Nautica is a US based apparel brand of the VF Corporation featuring primarily
men's sportswear. Nautica was founded in 1983 by clothing designer, David Chu,
and a partner. It was purchased for cash and stock in 1984 by State-O-Main,
a New York based apparel company. State-O-Main changed its name to Nautica in 1994.
VF Corporation purchased Nautica in 2003. Nautica took its name from the Latin
word “Nauticus” for ship, and uses a spinnaker logo.