If you haven’t heard of the Instagram account FashionDads, get ready to fall in love! Two former college students created the hysterical account, which celebrates the ugly fashion of fathers the world over. Shortly after its creation, the account went viral, gaining hundreds of thousands of followers in a short amount of time. Read on to discover this bizarre, hysterical, and ultimately loving account!
FashionDads: Documenting Dad Fashion Everywhere
While the internet can provide us with plenty of news and animal content, hysterical pictures still reign supreme. And if you’re looking for great, funny content, Instagram is the place to go. And you know what else connects everyone? Family. More specifically: lovingly making fun of dads and their fashion. So, one day, Ashley Hesseltine and Travis May decided they should create an account for all the lovers (and haters) of dad fashion. As a result, they created the FashionDads Instagram account, which took the app, and the World Wide Web, by storm.
The account is a sweet, sweet tribute to all fathers out there, because even the most fashionable dad has his dad fashion moment! Every day, the account shares this hilarious photos of fathers while celebrating and enjoying the one thing all dads are good at – bad fashion.
“We Should Create An Instagram Account For This”
Today, the account has over 170,000 followers! Many like and comment on the photos every single day. However, even casual fans agree that nearly everyone can look at the photos and say: yep – that looks about right. From chunky white gym shoes to socks with sandals to inappropriate outfits for the wrong occasion, FashionDads covers it all. The photos are either collected from other users’ profiles or people send them in.
Now, the account managers have even launched their own merchandise company, called Literally Buying. There, they have plenty of dad fashion tributes, like t-shirts and hats reading “Dad Bod? More Like Rad Bod”.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, the genius creators behind the page said it all started as they were laughing at their own fathers‘ “ridiculous outfits while we were home for the holidays…We thought, ‘Wait, we should create an Instagram account for this.’ It was only natural to write the captions in the satirical way we do with #hashtag overload.”
The Account Spares No Dads
The photos have hilarious captions, which really adds to the enjoyment. For example, one photo features a winner of a dad wearing a t-shirt saying “World’s Best Farter… I mean father”. The caption underneath the pic says, “What a DAY! I am feeling so #blessed to celebrate #FathersDay in Florida in such a fabulous ensemble. 😎 I always like to mix in a splash of silly with my style on holidays, so today was the perfect opportunity to wear this custom t-shirt from #PacificPunwear. 😎💨I paired it with a stunning but simple cargo short from #AmericanEagle and my signature #Teva sandals (had to leave the #Gucci loafers back at the hotel in this warm weather 💁🏼). I spiced things up even more with a chic #Pokémon ball cap and a subtle orange bracelet because accessories truly are everything.”
Meanwhile, they’ve featured some pretty famous dads on the page, like President Barack Obama! Of course, in the photo he’s sporting a golf course outfit and classic dad jeans. He may not be POTUS anymore, but he’ll never stop being a dad!