There’s something magnetic about the symbolism attached to sailors and the sea: anchors, scrimshaws, tattoos, bowsprite carvings, sailcloth numerals… It therefore comes as little surprise that fashion houses embrace these icons in their collections: often printed as grubby, oversize graphics on faded tees, and paired with stripy wool sweaters, sturdy windbreakers, manly deckboots and the like. Certainly one of our favorites of these nautical trendsetters is Portland, Maine-based Rogues Gallery. They’ve got this look covered quiet literally from head to toe and manage to do so without even a hint of forcefulness. We’re loving their worn-in collection of tees (our favorites here above and below) but the rest of this former L.L. Bean designer’s shop is definitely worth a look as well — especially Rogues’ duo-tone swim trunks and must-have accessories!
“A rogues gallery is a police collection of pictures or photographs of criminals and suspects kept for identification purposes. The term is also used figuratively by extension for any group of shady characters or the line-up of ‘mugshot’ photographs that might be displayed in the halls of a dormitory or workplace.” — Old Man Wiki