Sunday 19th June 2016
The History of Fathers Day
It is believed that Fathers Day came about when a lady called Sonora Smart Dodd celebrated the first Fathers Day at a YMCA in Spokane, Washington on 19th June 1910. After hearing a Mothers Day sermon she wondered why fathers did not have their own day too and so, decided to hold a celebration honouring all fathers. Her father, a civil war veteran, William Jackson Smart was a single parent that raised 6 children all by himself.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honouring fathers. He made the third Sunday of June Fathers Day. Six years later, President Richard Nixon made Fathers Day a permanent national holiday and signed it into law in 1972.
Fathers Day is celebrated in many different ways throughout the world. Fathers Day in Australia occurs on the first Sunday of September, whilst Germany celebrates Fathers Day (Vatertag or Mannertag) on the 40th day of Easter, Ascension Day. Traditionally, in Germany groups of men go into the woods with a wagon of beer, wines and meats to celebrate the occasion.
Famous quotes about Fathers
"I think my mum put it best. She said 'Little girls soften their daddy's heart." - Paul Walker
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." - Sigmund Freud
"I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, i could see a future." - Liza Minnelli
"It is a wise father that knows his own child." - William Shakespeare
"My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try." - Michael Jordan
- The average man's pant collection is four years old
- 1 in 10 men wear their pants for an entire week without washing
- 53% of UK's male population wear pants so old they've got holes in!
- The average UK man buys pants once every six months, spending an average of £21 a year on them.
- 1 in 3 men (37%) will change their pants if they think they are going to get lucky on a date!
- 41% keep a special pair for a night out
Unique Underwear Gifts for Him on Fathers Day
There is nothing like a nice pair of underwear as a present to show your dad how much you love him this Fathers Day. I mean we aren't talking about your bog standard classics like Marks & Spencer or Next. We have underwear that will make any mans head spin. Why not make sure your dad gets what he really wants, pants that are fashionable AND comfortable!
From Friday 10th June, Knicker Locker is running FREE Standard Delivery on All Orders so it's an even better reason to shop with us!
Designed in France with a British Infusion, Waxx Underwear aim to introduce new cult collectable prints to the underwear industry. From men's boxers shorts and surf shorts to beachwear and hats, they create an ever-growing collection for the fashion-conscious male. Not only are they on-trend, but every pair of boxer shorts are made with soft stretch Modal fabric for extreme comfort, as well as funky waistbands to suit each design. We have just received the latest Waxx beach shorts for the summer, the perfect idea for any dad who loves to be by the beach or enjoys travelling!
This Fathers Day, treat him to a special pair of Waxx Underwear or Beach Shorts and with every delivery, you get a FREE Waxx keyring and bag! (While stocks last!)
The Pull-In brand was created in 2000 to revolutionise the male underwear market and bring daring, bold prints and designs into a world where male underwear is known for being too conservative. Their originality, comfort and quality is renowned throughout the world. Each design is created from high quality fabrics sourced from Spain, Italy and Portugal to ensure great durability, support and freedom of movement. The Jacquard waistband took inspiration from the elastic in snowboard masks. It's soft, velvet feel is extremely comfortable and won't leave any marks on the skin.
Pull-In Underwear provides an identity and a sense of imagination for all those who wear them. Pick the perfect pair of underwear this Fathers Day from Pull-In.
Blackspade is a highly popular Turkish men's luxury underwear brand. Their ethos is to design and manufacture high comfort garments and classic styles, with high quality Cotton content being part of their signature design. Each range has it's own appeal, whether it's bright, bold colours or the soft fabrics, every collection is made for fashion and functionality. The Blackspade boxer shorts are made for everyday comfort focussing on details such as heat transfer labels and silky soft waistbands. Available in single packs or double packs, which won't make the choice any easier!
Don't be boring and opt for the same thing this Father Day, with these three brands available, we have made it even simpler for you to pick a fantastic gift! Whether it's for your Dad, Step-Dad, Grandad or Husband, every man deserves a pair of fashionable and functional underwear. We can gift wrap each individual item with a personalised message from you to make sure his Fathers Day is extra special!
Remember to have a look at our Fathers Day Shopping Guide
Also check out our Fathers Day Board on Pinterest for other great Gift Ideas and Inspiration: Knicker Locker
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