1. King Charles, Mumford & Sons – The Brightest Lights
  2. Joshua James – Coal War
  3. The White Buffalo – Joe and Jolene
  4. Brandi Carlile – Hard Way Home
  5. Bahamas – Lost In The Light
  6. Deer Tick – Twenty Miles
  7. Bob Dylan – Meet Me In The Morning
  8. The Milk Carton Kids – Honey, Honey
  9. Horse Thief – Holding On
  10. Shakey Graves – Dearly Departed (feat. Esmé Patterson)
  11. King Charles – Mississippi Isabel
  12. The Lone Bellow – You Don’t Love Me Like You Used To
  13. Conor Oberst – Hundreds of Ways
  14. Bahamas – Stronger Than That
  15. Amanaz – Khala My Friend

Mixtape changes (almost) every week. Follow marinelayershirts on Spotify to access all playlists. 

NYC open for biz

We flew, we partied, we opened… Finally. After 16 cross country tickets, 4 events and about 1,000 feet of copper piping, we’ve turned our own little corner of New York City into our most kick-ass store yet. (Hey Mike, can we say “ass” on the blog?)


It took a lot of work to get here, with a few minor blunders along the way. RIP Burlingame store. But all in, we’re pretty proud of this one.



It’s our most jacked up store yet and we hope this is just the beginning of our occupy east coast campaign. When those guys get dumped on with 3 feet of snow in the next few weeks, we’re happy they can escape to our bit of CA sunshine, where the heat will be pumped up to 80 degrees so that the little cactus collection we put together doesn’t freeze to death.



Come visit us at 316 Bleecker Street. John is our store manager, he’s great and will help you with whatever you need!


sorry about the john mayer

john-forblogFor those of you who don’t live in the Windy City… Lo siento, no sale for you!


Oh Hello, NYC.

This is our biggest headline since that time we blew our savings on a bus that couldn’t break 40 mph… Marine Layer is coming to New York City!

Truth be told, the old bus didn’t have the legs to make it so this new location doesn’t exactly fall under our initial expansion strategy. But this is New York freakin’ City we’re talking about and we’d crawl cross country on our hands and knees to have a piece of that pie. We’re movin’ on up and we think that calls for a little celebration.


The entire ML team is shutting down the Workshop and flying to the Big Apple (in coach, obviously) to open the doors of our first east coast store the only way we know how; with a decent selection of booze, sweet tunes and some pretty great people. Hope we didn’t oversell ourselves with that one. Get ready New York.

And if you see a swarm of Californians rolling deep in birkenstocks and t-shirts… try not to laugh.

Finally! Ski Tahoe is Here

We’re still recovering from the tragic failure that was last year’s Tahoe ski season. While it was fun skiing over patches of grass and rocks, we’re really hoping Mother Nature gets her act together this winter. With fingers crossed, we’re stoked to unveil our 2014 Ski Tahoe T-Shirt. New original design, limited release, get ‘em while you can.


And for the girls, introducing our new fave jacket, now in a winter-ready jacket.


Wow, those sold fast… An ultra rare rerelease of our Heritage Jacket. Only ten more and a few hours left to snag one at an early bird price.




Clark & Madison Pop-Up

Clark & Madison

Our friends at Clark & Madison make absurdly nice leather goods… the kind of wallets and bags that you’ll pass down for 5 generations and they’ll only look cooler with age. Sure, they make fancy stuff, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to get down with us t-shirt folk. We invited them to the Workshop for some pop-up shop fun and great beers. Go check out their site for some leather goods porn, and maybe even take a peep at some of the naked photos on their blog. Trust us, these guys can make anything classy.

2 naked chicks

As far as Marine Layer goes, we’re still trying to make the perfect infinity scarf that will hang around for 5 generations. Suppose we’ll have to keep hanging out with Clark & Madison until we get the recipe right. Plus, we like anyone who can do a backflip off our office stairs… Come back anytime, guys.





When in doubt, go west. Most of us did and we think things turned out pretty great. Check out these tunes that are coming out of the great cities west of the Mississippi.


  1. The Growlers – Humdrum Blues
  2. Avi Buffalo – What’s In It For?
  3. Cathedral Pearls – Songbird’s Tunes
  4. The Decemberists – Calamity Song
  5. Allah-Las – Catamaran
  6. Norfolk & Western – Hiding Home
  7. Pickwick – Hacienda Motel
  8. Cathedral Pearls – Give Lend Share
  9. Max Frost – White Lies
  10. Gospel Claws – I Move Around
  11. Horse Thief – Holding On
  12. Wild Child – Pillow Talk

Mixtape changes (almost) every week. Follow marinelayershirts on Spotify to access all playlists.

Archives Project: Best Jacket Ever

We’re busting open the archives vault to re-launch some of last winter’s favorites. If enough of you are on board, we’ll make it. It’s that simple.




Say hey! to our new custom crash pad

We’ve said it before, the city of Portland is potentially cooler than SF. While we’ll always stand by our hometown, lately PDX has been looking prettaay, prettaay, prettaay, pretty good. Larry David, anyone?

We have two stores in town, and have flown in for enough company parties to keep the city’s hotel industry afloat.

To save some travel funds and to give the Ace a break, we’ve put our design team to work on our very own Airbnb crash pad. With a little help from our friends, including Pendleton, WILL Leather Goods, Lather and Union Wine Co., the 3rd floor of our NW 23rd store is now completely decked out and ready for check-in.




The best part is, you can keep the bed warm when we’re not in town! Imagine sleeping in a Marine Layer store, except with a bed and shower, and without all of the hipsters coming in and out of the dressing room. The loft will feature:

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Pop on over to our Airbnb page for more details on how you can enjoy eating all our candy and playing a rousing game of Jenga in our rad new loft.

American Made Sweaters + A Party!

We thought you’d appreciate a little fall sweater action to perk up your morning. ML has teamed up with the last domestic sweater mill to bring you a new round of crazy cozy outer layers.



And in completely unrelated news… Into retro ski movies? Stop by the Workshop this Thursday night where we’ll be hanging out with our friends from TREW and Liftopia to Pray for Snow. For those of you not in the area, we don’t mean to be exclusive… so hey, if you want to fly in for it we’ll make it worth your while. Hopefully the Snow Gods love free booze, awesome ski gear and sweet lift deals.