Ever wonder how the nautical look came to be? It all started with a simple little garment called the Marinière. Originally created for the French navy in the late 1850’s, the look has been a staple in French fashion since its introduction by Coco Chanel, quickly becoming a signature in the fashion house. Since its inception, its influence can be seen in all aspects of fashion in modern day ready to wear and accessories, even trickling down to your underwear. Worn by the most iconic of stars, like James Dean, this design was an instant classic, refusing to go out of style, even to this day.
Take your interpretation of the classic design to the next level with our selection of some of the best nautical stripes to try out. Model Kai Braden shows off six styles of this seasons hottest pairs in the photoshoot below.
The Teamm8 Stadium Brief has a comfortable blend of high quality cotton and elastane for ultimate comfort and support. Its wide metallic waistband feature complements the solid color (which is also available in green, pink and blue), and its navy and white striped print on either sides takes the look to the next level. Their Stadium collection is designed to give you confidence to stylishly stand out without compromising quality, making this one of the best nautical stripes in men’s underwear to date.
Tani’s Silkcut Stripe Trunk is crafted to be luxuriously soft and lightweight with extraordinary resiliency to keep up with your daily routine. Created with Micro Modal Air fabric, this pair is thinner and even softer than silk. Its stretchable fabric recovers as it hugs your body in a comfortable way.
Clever’s Termoli Boxer combines the softness of cotton with high-tech microfiber fabric to give you a sleek, body-defining fit with amazing comfort for all-day style and support to make you feel great. This style last features a contoured pouch for support and definition, along with a wide elastic logo waistband.
The Drake & Hutch navy Bengal Stripe Boxer Brief features a classic stripe from a modern British brand. Their bengal designs evenly alternated stripe has been paired with a navy waistband and hidden pouch seam with capped side seams, providing a classically tailored look.
Aware Soho directly credits their aesthetic for their Sailor Brief style from the likes designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier. Their influence for this style can be seen in their expertly crafted brief, created for ultimate comfort while featuring a spacious front pouch and an extra soft elastic band, all in a breathable cotton.
The Cocksox CX76 Sports Brief, available in appropriately named “Ahoy” and “Ahoy Gold,” features stripes of colored yarn woven into a pattern expertly crafted in the right weight, width and color for the perfect fit and style, created in a custom weave fabric designed especially by Cocksox. This classic sports brief cut with a stylish and comfortable fabric will keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable.
Ready to take this look out into the open seas? How will you interpret the trend? What’s your favorite of our best nautical stripes? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @underwearexpert.
Photo Credit: Jerred Matthew Exclusively for The Underwear Expert
Model Credit: Kai Braden
Products Provided by Teamm8, Tani, Clever, Drake & Hutch, Aware Soho and Cocksox