How to Wear Boat Shoes Three Ways

by Jamie Wilson

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Reviewed & updated: October 19, 2022 by Jamie Wilson BA

A classic summer staple boat shoes are key to any mans wardrobe. Turn any casual outfit instantly smart by throwing on a air of these classics and you’ll be ready to go.

Men’s boat shoes are a surprisingly versatile bit of footwear that many men leave for the summer months. They are extremely adaptable to the colder months as well though, so we’ve put together three key looks to show you the true adaptability of this smarter shoe. Admittedly, a lot of it is in the type of boat shoe you buy, but the pair you were wearing in summer is still easily adjustable to the winter months.

11 Best Boat Shoes for Men


To smarten your boat shoes up to a formal standard you’re gonna need some navy trousers. Finish with some more streamlined boat shoes to complete this look.


For a smarter outfit to incorporate your boat shoes into, opt for some chinos, a buttoned up oxford shirt, some knitwear over the top and decent peacoat such as this Schott number. There’s quite a lot of layers to the look so we’d stick to a navy, burgundy and sand colour pallette. All very on trend for the AW15 season.

Mens Summer Style


If you’re wondering how you can incorporate your boat shoes into your casual outfits, it’s actually a very easy style to pull off. Your boat shoes will go with both denim and chinos (as we’ve already discovered) but if you’re after a more contemporary look you could even try teaming them with some premium joggers. Alternatively, if you’re going for the contemporary, try a plain T-Shirt and a thick bomber jacket.

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