Fleet Week: a touch of matelot style

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matelot_style.jpgIts Fleet Week in New York this week, when the City is awash with sailors in full navy regalia whose ships have docked there for the annual celebration. As I witnessed last year, this can be quite a visual spectacle. The uniforms haven’t changed since the days of Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra’s ‘On the Town‘ and the sight of lots of broad-shouldered men in the whitest of whites set against that most urban of city backdrops is quite something.

So, in an homage to Fleet Week and it’s dapper men, here’s a selection of matelot inspired items.

Sailor Hat: APC

Vintage Bib front sailor trousers: Rokit

Sailor print T-shirt: Paul & Joe from ASOS