Decked Out for Summer’s Social Calendar of Nautical Events

A highlight of the British summer social calendar, Cowes Week sailing regatta on the Isle of Wight attracts sailors, celebrities, Olympians and royals, bringing a splash of glamour to the Solent in August.
Those planning a day on the Island for the thrill and excitement of the event, can look the part in a pair of stylish and comfortable deck shoes from Chatham – who have a just announced a two year deal to become official footwear sponsor of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
Britain’s boat shoes manufacturer for men and women believes the deck shoe has come of age, is still practical at the same time as being on-trend this season.
The enormous choice of styles and colours makes its deck shoes versatile with the glitterati wearing them with hot pants or vintage dresses for fun, or wearing them to work them with skinny jeans, or cropped cigarette pants.
Summer’s not summer without the nautical look, and navy, red and white, or traditional tan deck shoes are just the thing.
For a touch of extra style opt for  more unusual colours – bold aquas, reds and corals, or softer baby blues and creams.
For a dash of colour Chatham recommends Pippa G2 in aqua and tan – tradition meets style with this washable leather canvas boat shoe costs £95 from John Lewis, Jones the Bootmaker, Debenhams, chandleries, independent retailers nationwide and online
If you’re lucky enough to venture onto a yacht, rest assured the rubber soles will ensure no slippages! And if it rains your deck shoes will hold up just fine.
You might prefer heels but flat deck shoes are the stylishly comfy option for a day watching the action shore-side at Cowes, or soaking up the event’s festival atmosphere at the social gatherings around town and free live music at the harbour.

The Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is from 2 – 9 August 2014.

Entrance is free for spectators.