Email "Father knows best" about lots of things, we'll all agree. To which Mo Rocca says: Balenciaga brought "dad wear" to the runway. CBS News No skinny jeans here! Instead the runway was awash in washed-out denim, over-sized jackets, and Hawaiian prints … with a couple of kids to complete the ensemble.
Former President Barack Obama said he was "unfairly maligned" for his jeans. But one of the look's actual founding fathers wasn't even a dad when he sported "dad wear" in his s sitcom. And what are dads gravitating towards now? Chinos are having a comeback, says Erica Russo, a fashion director for Bloomingdale's. So, if you think about, years past, dad, Hawaiian shirt, Chino shorts, it would always be something like 'Agh,' but actually now it's something like, 'Yes.
Like fashion's third rail, the fanny pack. Fanny pack is a fanny must, because this is having such a moment," said Russo. You wear it across body like this, looks fabulous. Little bit slung, you know?
You just look cooler. Love it when it's distressed — actually the more distressed, the better," Russo said. So, you can wear these on the runway and for raking leaves? Retailers may love the trend, but what do the actual experts think? Blance Somerfeld, the co-founder of City Dads Group, which connects thousands of fathers around the country, said, "I think dads should walk out of their homes every day in what they feel comfortable wearing.
The dads we're seeing these days are chaperoning field trips. They're the ones at the doctor's office appointments. They're the ones who are helping their kids with homework. For Gavin Boyle, the dad look comes naturally. He's a father of two, and a senior producer at "CBS Sunday Morning" so for all of our sakes this better go well.
Rocca asked, "Okay, so this is the weekend look, and you could use this for anything from…? Things that I do during the weekend. Assessing Boyle's look, she said, "He's rocking, actually, the look that we're talking about right now.
He's kind of working with an over-sized shirt here, a light denim wash. Definitely feels like it's, you know, lived-in. And if you've ever watched TV before now, you know what happens now: I feel like I'm on an episode of 'The Love Boat. And Boyle had the last word for us: