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Aromas of bacon chowder seeped through the door of Ed’s Chowder House, a rather appropriate venue for Nautica’s Fall 2012 Presentation. The collection was nothing of the unexpected: navy wool toggle coats, cozy cream cable knit sweaters, corduroys in warm, fall shades, and Sperry boat shoes were present on every model. There were, however, a few interesting twists – a stunning ivory blazer and a striking orange-red wool blazer – that would be welcome alternatives to the myriad of black and navy that is a constant for fall. That being said, consistency is key to maintaining the brand’s aesthetic and consumer, which this collection duly pulled off!