Maritime Supply Co

VINCIT QUI SE VINCIT "He Conquers Who Conquers Himself" - Black Pocket T-Shirt



Part of our Conquer collection.

Our pocket tee features the Maritime Supply Co logo on the front pocket and a hand drawn illustration of a nautical scene on the back of the tee.

VINCIT QUI SE VINCIT, the Latin phrase that circles the illustration, translates to “He conquers who conquers himself.” The nautical scene depicts a sailor fending off a giant octopus with a harpoon as the octopus attacks the ship. In this example, the sailor has the strength and determination to defeat the octopus only because he has already proven his own worth and ability to himself by surviving a life on the sea this long.

A different iteration of the Latin phrase is “bis vincit qui se vincit,” which translates to “he (she) who prevails over himself (herself) is twice victorious.” This could be taken to mean that if you have successfully trained yourself to reject a fearful nature and instead go forward with goodwill and courage, then that is one major battle already won and you are much more likely to succeed in the next external conflict you face. Choose to see adversity as an opportunity to overcome!


  • Unisex relaxed fit
  • Made of 100% cotton
  • If you have questions about sizing, please check out the information on the FAQ page.

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Mary H.
United States United States
Soft! Great Quality!

First-time buyer. This shirt, and the company on the whole, way exceeded my expectations. I’m a huge fan of old-time graphics (block print, etchings, scrimshaw) and the design on the back of this shirt did not disappoint. I also loved the meaning behind it, that’s why I bought it for my 19yr. old son who is currently perusing his dream of becoming a Marine Mechanic. The attention to detail on this shirt, as well as the incredible attention payed to the packaging and “extras” that were included, completely rounded out my shopping experience. Although this was my first purchase from M.S.C. it will definitely not be my last!

Allie S.
United States United States
Adore this

I bought this as a gift for my boyfriend and he loves it!!! It’s true to size, so soft and washes well. WHAT ELSE DO YOU NEED!!!!! I love this shirt and company would recommend buying everything.

Maureen A.
United States United States
Gorgeous T-Shirt

Beautiful stuff. You will not be disappointed!