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Some captains have noticed trends in uniform style and material


Click first to read The Triton Survey on yacht crew uniforms.

We asked captains if they’ve noticed any trends in crew uniforms.

More options, better fabrics.

They change styles just like everything.

I try to stay away from the yachties and their trends. So, no.

Much more variety than in the past.

Moving away from quasi-military style toward fashion trends. Not a good thing on large vessels.

More sporty and stylish these days. Less traditional.


Casual and informal seem more prevalent.

More colors, more trendy. Do not like that the ladies’ shorts/skorts get shorter and shorter. We should be mindful that we are still performing in a professional environment, not at Hooters.

Traditional is still in.

Some are getting a bit Euro-looking, and perhaps a bit too form fitting, but still look good.

Some silly bright colors and some are the same old 100 percent cotton with cargo shorts that are outdated, heavy, hot and make even the skinny types look horrible.

See a lot of different stuff,. Kind of preppy myself, and stick to tried and proven. Needs to be practical and not a full-on fashion show with constantly changing trends.

Away from cotton and more 100 percent polyester.

Away from whites and epaulettes.

Quick dry synthetics are replacing a lot of cotton.

More trendy styles of patterns on polos mostly.

The fabrics are getting better, offering more comfort and quicker drying properties, especially for deck crew working out in the sun.

Better breathable materials. Casual attire can still be elegant “yacht racing” style.

Little more modern and a lot more expensive. The problem is that six months later, you can’t get it. So what do you do? Change the whole entire uniform because the new stew can’t find matching skorts?

Yes, but we don’t change. Seeing more blacks and colors on crew. We’re dress whites and blacks.

Suzette  Cook is editor of The Triton. Comments on this survey are welcome at

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