BRETON STRIPE TOPS

BRETON STRIPE TOPS

The Breton stripe is one of the most classic pieces to have in a wardrobe, along with a white tee.

They can do no wrong in a wardrobe, are ageless and never go out of style. The only thing is deciding on what type of stripe.breton stripe top

I spent a very very long time drawing and measuring stripes. I wanted to make sure that I absolutely loved it as I adore Breton stripe tops, but I definitely prefer some over others.

The Breton stripe originated in 1858 as part of the uniform for French navy seamen in Northern France (Brittany, hence Breton/Bretagne).

A true Breton should have 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon’s victories, but I ignored that as I don’t like rules….

BRETON STRIPE TOPSMine is made from 60% organic cotton and 40% modal to add a bit of extra softness. Knitted for me in an Indian cotton mill and made into a 3/4 sleeve and angel sleeve t-shirt.

I hope you love them.

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