Happy Father’s Day, Lee Modern Dads!


This weekend we celebrate fathers — the men who have guided us through life’s ups and downs, taken late night phone calls and sat down to teach us a few life lessons (and probably a few classic dad jokes). As the saying goes, “Anyone can be a father, but not everyone can be a Dad.” So today we celebrate the #LeeModernDad, including some of our favorite dad bloggers like Marty Csercsevitis, Pete Fazio and Christopher Lewis, to say thank you for all that you do.

 

marty-kids-800pxMarty Csercsevits, Dadand

I’m a father of four, including fraternal twins. My kids range in age from 4 to 11 years old, so our downtime ranges from zero to about zero. They keep my wife and I pretty busy. A larger family means more snacks, more shoes to tie and more clothes to fold. It also means more smiles, more hugs and more memories.

I like that my Lee Modern Series jeans allow me to be a modern dad. I can go from a casual Friday at work to a formal game of driveway basketball with my kids without skipping a beat. The active stretch denim keeps me comfortable when I’m bending to pick up a few toys or put a little one down for bed. And I’m not afraid to get them dirty when working on the car, because I know they’ll clean up for a family dinner out.

I’m a Modern Dad who “does it himself” — whether I’m making a dollhouse for my daughter, breakfast for my boys or upgrades to our home — and I can do it all with just one pair of jeans.

 

Pete Fazio, Dadand.com

Pete FazioDadand

Unlike Marty, I have a whole closet full of jeans, not just one pair (wink). My wife pokes fun in that I have a pair of Lee “work jeans” to wear to the office and  my Lee “after work jeans” for the rest of the time, saying that the two pairs look almost identical. (They’re slightly different washes, so I beg to differ.) I know that good jeans are hard to find, so when I find a pair I like, I buy them in bulk.

I have a 7-year-old and 7-month-old who both also own and wear jeans, and I think the 7-year-old only does it so she can coordinate with me. We climb trees in jeans, do our gardening in jeans, ride bikes in jeans and run errands in jeans. I can also add that I sleep in jeans on occasion, and have all my life. You’re reading that right, I prefer denim “jammies” over any of those loose cotton “pajama pants” any day, so that’s how much I like jeans, if I really needed to prove it to you.

Marty and Pete met in 2nd grade and have been best friends ever since. They co-founded dadand.com so they could write about their combined background in DIY, how-to, family, tools, gadgets and everything else with their own brand of irreverent humor. Follow them at dadand.comInstagramFacebook and Twitter.

 

Christopher Lewis, Dad of Divas

As a father I want to be able to be active and at the same level with my kids. No matter what they are doing, I want to be there, having fun and being Dad of Divasactive in their lives. As an engaged dad, it is important to me to feel good in what I am wearing and Lee has always been a brand that I know that I can trust to give me comfort, as well as allowing me to look my best when I am supporting my kids. While my kids don’t care how I look, I know it is important for them to see me taking pride in my appearance, and by doing so I know I am also guiding them to do the same, which is also so important.

As they grow into young women, I want them to know that they should always feel that they can select ways to be comfortable in what they are in and that they do not need to conform to society, or even to some media’s portrayal of women. From everything that I can see, Lee has always been a proponent for people being themselves, and providing them a way to show their uniqueness as well as being comfortable with who they are. This is important for me, as this is what I want for my own girls! 

Christopher Lewis is a father of two girls. On his blog, Dad of Divas, he shares his thoughts on parenthood and examines both the personal and thought provoking aspects of being a father and a husband.

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