Men's style: 7 fashion essentials for intrepid explorers


Moncler gilet

Always fancied chartering one of the best explorer yachts for a round-the-world adventure? The great outdoors needn’t be a great ordeal if you let Robert Johnston kit you out in serious style...

Moncler gilet

Born in the French Alps and raised in Milan, Moncler has turned the down-filled jacket into an international style icon. This Morellet hooded gilet works brilliantly layered over (or under) a blazer to turn town wear into outdoor gear.



RM Williams boots

Aussie swagman turned millionaire, Reginald Murray Williams’ boots are famous the world over for their rugged style. These Craftsman boots work just as well on deck as they do in the outback.



Arc'Teryx jacket

Arc’teryx (named after the Archaeopteryx, the earliest bird fossil known to science) specialises in performance wear for the great outdoors. This lightweight jacket is a mix of breathable Gore-Tex technical fabrics that will keep the cold and wet at bay – and it looks cool, too.



Thom Sweeney sweater

Thom Whiddett and Luke Sweeney have breathed new life into stuffy Savile Row thanks to their sharp cuts and celebrity clientele. Their knitwear, like this cable-knit cashmere sweater, is as well made as their suits and perfect for the great outdoors.



Bottega Veneta backpack

The backpack, such as this intrecciato leather number, is the coolest way to carry your kit – whether that’s compass and Thermos, or laptop and Ray-Bans. And it’s better for your back, too.



Officine Generale peacoat

For onboard elegance whatever the ocean you traverse, it is difficult to beat the peacoat. Originally designed to stand up to the worst the elements can throw at you, it has become a classic piece that every man should have in his locker.



Ami beanie

The red beanie has become Alexandre Mattiussi’s trademark, making Ami’s founder and designer a well-known sight in the streets of Paris as he rides his mobilete around town.