The highly technical Musto Jackets are engineered for optimum endurance
Today, sailors across the world wouldn’t be caught at sea wearing anything other than a Mutso jacket, but it wasn’t always this way. When Keith Musto- the unlikely choice for the GBR Olympic Sailing Team- arrived in Tokyo for the 1964 games, he was too light and too short for the heavyweight Flying Dutchman boat he was to compete in. So Keith, along with crew member Tony Morgan, began training harder than ever before to become bigger, faster, and stronger than their competitors. Their athletic training paid off, and the team went on to win a Silver medal in the Tokyo Olympic games.
But Musto’s drive to reinvent the world of sailing didn’t stop at his rigorous training: he recognised the need to design ocean ready, heavy duty clothing for seafarers who until then, had been sailing in heavy knitwear and flannel trousers, accepting that getting wet was an occupational hazard. Musto taught himself how to manufacture clothes and began to develop technical sailing attire, paying his wife with a Mars bar a day to machine the clothes. But from this tough start came what is known today as one of the powerhouses of technical clothing. From kitting out the Olympic sailing team and developing a life-saving Drysuit that can withstand Antarctic waters, Musto continues to be one step ahead of the competition.
Today, Musto have diversified into fashionable day-to-day clothing…
Nowadays, Musto clothing is equally at home on the city streets as it is on a sail boat. Their on-trend designs continue to give a subtle nod towards their nautical heritage with classic stripes and neat lines. For women, this simple yet chic Selene Stripe Dress is perfect for summer afternoons with friends, while the Millie Breton Stripe Knit gives that extra splash of nautical charm to brighten up your spring outfits. The Farley jacket, as seen on the model above, is a great lightweight jacket for transitioning between seasons and looks fantastic with navy shades and deck shoes. For summer evenings, our top pick for the men this season is this button neck knitted sweater; made from 100% pima cotton it’s a great choice for layering over your summer attire after the sun goes down.
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