level up and look a CEO? We recommend this stylish pair of watch movement cufflinks.

 

2) A Favourite Neck Tie

 

 

In order make a good impression at work or at that important meeting, there’s something you can’t forget. You’ll need to get yourself a good tie. With or without a suit, a tie helps you to stand out among the crowd, especially if you choose a pair that goes well with your outfit. One might say it is even the centerpiece of your entire outfit. Ties need not be boring and conventional all the time like what they were in our fathers’ era.

Men are more daring to try quirky prints and bright colours these days, For example, If you’re attending a more casual and cosy wedding and do not want to look too shabby or overdressed, try going for something funky with prints. If you’re attending an important business meeting, it would be best to opt for safe choices and complementing colours to your shirt, such as this sleek black tie or this blue striped one.

 

3) A Cool Bow Tie

 

 

Sure, bow ties aren’t associated with day-to-day business attires such as in offices or at business meetings, but that doesn’t make them any less of a necessary accessory. Gone are the days when bow ties can only be seen on red carpets and at formal social functions with a black tie dress code. In recent times, bow ties have evolved and loosened up. You’re more likely to see men in bow ties of playful colours and prints at parties and social events these days. It is now known as the fun younger brother of the neck tie, and increasingly represent men who know how to have fun while staying classy.


This versatile polka dot bow tie can be worn casual with a shirt and jeans, or suited up with a tuxedo for formal events. Or maybe you want to let your fun personality shine through with a casual outfit and a funky bow tie like this one in checks. There are so many bow ties in the market to experiment with nowadays, you’re bound to find one that suits your personality!

 

4) A Chic Pocket Square

 

 

How do you boost your outfit and appearance with one simple accessory? That’s right, it’s a pocket square. Pocket squares originated with a hygiene purpose back in olden times for the upper-class, where men used linen handkerchiefs to cover their noses. A handkerchief was put into the breast pocket of a suit to prevent it from mixing with other objects (such as coins) in the trousers pocket.


Folding techniques developed and the pocket square eventually evolved into a fashion accessory. This simple piece of cloth has risen in popularity as fashion-forward men realise they can add it to their outfit for an effortless and complete look, whether it be for a casual or formal event. How you fold it also determines the type of image you want to portray. We reckon this cool pocket square would be a good conversation starter!

 

5) Funky Socks

 

 

Socks have attracted more attention from men these days, and rightfully so. Who says you can only wear black, navy or grey socks? This accessory adds a punch to a man’s attire when one sees a peek of his choice of socks. It is subtle yet impressionable, and speaks a lot about a person’s personality and fashion. Want to stand out from the crowd and make a great first impression at a party? Perhaps this pair of colourful striped socks would be a good choice.  

 

6) A Stylish Money Clip

 

Here’s another popular trend that has developed over the years and is pretty simple - and that is meant quite literally. Nowadays, simplicity and minimalism are considered beauty, and a money clip is a symbol of these two traits. Money clips are small, compact, and do their job: hold money and cards together. You can have more than one and organise them however you please.

You won’t ever have to walk out of your home in the morning with a thick wallet sticking out of your coat pocket or forming a bump on your bum again. Look sophisticated with this classic metallic clip and have the option to engrave your initials as well.

 

And there you have it, the top 6 essentials every man should have in their wardrobe. Take your time to browse and shop for the perfect ones and experience for yourself how big a change they can enforce on any man! Splurge a little on what’s important with the help of Cardable for additional promos and deals which might be available for your credit card, and see not only improvements in your looks and how you present yourself, but also how you feel about yourself.

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Cardable is a platform that brings together the best in credit card loyalty promotions for the Asian consumer. Check out www.getcardable.com for daily deals that you can get with your credit cards!

 

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15 Dapper Father's Day Gifts Under S$100

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Dad has always been there for you. Throughout the years, he’s really given the whole parenting thing 110 percent. It’s no wonder you’re struggling to find something just right to surprise him on Father’s Day. 

We've handpicked the best gifts under S$100 in this list that has something to suit every Dad's personality. So sit back, click around, and wait for the perfect present to show up on your doorstep. 

