“Life isn’t about waiting for the winds to change, it’s learning to adjust your sails”. A wise sailor perhaps thought of this one, it’s absolutely not me.
If this is your maiden voyage with nautical fashion, remember being stylish does not necessarily mean going overboard. Nautical fashion dates back of time, probably 1800’s if I may say. I remember reading an article on Vogue about Nautical fashion while growing up and it was Queen Victoria who had her designer create a sailor suit for her little prince, which over the years trickled down to being a fashion trend during the spring/summer days and formed the canvas for several menswear and women’s fashion designers.
Speaking of designers, I happened to stumble upon a really fascinating and innovation menswear brand, Frank + Oak which is a Canadian homegrown brand that has its eyes set on the world. I think I’m obsessed with whatever they’ve set out to create, I was totally amazed by their official boutique in Gastown which stocks all the essentials for a man’s lifestyle. Oh! If I missed out something, they’ve got some amazing juices in there too. I picked up a really handsome men’s accessory, which is their signature Tan Leather Men’s Backpack and I have styled it so effortlessly in this collaboration.
The Frank + Oak backpack is designed with pure leather and is far more superior in quality than other menswear brands I have seen on the west coast. Well if you’re looking for style staples then its definitely a must buy. In terms of functionality I think the backpack has multiple storage options and a secret zipper sticking by your back, which is my favorite feature as I do like to keep my little charms in there. But that’s me; it could also be used as an option for tech accessories.
In this Nautical inspired look I’ve created a very comfortable ensemble of an oversized shirt with a denim vest and let the bottoms flow with a super cool jogger. To add some panache I’ve used the Frank + Oak backpack, Timberland watches and Instance Socks. For any look to be on point, you have to get your shoes right and I’ve added a little bit of sporty spunk on to my look by using the Nike Air Max shoes.
For my Nautical inspired look, I wore the following:
Tan Leather Backpack: Frank + Oak Official
Sunglasses: Ray Ban ( Sunglass Hut)
Shirt: H&M ( Pacific Centre)
Denim Vest: Asos
Belt: Ted Baker
Socks: Instance Socks
Shoes: Nike Active Wear
Grooming Products used on the shoot: Neutrogena sun’s screen, Dove moisturizer
Phone Case Used on this shoot: Case Taboo (LA based brand. Shipping all over the world).
Fashion has progressed so much, well these style looks of mine definitely show you a level up on nautical staples and it’s definitely a trend I’m living by this season. You don’t have to set sail to wear one of the hottest summer styles; rock it just the way you like seeing it on others.
Stockists: Frank + Oak have stores all across Canada. And is open to delivery across several countries in the world. Do check up their website below for more details.
How do you wear Nautical? Share your comments below.