I have never, ever, ever seen a greater concentration of chinos, madras, and preppy animal pants than at the Annapolis sailbot show (I'm sure it has some big official name, but I wasn't paying attention).
I suppose it's the appropriate thing to wear when on a sailboat. Especially a really, big, gorgeously outfitted one with fine wood trim and navy accents (a girl can dream, can't she?).
But seriously. Do we all have to wear the exact. same. thing?
I suppose it wears well with the wind- and sunburned faces, too.
Pick something else. Aren't sailors supposed to wear white? Nary a white linen or cotton trouser was to be seen. Just khaki, chinos, preppy animals, and madras. And more polo shirts than you can shake a stick at.
And this with all of the little hidden boutiques in Annapolis. C'mon ladies. If you're not actually sailing the boat, wear something else!
*Super preppy pants photos courtesy J. Crew.