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This Fashion Dads' Instagram Account Is The Best Thing You'll Ever Heart

by Lareese Craig Published on 7 January 2015

Dad, we love ya but fashion has never been your strong point which is why this Instagram account dedicated to poking fun at your swishy Reebok pants circa 1980 and velcro shoes is officially our favourite follow. You haven't lived until you've seen this.

What do you get when you combine awkward fatherly poses with tongue-in-cheeky fashion snob captions and upload them to Insta? #Majorlols that’s what.

@fashiondads_, an account created by Witty + Pretty blogger Ashley Hesseltine, is putting a new spin on fashion blogging and it's made our hump day.

Finally, a place we can openly chortle at world wide dads and their socks and crocs or the time he refused to untuck his polo shirt from his ever rising khaki shorts. Where. Is. The. Shame?

The always wears shorts no matter what the weather dad

'The key to a #CasualChic ensemble is looking like it was effortless. While it may have taken me hours to pair these #vintage #LeviStrauss cutoffs with a gray #Hanes tee and my trendy #topsiders, it appears that I just threw it on and stepped outside. And like I always say, the perfect hat can truly complete any outfit!! #OOTD #StyleTips #SteppingOut #EffortlessElegance #IslandStyle #DaisyDukes #IfYouGotItFlauntIt #DenimDiva #HanesBeefyT'

The sports chic round the clock dad

'After a long day of coaching I like to throw on something chic and comfortable for my post game interviews. Today I chose my #Patriots #Nike navy blue hoodie matched with a darker navy swishy pant rolled up just under the knee for a little extra pizazz! To complete this look, you can wear white crew socks and vintage #Nike tennis shoes and boom, style and comfort!! #GoPatriots #JK #IJustDoItForTheMoney #BostonIsCold #ILoveBeingOnStage #Athleisure #InterviewAttire #AllBlueEverything #CoachCouture #FashionDads #TheyMadeMeTakeMyHatOff #MyHairLooksRatchet #CombOver #DressForYourBody #ButDamnIStillLookGood #IAmTalkingToMyself #FashionIsEVERYTHING #FootballComesSecond via @ma_nuz'

The tucked in polo shirt dad

'Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway....' On my day off, I enjoy a little light reading at the local library. I always wear my alumni (Go Buckeyes!) #NewBalance hat matched with a relaxed#Adidas polo and my favorite pair of #ASIC running shoes. This will allow you to look nice and still lay around and read! #fashionista #LiveWithPassion #DressWithAPurpose #style #LookBook #WhatIWoreToday #FashionBlogger#YouAreWhatYouWear #FashionForDummies #LightReading #libraryLounging #BaeCaughtMeBrowsing #ISupportLocalLibraries #FashionDads (via @travismmay)'

The oldest trainers in the world complete with coloured socks dad

A personal favourite:

'When I am visiting my private chalet I like to wear light grey sweats with an apple red flannel. Throw on a pair of white Newmans with a khaki sock and not only do you look good but you fit right in with the locals. #ChaletFashion #fashionblogger #HighFashion #StrikeAPose #EddieBauer #Newmans #StarterSweats #Layers #WalMartEverything #UsedToBeADancer #TinyDancer #GodBlessElton #ImScaredofHeights #JustHadANoseBleed #WhyDidIBuyAChalet #GetMeOutOfHere #fashiondads via @jessjess_ka

The crocs and socks dad

'It's unseasonably warm this holiday season but real fashionistas are always prepared for any weather. Checking UPS' website to make sure my wife's presents arrive tomorrow and I'm feeling comfortable and confident. #ShoeGame #CrocsOnFleek #CustomTieDye #DockersShorts #OutletShopping #SoxyAndIKnowIt #HolidayStyle #SunglassesInside #KanyeCouture #OOTD #LiveLaughLove via @rickygoldchain'

The lairy sweater dad

'Confidence. If you have it, you can make anything look good.' --DVF. Went shopping @dianawarner tonight and LOVE LOVE this new orange sweater matched with a baby blue khaki short. Great for early spring outings and dinners.If you pair it with a long grey sock it is money. #FashionIsLife #LifeIsFashion #NoSoxInTheChampagneRoom #LoveTheSkinYoureIn #FashionBlogger #LifeIsMyRunway #SteppingOut

The track suit dad

'Life in the fast lane! Not all work is glamorous, sometimes you have to get your hands dirty. When setting up for photo shoots you have to be comfortable because it's hard work, but like I tell you guys all the time, YOU CAN'T SACRIFICE STYLE!! That's why I am wearing this classic #Target track suit from the new #MembersOnly line coming out this spring!!! Pair these with #Asics'

The dad that loves to wear one colour (and cross his legs)

'It's #BoxingDay and I'm relaxing after all the holiday hoopla and celebrating my #Canadian roots in all red#Polo and a touch of white with my favorite athletic socks. Wearing the same color and designer from head to toe makes a strong and powerful style statement. #AllRedEverything #ColorOfPassion #PassionForFashion #RalphLauren #Relaxation #Confidence #PorcelainSkin #ThighGame

The swishy pants dad

'Even a brief stroll around the neighborhood is no excuse to sacrifice fashion. I paired this 2007 #LLBean flannel with my #Reebok #SwishyPants and topped it off with an #UnderArmour beanie and scarf for extra warmth. As for footwear, #RealMenWearMandalsInDecember #FestiveFashion #StreetStyle #ChristmasEveCouture #Lumbersexual #MyWifeCrochetedThisScarf'

The serial velcro offender aka dad

'If there's one style mantra I live by: Footwear. Is. Everything. I love these #vintage white leather Velcro sneakers with a navy accent on the tongue. They look fab with my #Arizona relaxed fit jeans and are #fashionable and #functional. #StyleStatement #CasualAndConfident #Velcro #Leather #AllPurpose #DenimDiva #SockGameOnPoint #SportyChic #FashionDads via @nickvia'

The dressing gown dad

'I like to call this look the double C -- cozy & chic. I LOVE pairing a plaid robe with a solid 3/4 zip pullover. It's a subtle but fun way to mix it up! As for the hat, it's extremely important to keep a sense of humor in this industry. There will always be haters out there! #fashionblogger #LoveAndLaughter #OldNavyRobe #Polo3/4Zip #GapSweats #HanesWhiteTshirtsandSocks'

Never change pops. Because if you do we can't submit hilarious photos of you and your wardrobe malfunctions and THAT would be devastating.

Oh and for all those dad’s that can’t dance but do dance this is for you.

There’s so many to choose from but these are our fave ‘fathers on fleek’

This Fashion Dads Instagram Account Is The Best Thing You'll Ever Heart © @fashiondads_

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