In the last few years, there’s been an explosion of workwear and streetwear fusions. We’ve seen plumbers’ boiler suits become runway sensations, contrast trousers lifted from construction sites into raves and more chunky footwear than you can wave a metre stick at.
Now, it’s time to get shipshape. Nautica Competition has been steering sea-foam vibes into their sportswear since day dot. The label has given its SS20 collection a splash of streetwear freshness, making garms just as ready for subterranea as for submarines.
All the stylings are awash with its trademark royal red and blue colourways. Broken up by injections of black and yellow, it feels suitably sporty, and bang on brand with the current wave of 80s and 90s archive pieces. Triangle colour blocks hint at nautical flags, while checkerboard and breton patterns keep everything ready for the choppiest of seas.
It’s an oceanically big collection, too. You’ve got tons of hats that remind us of NASCAR motifs, shackets, zip-up shorts, tank tops, sling-on hoodies and a whole new wardrobe of flag-bearing, contrast coloured tees.
Sure, you’re unlikely to be sailing away for real in these turbulent times. But a naughty touch of the nautical might be the refresh your look needs – and make you feel properly shipshape.
The brand-new Nautica Competition Spring / Summer 2020 collection is available at www.nauticacompetition.co.uk.