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Nautical influences are engrained within the very fabric of menswear. The traditional nautical palette of navy, white and red is both classic and easy to wear, whilst timeless staples such as Breton tops, pea coats and boat shoes have a strong naval/maritime heritage and continue to form an integral part of any true nautical-inspired look.

Of course, with the style holding a perpetual place in the modern wardrobe, it’s hard to class it as a ‘trend’ as such. That said, each year designers and brands deliver their own unique spin on the key pieces, helping to give the classic aesthetic a contemporary twist.

This season the nautical update has centred around four key components: fisherman jackets, jewellery, stripes and seafaring-style prints. The fisherman or rain jacket is a firm favourite regardless of nautical’s popularity, yet this season it ties in well as a stylishly practical option, especially considering our ill-fated summer weather.

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