• Children around the world uploaded photos of their fathers
    across the decades
  • Some show free-spirited men in the throws of the 1960s
    sexual revolution 
  • Others capture rugged adventurours firing up their
    motorcycles and flash cars 

Parents might have a reputation
for embarrassing their children, but these vintage
photographs prove that they can also be the epitome of
cool.

Proud sons and daughters around
the world took to
Bored Panda
to share pictures of their fathers looking
effortlessly trendy over the last 60 years – and they will
leave you yearning for a bygone era.

Some of the young men are
captured showing off their favourite high-octane hobbies,
from motorcycle riding to car racing.

Others show that style really is
timeless as they pose for photographs in outfits that would
not look out of play today. 

And one charismatic young man is
seen surrounded by a bevy of young women as he enjoys the
freedom of the 1960s sexual revolution. 

Here, FEMAIL rounds up some of
the best examples… 

Woah, there! One father showed off his adventurous side in this photograph taken in 1980

Woah, there! One father showed off his adventurous side in
this photograph taken in 1980

I wear short shorts: This Mustang provides the perfect prop for an ultra-cool 1970s dad

I wear short shorts: This Mustang provides the perfect prop
for an ultra-cool 1970s dad

Boy racer: Perched on a motorcycle, this 1970s dad oozes a feeling of effortless cool

Boy racer: Perched on a motorcycle, this 1970s dad oozes a
feeling of effortless cool

Need for speed: One woman who lost her father when she was young shared this photo

Need for speed: One woman who lost her father when she was
young shared this photo

Road trip: One man shared this picture of his father and mother, seen pointing, from 1952

Road trip: One man shared this picture of his father and
mother, seen pointing, from 1952

'The old man at the sea': This 1960s gentleman came prepared for a day at the beach

‘The old man at the sea’: This 1960s gentleman came
prepared for a day at the beach

Catch of the day! At just 15, this man was catching fish as big as himself in British Columbia

Catch of the day! At just 15, this man was catching fish as
big as himself in British Columbia

Summer of love: This ladies' man was captured in an unusual position in this 1969 photo shoot

Summer of love: This ladies’ man was captured in an unusual
position in this 1969 photo shoot

Style icon: This 1992 photograph captures a father with very on trend aviator sunglasses

Style icon: This 1992 photograph captures a father with
very on trend aviator sunglasses

Surfers' paradise: Port Alfred, South Africa, proved the perfect place for this group to unwind

Surfers’ paradise: Port Alfred, South Africa, proved the
perfect place for this group to unwind

Artistic eye: A son revealed how how his father was a photographer for 'nudie magazines'

Artistic eye: A son revealed how how his father was a
photographer for ‘nudie magazines’

Boys and their toys: This father made sure his son had plenty of gadgets to play with

Boys and their toys: This father made sure his son had
plenty of gadgets to play with

High flyer: Stefano shared this photo of his father, centre, at a 1960s business conference

High flyer: Stefano shared this photo of his father,
centre, at a 1960s business conference

Outdoors lifestyle: Pete shared a photo of his father, right, with his nephews and herding dogs

Outdoors lifestyle: Pete shared a photo of his father,
right, with his nephews and herding dogs