The perfect Breton Top
The simple Breton top has become a perennial essential for any wardrobe; with a nonchalant, nautical air that adds cool Gallic style to any look.
How to wear:
Traditionally designed with a loose fit, dropped shoulders, wide neck and an almost boxy shape, the Breton top – also known as a marinière – has an understated, almost androgynous feel; perfect for dressed-down summer days.
Originally worn by French fishermen and seaman – it was said that the stripe improved the chance of locating a man who had fallen into the sea – the lightweight cotton tops inspired Coco Chanel during a trip to the French Riviera. Creating her own version, Chanel instigated a classic, championed by style icons from Jean Seberg to Kate Moss.
Lightweight Breton Top - Navy with White stripe
With a traditional looser, boxy fit; this Breton shirt with ¾ length sleeves is made from high-quality lightweight 100% cotton. The round-necked shirt features Armor Lux brand label on the left hand sleeve. Also available in white with navy stripe and red with cream stripe.
BRAND: French brand Armor Lux, founded in 1938, is the specialist in traditional garments inspired by the colours of the sea and Brittany’s marine industry. Committed to sustainable development and fair-trade, the brand is globally renowned for high quality, timeless Breton classics.
CARE: 40 degree machine wash
SIZE ADVICE: As a guide, sizes convert to UK standard sizing as follows: 1 - 10, 2 - 12, 3 - 14, 4 - 16.