I feel like people have Mark’s all wrong. For a long time, people thought Mark’s carried “Dad clothes” like it was a bad thing. But in 2016 as a Dad with kids of my own, I can tell you Mark’s has a lot more up their sleeves than you think!
Winter’s a bit different for the Dad of a toddler, knowing that he could lead you virtually anywhere. Anywhere. Thigh-deep in snow, traipsing through mud… everything’s an adventure when you’re three, and parents have no choice but to tag along for the ride—wherever it goes.
Which is why you need to dress for the occasion!
Some Samples from Mark’s 2016 Christmas Gift Guide!
Along with a new winter coat and making sure to layer up, I made sure to suit up for whatever winter might throw at me with a pair of Sorel Men’s Glacier XT Winter Boots ($179.99!) Built to handle even the most treacherous Canadian winters, it rocks features like:
- protection against the elements to the tune of a bone-chilling -73.3ºC
- water- and wind-resistant coated uppers and waterproof rubber shells
- 13mm-thick inner lines with an Omni-Heat™ reflective lining to keep your tootsies toasty
And if you haven’t yet prepared for the big chill (#ShameOnYou), there’s plenty available at Mark’s to keep your warm, like the DH3 HYPER-DRI HD1 Water-Repellent Double Breasted Coat with Fooler ($229.99) paired with a WindRiver Reversible Plaid Beanie ($19.99) and a pair of WindRiver Deerskin TMAX Gloves ($44.99.)
But when we think of winter and Christmastime, we’re often not just thinking about the things that happen outside—being well-equipped for indoor holiday parties, cosy weekends, and inconsistent office temperatures is equally important!
That in mind, I kept my wardrobe game on-trend and added an ugly sweater to my closet courtesy of Denver Hayes ($34.99!) And don’t worry—if your sense of humour isn’t quite as refined as mine, they’ve plenty other options for you to choose from ($34.99-$44.99!)
Granted, maybe you have a more traditional outlook on Christmas—sitting in front of the fireplace, a warm drink soothing your soul, surrounded by family as you take a break from the hectic holidays to enjoy each other’s company. If that sounds more like you, maybe you want to give the Denver Hayes Flannel Lounge Pant a try ($29.99), or really treat yo’self and nab a Denver Hayes Fleece Robe ($69.99)! Why sacrifice fashion for function when you can have both?
Making Your Mark on Fashion this Winter with Mark’s — Gon’ Getcha Some!
I guess what I’m really trying to say is that you can expect a lot of variety from a store carrying great gifts for any Canadian! Jeans. Dress shirts. Outerwear and more. I even got some of their vintage-styled games, which’ll be for very classy Christmas gifts for a few people on my list!
So if you’re procrastinating your posterior off on finding the perfect gifts this Christmas, maybe a trip to Mark’s is in the cards—it’s the one-stop-shop for your holiday giving needs, so you better get to it while you can!
Good luck out there battling the shopping cart warriors, and until the next, I remain—
Disclaimer: The team at Mark’s was kind enough to compensate me for this post, giving me enough to get correct for the winter ahead. The more I’ve worked with Mark’s these past years, the more I’ve learned how they work into my lifestyle, and I don’t think it stops there. I’ve a wife and kids to keep clothed, too, so hey—be like me and give it a shot!