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October 2, 2014
Sueded Jersey for the Gals


The design team is on a roll creating one new fabric after the next. This week we’re introducing our sueded jersey, staggeringly soft while maintaining structure. Think flan, but for your body… hmmm, did we lose you there? Anyway, what we’re trying to say is, this shirt maintains a slim appearance without clinging to you, making it the perfect choice for mornings when you double down on chocolate croissants – we’ve been there.

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Another bonus, sueded jersey can be washed and dried on regular cycles. Of course, the longer you lay off the high heat, the longer this piece will last.  We have the women’s sueded jersey tees in stock now and men’s on the way. Sorry guys, just like mama taught us, ladies first.

September 25, 2014
Introducing Cloud Sherpa


Our sorceresses earned their keep this month with the addition of our new cloud-like, fleecy fabric. The face of the fabric is subtly heathered, while the inside is suuuper plush and fleecy. How do they do it? We may never know. But as experts on absurdly soft stuff, we advise you to add this to your ML collection.

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This week we’re featuring cloud sherpa hi-low crew necks for women, but there’s no need for the guys to get jealous… We have men’s styles made out of the same magical stuff. Shop the collection here >

September 23, 2014
#mixtapemonday


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Weekends are too short and the weather has been too good… This week we’re channeling a beautiful afternoon spent road tripping to Big Sur (or anywhere nostalgic that doesn’t involve a desk). Chill tunes and comfortable clothes? Check.

Playlist (embedded Spotify playlist at the bottom left of page)

  1.  The Dig – I Already Forgot Everything You Said
  2. Jim James – Dear One
  3. Lord Huron – We Went Wild
  4. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Cecilia and the Satellite
  5. The Knocks, Powers – Classic
  6. Gardens & Villas – Chrysanthemums
  7. Damien Jurado – Working Titles
  8. astronomyy – Nothin On My Mind
  9. Basement Jaxx – Never Say Never
  10. Rhye – Open
  11. Nihils – Help Our Souls
  12. Caveman – Where’s the Time
  13. Júníus Meyvant – Color Decay
  14. Dan Auerbach – When the Night Comes
  15. Chris and Thomas – Broken Chair

*Mixtape changes (almost) every week, follow marinelayershirts on Spotify to access all past playlists

September 17, 2014
We’re “Running” the “Corporate” Challenge


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We’re not trying to be the best at exercising, but we’re all about supporting a good cause and having some fun. This year we’re running in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge supporting Year Up, a foundation that helps low income young adults launch their careers. The 3.35-mile race will also be an opportunity to curb some desk- to-desk competition and call attention to the white man-thigh epidemic going around our office.

Note: You can help support – 10% of today’s proceeds go to Year Up.

September 9, 2014
The Last American Sweaters


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We’re gonna get the bad news out of the way. First, only five percent of Americans wear clothes made in the USA. Second, there is only one remaining sweater mill in America.

Sorry, that was out of character… on to the good news. In an effort to keep with our Made in California (by adults) mission, we are working closely with the last standing sweater mill in the US-o-A to produce super soft, classic sweaters for fall.

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Mike and Jess tested the first round out last weekend on a cool, old property in Sebastopol. We think they look pretty damn good for a couple of farmers. 

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Stay tuned, we’ve got more up our woolen sleeves…

September 8, 2014
#mixtapemonday


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August 27, 2014
Archives Project


Huzzah, we’ve managed to stay in business for five years… Instead of celebrating with snap bracelets and tacos, we’re launching the Archives Project. While being a small-batch clothing company has its perks like always launching new products, things sell out quickly and we get lots of requests to bring back some of the O.G.s. Well, we took note. Here’s another chance at finding that perfect shirt. You can thank us later.

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It’s simple – We open the vault and bring back a favorite design, you place your pre-order. Want the shirt? Share with friends. Production starts when the archive reaches its goal in time. Desperate to get your hands on a specific design you saw? Email us at archives@marinelayer.com and we’ll consider it!

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For our first archive, we’re bringing back a tried and true (and timely) favorite, our Fleet Week shirt from 2010. It features a vintage-inspired design with the Blue Angels, G.G. Bridge and a cool war ship… the only thing missing is a rooftop party. Want to wear this throwback tee while enjoying the best weekend of the year? Pre-order here and spread the word. Expected ship date is Oct 2, 2014.  Get involved…

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August 20, 2014
Venice Spotlight


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Ever since our first (read: 12) Braveheart(s) at Tasting Kitchen, we wanted to land a spot on Abbot Kinney. So, when we nabbed a spot in an old auto repair shop, we were pumped to exist in the midst of so many good-looking, toned people with impossibly well put together wardrobes– here’s to hoping summa that rubs off on us.

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Even the mannequins are effortlessly cool…

Come in, sit down, and make yourself comfortable at our semi-functional table made of a defunct bowling ball return. Things the “table” can hold – pocket change, spilled coffee, and…spare balls.

A good reason to have disability insurance….our photog Kirby goes to great lengths to capture a flawless shot. Here she is precariously balancing on a tripod in the middle of a public street. The result? Perfection:

August 13, 2014
Adventure with Weekend Sherpa


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This summer, we’re partnering with Weekend Sherpa for their 2014 Adventure Challenge. It’s easy to win; just go outside for a bit. Kidding… follow the simple steps outlined here so you can win a goodie bag that includes a custom WS t-shirt made by us. Now that’s a prize!

And not only that, one lucky guy or gal will be chosen at random to win a trip for two to Mexico – thank you, Alaska Airlines.  The challenge ends on September 14th, so enter here, or keep reading below for our must-do Weekend Sherpa adventures.

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Weekend Sherpa’s “Battery Charger” takes you on a tour of Baker Beach, the Batteries, and the Bluff’s Trail for views of the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands… ladies, pack our Jogger Pants for cooler, early morning hikes.

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What better way to enjoy summer than to sleep in the great outdoors? And, “Yes, Sur!” WS suggests you ditch the expensive Big Sur lodging and camp at Kirk Creek. Nerd Alert: Grab one of these and have your portrait taken on the Bixby.

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Cold water and shrinkage be damned, we love the tiny town of Bolinas and WS’s “Go Your Own Way” beach day. Nudey laws apply so don’t forget your Board Shorts.

August 5, 2014
Walking shorts + Flamingos on our wovens


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