Sailor at heart

Both my father and grandfather (his father) were accomplished sailors. Grandfather was a captain of a cargo ship during Second World War and they have been in many places! 
 I was always very interested in military history and I've read a lot! :) The shirt I'm wearing is Sailor's Telnyashka. Read on to find out a little about it and to see more photos! ;)
telnyashka (Russian: тельня́шка) is a dark color and white striped, sleeveless or not, undershirt, which is an iconic uniform of the Russian Navy the Russian Airborne Troops (VDV) and the Russian Naval Infantry (Marines) initially worn by Soviet predecessors of these troops. It has been a symbol of great military pride for those who wear it gradually becoming a broader symbol of masculinity and self-confidence.
The tradition of Russian/Soviet ground troops wearing a naval uniform comes from Soviet Navy sailors who fought on the ground while under siege during World War 2. It is exemplified by the famed Soviet sniper Vassili Zatsev. He was a petty officer in the Soviet Pacific Fleet, who volunteered for army duty, but, despite transfer, he refused to give up his Navy telnyashka because of the pride it engendered. (Info:Wikipedia) 
 By the way it's just happened to be a Veteran's Day and right after Remembrance Day in Britain! 

   Shirt: Russian Telnyashka Men's XS
   (Find this one and more here!) 
   Scarf: Russian Shawl (Find Original here).
   Jeans: American Eagle
   Booties: Sam Edelman (Find Original here
  Bag: Badgley Mischka (Century21)
  Jacket: Moda International ( VS) 
  Check out how I wore it before here and here).
  Rings and Push Pin: Vintage.       
  Watch: MK (Gifted)




  1. these nautical stripes are so cute :)


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