Breton Stripes

On Friday night, I met an old school friend for drinks and a catch up. She always looks amazing and has a casual style that always looks cool but still chic. On Friday she was wearing a Breton t shirt with skinny jeans and Killer Isabel Marant style shoe boots and looked, as always, great .

Breton stripes are a brilliant staple that we all seem to have in our wardrobe, a timeless classic that says Summer like nothing else does. Coco Chanel was one of the first designers to recognise it’s freshness and association with the coast when she featured Breton stripes in her Nautical Collection in 1917 and we’ve been wearing them ever since.

Coco Chanel


Andy Warhol

Brigitte Bardot

Audrey Hepburn

Jean Paul Gaultier

Alexa Chung

Classic Breton wearers, one and all!

If you fancy bagging yourself an authentic Breton T-shirt like those originals worn by sailors on the Brittany Coast, take a look here.


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