Live the Life: JFK

11.22.2013

By Out.com Editors

How to channel that 1960s preppy look with a touch of 21st-century whimsy

Photography by Koji Yano

John F. Kennedy’s passion for beautiful women is well documented, but his most enduring love affair was with the ocean. The president enjoyed casting off from Hyannis Port with his family and friends on Victura, the 26-foot sailboat his father gave him on his 15th birthday. Kennedy’s impeccable sense of style was at its best on the deck, where he injected preppy, clean-cut ’60s basics (crew-neck sweaters, trousers) with a touch of whimsy (cobalt blue socks, wayfarers). The casual chic he brought to the Oval Office was never more apparent than on the open seas.

1. Sweater by Banana Republic, $69.50

2. Polo shirt by Calvin Klein Jeans available at Macy’s, $34.50

3. JFK commemorative timepiece by Omega, $9,100

4. Sunglasses by Ray-Ban, $149.95

5. Pants by Dockers, $88

6. Boat shoes by Sperry Top-Sider, $85

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