Despite the popularity of dad shoes, actual dad style gets a pretty bad rap. Many fathers suffer from fashion illiteracy — some are even proud of it — but it’s not their fault. Between ever-changing trends and not knowing where to shop (or the refusal to shop at all), dads may find it easier to wear their beat-up jeans than go looking for something more stylish.
Not all dad style is bad, though — we’re just looking to the wrong examples. There are plenty of fathers out there who know how to put together a mean fit. To prove it, we’ve rounded up eight celebrity daddies with a range of aesthetics from chic to boho. Whether it’s A$AP Rocky in a vintage graphic hoodie or Lenny Kravitz in a billowing button-down, these men show there’s life (and style) after fatherhood.
Goldblum is a certified zaddy — have you seen Jurassic Park? — but he’s also an expert in fatherly fashion. He often keeps his outfits neutral to let one signature piece shine, be it a varsity jacket, patterned button-up tee, or his signature glasses. Try doing the same with an all-black fit, accenting your look with animal print loafers or a graphic jacket.
True to his English roots, Beckham leans into posh styles like trench coats, custom-fit trousers, and dress shoes. No matter what he’s wearing, the former soccer star always makes sure his look is meticulously tailored — a practice that can make even a sweatsuit look chic.
Say what you and about Kanye — there’s a lot you can say — but he’s always known fashion, even before he signed with Nike or Adidas Yeezy. With tailored sweatsuits and neutral earth tones, Ye has recently made himself an expert in dressing comfortably while still looking put-together. Follow his fashionable lead by investing in matching sweat-sets, oversized basics, and tonal styles.
Kravitz’s rock n’ roll days may be behind him, but you’d never be able to tell by looking at him. Western staples like bootleg jeans, fringe jackets, and leather vests — worn without a shirt underneath, of course — make up much of the singer’s style. No outfit of his is complete without a pair of boots and stacked silver jewelry, although you may want to ease into Lenny’s look with one or the other.
You may be surprised to see the host of Family Feud on this list, but Harvey’s recent style makeover is aspirational. Printed button-ups, neon moto jackets, and velvet loafers all help Steve live up to his motto — “be fly ‘till I die” — and adopting similar bold styles may instill the same flyness within yourself. Start off small with a colorful overcoat or statement sneakers.
When you’re married to Beyoncé, you have to dress the part. Jay-Z does just that with luxury leather jackets and statement sneakers, usually leaning towards all-black fits to further his sleek look. To truly channel the legendary rapper, however, you’ll want to complete every fit with a cap and sunglasses. Jay-Z heavily favors the brand Hood Hat for the former.
There’s no expert quite like Momoa when it comes to laidback dad style. Sometimes utilitarian and sometimes boho, the actor’s style utilizes boots, leather jackets, and tunic tops for a pirate-y feel. Try getting the same look by pairing jeans with a white button-up shirt — worn partially unbuttoned, of course — and finishing off the fit with some stacked necklaces and rings.