Since the general consensus is that (keyword: most) holiday gift guides are not only corny, but a way for bloggers to subvert actual content I'll refrain from doing something completely structured. For the next few weeks I'll instead be sporadically posting various items (both sartorial and otherwise) I believe make great holiday gifts for both you and yours with the simple goal of highlighting attainable gift options.
First up is a shawl collar cardigan which is a must own and I won't retread ground broken by every single blogger (including myself) who has already talked about its merits. My favorite option is from Save Khaki, one of the best no nonsense brands out. Their knit cardigan, available at Barneys for $195, is a great snag for any guy including your dad. What we have hear is a simple, well-proportioned winner. It's got the details (ribbed, merino wool, front pockets) and a decent price point. I'd personally grab it in navy and wear the hell out of it this winter and winters to come. This is the only knit you need purchase this season.
p.s. Thanks to Dave @ Save Khaki for the picture.