Brand Lifespan: 1983-2003 (under David Chu)
Key Pieces:
 Bright, nautical windbreakers and sailing jackets
Where to find now:
eBay; Etsy; vintage stores

Be honest; how bad did you want some Nautica gear growing up, on a scale of 1 to 10? Probably a bazillion because their sailboat insignia, multiple striped buttondowns and colorblocked pullovers put a street prep on twist and it was the shit. And they still are, but not because of the new Nautica. The new Nautica isn't popping, because original designer David Chu sold off the company in 2003. Perhaps current owners VF Corporation can bring him back for a new Nautica collection inspired by the brand's heyday.