1. For the Corporate Dad

Does Dear Ol' Dad spend more time in the boardroom than he does sprawled across the couch? Have him impress the boss and the office with this range of 100% premium silk ties. You'd be sure your workaholic hardworking dad will appreciate this!

2. For the Dapper Dad

It's about time to get dad a Father’s Day gift that’s as remarkable and reliable as he is. Give him this up-to-the-minute fusion of minimalism and sophistication. Both casual and dressy, the intricate exposed gears of the Sekonda Watch is a great option for everyday wear.

3. For the Dressed Up Dad

Feeling expressive but not sure how to convey your appreciation to Dad with style? 

Featuring a Father’s Day special cufflink “Father’s Love” coupled with an intricate piece with actual mechanical movement from the best-selling watch movement collection and a novelty hourglass cufflink that flows, this limited edition set is certainly your best bet.

4. For the Foodie Dad

What do you buy for the Foodie Dad who ensures the kitchen is always fully stocked? Something to tickle his tastebuds of course - Wow him with these Singaporean food favourites flavoured tea gift set from Ette Tea Company.

5. For the Engineer Dad

Appeal to his left-brained nature while looking for gifts for your nifty Dad. It's not rocket science! Here’s one that challenges him - Featuring real mechanical movement with intricate hand crafted gears, the Watch Movement Michael Cufflinks are in a league of its own.

6. For the Handyman Dad

Dad deserves to enjoy a multifunctional tool that's as sharp as his style. The compact NailClip Wood 580 is the perfect everyday carry, whether he's exploring the wilderness or facing the shark tank at work. 

7. For the Family Man Dad

The family man is a Dad who's loving, caring and always puts his family first. Nothing beats a more thoughtful gift than a pair of custom laser engraved cufflinks, so Dad can be reminded of the family whenever he wears them on his sleeve.

8. For the Hi-Flyer Dad

Buy your high-flyer Dad a gift that will come in useful when they're on the daily commute, rushing between meetings or jet setting on important business trips. The Wachterlein RFID Shield Wallet ensures that all his credit cards stay safe. Add on a touch of personalization with custom laser engraving.

9. For the Hipster Dad

Acting cool is all part of the hipster philosophy, Dads aren't immune to the hipster effect either, Hipster dads definitely don't want "World's Greatest Dad" mugs for Father's Day, but the quirky printed pocket squares below will have him showing unadulterated delight this June. 

10. For the Globetrotter Dad

Whether you want to treat your dad to a keepsake from his favourite adventures or spur him on for his next trip, you can load up on a pair of original and personalized map cufflinks for dad right here. 

11. For the Techie Dad

In our ever-changing world, technology will never go out of fashion. Have Dad store his gadgets in style with the Moleskine ID Collection laptop / tablet bag.

12. For the Superhero Dad

A good superhero is hard to come by these days. For Father's Day this year show appreciation for your real-life hero with this Superhero Card Set from Curious Dotted Line. Complete it with his favourite Superhero cufflinks to get him smiling this June.

13. For the Organized Dad

For the OCD Dad, there's nothing more satisfying than having his things in the rightful places. With the 20 pair cufflink display case with a see through top, he can be sure he won't lose a cufflink ever again.

14. For the Writer Dad

Made from acid free paper, with a sleek black cover. The Moleskine Classic Notebook in Black is the perfect notebook for Dad to jot down notes and thoughts whether in a meeting or when travelling. Make your gift even more personalized by adding on an elegant ink pen engraved with Dad's name.

15. For the Geeky Dad

The perfect collector's cassette tape for Dad to relive the 70's retro gold tracks while he files in his spaceship and steal interstellar artefacts. The full soundtrack is also available in mp3 format for download if his Walkman needs some time off.

Nontraditional dads call for nontraditional gifts. This Father’s Day, give Dad all the love and respect you know he deserves by giving him a unique gift that plays to his personality. Whether he’s a globetrotter, a fashionable guy, or a sci-fi fan, you can find a great gift he’ll cherish for life.

