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21 Oct 2019
Nautica Vintage Collection Exclusive to General Pants
Nautica’s ‘90s journey saw the brand’s popularity break free of its East Coast borders, spreading to Western coastal areas like California. A perfect fit for a water inspired brand, it started the emergence of a new aesthetic taking the vintage Spinnaker logo with it.
Inspired by California’s sea-spray air, balmy summer nights, palm tree lined side-walks and vivid sunsets, Nautica’s Sportswear focus shifted to re-embrace American prep.
Button-up shirts were given a laid-back vibe, left open to run errands on the sidewalks in the sunshine, long socks were worn with boardies or cottons shorts. Bucket hats and Snap–back caps moved shores too, placed over long, sea-salted hair. The Californian laid-back aesthetic translated into an effortlessly cool style.
It is from this era of Nautica’s history that the new Nautica Vintage Collection exclusive to General Pants Collection is inspired. The 20 piece range includes Tees, Tube Socks, Hats, Bags, Swim Trunks and Rugby Stubbies all in vintage fabrications, cuts and colour tones. Original ‘90s designs have been reissued and the details in the range have been taken from the era. T-shirts and swims sport vintage Spinnaker logos and old-school Nautica font is embroidered and printed on tees, hats and swims.
The first 8 styles of the range dropping tomorrow, includes oversized box-cut tees with drop shoulders, heavy vintage feel fabric, and wide neck bands in stripes and graphic detailed solids. Plus there’s Tube Socks and a Cross Body Bag to peak your interest. Shop the first edit instore and at www.generalpants.com.au.
Keep an eye out for the second drop, due to hit stores November 2019.
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