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Everything you need to know about Father and Son Day.
Fashion, as we all know, can be a rather shallow business. So when clothing is used as a vehicle for a noble cause, it’s worth shouting about. Or, in our case, writing about. So, without further ado, let us discuss Father and Son Day, which was set up in 2014 by Mr Daniel Marks and Mr Jack Dyson. Given we’ve supported it before (perhaps, most notably, via our – please excuse the quick brag – award-winning podcast), you may know a little bit about the male cancer charity. But, for the uninitiated, it’s basically an initiative that celebrates the relationship between fathers and sons, and men in general, and encourages openness and conversation about male health. It also aims to raise money for cancer care, which is where clothes and MR PORTER come in. Until 18 June, we’ll be donating net-profits from the sale of exclusive Orlebar Brown T-shirts (which you can shop here) and a select edit of blue shirts (which you can shop here) to the Royal Marsden Cancer charity. What’s more, you can get involved on social media by posting images of inspirational men (this could be your father, your son, or, for the narcissistically inclined – yourself) wearing said items of clothing on Father and Son Day (18 June) – which also happens to be Father’s Day in the UK and US. Just remember to tag @FatherandSonDay. What’s not to like?
If based in the UK, you can donate £5 to show your support by texting MARSDEN to 70800.