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Daddy cool; Whether he's a dapper dad or practical pop, spoil him with something stylish this Father's Day (June 21). Katie Wright offers some ideas t.

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ITHINK we can all agree that of the two annual parental celebration days, Mothering Sunday represents the easiest gift-getting assignment. Flowers, chocolates, afternoon teas... mums are just easier to buy for, aren't they? But that doesn't mean dads should be lumped with the usual beer assortment with free bottleopener gift pack, which you hastily grab from the drinks aisle when doing the weekly shop.

Instead, why not treat your old man to something stylish that suits his personality? THE OUTDOORSY TYPE LIKE a superhero living a double life, the Token Waxed Fordham TConvertible Bag, PS265, from American brand Manhattan Portage, transforms from a cross-body messenger bag into a hardy backpack ready for off-road terrain.

Alexander THE HISTORY BUFF CREATED A to commemorate 75 years since the Battle of Britain, these poppy-shaped cufflinks are crafted from duralumin metal taken from a real Spitfire P7350, of which, your dad will tell you, there are only 35 left (the material was removed during restoration). The Battle of Red Skull Socks, www.

Britain Spitfire Poppy Cufflinks are PS99.99, with all proceeds going to The Royal British Legion.

THE ECO FRIEND EVERY item produced Y by sustainable accessories brand Matt & N (it stands for material and nature) is vegan, meaning no animal products were used. The Artigan black travel tote, PS163, goes one further - its black fabric lining is made from recycled plastic bottles.

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THE LABEL LOVER A DESIGNER suit may be beyond your present-buying budget, but sunnies aren't.

Tom Ford's aviators are cool and T classic, particularly the black Jared sunglasses, PS164.

THE ECCENTRIC WHEN are socks not a lazy, cliched Father's Fay present? When they're statement McQueen socks, that's when. The Alexander McQueen red skull cotton blend socks, PS50, are out.

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Alexander McQ Red Skull Cotton Socks, Harvey N www.harveynich

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Token waxed Fordham convertible bag, from Manhattan Portage, tokenbags.co.uk

Left: Battle of Britain Spitfire poppy cufflinks, Poppyshop.org.uk

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Date:Jun 9, 2015
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