Whether it's the latest in sheep-shank knots, or the newest hilarious term for buggering, seamen are at the avant-garde of just about everything. Now bringing the fashion of the sea to you, Rogues Gallery.
Out of "Not That Portland" (Maine), Rogues is a maritime-themed, casual-wear line whose just-arrived spring drop includes everything from handcrafted knits to swimwear better suited for the runway than the plank, provided you're not the one doing the walking. Tees run from 100% cotton jersey crews and v-necks like "Folklore Shark" (hand-printed, razor-toothed shark head), to slimmer "vintage" styles made from recycled materials, screened with new graphics, and custom-dyed, creating one-of-a-kind versions of numbers like the faded "Here Till Dust" and "Blue Beard", depicting the pirate packing nine pistols and, because pistols back then sucked, a menacing cudgel. Also fresh are Faded Seam Polos embroidered with anchor patches and "saltwater" distressed (in mineral blue, black, cement); woven button-ups in short sleeve ("S/S/ Madres": red/blue striped or slate blue overdye) and long (the linen/cotton "RG Signature" in Bengal stripes, washed black, or off-white); and a v-neck, pouch-pocketed hoodie dubbed "Monhegan" after a small New England island so isolated, they haven't even gotten to slap bracelets, let alone hoodies.
For swimming, check the drawstring'd green Seersucker Shorts, or the supplex nylon'd Snorkel Swim; for walking, there's handmade footwear like the full-leather insole Boat Shoe, and the high-top Deck Boot -- add a -y, and you're current with the sailors' term for their illicit, ocean-going love.