Starboard Style: Classic Nautical Pieces for Men Just in Time For Summer (Slideshow)

These timeless pieces make warm-weather dressing smooth sailing.

By: Sarah Zlotnick


Photograph by Kevin Allen. 
With three kids on competitive high-school and college sailing teams, Keith Merryman spends his fair share of days around the water—even if he isn’t actually on a boat.


“We have three sailing dinghies that my wife and children spend more time on than I do,” says the Severna Park resident and consultant.

Merryman favors a casual, nautical look on weekends, when he’ll often wear chino shorts, polos, and deck shoes, no socks. Here he sports Bills Khakis shorts ($79.50), a Preston leather sailboat belt ($27), and a house-label anchor polo ($65) from Laurance Clothing (232 Main St., Annapolis; 410-263-1175), one of his favorite places to shop.

“I prefer lightweight clothes that look respectable and hold their shape,” he says. “Annapolis is a historic boating community, and this classic look always works.”

This article appears in the June 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.