As Father’s Day draws nearer and nearer, Yorkdale Shopping Centre recently surveyed 14,000  of its shoppers to find out what guys really think about shopping, and what ladies really think about their guy’s style.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, more than half of the men who answered look to George Clooney and David Beckham for style inspiration. What may shock you is that almost 88% of men say they actually enjoy shopping and 77% of men consider themselves stylish.

The survey also found that approximately 80% of men prefer to do their shopping in person as opposed to online and 45% usually bring their significant other.

More survey results:

  • 43% of men prefer to shop alone while almost half of the men surveyed (45%) prefer to bring their partner with them.

  • 56%  think fashion media are most knowledgeable when it comes to menswear, followed by their significant others (38%), which is interesting when contrasted with the 87% of ladies who say their guy asks for their opinion when shopping.

  • Not only do men love to shop, they shop frequently! Nearly one in three men say they shop once per month, while another 16% say they shop even more often than that. And nearly three quarters of guys say they prefer several small shopping trips throughout the year to fewer big trips.

  • 46% of ladies say they like their guy’s unique style, while only a handful want their guy to dress more like David Beckham or Ryan Gosling (roughly 20%).

If you’re looking for that last minute gift for dad, look no further than Yorkdale. As one of Canada’s Largest Malls, Yorkdale now offers a wide range of men’s retailers including John Varvatos, Harry Rosen, Hugo Boss, AllSaints, Massimo Dutti and Ted Baker London. From socks, to leather jackets, to everything tech – Yorkdale offers something for every dad.