Spencer Hall, a featured contributor for SBNation who tweets under the moniker "Bum Chillups," reached out to dads on the Internet to display their love of fatherhood by unabashedly sharing their "most dad" outfits.
The result was heartwarming, with dads engaged in a friendly match of "who wore it best" despite the baggy cargo pants, oversized shirts, and knee-high tube socks.
"Dads of Twitter, let's appreciate each other," Hall encouraged. "I need to see pics of you in your most dad outfit."
Dads of Twitter, let's appreciate each other. I need to see pics of you in your most dad outfit.— BUM CHILLUPS (@BUM CHILLUPS) 1522412284.0
To kick things off, the sportswriter from Atlanta, Georgia, shared a photo of himself with his boys entangled in some mischief. "I'm here to contribute a photo of me being assaulted in a playground tunnel in an ancient Florida shirt, the younger child just kicked me in the head," he wrote, keeping it real.
I'm here to contribute a photo of me being assaulted in a playground tunnel in an ancient Florida shirt, the younge… https://t.co/TYpejpUsHG— BUM CHILLUPS (@BUM CHILLUPS) 1522415722.0
It didn't take long for prideful dads to don their best – whether it be matching onesies or on-the-nose graphic tees. Whatever their options, "dadding" suited them all wonderfully.
Author Lawrence Ross shared a humbling tweet, recovering from a Thanksgiving feast. "Dad and Kid at Love Field after Thanksgiving around 6am," he said. "Dad's belly now a blimp flag. Mom snoring off screen."
@edsbs Dad and Kid at Love Field after Thanksgiving around 6am. Dad’s belly now a blimp flag. Mom snoring off screen https://t.co/N1mAR9l374— Lawrence Ross aka Clem Fandango (@Lawrence Ross aka Clem Fandango) 1522416543.0
"Thank you for braving the early morning for this outstanding father/son pic," Hall responded.
An impressive photo from @djwallysparks showing "three generations of Walter" was pretty epic.
@edsbs 🤘🏾 https://t.co/Tx5ame2upt— Wally Sparks (@Wally Sparks) 1522432468.0
The cute shirts speak for themselves. The daughter's shirt reads, "He spoils me with his time. - Daughter." While dad's shirt reads, "I don't babysit. I parent. - Dad." Word.
@edsbs https://t.co/JLf6C0U8iR— Mainboy (@Mainboy) 1522457185.0
@mainboy83 @edsbs These t-shirts say it all! Adorable!— knottygujurati (@knottygujurati) 1522468053.0
'Tis the season to be lumberjacks.
Matching guayabera shirts don't get any cuter than this.
@edsbs The guayabera = GOAT dad shirt. https://t.co/9iWPc5u9UZ— Jim Bob Breazeale (@Jim Bob Breazeale) 1522412680.0
Jim's trimmed beard didn't go unnoticed. Hall gave his approval, tweeting, "MATCHING SHIRTS. Strong dad work, and good job grooming the beard."
The matching astronaut outfit below was out of this world and upped every dad's game.
"The game consul says 'young hip dad.' Credits to the baby for the hypeman pose. Real recognize...," commented @youghb.
@edsbs https://t.co/SmsIpi3IYG— Shloime Weinstein (@Shloime Weinstein) 1522417258.0
But the challenge wasn't over. More fathers wanted to share their awesome dad outfits.
Chillmonger's baby boy must feel like he's on top of the world. The proud dad tweeted, "I'll never have use for that onesie again but can't get rid of it. May just frame the onesie and shirt with the picture and put it in his room."
Then, a friendly tip came his way.
@LongLiveTheSet @edsbs My man, this is why shadowboxes were created 😍😍😍😍— 🐰 (@🐰) 1522458181.0
@LongLiveTheSet @edsbs Also: shadowboxes tend to run a lil bit more expensive than regular frames but if you keep a… https://t.co/slUtfiiJUK— 🐰 (@🐰) 1522466019.0
Overall, the outfit is signature daddy.
@edsbs https://t.co/GkSNKm1SfE— Taco Trey Kerby (@Taco Trey Kerby) 1522413963.0
@edsbs @treykerby The lack of socks sends this one to another level of dad-dom.— torie horton (@torie horton) 1522469246.0
@treykerby @edsbs A ONE MAN PORTLAND cc @ShaneWallCTO— Vanessa Yanez (@Vanessa Yanez) 1522519286.0
A shout-out to "cheer dads" everywhere.
@edsbs Cheer Dad is Peak Dad. https://t.co/AzfH5wuvDp— Jeff Holland (@Jeff Holland) 1522412728.0
@jholland444 @edsbs She looks so dang proud! Great dadding!— Ben Jacobs's Glasses (@Ben Jacobs's Glasses) 1522470504.0
Hall called this one, "Intense dadding."
@edsbs no regrets https://t.co/ZxRhE7dU4a— Chuck (@Chuck) 1522412519.0
@edsbs @defNotChuck 😍 https://t.co/5lmCa522MS— Keep Calm Carrie On (@Keep Calm Carrie On) 1522420147.0
"After dragging the kids to see Metallica," wrote the heavy metal fan, sharing his passion with the kids.
@edsbs After dragging the kids to see Metallica. Not pictured but definitely there: cargo shorts and a sensible pai… https://t.co/euEa4XbC4k— Steve Hild (@Steve Hild) 1522415433.0
Daredevil kids. Hall was impressed with this one as well. "Great bedhead and supervising children putting themselves in danger? KING DAD."
@edsbs Dad pajamas executing the “don’t let the twins fall and break something” stance. https://t.co/8Nc6BRnDaw— Matthew Elliott (@Matthew Elliott) 1522418512.0
@melliott3 great bedhead and supervising children putting themselves in danger? KING DAD.— BUM CHILLUPS (@BUM CHILLUPS) 1522418810.0
One user called this "Dadding like a Jedi." The force of love is strong with these two.
@edsbs I'll bite. Lol. https://t.co/V5QS5x9I8F— Ice Bear (@Ice Bear) 1522414812.0
Absolutely ultimate dadding here.
@edsbs Dadding during warmups! https://t.co/GuSoE4iRTK— Reparteé Animal (@Reparteé Animal) 1522447428.0
@Brady_Bright FRAME THIS GREATNESS— BUM CHILLUPS (@BUM CHILLUPS) 1522447566.0
@Brady_Bright @edsbs ... I can’t even deal right now. Pollen got me all chocked up and in my feelings🤧As you were,… https://t.co/gtSzGZ4zKk— EPiC ♔ Isha (@EPiC ♔ Isha) 1522461377.0
@Brady_Bright @edsbs This pic has me in tears. My Dad passed years ago... but he coached my brother's FB team and w… https://t.co/J139VvA3f5— Simple Truth (@Simple Truth) 1522475063.0
They all wear it well. And I'm not reaching for that box of tissues. Nope.