|GFs will be borrowing this charcoal cotton/nylon rope sweater-shown with red waxed cotton board short|
Their most fashion-y ex-brand imo-was John Varvatos- which went back 100% to that designer...so besides 7 For ALL Mankind-we figure Nautica is the company's most on trend label...and its Black Sail Collection-by Nautica-it's most modern.
The reason we're going on =the Chris Cox designed effort we saw-was rather trendster Euro-chic---fused with that "modern waterman...nautical design"---especially the ensembles with pants cut slightly looser from the waist to the the thighs, and then fitted kinda tight from the knee down-a silhouette that would appeal to a different niche of guys than what we think of as the typical Nautica male customer.
Can't really tell from all of these pictures...but the slightly dropped crotch-modified harem pants thing ---is something American men by and large ---have ignored--
www.thetugroup.com) told us---"...they're just catching up to the other labels..."
Ditto-the way a few of the jackets/anoraks fitted the male models-shorter lengths- hitting top to mid hip bone-with tighter sleeves...
|This Marina blue cotton 3-1deck jacket-with removable metallic ripstop liner, center zip with storm flap velcro closures -also at cuffs, plenty pockets...very well done---with blue poly ocean print pleated trunk|
Tonal wise-the nautical shades were all there---navy, white, pops of life vest orange, sandy beige (plus basics like charcoal, black)---solids and color blocks-and a terrific all shades of blue ocean print- that was used in shorts and trousers.
Big BIG plus-the use of innovative -technical fabrics throughout the collection, deftly tailored into street wear that could double as athletic wear--- with four way stretch, shape retaining memory, active+textural yarns-woven into well done sweaters---
Pieces that can withstand the weather---for guys on the move.
|one of our fav looks-pumice grey nylon shape memory technical sport coat w/ a navy stretch nylon scuba mock neck, chalk cotton tech blend l/s performance crew, stone nylon sail pant with canvas trim|
Even the cotton used in the wonderful sweaters/hoodies and shirts-are bumped up ---embedded with performance properties.
Overall-there was a lot to like here---multi-tasking tech trenches, sailing savvy jackets/vests, boatneck sweaters---seam sealed water tight bottoms...constructed well-with details one needs to see up close to appreciate.
Other credits---hair-rugged shorn with shorter sides, more length up top-fresh, clean cut good looks with bit of edge-tamed with some product-by Jorge Louis for Privé, Shoes by VF Corp owned Vans, and the make-up by Janessa Pare for Aveda-had the guys looking outdoorsy healthy and kissed by the sun, bronzed... with spot-on styling by Brian Coats.