Well, it shouts it very loudly at the very least.
But how to make nautical not feel like you’ve just stepped off a yacht? Well, I think the trick is to break it up with textures and and a lot of white.
I started this look with the knitted tie, it kind of dictated the rest of the look. Knitted ties have a very distinct texture, so to tone it down I paired it with a textured white shirt, this one has a light herringbone pattern running through. The blazer as well as the pants both have a little nailhead texture, but I didn’t want to feel as though I was wearing a suit, so I broke it up with a blazer that had some navy piping so that they still felt connected to the pants.
The details were about tying it all up, the red lapel pin to break up the tie and draw your eye across, and the pocket square in a completely different blue…an experiment almost, it seemed to work too.
Here are the details
Clubmaster sunglasses by Ray Ban
Blazer from H&M
Knitted tie by Treinta-Tres
Tie clip by Suited Man
Skull lapel pin (re fashioned earring) from Lovisa
Pants by Topman
Belt by Paul Smith
Shoes by Socrati
Okay. Stay fancy.