You would think that our daddy issues would end with dad shoes, dad bodies, and dad hats. No. Really no. The look is familiar, as you saw it in person: the Hawaiian print shirt that he purchased at the gas station that also doubles up as a tourist shop. Cargo shorts with socks and sandals.
A neck bag is also a must. Your family’s passports, cash and day’s itinerary were stored in the chest-front accessory. For Disneyland pickpocketers, your dad might wear the accessory on his shirt inside if he was particularly suspicious. It was a lame look, but now we want to be lame too. This is the only explanation for the sudden revival of the pops-approved song.
The designer treatment is being given to the necklace bag, much like the fanny bag. The Gucci runway was the first time we saw the style, almost three years ago. But the trend is growing in popularity. There were many variations to the Spring collection: Jacquemus, the bitty bag king, introduced the coin purse style. Gabriela Hearst used them as a layer with gold jewelry. Burberry went full-on with real passport holders.
Neck bags are becoming more popular on the streets. Nylon styles inspired by the OG dad bag are a favorite of both hipsters and baes. These anti-theft shapes will make your dad proud, with everything from flat pouches to chest straps. Although necklace bags may not be right for everyone, festival season is approaching and the hands-free look is appealing.
You can find neck bags at every price point here:
- LE PITCHOU BAG Jacquemus
This little thing is pure Instagram fodder. Although it doesn’t hold much, our phones will still be with us taking a million photos.
- LEATHER PHONE BAGS Zara
This affordable style is more like a bag than a piece of jewelry thanks to the gold chain.
- LEATHER UTILITY BELTS Fendi
We love clear instructions, just like dads. Fendi’s necklace has embossed titles so you can make sure your phone is in the right place.
- BLACK NYLON CARD HOLDER SECTION Prada
Prada’s nylon collection doubles up. You get two neck bags for one.
- TOVE MINI SHOULDER BAGG Nanushka
The Nanushka bag is a combination of the neck bag, backpack, and body jewellery. What’s not love about this bag?
- FULL-GRAIN LEATHER CARDHOLDER WITH WEBBING LANYARD Alexander McQueen
Although it looks low-key, we don’t think this is a security badge.
- LANYARD WALLET Urban Outfitters
Our favourite budget version is under $15 and is a exact copy of the one that your dad has.
- EXPLORER POUCH Balenciaga
Balenciaga created a flat zip pouch, which is the OG style.