Trench Coat

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.

Style story:

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.

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