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Styling 101: Travel & Dress like a Local

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As we approach our favourite travel season this May, there’s hardly a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to travelling. Some travellers shuffle from one tourist hotspot to another with relish, while others prefer an experience that’s closer to the ground.

Prefer to hang out with the natives rather than be led through another maze of tourist traps? We'll show you how to blend in like a local.

Jam with Street Musicians in Florence

If you're feeling the beat, rub shoulders with adventurous guitar players, talented improvisers, brave rockers armed with kitchen supplies and people who bring their music out into the streets. Add your magic to Florence's already artsy urban landscape.

Ace the relaxed yet fashionably artistic look with cotton or linen suits in neutral shades and pair them with accessories that show your individual element or quirk. A large sports watch is a must have investment, the one thing Italians love to wear.

 

Shop the Look: Guitar Hero Cufflinks, Moleskine Sahara Brown Backpack, 3. MVMT Chrono Watch, 4. Braxton Bow Tie, 5. Potted Plan Lapel Pin, 6. Dylan Pocket Square

Cycle on the Streets of Paris 

Think like a Parisian and you’ll do well here: Start rides at your local bistro, race out the Paris Basin into the calm and charming countryside, stop at boulangeries as needed, then go straight home and resume your day, as if this exceptional cycling city is completely normal.


The Parisian male loves to layer. This look contributes to the general Parisian fashion preference for looking as if you’re too cool to fuss over an outfit. Complete it with the signature European looped scarf and classic accessories. 

Shop the Look: 1. Knight Shield Collar Pin, 2. Royal Green Lapel Rose, 3. Saint Laurent Silk Scarf, 4. Humming Bird Lapel Pin, 5. Basilica Cufflinks, 6. Moleskine ID Reporter Bag Black 

Coffee with the Sloanies in London

With an anything goes attitude to style, a man can wear whatever in London and onlookers won’t take a second look. From the dapper to the outlandish, men in this city know who and what they are; showing just how important confidence is when it comes to style.


A Sloanie is big on luxury brands yet understated about his extravagance; opting for non-logo items that show his appreciation for superior English wool, cashmere and silk, and British cuts and silhouette. Coordination is key.
 

Shop the Look: 1. Acis Silk Tie, Watch Movement Mosky Cufflinks, 3. Lanvin Sneakers, 4. Moleskine Laptop Sleeve, 5. Brolly Tiepin Silver

Happy Hour with the 9-5ers in New York

If you happen to find yourself in the area as the 9-5ers head out, there are no shortage of Midtown bars beckoning the overworked New Yorkers with enticing happy hour deals. From wine bars to your classic all American watering holes, this is the chance to to hang out with the cool crowd.


Men in New York are ambassadors of clean lines and a slim cut shape. Tailored suits are the way to go. The most important thing to New York men is their shoes, recognising a solid, leather pair can essentially dress up a casual outfit and taking it to the next level. Add on the final touch of a key accessory - 
the tie.

Shop the Look: 1. Silver Cube Collar Bar, 2. Javon Tie, 3. Classic Silver Money Clip, 4. Lapel Pin Thrones Silver, 5. Maison Margiela Leather Derbys, 6. Alphabet Initials Cursive

Urban Exploring in Berlin

Photographers, graffiti-artists and the plain curious are all drawn to Berlin's many abandoned and ruined places like the Spreepark, or former Nazi military areas. Venture into unchartered territory to discover brand new experiences.


Berlin and grunge go rebelliously hand-in-hand, retaining some of the reckless flavour of the Eighties. Today, the next generation flaunt their freedom with grungy street wear looks in mostly black, giving rise to the modern bad boy look.

 

Shop: 1. Gunner Tiepin Silver & Jace Tie, 2. DSLR Cufflinks, 3. Saint Laurent Biker Jacket, 4. Fire Extinguisher Cufflinks, 5. Silver Fleur-de-lis Lapel Pin

 

No doubt, the Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, and Notre Dame are formidable tourist places worthy of awe and admiration that will earn you some bragging rights for sure. But why not step off the beaten track and explore the roads less travelled - in style of course.

Shop your holiday looks now! 

 

 

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