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Nautica Men's Spring 2012 Collection Preview

I'll make an exception to cover menswear during Fashion Week when it involves Nautica and The Empire Hotel Rooftop lounge. There, I said it. For their Spring 2012 collection, Nautica was inspired by a California road trip, from Malibu to Monterey. There were sporty vintage-prep looks like coral denim paired with chambray shirts and boatshoes; surfer inspired looks marked by bright colorblocking; and classic navy and white ensembles that epitomize Nautica's homage to the America Coast - and the strapping young men who live by it (or just want to look it).

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Love boys in fitted navy classic and perfect.
#1 Nicole @ Giraffelegs (Homepage) on 2011-09-12 13:33 (Reply)
I love the look with the red pants and denim colored top. I wish I could get my boyfriend to dress like this... not in a million years though.
#2 AP on 2011-09-12 14:33 (Reply)
The model on the right in the first picture looks a lot like the guy from the Chanel No. 5 commercial with Audrey Tautou. :-)
#3 Ani on 2011-09-12 23:59 (Reply)
I'll be the first to say that I was SOOOO happy when bootcut jeans for men went mainstream....pleaseeeee don't bring back the tapered look for men...not even with boat shoes for the preppy look! It looks HORRIBLE on mens frames!! It's bad enough I have to see highschool aged boys in skinyn jeans and HUGE skate shoes every time I go to the mall!
#4 Nikki on 2011-09-13 10:45 (Reply)
iono... those guys look pretty good in them. :-)
#4.1 Tracy Warner on 2011-09-15 12:55 (Reply)
Really? I think skinny jeans look great on men, better than those slouchy, unkept-looking ones, as long as it is a close fit and not skin tight. To each his own, I guess.
#4.2 Kujaku on 2011-09-16 17:58 (Reply)
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