Tuesday 24 July 2012

Dob in your Dad ! Specsavers want to give your dad a makeover !

This made me laugh ! I'd be mortified if the kids ever entered me for one of these types of competitions, but I suppose I might just let them off if I won the big prize ! Luckily this time, it's for dads so I'm safe ! 


Scottish Kids Out Their Dads' Dodgy Dress Sense
It’s official – Scottish dads have no sense of style, according to a survey just released.

Among the crimes to fashion leaving teenagers cringing are bad hairdos, dodgy specs, Simon Cowell waistlines and wearing socks with sandals, according to the survey commissioned by Specsavers.  

More than 60% of Scots youngsters admitted their dad was unfashionable, with nearly a quarter of children surveyed reckoning that the celeb dad that best resembled their own was Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson – known for his double denim disasters and unruly mop of hair.

Researchers found that over 80% said they had been left red-faced by their old man at some point, while 72% of youngsters thought their dad enjoyed embarrassing them and over 60% reckon their dad thinks he’s cooler than he really is.

A spokesperson for Specsavers, who commissioned the survey says: ‘Most of us have been embarrassed by our old man at some point and usually, the most humiliating experiences take place during your teenage years when your dad’s dodgy dress sense and mortifying behaviour can seem like the worst thing in the world!
 'While there is no doubt our dads could do with a bit of assistance in the style department, what normally embarrasses us in our early years endears them to us later in life. So kids need to help dads in designer distress to transform from dodgy to dapper. Some simple style advice on a cool haircut, new jeans and some funky specs can make the world of difference!'

The study of 2,000 13-21 year-olds was commissioned by Specsavers to launch its nationwide campaign, Dob in your Dad, which aims to find Britain’s least fashion-savvy dad and help him turn over a new style leaf.

The winning dad will be given a £500 makeover and a five-star family holiday to St Lucia. He and his family will also be invited to the celebrity-studded Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards at London’s iconic Battersea Power Station in October to be presented with a special Designer Dad of the Year award by dapper dad Jeff Brazier.

Mums and kids can nominate dads by visiting www.specsavers.co.uk/dobinyourdad or by popping into their local Specsavers store for an entry leaflet, which they can send with a photo of their dad in designer distress to a freepost address.

Survey summary
83% are embarrassed by the things their dad says
66% think their dad is unfashionable. Worst style offences include:
24% bad haircut
20% socks and sandals
15% novelty ties
15% dodgy glasses
23% say the celebrity their dad most resembles is Jeremy Clarkson
41% are embarrassed by their dad singing and dancing in public
72% youngsters thought their dad enjoyed embarrassing them
35% have refused to be seen in public with their dad
28% make their dad drop them off around the corner from school or a meeting place with friends
64% reckon their dad thinks he’s cooler than he really is

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  1. Thanks for this I would like to enter my other half, but I think he would get a little mad if I did! The thought is there though...

  2. love the statistics, think we can all relate to most of them at some stage, normal part of teenage life to a) be embarrassed by and b) to "hate" your parents, and if your kids dont feel that way you have failed as a parent I think...pmsl

  3. i used to be really embarrassed by my dads name, hes called Bernard haha we thought it was an old mans name

  4. Those percentages would have gone up if my two had voted. His fave embarrassing deed is to grab theier hands and start to skip!

    1. LOL That's hilarious - I can just imagine him doing that too !!

  5. My dad is definantely a contender!


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