Style Watch

Ahoy, matey!

Nautical updates sail into summer.

Tina Sutton


  • 36 / NEWTON

  • > A mix of resort casual and cocktail chic, this flirty frock by Red Valentino (from is perfect for a host of summertime parties. As a bonus, the Breton-striped knit top and pleated ruffled hem won’t wrinkle or wilt on a warm night.

  • > Though red, white, and blue typically scream all-American, Ferro’s edgy red laced sandals (from Target) are more Cannes than Cape Cod.

  • > A registered nurse and mom of a 4-year-old, Ferro keeps her accessories clean and simple, favoring a subtle black woven Bottega Veneta clutch (a gift) over a glitzy or distractingly colorful bag.

  • Favorite Stores Intermix, Cusp, Barneys

Tina Sutton



  • > “I’m the guy in Nantucket that looks like he doesn’t belong,” jokes Selman, who’s humorously sporting fishhook-shaped earrings (from a Downtown Crossing cart). Nautical is Selman’s warm-weather go-to style, like this skinny striped tie and the boat-flag-yellow pants (both from H&M). “I’m like a rusty sailor,” he adds. “Not too proper.”

  • > As the director of James Joseph Hair Salon, Selman likes that he can push up the sleeves of this dock-blue cardigan (from H&M), worn over a white cotton shirt (from Nordstrom Rack).

  • > Selman is more imaginative than most. He couldn’t find distressed brown boots in the men’s department at Frye, so he bought a woman’s size 11 instead.

  • Favorite Stores Alan Bilzerian, Barneys, H&M

Tina Sutton


  • 30 / SOUTH END

  • > At first glance Wedemeyer looks yacht club classic. But before you say, “Pipe me aboard,” closer scrutiny is required. The Paul Smith jacket (from Riccardi) is actually seamed and stitched on the outside, resembling a muslin pattern rather than a finished jacket. Wedemeyer likes that it tweaks the traditional crest-pocket blazer.

  • > The crisp white collar adds a summery touch to the blue oxford shirt (from Ralph Lauren), with the green Panama hat-print tie and Nantucket-red cotton pants (both from Rugby) decidedly Boston preppy.

  • > Wedemeyer is not the boat-shoe type, preferring these rich tan Ferragamo loafers.

  • Favorite Stores Ralph Lauren, J.Crew, Sault New England

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