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  • What are Nautical Flags?

    What are Nautical Flags?In movies, it is pretty common to see a pirate ship with a particular skull bearing black flag indicating that it is in fact, a pirate ship. It may seem like a bad idea considering the fact that pirates were the outlaws of the sea, but the representation is pretty close to reality. Flags have never lost their importance in maritime communication; not even pirates have challenged their significance.

    To date, ships from across the world use flags for various purpose such as identifying themselves and for communication. These flags are commonly known as nautical flags.

    In the Shop: Customize your own nautical flag quilted banners

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  • 11 Best Ski Resorts in North America for 2015

    Top 11 Ski Resorts in North AmericaSki season is upon us again. Although some resorts haven't had a great start to the season, there are over 3 months left for fresh tracks, goggle tans, and après ski festivities. At first glance, skiing may not seem to fit our "nautically inspired" motif, but we've given it a lot of thought and determined that skiing indeed is part of a nautically inspired life so that debate is settled.

    Related: Shop our full collection of vintage ski signs by folk-artist Charles Jerred

    Now, to really cause some debate, I'm going to present you with my top 11 ski resorts in North America. We could have picked 10. We could have chosen from the United States, the northern hemisphere, or the whole world. We didn't.

    I've chosen these based on the overall criteria of how much I enjoy the resort. In the case of few, I'm basing it on how much I think I'd enjoy the resort because I haven't yet visited. My enjoyment typically depends on the terrain and snow conditions primarily. Other factors include the crowds, lift speed, après ski scene, the town, and the people. Beginner areas are a non-factor as are ski-through Starbucks. With that in mind, it's on to our 11 best ski resorts in North America.

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  • We Made a Mistake

    We made a mistake

    On Tuesday, we inadvertently sent out an email to a number of customers thanking them for their order the previous day. It's something we do with every order. Unfortunately, most these customers hadn't placed an order with us yesterday. Of course, the natural reaction was concern that someone had placed an order using their credit card.

    We received dozens of calls, emails, and chat requests immediately after sending out the email. (If only our other emails inspired this type of response!). Once we realized that all these calls and emails were about the same issue, we looked into it and found this was a mistake with our email system. No orders were actually placed. All emails were answered quickly and although we couldn't answer all calls immediately, we returned all calls as quickly as possible.

    Once everything was under control, I sent an email to the affected sailors apologizing for our mistake. We certainly didn't intend for this to happen and assured customers it was a mistake on our part. There was no need to worry about fraudulent orders. The email also included a store credit for those customers.

    Although I wouldn't have blamed people for being annoyed, I was surprised by the number of emails we received from people thanking us for apologizing. Although we caused some rough seas, it was great to hear so many people so understanding of our mistake. Just another reason we love the sailors aboard our ship. Now, let's sail on to smoother seas ahead!

  • Save 30% Extra on Clearance Items

    Save 30% Extra on Clearance ItemsAhoy there, sailors! ​It's hard to believe we're over a week into 2015 already. To help get the year started right, and to make some room for new collections, we've got a pretty incredible sale for our loyal sailors.

    ​We've refreshed our 'Sale' section for men, women, and decor with a new set of items, all marked down 30-70%. ​For a limited time, we're offering an extra 30% off when you use the code HAPPY2015. Take advantage of these savings while you can because quantities - especially in particular sizes, are limited.

    Unfortunately, this offer can't be combined with the 20% discount for new customers. Sale ends Monday, January 12th at 11:59pm PST.

    Shop our sale section now before these items are gone forever.

  • What's Coming in 2015?

    WHAT'S COMING IN 2015-Happy New Year Sailors!

    I hope 2015 is off to a good start for you. After a busy holiday season, our crew took a bit of time to relax last week. Personally, I enjoyed some time in the sun with lots of family. Whether in the sun, snow, or a climate in-between, I hope you had a chance to enjoy the end of one year and beginning of another.

