Sailing Style: What to Wear on a Boat

man on boat wearing shorts and sunglasses

The menswear world calls for you to be prepared for anything — including when it comes to the most stylish gear to wear on a boat. Yes, that’s right — just because you’re spending a day away from land doesn’t give you an excuse to let your style game slack. The most stylish gear to wear on a boat has both rugged functionality and great looks — just like many of your favorite outfits to rock back on land. Classic brands — ranging from Sebago to Abercrombie and Fitch — are reliable standbys throughout the summer months, and we think you’ll find that’s just as true when on a boat as it is when strolling the boardwalk. So, without further ado, we present the most stylish gear to wear on a boat. The details really do count — surf’s up!

Abercrombie and Fitch Garment Dye Henley $20

A&F Garment Dye Henley Boat Clothes

A simple, well-made and affordably priced henley is a great menswear move no matter the season — but particularly when you want to show off a little bit of rugged style when boating, it fits right in.

SWIMS Ondaretta Shorts $110

SWIMS Ondaretta Shorts

Add a needed shot of color, pattern and plain fun to your boating ensemble with a  pair of premium, continental and quick-drying swim shorts from SWIMS. Tailored like your favorite pair of shorts, they’ll work out much better than your average set of baggy swim trunks..

Sebago Litesides Two-Eye $110

Sebago Litesides

What better brand to reach for than one that knows what works when it comes to nautical footwear? The Liteside Two-Eye captures the same spirit of adventure and preppy style as a classic pair of boat shoes, yet with more comfort built right in.

GANT Beach Straw Hat $46

gnat hat

How are you going to keep the sun off your face during that long day on the water? A simple, effective and neat-looking straw hat from the lauded American retailers at GANT is the way to go — available at a nice price, it’ll work for you all summer long.

Aulta Paipo Canvas Watch $105

Aulta Paipo Watch

Sturdy, rugged style and great looks built into one? Too good to be true, right? Not so with the Aulta Paipo Canvas Watch, an adventure and boating-ready timepiece with functionality and tough appeal built right in.

Knockaround Fast Lanes Sunglasses $20

Knockaround Fast Lanes Sunglasses

Leave that pair of beat-up gas station shades at home — these could be your new favorite summer sunglasses, and they’re likely the best-looking (and most affordable) option on the market. Get out there and soak up some rays.