In the Bag: Dressing Fast, and Slow, in Monaco

Photo Credit: EXPN
Photo Credit: EXPN

Wonderful news! You’ve found the perfect private luxury yacht charter for you and a few friends while attending the Monaco Grand Prix. Now all you need do is brush up on your race rules, and pack a wardrobe with panache. Monaco runs the gamut, with a casino that forbids jeans, and Michelin-starred restaurants that allow shorts, but don’t get carried away.

Just because you can does not mean you should. There is still an expectation of formality and good taste that will go far in the eyes of locals, legends, and those attending the race, so pack with a wide range of events in mind. From swim trunks to formal wear, if you explore it all you’ll need them both, and everything in between.

Moeva One-Piece Suit
Moeva One-Piece Suit

Fresh, timeless, and dedicated to details, Moeva designs the world’s most luxurious swimwear for her, creating a 2015 collector’s list you’ll want to pack in several styles. The definitive designer in mens swimwear proves the case overwhelmingly for Orlebar Brown. Several lengths, styles, and cuts all pay perfect homage to materials, style, and details.

Chrome Hearts Balthy Sunglasses
Chrome Hearts Balthy Sunglasses

There will be sun, and you will want privacy, so put those eyes behind something exceptional. Chrome Hearts will give him a pair of shades that few others will have, but many will covet in the Balthy. Black patent frames with signature splashes of silver, and dark grey crystal lenses, these glasses are packaged nicely in a branded case. For her, Versace’s studded cat eye frames are the perfect accessory for prime time Grand Prix viewing.

Looking exceptionally sharp is important every day, but never more so than when in the casual company of superstar Formula 1 drivers. Pull your stylish look together with a St. Croix zip tee, Gucci Horse Bit Drivers, and a respectable pair of blue jeans. Don’t forget, however, that jeans are not allowed in the casino, so have an acceptable alternative at the ready should gaming appear on your agenda.

For her, Christian Dior puts it all in perspective with a chic, white silhouette that’s ready for the races. Add Dior’s glazed leather and suede slippers for an easy stride.

Time is of the essence at an event like the Monaco Grand Prix. Show what you know with a serious timepiece like this quadruple tourbillion Invention 2 from Greubel Forsay, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, for him. For her, Louis Moinet created the elegant Stardance, embracing astral bodies with a tiny piece of the Enstatite EH3 meteorite.

Louis Moinet Stardance For Her
Louis Moinet Stardance For Her

For evening, you’re going to want a beautifully tailored formal option, so choose with discretion. A white silk Armani dinner jacket will get you past the most fashionable gates, should you be tendering to town, or gain impeccable points from those on board the yacht if you’re dining in. Don a pair of velvety tuxedo slippers for a sophisticated look, choosing a well-tailored black tuxedo trouser and a unique set of cuff links for the French cuffs on your perfect white formal shirt.

For her, a cocktail-hour confection that is both fun and formal comes wrapped in sheer delight, finished with three-dimensional bows, from Oscar de la Renta. Pair with equal dimensions of style in Christian Laboutin’s new studded pumps for dining, dancing, and dazzling all evening through to the good-night toast under the stars.

Hark back to tradition, carrying your treasures in epic fashion with bespoke leather luggage from Foster & Sons, selecting sizes and styles from a portfolio that reflects your specific needs and dimensions. Then, choose a Gladstone bag for him, also from Foster & Sons, and a Gucci tote for her, to bring along essentials when wandering off the yacht.

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