Update Dad

Traditional gifts abound for your thoroughly modern man.

? KNOT NOW: Natty neckwear from Laura Pearson encourages Dad to tie one on. $60 each at TieCoon Trading Co. 4015 Villanova.

THE WRITE STUFF: Jot down musings in travel journals and address books crafted from retired license plates ($50). Tombow’s chubby Zoom Roll Pen ($60) makes the practice a pleasure. Both from TieCoon Trading Co.

CLOSE SHAVE: A man’s beauty basics don’t have to be boring. Case in point-this travel razor. Designed with graceful arches and high-tech charm, the razor’s case boasts a hidden compartment for extra blades. $16.50 at TieCoon Trading Co.

CUTTING EDGE:

A sharp knife is one of life’s little delights. Tennessee-based Colonel Littleton designs its models with unique handles crafted from bone, hom, unendangered coral, and wood. $.30-$87 at Ken’s Man’s Shop, 309 Preston Royal Shopping Center.

CASING THE JOINT: On-the-go Dads will love Lombardo’s butter-soft leather computer case. $475 at TieCoon Trading Co.

IT’S A CINCH:

Fossil wraps up fatherly waists with a nifty selection of leather belts. $35 at Lord & Taylor.

TIME OUT:

Showcase Dad’s favorite sport or hobby in the face of a snazzy watch from Dallas-based Fossil. $65 at Dillard’s and Macy’s. For jet setters. Tateossian cufflinks in brushed silver let Dad set one wrist to Dallas time, the other to a different time zone. $115 at Ken’s Man’s Shop.

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