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Clearly this is not a fashion blog. But it doesn’t mean that I can’t write about being a dad who enjoys a little bit of fashion.
Prior to becoming a dad and throughout my adulthood, I enjoyed keeping up with the latest men’s fashion trends, sort of.
Basically half of the time the majority of the time I watch a Korean soap, I’m watching what the men are wearing to steal some fashion ideas.
Now if only I had the porcelain skin and perfect hair – I’d be driving around in my blurred out emblem Hyundai in no time!
So when the opportunity came up to collaborate with Jord Wood Watches (Shout-out to Matthew from “Answer The Tullyphone“ for the hook-up), I immediately jumped at the chance. I mean as a daddy blogger it’s not every day that you get to throw your two cents on men’s fashion.
Besides, what’s more quirkier than a watch that basically looks like it’s made entirely out of wood?
And with Father’s Day coming up, I thought it would be cool to throw this unusual gift idea out there.
There’s no point in me trying to sell you a watch just as a regular guy. But from a dad with a six month old baby perspective, here are some reasons why I really like this Jord Wooden watch:
Baby Mouth Friendly
When my daughter drenches her saliva on the band, it doesn’t seem as dangerous and toxic as a steel band. Gnawing on wood like a little beaver seems much cuter than crunching on metal like a junkyard compactor. As an added bonus, it’s softer on her toothless gums, so that’s another plus. Writing that out made me realize that I need to be a better parent and get my kid a proper chew toy. I mean my dog had ten times more chew toys than my daughter – clearly the fur baby was more important than the human baby is now.
It’s Light but no Lightweight
When you have to carry an 18lbs bowling ball with flailing arms and legs with one arm, you need all the strength you can get. So carrying a bulky blinged out watch is the last thing you want. The wood design is light, but solid enough to look stylish.
Okay, this has nothing to do with being a dad, but this watch makes me feel like a hipster. Not in a negative let’s make fun of the ridiculous hipster way, but in a good way. Since I’ve been wearing it, people have stopped me to ask me about the watch. There’s just something cool about having a wooden watch. It’s totally a hipster thing. But it also sets me up for really good dad joke opportunities like:
Stranger – “That’s a pretty neat watch, is it made of wood?”
Me – “You bet it is, wood you like to try it on?”
Okay, that hasn’t happened yet, but when it does I’ll be the one barking.
Terrible dad puns aside, the watch forced me to dress better, if that makes any sense. I felt obligated to mix and match with some patterns, and also button up my oxford shirt sleeves. The way it coordinates with plaid also works so well. I’d imagine lumberjacks to have this type of watch – gold miner would wear gold, and a diamond miner would bling out with diamonds, so why wouldn’t a lumber jack have one of these bad boys?
As someone who kind of stopped caring what he wore since having a baby, this was exactly the shot in the arm I needed to start putting thought into style. I know I’ll never be the cool dad, fit dad, or hip dad, but perhaps I can be a better put together dad.
I’m not saying this watch is revolutionary or re-invented the wheel. But if you are looking for a father`s day gift, or a more unique gift for men, this might be a good one to consider.
If you are considering purchasing, please check out the Jord website through my Dad Mode:On link.
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