An offbeat gift for your totally rad dad.

By Betsy Cribb
Updated November 06, 2020
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Mayor Clothing Charleston Lowcountry Hawaiian Shirt
Credit: Mayor Clothing

From business-casual loafers that float to highly-rated mosquito net hats that fend off bugs, it’s been the year of bold sartorial choices for Dad. Now that the season of frenzied holiday shopping is officially upon us, we are on the hunt for unique gifts that will surprise even the hardest to shop for fathers. And this week, we’ve found just the thing for dads who live for leisurewear: Mayor Clothing’s Southern-themed Hawaiian shirts.

Based in Atlanta, Mayor Clothing is a line of Hawaiian-style button-downs, performance polos, and outerwear that celebrates the best of destinations all over the country through colorful wearable art. Each design is illustrated by an artist local to the area being highlighted, giving every print an authentic sense of place: The “Sea Island Retreat” toile, for instance, was done by an Atlanta artist, while the “Charleston Lowcountry” pattern was sketched by a South Carolina native.

In addition to the existing designs, which also include a digital pen ink tribute to Clemson, South Carolina, and a digital watercolor interpretation of Annapolis, Maryland, Mayor Clothing offers a custom option for folks who want to memorialize their own favorite places. Inspired by your stories, the brand works with a local artist to create a personalized illustration that’s then printed on your choice of duds. It’s an extra special way to commemorate spots that are meaningful to you and your pops.

But the brand isn’t just about looks: their clothes work hard too. Made from soft, breathable Tencel that’s shrink-resistant and sustainably sourced, the tailored shirts are designed for work (hello, casual Friday), play, and every festivity in between.

Starting at $124 a pop for existing designs, there’s no denying that Mayor Clothing’s Hawaiian shirts are a splurge, but can you really put a price on delighting dear old Dad on Christmas morning?

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