“I enjoy walking the docks and checking out the boats. It’s a nice reminder of my northeastern coastal heritage, which was originally founded upon nautical culture. I recently replaced my peacoat’s blue plastic buttons with gold anchor ones that were a great find from my local Army/Navy surplus store. Replacing the buttons was a cool (and inexpensive) way to give new life to my go-to winter coat.”
This is proof that if you invest in versatile, classic pieces that work together you can mix-and-match to create an exponential number of outfits. Here, Townsend is wearing the same shirt, pants and shoes as the first look, but paired them with a wool tie, nautical striped knit and pea coat for a look that is warmer and more speedboat-friendly this time of year.
Bonus Tip: Nautical stripes won’t look more natural anywhere than on the dock or on the boat.
Bonus Tip II: A necktie is not just for the office. It can be the perfect finishing touch on a casual look for just about any occasion – including the season’s first cool-weather boating event.
- White chino pants by JCrew
- Blue oxford by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Navy Peacoat by JCrew
- Navy nautical stripe shirt by Saint James
- Light blue boat shoes by Sperry Topsider