Seamen (no, not that kind) has been a well tread inspiration since the days of Coco Chanel. Nautica was feeling especially at sea this season too, with very literal and preppy -- but nonetheless masculine and totally wearable -- incarnations of the vibe. The show notes said the brand was thinking of the California coast, but it could have been anywhere that there's a beach and some preppy guys, really. Navy blazers were worn with white, tailored pants, over hoodies and sailor stripes. Polos had a white diagonal stripe across them, reminiscent of a divers flag.
September 10 2011 11:45 AM