Bimini Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt- in Blue Taupe
$39.00 USD– Sold out
Bimini Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt - in Blue Taupe
Head SE from Florida’s Hillsborough Inlet, 53 nautical miles, and you’ll come upon North Bimini, a boomerang shaped island perched on the edge of the Gulf Stream. The eastern arm of the island, barely 700ft at its widest point, stretches to the northeast for about 7 miles before making an abrupt swing to the south, where it widens across the shallows of the Great Bahama Bank into a swarm of mangrove forests that still today, are considered one of the world’s most ecologically important nurseries for all matter of fish and shellfish. This international treasure of wilderness is overshadowed by the sportfishing adventures of men like Michael Lerner, Zane Grey and Ansil Saunders that brought fame and notoriety to this humble spit of sand. Their stories, recounted and magnified tenfold in the cavernously crusty old bar of the Complete Angler Hotel, were amplified by newspaper and sporting journals…and by one particularly noteworthy bit of writing: Islands In The Stream, published in 1970, written by one of Bimini’s best known protagonists, Ernest Hemingway.
Look at the old photographs…they all wore shirts like this. Shirts with purpose and attitude.
Our Bimini Short Sleeve Shirt is built to be the best for the purpose for which it was intended: fishing the Gulf Stream, in comfort. And you can’t have comfort without the proper fabric. We use a 140x1 compact yarn to build our Bimini Short Sleeve shirt. Why? This combination of yarn size and compact construction yields a finer, smoother fabric that is extremely light weight, just 2.2 oz / sq.mtr. And attitude plays a big part in how this shirt is patterned out and constructed. Uncomplicated. A simple camp collar design that lays the entire collar down… around your neck, not up on your neck, and in front, down and away from the throat. You’ll stay cooler that way. One center back pleat, an ample sized front chest pocket and of course properly cut shirttail that you wear tucked or untucked, with our signature shirttail flap buttons.
While we are pretty sure few of these shirts will ever absorb the hot sun and the breezy salt air of August in Bimini, sporting one at your next neighborhood bar-b-q will take you to Bimini and back…before anyone realizes you’ve been temporarily away from a boring conversation about your neighbor’s lawn fertilizer.
- 2.2oz., 100% premium long-staple cotton, yarn-dyed and woven in Portugal
- Camp collar, single-needle construction with single loop neck closure
- Double needle construction throughout
- Just-right shirttails…wear tucked or untucked
- Single center-back placket
- Signature shirttail flap button
- Machine wash, dry-clean…or soak in a bucket of salty, Gulf Stream water, with a handful of Sargassum seaweed -- lay flat to dry on the dock
- Built in Portugal
Because I travel to Florida multiple times during the winter, I chose this beautiful short sleeve shirt for its marine aqua tones and beautiful plaid, open spread color.
But the fabric is the ultimate factor. The breathable fabric is unlike any other tropical shirt made today by either Filson or Patagonia. Not only is it regal and eye catching, but pleasing to wear. It’s been a staple under my gray lightweight wool sweater during cool Fall days here in the Carolinas.
I liked this shirt so much I bought the Bimini green-green plaid long sleeve shirt as well, that I’m wearing at present in 72 degree weather.
I can’t recommend these Bimini lightweight shirts enough. If you want to stand out, this is one sure fire way to exhibit good taste and refinement.
I’m a big fan of Atlantic Rancher - for the high quality fabrics and unique bold plaid colors. This shirt is made for manly men and women who value the same in a man. -PM
I like the looks of the shirt, but I find the fit odd in the torso (of course that will differ with others). But mainly the shirt is too long for a non-tuck shirt. I paid to have it shortened and that's a bit better. Also, pretty expensive..
I wore my new Bimini short sleeve shirt on a trip down to coastal north Carolina, light as feather for wearing in hot weather! Well made, like all my AR shirts.