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Some of the best things in life are free, and that includes Father's Day gifts, if these styling dads are to be believed. Park & Bond hosted an event this week to fete the most stylish dads in New York—a list that included heavy hitters like White Collar actor Matt Bomer, , writer Gay Talese, and designer Mark McNairy, as well as a handful of less famous but equally handsome dads, like banker Euan Rellie and lawyer Douglas Hand.
We asked them what the best Father's Day gift they'd ever received was, and nearly all of them insisted it was something money can't buy. Take this sweet story Bon Appetit editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport shared: "Four years ago, when my son was one, my wife gave me an envelope that contained a free pass. That translated to 'you can watch all six hours of the US Open final round without any obligations to take care of the kid or do any chores." Not a tie? This man was the style editor at GQ for years, after all. "I've got enough clothes and all that other crap. To be able to watch golf uninterrupted on TV is one of the great pleasures in life... It was perfect."
Photographer Ben Watts told us, "I think the best gift any father can get is when their child reaches the responsible age that they can prepare breakfast without burning the house down."
And banker Euan Reille told us hands down the best Father's Day gift he ever received was a new sexual position from his wife.
So there you have it: TV, food, and sex. And you thought men were complicated.