Waxed Cotton Tartan Jacket x British Millerain



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.

Find out more about British Millerain here!


Rain Rain Go Away

Marcel Floruss from popular blog One Dapper Street shows us how he embraces rainy days in our Men’s Stretch Nylon Windbreaker and Engineered Stripe Pullover.

See more images below!

9.24.16 Malibu Tri Recap


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!

Nautica / People Style Watch

Fashion Week Kick Off! 


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! 

About Kendall:

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.

See more photos from the event and below!


The New Structure

Fashion influencers are loving this season’s new structured silhouettes!
and quite frankly, so are we!

From shoulder defining lines to oversize cropped styles,
say goodbye to your slouchy sweaters and hello to this season’s edgier & sophisticated older sister, the structured white “Boxy Top”.


Two of our favorite fashion insiders, Blogger Lisa Dengler and Fashion Stylist & Editor Cristina Pearlstein from How Do You Fashion showed us how they style this new trend with the Nautica Women’s Popover Blouse.

See photos below!



Sand In The City

Labor Day Weekend has arrived!


We are not ready to let summer go just yet!

In honor of the holiday weekend, we wanted to share a video to celebrate the beginning of summer all over again!

We partnered with well known sand Sculptor Matt Long to create a live sand art installation in the window of our Nautica SoHo Flagship Store over Memorial Day Weekend at 101 Prince Street in SoHo NYC.

With a video recorder, Matt’s natural gift of gab, and fashionable Nautica outfit the high trafficked area was more buzzy than ever! Watch the video to see more!



More information on Matt Long and his creations below!