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Sailormade

Everybody has  a signature item or two, for me it is my carribean hook bracelet that I have worn for years.  I like to pick up pieces that remind me of places or that evoke a certain mindset.  So it was no surprise that when I came across Sailormade bracelets I was instantly smitten.  Like my carribean hook bracelet I can't imagine ever taking these off because they exude that coastal lifestyle that we are all about here at sealaura.
Endeavor Bracelet
One of the reasons I love my carribean hook bracelet is because there is a story behind it so I thought I would find out the story behind Sailormade Bracelets and had the pleasure of interviewing James Ashton, one of the creators of this nautical brand.

How did Sailormade originate?
My business partner Carla and I worked together and one weekend in Nantucket discovered the brummel hardware and decided it would make a really cool clasp for a rope bracelet.  We worked with a designer friend and refined it and decided to go for it in selling into stores. Sailormade was born. We are now sold in over 70 stores worldwide.  We launched Sailormade on the side during the Summer of 2011 selling into a couple of stores and when it took off we decided to go for it.

What aspect of your sealife serves as inspiration?
Whenever I step aboard a sailboat I find inspiration in the beauty and simplicity of marine hardware and materials.  I'm a lifelong sailor so it's my favorite thing to do!

What is your favorite beach?   
The beaches out in the Hamptons, south shore of Long Island are amazing. 

D-Shackle webbing belt

Which piece of your collection are you obsessed with right now?
The d-shackle webbing belt !

Atlantic of Pacific?
Atlantic.  I lived a lifelong dream by sailing from Antigua to England on a sailboat back in 2007.  An amazing experience!   
Chilmark

What pieces do you love to pair together?
For women, I love the Camden Coil which is a navy camden wrap with a red camden single. Also, the new Chilmark works to be paired with our leather Endeavour.   
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 I would love to stack a few of these beauties myself.  And I think I found a little something for the sailor in my life. Can I just say, their lookbook is to die-for and suddenly I think I need to make it over to the Atlantic and do a little sailing.  Maybe next summer...
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6 comments

Cloudia said...

I have my keys on a French stainless steel boating clasp I bought at the Miami boat show in 1986. . . . been through 2 boats since then (living on one for 20 years!)

I'll keep the jewelry and give up the bilge smell LOL




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cindy whitehead said...

OK you knew this was so me didn't you?? I gotta have one of these for the "arm party"!! I hope you got one too - I think it's so you! xooxo

Odyssey Home said...

Very cool items. Sailormade seriously needs to market these in the VI/BVI. They would fly out the doors of some of the boutiques on St. John, St. Thomas and Tortola.

paisleysummer said...

I love the bracelets. So reminds me of my sailing days x

Kate said...

Sailor bracelets are the perfect nautical accessory!

Mike said...

I love asking people the story behind why they wear the bracelet they do.