Cool Dads™ | Mall Santa Mayhem

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

If you’re ever looking for a self-sacrificial penance for your many sins, go to the mall and wait in line to take a picture with Santa. Holy fuck, guys and gals. The shitty thing is that I don’t even know if my son likes it? He smiles and nods, but a minute later he’s asking for some food court french fries. Nevertheless, this is a half day expedition where you’ll undoubtedly encounter three things; cold weather, germy-ass kids, and moms looking for eye candy.

I can kill two birds with one stone with a nice, warm and CLEARLY sexy classic coat, paired with a roll neck sweater of similar purport. A little festivity can go a long way with a Fair Isle scarf, while a pair of standout belted wool trousers and clean sneakers will let everyone know you are with the shits (feel free to email me if you don’t know what this entails). If I’m going to go through this personal hell, I am at least going to look good doing it.

My Mall Santa Picks:

S.N.S. Herning Fisherman Roll Neck

Aimé Leon Dore Q14 Sneakers

Ovadia & Sons Raw Edge Belted Pant

Mackintosh Casual Fit Classic Coat

Jamieson’s of Shetland Fair Isle Scarf