Call me selfish, but I’ve never understood why parents felt they need to give up everything for the sake of their kids. Just about everything in your life changes, no doubt, but I think it’s important to retain at least some of who you were before. You don’t want to end up like the horror story I hear a little too often—the empty-nester a couple of decades down the road, unsure what to do in a life without kids to look after.
You’ve gotta keep doing you—and for me, this means keeping my fashion game on point.
Let’s be real—the bar for Dad fashion is ridiculously low. I used to think it was bad as a man, but seeing my parental ilk clad in ill-fitting T-shirts and shoes that’d most definitely seen better days, I didn’t want to send those years spent curating a wardrobe for myself spiralling down the drain. Sure, I no longer had time to iron every morning or ensure I saw my face in my shoes, but what I can do is continue coming equipped for whatever life throws at me.
Which is exactly what I’m doing with Mark’s Spring footwear collection!