Surf’s up! How men’s tailoring took to the waves

Surfing kit’s performance fabrics and techno detailing are inspiring a new wave of menswear. Styling by Grant Woolhead. Photography by Tetsu Kubota

Gucci velvet jacket, £1,620, cotton gabardine shirt, £355, and cotton shorts, £355. Tom Ford velvet Churchill sandals, £370. Saturdays NYC surfboard, price on request
Gucci velvet jacket, £1,620, cotton gabardine shirt, £355, and cotton shorts, £355. Tom Ford velvet Churchill sandals, £370. Saturdays NYC surfboard, price on request | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Lanvin cotton-mix hoodie, £850, cotton chinos, £495, and calfskin trainers, £565
Lanvin cotton-mix hoodie, £850, cotton chinos, £495, and calfskin trainers, £565 | Image: Tetsu Kubota
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Prada leather jacket, £2,560, leather shirt, £1,720, nylon top, £520, nylon socks, £130, and leather shoes, £630. O’Neill wetsuit shorts, about £50, from Paragon Sports
Prada leather jacket, £2,560, leather shirt, £1,720, nylon top, £520, nylon socks, £130, and leather shoes, £630. O’Neill wetsuit shorts, about £50, from Paragon Sports | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Calvin Klein 205W39 canvas Tent coat, £1,870, and nylon jacket, £850
Calvin Klein 205W39 canvas Tent coat, £1,870, and nylon jacket, £850 | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Fendi leather jacket, £3,035, cotton shirt, £250, cotton-mix Bermuda shorts, £325, and silk tie, £115. Saturdays NYC surfboard, price on request
Fendi leather jacket, £3,035, cotton shirt, £250, cotton-mix Bermuda shorts, £325, and silk tie, £115. Saturdays NYC surfboard, price on request | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Louis Vuitton wool jacket, £2,000, cotton/silk crewneck, £650, cotton shirt, £600, cotton T-shirt, £450, poly/cotton/scuba shorts, £550, and leather and wood sandals, £680
Louis Vuitton wool jacket, £2,000, cotton/silk crewneck, £650, cotton shirt, £600, cotton T-shirt, £450, poly/cotton/scuba shorts, £550, and leather and wood sandals, £680 | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Valentino technical cotton jacket, £2,950, and cotton shirt, £425. O’Neill wetsuit, about £72, from Paragon Sports
Valentino technical cotton jacket, £2,950, and cotton shirt, £425. O’Neill wetsuit, about £72, from Paragon Sports | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture mohair jacket (part of a suit), £4,300, cotton/silk vest, £760, and leather shoes, £410. Body Glove wetsuit, price on request, from Paragon Sports
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture mohair jacket (part of a suit), £4,300, cotton/silk vest, £760, and leather shoes, £410. Body Glove wetsuit, price on request, from Paragon Sports | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Isabel Marant Homme cotton sweater, £470, leather trousers, £2,060, and leather sandals, £305
Isabel Marant Homme cotton sweater, £470, leather trousers, £2,060, and leather sandals, £305 | Image: Tetsu Kubota
Hermès Toilbright parka, £2,790, cotton poplin zip-up shirt, £1,000, and calfskin trainers, £670. O’Neill wetsuit, about £72, from Paragon Sports
Hermès Toilbright parka, £2,790, cotton poplin zip-up shirt, £1,000, and calfskin trainers, £670. O’Neill wetsuit, about £72, from Paragon Sports | Image: Tetsu Kubota
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