Nautica invited me to their store to browse their collections & pick something in for my dad for Father’s Day, which is almost upon us! I wish I could’ve taken dad along, but alas he’ll be arriving tomorrow (just a few days late). But I took my mother along of course, as he’s always pleased with her choice.
The place is wonderfully styled keeping in line with the nautical theme, with everything from vintage scuba diving helmet, to telescopes & shiny metal anchors. There are even couches in the store, so you don’t have to feel guilty about lingering a little in the store while tiring out your shopping companion – I think it’s a really nice touch.
Most of the store is filled with their men’s collection. Although there is a corner dedicated to their women’s collection, I felt rather goal-oriented so I didn’t really stop to take a look.
Now I’m no menswear expert but I’ll try & talk about what they have. Since they’re a sportswear brand, most of their clothes fall into the casual / smart casual dressing range. Perfect for everyday or running errands, but if you’re looking for formal or party wear you ought to look elsewhere (though they have some lovely shirts for a semi-formal look. Very lightweight so perfect for the weather we’re having right now. They also have some nice sports jackets for when it’s cooler (or drizzly?)
Other than the clothes there are quite a few accessories ranging from footwear (boat shoes, sneaker & flip flops), bags, wallets & belts.
We finally picked out a chambray shirt for my dad, I’m hoping he likes it. Sidenote: My dad will be completing 40 years at sea this year!
Overall I think if your dad loves sporty or preppy dressing, Nautica would be a good option to get him a father’s day gift. Heck I’ll go out on a limb here & say most dad’s would be quite happy with a gift from there. So what are you waiting for? Take your dad to Nautica for father’s day (I’m not underestimating the joy that a surprise brings, but I’m saying take your dad with you so he can choose what he likes. Feel free to surprise him if you’re completely confident about his tastes, though.