Wearing Your Suit on a Boat: The Guide

It’s boat season, time to kick off your dress shoes, roll up your cuffs and set sail! The summer is all about transforming your current wardrobe into something a little more laidback without compromising on style. There isn’t a better place than on a boat to spend a leisure weekend and show off your impeccable style. With these tips, it won’t matter if it’s a little dingy or a 150 ft. mega-yacht, you are going to be the best dressed person on the boat.  Here are 5 tips to adapting your suit for boating season:

Dress for the occasion on the boat

It’s absolutely fine to want to look stylish at every occasion, but sometimes we need a reality check. If you are going to be seriously fishing on the boat, it might not be a good idea to don a suit for that occasion. If you’d like to be stylish while boarding the boat, you could always wear a jacket such as this, paired with a casual shirt and pants then remove the jacket when you’re actually doing the fishing. This tan suit is also perfect for a day lounging on the boat with your beau. Pair it with some navy blue shorts and a white v-neck for a modern take on the classic sailor color palette. Or reverse it and wear this Navy blazer with a white shirt and tan shorts. For fancier events, you can’t go wrong with black. Pair our Black Suit with a black bow tie and dance the night away with you lady.

Ditch the shirt on the boat

We’re not recommending you go shirtless on the boat, but ditching the classic button down shirt for a classic polo is an option too. This light grey suit jacket paired with a neutral or a statement polo is a signature preppy look. Perfect for the boat or another popular summer activity, golfing. Pair it with a trousers and some down to earth loafers or Sperry’s.  Another unconventional style would be to roll the pants of your suit up, ditch your shoes, lose the jacket, and unbutton your shirt halfway down for a modern pirate look. Just don’t try to sink anyone; the Coast Guard might not like that.

Wet - Not a problem

Your suit isn’t afraid of water and neither should you be. It’ll survive some slat spray and maybe a light splash before it needs the dreaded dry cleaner. Just don’t go diving in it.

Let Her Steal It

It gets cold at night and what better use for your jacket than to lend it out. Give your jacket to to her if she’s feeling chilly and watch how she snuggles into you. The rest, well, that's up to you.