RAD DADS
June 11, 2019
by Alexis Adams

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Father’s Day is this Sunday! We think our dads are totally rad, and we love when Father’s Day rolls around for an extra excuse to let them know how awesome they are.

Here are some of our fave gift items for the rad dad in your life!


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        FOX SKULL NECKLACECat Bates

        Cat Bates crafts ruggedly unique unisex accessories that are designed to be worn all the time, gaining a beautiful, deeply weathered patina with age. Just like Dad.


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        VORTEX PRINTPatrick Dunaway

        This mesmerizing feathered vortex drawing was created by one of our favorite dads, Oakland-based artist Patrick Dunaway. Give art!


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        MEN’S GOLD SIGNET RINGVintage

        We love giving vintage pieces as gifts because of their inherently beautiful sense of time and history. This substantial 14k gold signet, dating back to the Victorian era, is emblazoned with a family crest from long ago – a perfect gift for a loving family patriarch.


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        GOLD MEN’S BANDLauren Wolf

        Affectionately called “the dad ring” by our ESQUELETO staff, this simple 14k gold band is a total classic, just like dad.


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        DAMASCUS RINGShawn Roberts

        Shawn Roberts creates the most unique men’s rings out of darkly colored and patterned Damascus steel, contrasted with a polished precious metal, like this band’s shining sterling silver.


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        PELICAN CLIP BRACELETCat Bates

        Another fav from Maine-based maker Cat Bates, this bracelet features a closure modeled after a traditional marine hardware in sterling silver, clasping a handbraided, waxed nylon cord.


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        GOLD MOMENTO MORI RINGAnthony Lent

        Is your dad a total badass? This solid 18k gold skull by master of the macabre Anthony Lent gives an ultra-luxe twist to the biker skull ring aesthetic.


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        DOUBLE SHELL NECKLACELou Zeldis

        And if your dad leans more towards the free-spirited, California hippie type? This double seashell necklace by renowned artist Lou Zeldis is the perfect thing. There’s even a super-secret 22k gold Buddha figure tucked into the back of one shell.


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        PORCELAIN FLASKPeter St. Lawrence

        A chic update to a discerning dad’s barware. This gorgeous cast-porcelain flask by Oakland-based artist Peter St. Lawrence holds booze, or doubles as a beautiful bud vase.


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        Diamond StudsTap By Todd Pownell

        For rad dads with pierced ears these diamond studs by Todd Pownell are delightfully masculine, with a textured, blackened gold bezel setting and diamonds set point-up for extra edge.


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