If you left Father’s Day shopping until the last minute, and want to score brownie points with Dad, head down to Roots’ Flagship location at the Toronto Eaton Centre. This weekend, they have collaborated with CABIN: Barber and Gentleman Supply. With any men’s purchase from June 16-17, you can treat the man who raised and praised you to a cut or trim with CABIN’s barbers. From cue-ball smooth looks to neatly groomed, their crack team has Dad covered and gives you time to shop around Roots for something for yourself. Why not do some real bonding and book an appointment together?
So how did Roots X CABIN partner up for this event? CABIN Creative Director, Louie Manzo told View the VIBE, “Roots reached out and we both felt that our brands were aligned. We have the same aesthetic; the same wholesome principles and a Canadiana feel that unites us. Our high levels of service made us a natural fit.” Manzo also gave us the scoop on grooming tips for the man in your life. His number one tip is if someone notices that you need a haircut, then you have gone too long. If you can’t fix it, you should feature it either by getting professional grooming or using the right products from pomades, to lotions and oil to straight-blade and safety razors. All of the time-honoured, traditional men’s grooming products work the best. Your look is unique to you, and Manzo says one of his favourite mantras is “Stand tall and be confident.”
We also had the chance to speak with Elyse Goody, PR Manager for Roots Canada to find out more. “This Father’s Day event is the perfect example of creating something special for our customers in a way that unique to Roots. The Toronto Eaton Centre location is one of Roots Experience Stores. There are ten of these stores across Canada and now in the US as well.” Goody continues, “They have lots of special features that are more enhanced than our traditional locations. For one thing, we can hold events and provide special, unique experiences for our customers. We even have customization workshops at some locations focused on our leather goods, so you can personalize an Award Jacket or customize a leather bag. ”
We know all you last minute shoppers are waiting for the top picks for gifts. With Goody and Manzo’s help, we recommend:
The Banff Bag
This luxurious gift (top right) is hand burnished and polished Tribe Leather – imported from Italy and constructed in Toronto. Between all of the leather and hardware components, no fewer than ten artisans touch the bag before it gets to you (or your Dad).
Whistler Weekender Canvas
We loved this bag in khaki. It’s the perfect weekender.
Made in Canada Collection (see above)
With everything from t-shirts, Roots hoodies, caps and Award Jackets, this all Canadian collection will please your patriotic pop. With the whole country feel the pride of the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship win, you can’t go wrong with any of these items.
A Roots Shaving Kit (bottom left) filled with grooming products will remind Dad of the great time he had getting pampered at the Roots x CABIN Father’s Day Barbershop Pop-Up.