Nautica is derived from the Latin word 'nauticus,' meaning ship. David Chu founded Nautica in 1983. Since then, it has grown from a collection of men's outerwear to a leading global lifestyle brand. Nautica is a leader in men's, women's, and children's apparel and accessories. Its swim line is compiled of simple, classic style suits that are adaptable to all occasions in and out of the pool. It offers quality, design and value while capturing the essence of an active, adventurous, and spirited lifestyle.