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    >> and i thank you

    >>> this morning on "today's style" the perfect father's day gift for any type of dad. "gq" style editor adam rapoport is here with his picks. nice cover. here are his picks that will wow your dad. just give him a copy of "gq."

    >> a subscription.

    >> beyond that, i have to tell you, you're starting off with one of my favorite things.

    >> well, it's father's day so you're grilling, right, al? and you're not using gas. you use charcoal.

    >> chimney.

    >> i imagine that can't be good for you. so charcoal chimney . stuff some newspaper under there, go to the charcoal, light the newspaper, go have a few beers, come back, glowing orange, dump it out, boom, ready to grill. this is by weber.

    >> i haven't seen this. i have to get this.

    >> man up, al.

    >> man up.

    >> also for the food dad, this knife, the best-selling knife ever. japanese style. you don't need the 12-inch from france, all that nonsense. you get one of these, you chop. make sure you don't chop your finger. couldn't be easier. three different price points for the fancy chef, in between and the beginner chef.

    >> like it. dad always gets a tie.

    >> he gets a tie but don't just get him a business tie. you don't want the cliche. like he has to go to word on sunday. not just for suits anymore.

    >> no.

    >> cotton suit, cotton tie. an awesome new york tie maker. we have urban outfitters with the young, hip dad. you have brooks brothers . no one saw that. you're very quick.

    >> yeah.

    >> another style point, you have the leather strap for your watch. you have the steel bracelet. in the summertime trade it in for something more stylish, more fun, more colorful. you have brands like timex, j. crew .

    >> do these come with interchangeable?

    >> these are ribbon straps. you can go to a store like brooks brothers and just buy the strap itself. take the watch you already own. you're mr. cool guy.

    >> boom.

    >> september, back to work, put back the leather strap.

    >> all right.

    >> speaking of cool guys, al --

    >> yes.

    >> the dr. dre headphones, who apparently is a real doctor.

    >> who knew?

    >> if you want to be like will smith , kobe, get these cool headphones, really full sound. they make you look cool. they sound cool. some of the properties for the red phones go to fight aids in africa. they go to a good cause and you're buying cool headphones.

    >> what did you say?

    >> think you're on a construction site. for the sports loving dad. this is a great brand. they take old jerseys, hats, t-shirts, everything from the '40s and '50s and re-create them with flannels and old wool. they did a great job for gibson. this is what he wore. that's cute. before jackie robinson broke the color barrier he played in montreal with the minor league team. you get that.

    >> all right.

    >> finally.

    >> the big ticket item . for the dad who has everything.

    >> yes.

    >> the new 3d tv which is serious. it's big time now. this is from panasonic. the world cup , major league baseball will be in 3d. the all-star game is in july. it's real. you have movies. this is the future, al.

    >> wow.

    >> is america ready for al roker in 3d?

    >> i don't think so. how much does this go for?

    >> how about $2,500. several brands are now making them.

    >> and you get the cool glasses.

    >> you get the cool glasses which, yes, you may not want to wear on national television next time.

    >> after this you can arc weld .

    >> exactly.

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updated 6/14/2010 10:36:40 AM ET 2010-06-14T14:36:40

Haven't found the right gift yet? No worries, GQ magazine wants to help. Style editor Adam Rapoport has his perfect present picks for the foodie father to the dapper dad and many others.

The foodie dad:
Weber® Rapidfire Chimney Starter ($17.99)

Super simple, super low-tech and super smart. Just fill the chimney with briquettes, place it on the grill and stuff some bunched-up newspaper in the space beneath the grate. Light the paper, walk away and come back two beers later to a stack of glowing coals, ready to be transferred to the grill. No chemicals, no singed eyebrows, no toxic fumes.

Wusthof Santoku knife ($60-$129)

Buy dad this Japanese-style cook's knife, and he won't need the six-knife set. This is the all-purpose knife that does absolutely everything. It's Wusthof's all-time best seller for good reason.

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The dapper dad:
The seersucker tie (Prices vary from $75-150)

Buying Dad a tie for Father's Day is a cliché only if the tie itself is predictable. Buy him one of these seersucker ties and he'll be the best-dressed dad on the block this summer. They feel classic, but are thoroughly new-school. Wear it to a summer wedding or to the office with a cotton suit.

A Grosgrain-strapped watch (Prices vary from $20-175)

Leave your leather or steel-bracelet watch in the dresser drawer this summer and strap on something with a bit more flair. Ribbon-band watches are at once sporty and stylish. You can buy a watch by Lacoste or Timex with the band attached, or you can go to a men's store like J Press or Brooks Brothers and buy a ribbon band and switch out the strap on the watch you already own.

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The rock 'n' roll dad:
Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones ($229)

You know whether or not your dad is cool enough to pull these off, and if he is, he'll absolutely love them. Full, lush, booming-bass sounds, courtesy of Dr Dre. Plus, a portion of the profits go to the Global Fund to fight AIDS in Africa. A little pricy but worth it if your dad is a hipster and loves music.

The sports fan dad:
“Ebbets Field Flannels” vintage baseball gear (Prices vary from $25 and up)

Every Tom, Dick and Vinny has Yankees or Cubs hat. Why not give Dad something a bit more original? Ebbets Field Flannels creates authentic, superb-quality baseball garments from bygone teams and leagues. Remember the Salt Lake City Bees? The San Francisco Seals? Didn't think so. Here's your chance to get hip to them and their icon logos and deep history.

The ultimate splurge gift:
Panasonic VIERA VT25 Series Plasma Full HD 3D 50 inch TV ($2,599.95)

This is for the guy who has everything and for the family who's ready to spend a lot of money on new technology. 3-D TV isn't just a gimmick. It's here to stay. The World Cup will be broadcast in 3-D. Loved “Avatar” in 3-D at the Imax? You can buy it on DVD and bring it home. Major Baseball will be broadcast in 3-D next year. It's real-and it's awesome and won't come cheap. This TV comes with one pair of 3-D glasses and you can purchase more. And the TV won't be all you need, if you want to watch 3-D movies, you'll also need the correct compatible Blu-Ray player with each TV.

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