Father’s Day Shopping in the Gables

When it comes to gift giving for the fathers in our lives, it’s hard to know how to spoil them. Instead of another cologne set or golfing lessons, we’ve put together a Father’s Day shopping guide covering three downtown spots that will satisfy his cravings and help him dress to impress.

Dressed to the Nines

You can never go wrong gifting a dashing blue suit, and where better to source it from than one of the city’s leading menswear boutiques? Entering Sartori Amici, you’re met with a sea of fabrics and hues showcasing the intricacies of Italian luxury fashion. The best part? Custom tailoring for the life of the garment, ensuring it will be a lasting gift.

Prices start at $299, which gets you a polyblend set of jacket and matching trousers. Add $100 more and they’ll throw in a shirt and tie. There are also off-the-rack options made with higher-end fabrics, like wool lined with silk. We spotted a set with interwoven threads of different colors, making it easy to combine with the rest of his wardrobe ($599).

If Dad is a bit of a fashionista, you can go all out with a custom jacket (starting at $1,000 for the jacket, $1,495 for the suit). We recommend a versatile sport coat, such as the silk-cashmere linen jacket with smoked mother of pearl buttons. Light-weight and breathable, he’ll be dressing it up or down depending on the occasion.

Sartori Amici
225 Miracle Mile

Not Just Blowing Smoke

Have dad kick back after work with a glass of whiskey and a good ol’ cigar. Locally, Gables Cigars offers an array of Nicaraguan blends you can mix and match as singles or purchase by the box ($90-500). For a medium body, we recommend the following brands: Altezas Reales, El Mago, and Plasencia.

Perfect for both connoisseurs and beginners alike, Altezas Reales Cabinet Series ($18 single; $120 per box) provides a full, flavorful experience thanks to its leather undertones, earthy mineral accents, mild vanilla essence, and notes of hazelnut. El Mago Lotus Lancero ($20 single; $150 per box) makes for a smooth smoke, with notes of spice, earth, and coffee tempered by the tobacco sweetness. Plasencia Alma Fuerte ($40 single; $300 per box), meanwhile, is a unique blend of the best-aged tobaccos, with hints of dark chocolate, plum, and cinnamon, rounded out with finishing notes of oak and molasses.

In case Dad’s particular about his smokes, Gables Cigars also offers accessories, including straight and V-cut cigar cutters, as well as refillable lighters and torches ($20-300). Looking to give him a full set? We recommend the fitting My Father Belicoso Collection, which comes with two cigars from each blend (Connecticut, Habano, and Maduro), along with its own cutter and lighter.

Gables Cigars
2324 Salzedo St.

A Taste of Spain

Nestled on Miracle Mile, you’ll find La Jamoteca. Known for its traditional Spanish ham, hung proudly on the wall, it’s easy to overlook the vast selection of other gourmet bites and ingredients. Luckily for Dad, you can gift him a box filled with exquisite Spanish snacks — from slices of jamón ibérico to modern versions of turrón. If he’s into cooking, elevate his pantry with items such as olive oil pearls and piquillo peppers.

The boxes can be purchased prepackaged with the goods ($130-140), or you can build them yourself to cater to his tastes. The paper box starts at $10 for you to fill up, while an engraved wooden box goes for $30. And if he’s a soccer fan, they also sell an Inter Miami version.

You can also level up his skills in the kitchen with a carving class, where, over the course of three hours, attendees go over the theory and practice of carving, as well as indulge in wine and product tastings. All classes come with a whole bone-in ham, stand, professional knife, and apron — all of which you take home afterwards. Pricing varies depending on the type of ham, from Serrano or Ibérico ($449) to the “Pata Negra” Ibérico de Bellota ($1,098).

La Jamoteca Coral Gables
359 Miracle Mile

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