If you needed any proof that taking to the high seas is a perfect summer stress-busting activity, just look at former US president John F Kennedy. Lumbered with some pretty heavy political issues during his tragically short stint in The Big Chair, JFK sought sanctuary aboard his beloved yacht ‘Manitou’ as a way to completely unwind, jumping into his vessel to, presumably, save himself from a total meltdown.
Even more impressive? He looked pin-sharp while doing it.
Who’s to say you can’t find the same level of solitude, and style, while sailing the seven seas too? Below you’ll find everything you’ll need to dress like a fully functioning, fashionable nautical hero, so all that remains is for you to find your very own seafaring vessel (and, ideally, a peg-legged captain who can sail it)…
North Sails striped polo top
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Musto Evolution soft-shell 4-way stretch jacket
£120, buy on mrporter.com
Musto Sardinia BR1 waterproof canvas gilet
£85, buy on mrporter.com
Timberland blue deck shoes
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Musto sailing LPX waterproof shorts
£160, buy on mrporter.com
Gap striped T-shirt
Old Harry spreckled lambswool sweater
£85, buy on oldharry.com
Henri Lloyd black Phoenix jacket
£235, buy on henrilloyd.com
RECOMMENDED: Waterproof Jackets
North Sails Deep Blue Sharki super light jacket
Penfield yellow Kingman weatherproof jacket
£125, buy on penfield.com
Paul and Shark Typhoon 20000 turquoise
Seiko Velatura Yachting Timer
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Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.