Nautical Trends (For the Guys)

Nautical Trends (For the Guys)

One of the hottest trends this summer is the Nautical Look – this “Boating” or “Sailor” inspired style goes hand in hand with the current Laidback Preppy vibe that’s trending in SA and it is a great summer look for guys that likes to look stylish and well groomed.

Here are a few items you will need to pull off this trendy Nautical look:

Striped T’s – Striped T’s and shirts are essential to pull off the Nautical style

Striped T with pocket detail by Witchery Man available at Stuttafords (Sandton City, Rosebank Mall, and The Pavilion)

Two-Tone Wayfarer Sunglasses – Wayfarer shades are still very trendy this summer, but for your boating inspired look go for a two-tone style in a brown or clear tint.

Al Capone Wayfarer Sunglasses by Le Specs available at

Chino Trousers – Pants and Shorts are all about semi formal trends when it comes to putting together your laidback preppy style. Chino shorts keep it casual, while a pair of long Chino trousers will create a more dressed up appearance.

Chino Shorts by Witchery Man available at Stuttafords

Blazer – The preppy style relies on a mix of casual and formal, and a blazer is the perfect item to keep your laidback look trendy and preppy.

Navy Blazer by Witchery Man available at Stuttafords

Leather Belt – Keep your Nautical inspired look polished and trendy with a brown leather belt.

Brown & Navy Leather Belt by Jack & Jones available at

Retro Inspired Wallet – A retro inspired wallet is a great way to create a unique or interesting look. These Mighty Wallets come in cool cartoon and retro designs – the perfect way to keep your cash this summer.

Sailor Cartoon Wallet by Mighty Wallet available at Look & Listen, Republik, and Dapper Street Stores nationwide. 

Deck Shoes – One of the hottest shoe trends this summer is the Deck Shoe, also knows as Boat Shoes – they create a trendy and well groomed, yet chilled look. Get a pair in Blue or Brown to match with all your Nautical inspired outfits.

Brown Deck Shoes by Witchery Man available at Stuttafords

By StanRaw
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StanRaw (MetroMan)

StanRaw writes MetroMan, a column about men’s fashion, style and trends. Catch his column every second Thursday on StyleScoop.