I'm not sure if you've read it before, but our tees and shirts are actually sourced from Phillips Shirts, an iconic Melbourne family business that has been around for years. The pieces are brand new and have never been worn, but they've literally been stored in a vault for about 30 years.
Because of the authenticity of that quality buying from the 1980s and 1990s, and to avoid creating new landfill, we decided to customise our edit of their tees and show them to a new audience. You. People who love nostalgia and who don't care much for mass, fast fashion.
In this post we're looking at how to achieve supreme style status while rocking your Nautical Stripe tee. They come in red or navy, very strong colour references to maritime good times. My first thought is a white palazzo pant for her, or white linen pants rolled up for him. Nothing says, 'I'm here for the yacht party' quite like a very deliberate inclusion of a white piece of fashion in your ensemble.
Red and navy are actually really easy and fun colours to accessorise in this nautical theme. You could opt for a rainbow coloured scarf or bandana around your neck, or tie your own turban, with the knot to the top. The other direction I would head in is keeping the rest of your outfit quite monochrome (black and white). Seen at left is a pencil skirt with white belt detail, and a classic black pant. On the right there are two jacket styles, both perfect for these tees. A tailored, slouchy linen sports jacket (always roll the sleeves, always) and an oversized anorak style, perfect for having people believe that at some yacht club somewhere, there is a large boat with your name on it.
Most items seen in this editorial can be found at Madam Virtue & Co. Australia's largest stockist of vintage designer fashion.