I’m feeling quite nautical lately, but then I’ve always been attracted to the sea. Not sunny beaches and warm surf, but ships on choppy waters, pirates and sea creatures of all kinds.
For Winter 2012 I’m seeing nautical themes everywhere, stripes, dark blues and wool caps, everywhere and I wanted to share my favorite finds for men’s nautical winter styles so far. There were many to choose from but I picked the four that I liked the most.
For men, there is a special collection of northern nautical at Etre Shop. Crafted in the British Isles, Etre knows what “sea fairing” and “winter weather” means. This season they feature a collection of touch screen winter gloves, open forefinger/thumb gloves, tightly hand knitted hats and coats to punch the bite right out of the winter wind.
“Each piece is lovingly crafted in the British Isles, using responsibly sourced, time-honoured British materials. Workwear jackets are fabricated from 100 percent Melton wool, manufactured by a 150-year-old family business in West Yorkshire. Gansey sweaters are knitted from the finest 5-ply worsted wool, spun and dyed in Yorkshire mills that have been turning out the same material for generations. Leather gloves are made by a family business established in 1944, now one of the last surviving British glove manufacturers. Satchels and holdalls, crafted from the same high quality Melton wool as the jackets, are fabricated by a small Cornish leatherwork company.
Timeless and durable, this is clothing in which to invest emotional energy, each carefully edited piece a component of a uniform for contemporary life that feels special and personal – British workwear for a new generation.”
A little more street style, is one of my all time favorites, Glamour Kills. They always combine exciting designs with striking colors and go beyond the norm of trend setting and do their own thing.
This Winter, they have an awesome collection but for men, I especially like their take on the nautical theme. A sort of “fishing village bar” sort of feel to it.
When you live in a wet place and you’re serious about staying warm, a work worthy coat is what you need. Fishing vessels get the weather you get in a Seattle winter x 200 so they know what to wear to keep out the bitter, wet cold.
Def-Shop is based in Germany, and with the combination of style know how and winter experience, it’s the perfect place to get the real winter necessities. Shearling lined coats, carhartt quality fabrics – the huge selection of Coats at DefShop will keep you warm and in style (something most women have already learned can be a challenge but men seem to have no issue with).
Scarves are a big part of nautical style, whether a little sailors ascot or a fisherman’s thick wool knit scarf, they keep the wind out and complete the look. Now, if you are an ascot man or a wool scarf kind of guy (or know someone who is), Anytime Scarf has a ton of great scarves for you and everyone close to you.
The Fluxus Nomad Scarf is my favorite unisex scarf that can be wrapped again and again for a warmer feel or draped more casually when indoors. They come in many colors but for me and what I would buy my boyfriend, I like the basics.
No matter your year round style, the sea calls to many of us and maybe the safest, and best way to answer this winter, is though our style.