Cool Dads™ | The Christmas-Birthday Conundrum

Welcome to Cool Dads™, a series in which our resident cool dad, Nick Grant, helps us all get dressed.

As a kid, everyone always said “man, it must really suck to have your birthday so close to Christmas.” You know what I say to that? Fuck you. It was great. My parents did it right and made sure I didn’t get the short end of the stick. However, everyone else – especially as I get older – always forgets. I mean, I get it, people are caught up in Christmas prep. But damnit, I’m sick of my coworkers forgetting to get me a birthday card every single year. So, this year, I’m making sure people notice me.

Today, for my birthday, I’m going bold. Excessive, you might say. I’m not one to usually wear yellow because of my skin tone, but I feel like the sashiko fabric that the Dr. Collectors Wyoming jacket is made from has enough detail to offset that a bit. Underneath that? It’s all about the details, baby. An ill wool patchwork knit for some subtle pizzazz. Black denim because I’m not an animal, but my shoes are made out of one. Oh, I guess I was supposed to talk about my son too, right? Well, he’ll get cool Christmas presents, but today is my day.

My Christmas-Birthday Conundrum Picks:

Comme des Garcons HOMME Wool Mix Patchwork Knit Sweater Navy

Anonymous Ism Gradient Socks

Acne Studios North Slim Fit Jean

Dr. Collectors Wyoming Quilted Jacket

visvim Huron Moc Hi-Folk

  • That coat is 🍌🍌🍌 & I thought the sweater was S.N.S. Herning at first glance. Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday!

    Digging the CdG sweater. The texture overload is a nice detail.

  • Sunny

    Happy birthday – that jacket is super cool