Swet Tailor's line of modern casualwear was developed for men who've got a lot going on. Since no one fits that description better than Dad, we dedicated the month of June to celebrating him.
In honor of Father's Day, we got in touch with some of our favorite dads (and their kids!) to learn more about what fatherhood means to them. Throughout the month, we'll be sharing their perspectives on family life and how Swet Tailor plays a part in it.
LA-Based Model - Cover Star of our latest catalog
Q: What is the best piece of advice your father ever gave you?
A: The best piece of advice my father ever gave me was to put my best foot forward and never expect anything for free. This by design created the foundation for my work ethic. He would always tell me that there was someone stronger and smarter than me out there. I have come to find that whatever I lack I am able to make up for in work ethic. I will undoubtedly outperform most of my peers. This has led to countless promotions, a stable career, and a network of people who know they can rely on me to get the job done.
Former NFL Wide Receiver - Husband/Dad
Q: Favorite ways to get moving with your kids ?
ESPN SportsCenter Anchor - Husband/Dad - Philly Diehard
Q: What do you enjoy most about being a father?
A: Being able to experience things with my kids for the first time - their first sporting event, first time they hit a baseball in little league or scored a touchdown in flag football. Seeing them happy, laughing and smiling. We just opened up our pool, and my wife (Monica) and I can't get enough of the pure joy of them being able to jump in and play water games, laughing. Those are the moments where I want to press the pause button and savor every single second.
NFL Coach - Super Bowl LII Winner - Husband/Dad
Q: What do you enjoy most about being a father?
A: I love the little everyday things that come with being a father. I love seeing the joy on my kid's faces when we walk into the room to get them out of their crib. I love seeing them strain to do something challenging and the pride they swell up with when they accomplish it. I love being their safety blanket when they crash their scooter at the bottom of the driveway or stub their toe on the back patio. I love watching them love their mom and siblings. I love seeing their minds race when they're trying to find the words to explain something. There are a lot of tough times that come with parenting. The best way I ever heard it described is that parenting is the "highest highs and the lowest lows, and sometimes they occur within 10 seconds of each other, but you immediately forget the lows when you experience the highs."
Former Quarterback - Football Analyst for ESPN - Husband/Dad
Q: Tips on navigating technology with kids?
SWET Tailor Co-Owner - Husband/Dad - 215 Native
Q: Best Memory as a kid growing up:
A: I grew up in a residential neighborhood that had nearly 75 kids within a 5-year age gap. Every day after school and on weekends we played a variety of sports – roller hockey, basketball, football and endless games – Capture the Flag, Freedom (Hide and Seek), and pool games. Looking back now, I think we learned more about social interaction, responsibility, leadership, conflict resolution, and companionship than we did in organized sports or in school. It’s incredibly important to create an environment for your children that enables positive social interaction, as these are stepping stones to lifetime friendships and bonds.
SWET Tailor Co-Owner - Dad of Three - Wisconsin Born & Raised
Q: Tips about teaching kids today's cultural climate and inclusion:
A: Action and words. Having conversations together about the many differences that exist in the world and discussions about them are important. Taking time to talk about world issues sparks thought and conversation. Reinforcing to be the one who stands up for the other person that may feel left out because they are different. Befriend them first and include, we are really big on that. I model the behavior which is important. Then it's important to show others and the greater world that we welcome everyone to our table. It's the participation in events and movements that we feel are important to unite us all as humans regardless of background, race, sexuality, religion, among others. Being different from someone can be such a gift, not an obstacle. Most importantly we talk about how to treat people everyday, not just when supporting a cause on one particular day. For me, coming out while the kids were growing up was really difficult but it has actually brought us even closer together. Their love and tremendous support of me makes me so happy, humble, and extremely grateful. It's pretty amazing to be their dad.