Gieves & Hawkes

Low in thread count yet high in summer style points – natural fabrics are versatile enough to cope with both humid cocktail hours and fresh sea breezes. You’ll gain extra points for a soft linen suit in this season’s favourite hue: greige, a putty colour halfway between grey and beige.

From top to bottom: Gieves & Hawkes Notch Lapel Soft Linen Jacket (£595), Gieves & Hawkes Fine Stripe Linen T-Shirt (£175), Gieves & Hawkes Linen Trousers (£195);

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No longer a cliché choice for yachtwear, a nautical jumper is given an update by pairing with a clashing print. Here, Jason Basmajian cleverly teams Breton stripes with a modern palm leaf print for Cerruti.

From top to bottom: Cerruti 1881 Jade Stretch Wool Tailored Double Breasted Coat (£2,030), Cerruti 1881 Off White Boat Neck Chain Stitch Sweater (£325), Cerruti 1881 Teal Blue Leaf Jacquard Tailored Short (£680), Cerruti 1881 Beige Linen Derby Shoes (£530);

Yacht Fashion

Forget what you think you know about the double-breasted suit. So long as you get the cut right, the style is having a resurgence, and a slim fit is a savvy choice for smart occasions on the upper deck.

From top to bottom: Calvin Klein Charcoal Slim-Fit Double-Breasted Prince of Wales Checked Wool Suit (£1,770), Acne Studios Jaceye Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (from £120), O’Keeffe Bristol Leather-Trimmed Suede Derby Shoes (£370);

Yacht Fashion

Whether kicking back onboard or wandering around the quay, statement sandals are the clued-in choice. Pair leather slides with a statement T-shirt, or opt for cross-over straps with a shorter trouser.

Model (left): Brunello Cucinelli Slim-Fit Shell Blouson Jacket (£1,390), Berluti Leather-Trimmed Cashmere Sweater (£790), Dries Van Noten Cotton-Twill Trousers (£300), Tom Ford Leather Sandals (£750).

Model (right): Valentino Slim-Fit Colour-Block Jersey Blouson Jacket (£790), Sacai Printed Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£225), Valentino Stripe-Trimmed Satin-Jersey Trousers (£725), Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Slides (£405);

Orlebar Brown

Orlebar Brown delivers sophisticated swimwear for days spent at sea. These snow-white shorts are smartly cut, and the perfect sports-luxe foil for a textured linen and cotton-blend piqué shirt.

Orlebar Brown Bulldog Shorts (£145), Orlebar Brown Sebastian Linen Pique (£125);