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Nothing says "father" like a knit sweater vest. I doubt if this was actually taken on Father's Day; it looks to me like it was a late winter morning when my brother shot this Ektachrome slide, probably still in the throes of ecstasy over his new Lordox 35mm camera. Love his tortoise-shell glasses; who knew that my father was a hipster? View full size.