Nautica designer Chris Cox has the formidable challenge each season of refreshing the brand while anchoring it to its maritime heritage. This season, the results more than satisfied, such as a navy four-pocket waxed cotton jacket, a buffalo plaid wool peacoat and a charcoal twill wool trench. Add to that, a slick brown double-breasted corduroy suit paired with a gray wool turtleneck, terrific houndstooth and windowpane sport coats, and ribbed knits that were professional enough for the office without looking stuffy. Cox pushed a more chic, leisurely look with a Fair Isle quilted sweater jacket paired with dark denim, but for the most part, this was a well-balanced collection that didn’t feel like it was forced for its masculinity to resonate.

—Tim Yap