Boat Shoes – The Ultimate Guide
The Ultimate Guide to Boat Shoes
Beer gardens, BBQ’s and boat shoes.
The summer just wouldn’t be complete without these three staple ingredients. Fortunately, you are not required to own a boat in order to own a pair of boat shoes. You are also not restricted to just wearing them upon deck.
What are Boat Shoes?
The boat shoe is an exceptionally versatile and stylish shoe that can bridge the gap between smart and casual. They can be worn for many different occasions and act as an alternative to the standard pair of trainers. They are comfortable shoes that still offer style and versatility.
Summer Boat Shoes
With the summer weather being varied across the globe (no place more so than the UK), it may mean you are left questioning what garments you can pair with these little beauties. We’re here to offer you the ultimate guide to boat shoes with super styling advice to see you through the summer.
How to Wear Boat Shoes
Boat shoes are a solid, versatile shoe and can be utilized for a number of different outfits – surprisingly they are pretty good on a boat too.
Casual Boat Shoes
This is probably the hardest look to pull off because the boat shoe is a classic looking shoe. It would be a wise choice to opt for a plain t-shirt, paired with some denim jeans and, of course, your boat shoes. Remember to avoid bold print t shirts as this doesn’t generally suit the style of the shoe.
Smart – Casual Boat Shoes
This look seems like a minefield when trying to plan what to wear to a smart-casual event. To bridge the gap between the ‘smart’ and the ‘casual’ experiment with chinos and boat shoes as these two pieces perfectly complement each other. You can finish the look off with a casual button down shirt or polo t shirt.
Smart Boat Shoes
Boat shoes can work amazingly for both smart and casual occasions. You could even opt to wear them with a suit as long as you follow this golden piece of advice – never wear them with socks!
For the smartest, most fashionable look, select some well fitted, tailored trousers that leave just a small part of your ankle exposed and pair them with your boat shoes. If you really want to wear socks, make sure they are invisible to the eye.
Shorts and Boat Shoes
Shorts and boat shoes go together like strawberries and cream. And just like strawberries and cream, they are both summer masterpieces. Keep your shorts well fitted (slim fit where possible) and cut just above the knee. Combine this once again with a casual button down, or plain t shirt and you have a winning look.
There are a number of different brands that stock boat shoes with a number of different styles to choose from.
Remember that when selecting the best colour, try to opt for something that is fairly neutral as this will allow you to pair them with a number of outfits, making them more versatile within your wardrobe.
Here are some of our favourites, however if you are still looking for inspiration check us out here.