Simply put, we take inspiration from spending time on the water. Whether it’s a view of the ocean from floor to ceiling windows, an adventurous trip with your best friend in a dingy, or simply sun-bathing on the beach with a front row view of the water – we love all of it. The sound, the smell, the colors… the feeling.
But we can’t always get there, so every so often we pick up a classic novel that takes place at sea.
For Spring we were inspired to launch a new collection of shirts made of beautiful shades of grey and blue based on characters from or authors of some of our favorite books that take place on the water: Melville of Moby Dick, Santiago from Old Man and the Sea, Piscine from Life of Pi, Aubrey from Master and Commander, Nostromo by Joseph Conrad, and Larsen from Seawolf.
But these aren’t just any men that they’re named after.
They’re powerful characters, overcome almost impossible obstacles, appreciate both hard labor and culture, fearlessly perfect their craft, and for better or worse have strong convictions that leave an impression on others. This is pretty impressive when your backdrop is a vast and monotonous sea.
Like these men, these shirts are for the brave and bold.
They have small spread collars and cuffs that are both mitered and convertible – so they can be buttoned, rolled up casually, or dressed up and worn with cuff links. They’re made from a soft poplin fabric from Tessitura Monti, the famed textile mill of Italy. Because of their classic colors and light fabric, these shirts are versatile and really are perfect for any season.
The most recent addition to the collection is Nostromo, shown below: