Better Off Dad
Three new shops fit for Father’s Day
Though we consider ourselves expert gift givers, our dads have received more bad neckwear than any man should. This Father?s Day, we?re hitting Madison Avenue?s new men?s boutiques to get him something he?ll be proud to wear all year long.
Bottega Veneta The Italian luxury house just opened its first U.S. men?s shop on 67th Street. Sleek suits and crocodile messenger bags are standouts, but the store is also a haven for high-end staples like polo shirts ($350) and fitted jeans ($580), not to mention some leather-and-linen dog beds ($1,240) for the other man in your life. 23 E. 67th St. (at Madison Ave.); 212-879-4182 or bottegaveneta.com
IWC Schaffhausen This swanky Swiss watchmaker?s new concept boutique displays its much-coveted timepieces ($5,000 to $50,000) in a collection of rooms themed by style. An old-world wall is devoted to classic Da Vinci variations and an aviator-inspired room is stocked with luminescent Pilot?s watches. 535 Madison Ave. (at 54th St.); 212-355-7271 or iwc.com
Cesare Attolini These legendary Italian tailors pioneered the Neapolitan suit, a slim-fitting, pleated reinvention of England?s Savile Row model. Book your dad an appointment for a bespoke jacket ($5,500 and up), which includes 15 different measurements and a series of photos to incorporate his natural posture into the cut. The second-skin creations are hand-sewn in Naples and delivered in eight weeks. 798 Madison Ave. (between 67th and 68th sts.); 646-707-3006 or cesareattolini.com