Bimini Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt- in Tarpon Green
$59.00 USD $98.00 USD
Bimini Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt - in Tarpon Green
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 intention 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 3.4 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.
- 3.4oz., 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
I'm not a T-shirt guy, I wear short sleeve button-down shirts in summer. My new Bimini cotton shirt is the most comfortable & well made short sleeved shirt I've ever had. It wasn't inexpensive. but was well worth the price!
It’s like you scored your dads favorite shirt that he wore playing poker on Sunday afternoons. This is no average shirt, besides the softest cotton on the planet if feels like a tailor came to your house to custom fit it . When you slip it on you feel like you’ve been transported to the Compleat Angler in Bimini( burned down in June 2006) on a hot humid night drinking Cuba Libres with the man. Your wondering ….why your so comfortable. Is it the rum or the way the shirt feels against my skin. I wear it untucked with the beautiful side shirttail buttons showing they’re style.
Living in Hawaii it’s taken me 30 years to find my favorite go to shirt for barbecues and post surf gatherings. I can’t wait for more designs with the same fabric. With Aloha, Tom
Found this retailer by chance and liked a lot of their products. As I'm from over the pond, thought I'd dip a toe in the water and make a purchase. The shirt was excellent quality with some nice individual touches setting it apart from the rest of the rest. Lovely soft quality cotton, very good fit as recommended by Engle and delighted by purchase. Fast delivery considering ordering from the USA, and very personal touch from vendor. Wouldn't hesitate to order again.
Thank you Atlantic Rancher.