DAKS took a spin at the Henley Royal Regatta for SS18 at Milan Fashion Week. The story was set right from the get go: a runway complete with a large wooden boat and other vintage artifacts signifying the start of a day filled with crew races. And one runway show, of course.

DAKS always gives a whole new meaning to the word dapper. Retro looks of baggys, striped shirts and sweaters tucked in beneath vests, leather jackets and blazers set the scene. Models walked the runway with derby hats (Daks calls them boat racing hats) and false mustaches, setting the scene for an antique day at at the races.

Trends for SS18 include the baggy linen white pant and the concept of tucking anything and everything into the pant, such as vests, sweaters, shirts, tees all in basic, warm tones like beige, off white and brown. While the looks are decidedly a tribute to the past, modern touches still come through, like plaid for spring, stripes and of course, solid leather. To top it off, hats featured small House Check ribbons.

BDMOTP is always a fan of DAKS, as their preppy, British looks sit well with our savvy, sartorial readers. This season we can’t help but love the vintage vibe, so hop onboard and pickup your hat for the regatta here!

Words by Lori Zaino and photos from DAKS.

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