Welcome to Cool Dads™, a series in which our resident cool dad, Nick Grant, helps us all get dressed.
Thanksgiving gets a bum wrap amongst the youth because it’s sandwiched between a holiday where you get to dress up as your favorite character to be given ungodly amounts of candy, and one where you get rewarded with ungodly amounts of presents, even if you were a little shit most of the year. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving is an adult favorite because it’s a much-needed, mid-Q4 break where you get to feast on ungodly amounts of delicious numnums. And for that, I like to dress accordingly.
Over the years, I’ve learned there are a few important fashion necessities for the Thanksgiving feast. First, black tops – preferably with a turtleneck to hide my growing turkey neck – is a must. Next, elastic-and-drawstring-waisted trousers for expandability with a checkered or houndstooth pattern to hide my expanding thighs. Comfortable, yet weather-resistant boots paired with cozy socks because walking to and from the car with platters and plates is tedious, yet necessary. And of course, a warm, woolen scarf that can double as a scrunched-up pillow for that nap I will inevitably be taking during the Washington Football Team vs. Cowboys game. Happy Thanksgiving to all, stay safe and tell those around you – even those little shit of children of yours – just how truly grateful you are for them.
My Giving Thanks picks: