Oozing French summer style, the nautical look is a timeless fashion favourite for men. But, before you pull out your worn white trousers, predictable striped tee and old boat shoes, we’ve curated a selection of new nautical men’s pieces that’ll keep you looking fashionably fresh this summer, and not like a washed-up French sailor who’s been lost at sea.
Anchors away – here are six nautical fashion items for men that’ll see you sailing into hot boy summer in 2021.
Celine Homme sunglasses
As classic as they come, these aviator-style sunglasses by Celine Homme cut a gold-tone frame with tinted brown lenses, for a 70s-take on the summer accessory every man needs.
A navy and white Breton stripe shirt is a nautical staple. But avoid the cliché. Ami’s ‘de Coeur Mariniere’ long-sleeve tee, with the Parisian brand’s red heart logo on the chest, is a quirky take on the French classic, in a relaxed fit and lightweight cotton fabric that’s perfect for summer’s seething heat.
These vintage-look soft cotton corduroy shorts by Orlebar Brown will take you from the boat deck to the restaurant bar and back home again, making them the perfect summer day short whatever your summer entails – water activities excluded.
The nautical boat shoe gets a makeover this season with the iconic Tod’s Gommino. The suede driving loafer feels like casual luxury for the feet. Plus, they’re easy on the eye under a Breton stripe tee, thanks to classic beige colour, penny bar details and a streamline silhouette, putting a summer in Cannes or Capri in your step.
Skip the basic bucket or cap hat this season for something more innovative and sun-smart. Prada’s denim hat is the Italian house’s retake on jeans, with a brim that’s tastefully wide enough to protect your face from harsh UV rays, and a functional adjustable cord under the chin. Just move the metal Prada logo triangle to fit your perfect fit.
If nautical stripes aren’t your thing, J W Anderson’s anchor emblem t-shirt is here. With a relaxed fit and comfortable crew neck, the pink-hued cotton tee injects some fun into a dull nautical look, hanging effortlessly with cotton shorts, neutral loafers and some classic shades. Neo-nautical 2021.