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Crafted in classic wool melton and elegant double breasted silhouette, The Women’s Officer’s Coat will redefine your wardrobe this season.
The Officer’s Coat is not only fashionable, but has a history of its own.
The Officer’s Coat gets its name from the ever popular Trench Coat. The Trench Coat was originally an item of clothing for Army officers developed for use in the trenches of World War I. The invention of the Trench Coat has been claimed by both Burberry and Aquascutum. We will leave that up to you to decide!
We sought out world-renowned textile manufacturer British Millerain out of Lancashire, UK to help us design our Fall 2016 Waxed Cotton Tartan Jacket.
Professionals in their craft, British Millerain has been producing rich quality textiles for over a century.
With a patent on their Millerain® rainproof finish, they have carved out their own space and have rightfully earned their reputation as the leading manufacturers of Waxed Cottons and practical, aesthetic fabrics for outdoor applications around the world.
We got the chance to sit down with the Managing Director of British Millerain James Keeble, and picked his brain on the art of waxed cotton and what six generations of quality craftsmanship looks like. See below for our Q&A!
NAUTICA: How did you end up at British Millerain?
JAMES KEEBLE: My Father-in-Law, Michael Miller is the Chairman and owner of British Millerain. The 5th generation Miller family member. My original background is biological sciences, having completed a PhD in Cell Biology in 2005. After working for a Management Consultant company in London for 4 years, I joined the family business and never looked back!
N: What has been your favorite brand collaboration or project that you have worked on at British Millerain?
JK: There have been many over the years! I am very proud of all the brand collaborations that we have worked on – it is very rewarding for us to see the finished garment.
N: What is waxed cotton most commonly used on?
JK: The original use for waxed cotton and still the most common is classic country clothing and Hunting/Fishing garments. The industry’s leading brands continue to recognize the unique weather resistant properties and aesthetic appeal of waxed cotton. Over the last decade or so, we have seen increasing demand, from high-end fashion brands for outerwear and accessories, which has fuelled our R&D team to develop new and exciting variations of the original waxed cotton.
N: How many waxed cotton jackets do you own?!
JK: 4! Each has a slightly different finish and styling.
N: What is on the horizon as far as products at British Millerain?
JK: Whilst we remain true to our past, it is critical that we continue to innovate and evolve with the marketplace and changing customer needs. Through continued investment in R&D, we consistently develop new exciting finishes with different appearance , handle and drape.
N: What does six generations of textile crafting look like in regards to quality, craftsmanship and performance?
JK: When you buy Millerain waxed cotton, you are buying the original – a truly unique fabric, full of character. Dyeing cotton is a science and finishing an art. We have spent over a century refining our processes and machinery in-house, allowing us to create truly bespoke textiles. The continued demand for ‘Millerain’d’ fabric really is testament to the quality and expertise that goes into making every single meter.
Since it is everyone’s favorite day, we are bringing the #TBT back tenfold! Every Thursday we will select winners to feature on our social channels that submit photos of their #VintageNautica ! This week’s winners are:
The energy was high at the 30th annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox this past weekend.
On Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, over 5,000 athletes participated in the 30th annual Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox at Zuma Beach in Malibu California. The Triathlon consisted of a three part race with participants completing a 1/2 mile swim, 18 mile bike course, and a four-mile run. Athletes, locals, philanthropists, celebrities and fans alike gathered to show support and raised over $1 million to support the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Pediatric Cancer Research Program.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the event!
See below for more photos and highlights from the event!
To properly kick off fashion week, Nautica partnered with People Style Watch to host a style session with blogger & Influencer Kendall Johnson from Styled Snapshots.
The event took place on September 8th from 6:00 -8:00 at the Nautica SoHo Flagship Boutique. Kendall styled out two of her favorite looks from the Nautica Fall 2016 collection to be featured in the SoHo Flagship windows alongside our #GQInstameet winner’s styled men’s outfit. The event was a total hit! A live DJ played today’s top hits while delicious h’dourves and champagne were passed around to guests who anxiously awaited their turn for a custom hairstyle at the live braid bar!
Child Life Specialist by day, Fashion guru by night Kendall Johnson lives in New York City with her husband and their Cavachon puppy Hadley.
Kendall’s blog Styled Snaphots is an outlet for Kendall to share all of the things that inspire her from fashion to travel and adventure.