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Fashion Gentlemen's Guide: What To Wear To A Boat Party

Gentlemen's Guide: What To Wear To A Boat Party

Gentlemen's Guide: What To Wear To A Boat Party
By Ben Fitzgerald
July 23, 2017
Get on board with the latest in nautical menswear


The invitations are out and the RSVPs are in. Now that boat party season is in full swing, avoid running a ground on what to wear this weekend. Here are nine luxury fashion items and accessories to steer your party style on the right course. 

 Gucci shirt

884082_mrp_in_l.jpg (original size)Before hibiscus prints flash before your eyes, try this season’s button-up, the camp shirt. Worn louche and untucked, Gucci’s animal galactic print in silk-twill puts the phwoar back into boating soirees. But it’s the spread collar and fit that sets this shirt apart, retro-boxy and roomy, so a summer t-shirt can slip underneath. 

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Alexander McQueen shades
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What’s a boat party without a pair of shades? These aviator style frames from Alexander McQueen are the perfect blend of savvy style – note the subtle skull motif – and timeless masculinity, with a gunmetal frame and tortoiseshell acetate tips for a faultless, classic look. And, they’re Italian made.

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 Fendi swim shorts 

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These black and blue 'Bag Bugs' swim shorts from Fendi are the perfect talking point, and feature an elastic waistband with practical side pockets.

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 Bally belt
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Bringing back the belt this summer is a must with Bally. Formal in construction, the Swiss-designed leather belt comes slim and neat; the feature being its white cotton finish, licked with a bold liquorice stripe. Nothing office-y here.

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 Oliver Spencer T-shirt
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Bring out the Breton shirt. The classic companion to white pants, Oliver Spencer’s navy striped t-shirt comes slim, not tight and cut from soft jersey fabric, perfect as an under-layer peeping through a shirt-jacket. Or simply sport it solo. And try a loose tuck to keep it neat.

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 Luis Morais bracelet 

824494_mrp_in_xl (1).jpg (original size)A bracelet serves as an attractive addition to your next soiree. Opt for a high-end design such as the two-tone hematite and glass bead piece from Luis Morais. which is sure to charm with a gold detail inset with diamonds. Wrap it twice on the wrist for added depth.

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 Mulo slip-ons

1085835_1.jpg (original size)Boat shoes for a boat party are predictable. Look to loafers. Light and bright, a pair of beige slip-ons – sans socks – pair for a tonal look under white pants. Mulo’s Italian-made linen loafers come with elasticated side panels and grosgrain pull-tab for easy on-and-off-again access. And if you’re a flanneur on deck, there’s a cushioned leather insole for increased comfort.

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Thom Browne money wallet

Downloads1.jpgThis Thom Browne card holder is not only water-resistant but extra sturdy with pebble grain leather. The tricolour tab is perfect for nautical adventures and better yet, instantly recognisable.

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 D1 Milano watch
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Bring in Martini-o’clock with a sophisticated watch. A hybrid of gentlemanly styles, the cutout dial automatic watch from D1 Milano features a modern exterior in stainless steel and a transparent sapphire glass case. Minimalist in design, a closer look shows the timepiece’s craftsmanship and Japanese spring drive mechanical movement.

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