Old Captain Co. is a Swiss fashion brand founded in 2016 by Lugano local Yari Copt. As an active traveler, musician and skateboarder, Yari wanted combine his experiences and interests into an innovate shirt collection that would inspire travel and speak to those with a youthful spirit and rebel soul. Wearing Old Captain Co. is more than wearing a shirt; instead you are wearing a story. Whether is be through the fabrics sourced locally, patterns designed by young local artists, or details that are influenced from travels abroad each shirt has a unique story behind its design.
Equally as important as design, is the manufacturing process behind each piece. To ensure that the Swiss Made qualities of superior craftsmanship, exclusivity, and tradition were sewn into each shirt Yari chose to have his shirts produced by hand at a small factory in Ticino. In this factory a select group of women assemble each shirt with precision and care, hand numbering each item and also creating custom shirts for Old Captain customers with specific needs.
This season Old Captain Co. produced a number of new designs and fits for both men and women but kept the classics as well. One of the classics that Yari keeps in each collection is the Honolulu Shirt. This men’s shirt is perfect for those working in a professional office but still want to show off their personal style. At first the shirt appears to be a basic shirt but the cuffs and collar feature hidden accents of colorful patterns putting a unique spin on the traditional design.
Bold flannels are also featured for both men and women this season with a variety of fits available. The Kirkwall for women is the perfect way to combine the comfort and fit of a guy’s shirt with feminine details, which are seen in the high-low cut and slim collar. Alternatively, for men the Tallin shirt features a button down collar in a classic fit with an eye catching grey and blue plaid design.
Whether for work, a weekend adventure or casual day around town Old Captain Co. provides premium Swiss Made shirts for those of us who are a bit out of the box and wanderers of the world.