Shinsuke Kojima’s Kaptain Sunshine was born in 2013 out of a love for heritage and naval inspired workwear but with a distinctly modern—and Japanese—take. As many Japanese brands do oh-so-well, Kaptain Sunshine demonstrates the best balance of vintage details from archival samples but with little tweaks for contemporary life through fine fabrics and more directional silhouettes. And the Paper Loop Skipper Shirt is no exception.
Taking on the form of a classic polo shirt merged with an open collar short sleeve shirt, you get this beautifully lightweight and summery overhead number. With a boxier fit than a traditional polo and nautical nuances, it’s actually made from paper. Yes, paper. Every day is a school day, right?
Washi fabric is made from a traditional Japanese paper constituted of tree bark and shrubs, which works perfectly as a summer weight fabric due to its light handle and cool touch. Made in Japan (obviously) the Skipper Shirt features an asymmetrical split hem and spread collar. Ideal for a meal under the trees or a negroni on deck.
Available for $325 at Namu Shop