The Nautica presentation yesterday at Lincoln Center was, surprisingly, what we would call a cluster#@¢¥, (or, as Cee Lo Green would say on SNL, a clusterFORGET). Maybe it's just because the line is popular. Maybe everyone knows that it always has a platoon of the best male models (including their usual all-star team of Brad Kroenig, Clint Mauro, Garrett Neff, Chad White etc.) or maybe everyone heard that last season they served a lavish lunch spread. For whatever reason, it was a madhouse, and tough to photograph even for seasoned pros. Thankfully, the fine folks at Nautica made 93 hi-res images available including an abundance of backstage shots documenting the entire process of pulling the show together. And what do they feed the models for lunch while they are getting primped and styled for the show?
And just to show us how little all those calories affect them, there were a number of shots of the guys getting dressed, and undressed, with their abs still washboardlike. We'd have to hate them if they weren't all so damn beautiful.
Sadly, there was no lunch spread for us this season, which is probably a good thing since the crowd was already pretty pushy. We did, however, leave with a lovely hand rolled cotton pocket square which will look jaunty with a navy blazer when Spring comes (if Spring ever comes).
After the jump, a selection of shots by The Shophound and from Nautica