    Although Monday morning was a little rough, we’re happy to be back with all hands on deck.We have a lot of exciting things planned and wanted to tell you what's coming in 2015.
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  • Better-than-Free Shipping Ends Today

    Better than Free Shipping

    Ahoy Sailors!

    As you may know, today marks the traditional "Free Shipping" day, dating all the way back to 2008. If you've been paying attention, you know we've been doing one better than that! We're taking $1 off your order, along with free shipping, when you choose a standard shipping option from UPS or USPS. Today is the last day of our 'Better-than-Free' Shipping promotion.

    Shop for the "nautically-inspired" person today, get a $1 credit for shipping, and get your order in time for Christmas. No minimum order, no coupon codes needed. Here's a few ideas of how to take advantage of this offer.

    • • Traditional ties and bow-ties don't normally meet the minimum for free shipping, but they qualify with this offer. Shop one of our own designs or find a knit tie from Jack Sartori.
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    • • Canvas Tote Bags are priced under our usual $100 minimum for free shipping.Take $1 off the price of a canvas tote bag and get it shipped for free. Shop canvas tote bags >>
    • • Wooden Nautical Charts are always among our most popular items, but due to their fragile status, we typically exclude these from our standard free shipping offer. Browse our collection of over 70 charts and find an area that you or someone you know loves, order with free shipping, and get it in time for Christmas. Shop our wooden nautical chart collection >>

    Unless noted on the product page, all items will arrive in time for Christmas when you choose standard shipping.

    Your free shipping options will be shown automatically during checkout. After you select one, you'll see a $1 discount applied automatically. If you run into any trouble, feel free to reach out to one of our deckhands via Live Chat or email.


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    canvas-tote-bags CANVAS TOTE BAGS
    Men's Ties MEN'S TIES
  • Better-than-Free Shipping

    Better than Free Shipping

    Ahoy Sailors!

    What's better than free shipping? Getting $1 back.

    Starting today, we'll give you a $1.00 discount when you choose any standard shipping option. No minimum order. Here's a few ways you could think about this:

    • Get a 3- pack of dress socks delivered for just $14.00.
    • Take $1 off the price of a canvas tote bag and get it shipped for free. Our bags are priced under our usual $100 minimum for free shipping.
    • Reward yourself with a $1 discount when ordering a wooden nautical chart before you need expedited shipping. Nautical charts are typically ineligible for free shipping.

    This offer is valid until Thursday, the "traditional" free shipping day. Do yourself $1 better.

    This discount will be automatically applied at checkout. If you run into any trouble, feel free to reach out to one of our deckhands.


    wooden-nautical-charts WOODEN NAUTICAL CHARTS
    canvas-tote-bags CANVAS TOTE BAGS
    3-pack-dress-socks 3-PACK OF DRESS SOCKS
  • Final Catch of The Day - Category 5 Boat Shoes



    REGULAR: $85-$99
    TODAY: $20 Off All Category 5 Boat Shoes!

    Our final Catch of The Day features our Category 5 boat shoes! We partnered with Category 5 to bring you these comfortable, durable, and stylish boat shoes. We fell in love the first time we tried on a pair for ourselves and we think you will too! Don't miss out on this great deal on some amazing shoes!


  • Catch of The Day - Nautical Hoodies



    REGULAR: $65
    TODAY: $49

    Today's catch is our stylish and comfortable Nautical Anchor Hoodies for men and women! These hoodies are simple, soft, and super-comfortable. Not to mention, these hoodies are made in USA! Looking for a comfortable layer with  great nautical style? Look no further, these amazing hoodies have it all!



  • Catch of The Day - Button Down Shirts



    REGULAR: $89
    TODAY: $35

    Today's catch features our button down shirts for both men and women at their lowest price ever! Ever look in your wardrobe only to find that all your button down shirts are at the cleaners? Add one (or a few) more to your collection so you will always have a button down shirt ready when you need it most!



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