What to wear for a dream life of saltwater and sunshine.
The dream is this: You go up to your boss and tell him, “Ed, I’m leaving and I am not coming back. Goodbye.” After years of toiling away at your desk, you are finally ready to take that endless vacation away from numbers, keyboards, pinging phones, shoes, schedules, Ed, everything.
Maybe it’s still a far-off dream. Maybe you can do it right now (is Ed in his office?). Maybe you’re already halfway there with a sweet nest egg ready to purchase the beach house, but not yet the sailboat. Whatever the case, here are the clothes for days spent with saltwater and sunshine.
The perfectly cut sweatshirt is for walks along the shore; the sleeveless padded jacket is for manning the boat; and the allblack rig of sport coat (yes, a blazer for the beach), sweater, and chinos, which all together telegraph the slick feel of diver’s suit, is for the nightcap of many, many Negronis.
Spun with an athletic spirit, these clothes from Louis Vuitton’s America’s Cup Collection are pumped up by prints. The familiar checkerboard of the Damier pattern is blown up and then accented by streaks of yellow or red, giving a carryall, a pair of slip-ons, or a pullover an impression of movement, which then makes you appear more capable than you are.
Good to know: The set takes off from America’s Cup. The world’s oldest international trophy competition and the most prestigious yachting prize sees the climax of its 35th edition on the crystal blue waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound this month. Louis Vuitton has been involved with the race since 1983, when it first proposed the qualifying matches whose winner goes on to challenge the defending champion of the cup in the finals.
If you have time-off from Ed or have already cast your last clock out, why not live out your fantasy and hie off to Bermy (that’s local speak for Bermuda) to watch the race? Of course, wear these. Louis Vuitton, Greenbelt 4, Makati, and Solaire Resort and Casino, Parañaque City