My boyfriend, Mark and I have been together for eight years. Through the years, I’ve seen him grow as a kind and confident boy, to a responsible and ambitious man. His upbringing, of course, is due in no small part to his dad, who taught him the value of hard work and discipline.
In search of the perfect Father’s Day gift for his dad, we came across Spectre Manila. A premier lifestyle concept store, Spectre is really every man’s haven for when they want to be the best version of themselves. They really do have everything: a barbershop, a range of suits by TIÑO, leather shoes, and a collection of men’s accessories that can help guys nail the dapper look.
One of Spectre‘s most popular features is their barbershop by Union Station, housing the best barbers that give the classic barber experience a modern touch. The grooming experience at Spectre is a great entry for those getting into men’s lifestyle, as well as for fans of classic hairstyles. With that, we decided to give their flagship service, the Spectre Supreme Cut, a shot.
The Spectre Supreme Cut is more than the usual haircut. It’s the modern gentleman’s indulgence: a haircut, massage, singeing, with some premier cologne from Fulton & Roark to finish off the look. You even get to choose your poison (coffee or whiskey), which you can enjoy throughout the experience.
Aside from the haircut, Mark also got to try the traditional shave. It wasn’t rushed and almost therapeutic in a way, providing a relaxing experience and the closest shave possible.
For his haircut, Mark requested the pompadour with a hard part and mid-fade, a look reminiscent of James Dean.
Spectre also carries the finest leather goods and accessories that would definitely make good presents for Father’s Day. Stylish and functional, here are some finds we copped that your dad would definitely enjoy:
1. Loake cap-toed double monk leather shoes
Prominent British shoe brand Loake is offering the finest selection of brogues and oxfords that will add panache to a man’s outfit. Versatile and classic, double monks are a staple in any man’s closet. Wear them to the office, or pair them with your jeans.
2. Fray blue necktie
Every dad needs that one reliable necktie that they can wear every day. This Fray blue necktie can be paired with many button-down shirt colors like light pink, white, and light blue.
3. Fulton & Roark solid cologne
This solid cologne from Fulton & Roark is perfect for those on the go, which you can even bring to the airport. Guys who don’t typically like strong perfumes will like the Tybee scent, with woody and musky notes. The solid colognes will also last longer — just a few swipes is all you need.
4. The London Grooming Company pomade
Products that our grandfathers once used are making a huge comeback. Harken back to those good old days with a pomade that best suits classic haircuts. The London Grooming Company pomade offers a lot of shine and a strong hold, for that Old Hollywood red carpet look.
5. Percy Nobleman pomade
Need a pomade that’s a little more subtle? The pomade from Percy Nobleman has medium shine with effortless hold, which is more apt for an everyday look, and perfect if you want to achieve the classic slick back. Plus, it’s water soluble and paraben-free, if you’re into that.
6. Loake shoe brush
While your leather shoes will last you almost a lifetime, regular care enhances its lifespan. Keep your shoes shiny and good as new with a good, durable shoe brush.
7. Undone bespoke watch
Needless to say, a man’s quintessential accessory is a watch. It’s functional and the perfect accent to an ensemble. Undone watches are bespoke, which means you can have them customized to your liking.
8. Orbitkey key holder
Let your dad keep his keys to his favorite car in a classic leather encasing.
9. Secrid card holder
Your dad doesn’t have to jam all his cards and cash together in one place. The Secrid card holder keeps his cards tidy.
10. Alon bow tie
A classic suit accessory given a modern update. If your dad loves ties, this wooden bow tie is a nice and quirky addition to his wardrobe.
11. Bellroy leather wallet
A boy keeps his money in a trendy wallet. A man knows that his valuables should be kept secure in a classic, simple yet durable encasing.
For the man in your life who works hard, give them the five-star experience on their special day at Spectre. They’ll walk out looking and feeling like a million bucks, which is really the best thing.
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