Ahoy stylish gentlemen. We see you’re on the hunt for new outfit inspiration. Look no further, we’ve got just the thing. Let us introduce you to: the yacht outfit. Emphasis on the yacht in this instance. We’re not talking maritime, with its lighthouse keeper chunky knits or long yellow waterproof rubber coats. Nor are we talking pirate in this instance. Never pirate.

What we are talking about is understated, stylish warmer weather outfits that suggest the presence of wealth. Think Kendall Roy sat looking forlornly out at the Med, think dressing the part at yacht week in Croatia. Lightweight shirting, luxury materials, great shorts and the best sunglasses. All whilst the wind whips through your hair and the salt lingers in the nostrils. Let your outfit transport you, here’s how to build a yacht outfit.


Sail On, Captain

Few do understated style like Luca Faloni. That’s exactly what this yacht outfit is about. The silk cashmere zip-up adds an extra soft, lightweight layer for when the breeze hits and the sun goes in. Underneath, the shorts are a classic tailored opportunity to stay cool. The Roderer Thomas Superleggera polarised sunglasses are the brand’s take on a vintage aviator style, handcrafted from a high-quality tortoiseshell acetate.

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All Hands on Deck

Up next a contemporary modern yacht outfit from sustainable style brand Neem London. An outfit that is giving both yacht week and boat race. Up top we’ve got the Italian Navy flannel double pocket shirt with a collar begging to be popped. Underneath, we’d recommend the grandad collar shirt made from regenerative organic certified cotton, accented with the recycled flannel neck scarf. Subtle details that make a difference.

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Anchored in Paradise

You’re off the boat for a fancy waterside dinner in a small, picturesque Riviera town. Or, you’re on a weekend break and you need an outfit for the evening. This yacht outfit works as well on a city break as on an island hopping expedition. The Pini Parma half-length placket shirt looks great tucked into the brand’s white pleated cotton trousers. Watch the sunset through the round bottle green lenses of these handsome tortoise shell frames.

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Water Therapy

Aurelien know exactly how to do yacht outfit comfortably. Take the cashwool buttonless polo for instance, in this wonderful eggshell blue. As shiny as silk and soft as cashmere. Super comfortable and a warm layer that works extremely well with either a white short (pictured) or trouser. Match the colour palette to a pair of steel blue suede yacht loafers with their trademark chunky off-white sole. 

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All Aboard!

Match your yacht outfit to your wrist accessories. First things first, the watch. The 44 Chrono Como from Waldor & Co is a stainless steel beauty with a deep blue sunray face, with luminous index and hands. Add a Waldor & Co icon bangle in stainless steel for a stylishly loaded wrist. Set both off against a comfortable, breathable linen shirt from Asket. The good news is it’ll get softer with wash and wear.

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Seas the Day

A great yacht outfit shares a lot with great resortwear. Outfits that lend themselves to getting in and out of the water, be that pool or ocean. This one is classic yacht has docked in the bay. A beautiful camp collar shirt in soft, absorbent organic cotton terry, a classy tailored swim short and comfortable slip on espadrilles from The Resort Co.

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Smooth Sailing Ahead

The polo top is a great option for a yacht outfit, spanning casual and smart with the help of a button collar. Trunk’s Moxon short sleeve polo works well with the Doppiaa Aartio ripstop cargo shorts in navy, with their nautical-inspired decorative rope belt. To finish off an understated outfit, consider the CQP Racquet Sr leather sneaker, a minimalist white option that’s in-keeping with a classic look.

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Palm Trees, Ocean Breeze

Velasca have given the Hawaiian shirt an Italian twist and we’re very much here for it. The straight fit shirt is peak yacht outfit, made from a breezy lyocell linen mix and cut for a relaxed boxy placket-free fit. Tuck it into or let it hang loose over Velasca’s Marzamemi pleated chinos, the ultimate warm weather staple. The Curlera belt is a well-crafted accessory and makes for great gifting for the sartorially-minded man.

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