This season, geeky dads around the world have earned some serious bragging rights. After years of thankless devotion to the no-nonsense efficiency of a fanny pack, their favorite hands-free style is finally considered cool again. Big brands are crafting it from luxurious Italian leather, "It girls" are wearing it party-hopping and high-end boutiques are selling it for more than my monthly rent.
Even still, this victory is but a moral one: while the fashion world has certainly given the belt bag its stamp of approval, few are the fathers willing trade their beloved nylon hip pouch for a sleek designer update. Those, my friend, will look a million times better slung around your hips. See for yourself with one of the 21 perfect ones I’ve included in the slideshow above. Click through to shop my picks now (and don’t be too proud to tell your padre he was right—it’ll seriously make his day).