Fresh Polos - Nautica - Splendid Mills

Fresh Polos - Nautica - Splendid Mills

An American classic, Nautica offers polo shirts and clothing known for rich color, performance and style. Designed for active, adventurous and spirited lifestyles, it is a top American lifestyle brand, known worldwide.

Nautica is derived from “Nauticus”, Latin for ship. In Italian, it means seamanship. Exploring the seas was one of mankind's first accomplishments. The company's spinnaker logo symbolizes adventure, action and classicism. Founded in 1983, a nautical heritage and spirit is reflected in every aspect of its brand, including color names of its polo shirts.

Its parent, VF Corporation, was awarded the 2017 World's Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, one of three apparel companies.


Strangely, it took an attorney to create the world's perfect t-shirt. In 1992, Moise Emquies, a law school graduate waiting for his California bar results, was invited by a friend to design a t-shirt for her clothing store. His first rayon t-shirt design quickly sold out.

Ten years later, Emquies discovered the softest fabric and most color absorbing yarn combination: 50% supima luxurious cotton and 50% super-soft rayon that absorbs dyes deeply. So perfect, he called it Splendid.

A full t-shirt collection was launched in 1972 which has grown into an extensive collection of t-shirts, polo shirts and other apparel. Splendid's shirts have been featured in countless magazines, movies and television and is known for its clean, simple and effortless styling.