Light and versatile, the Breton striped shirt or marinière MINQUIERS MODERNE embodies a French state of mind.
Its masculine straight fit around the waist and down the hips with full length sleeves make it suitable for both men and women looking for a boyfriend fit. Please refer to the sizing guide above to identify your best fit.
Measurements for size Medium : total length is 27.25' / 69cm, half bust girth: 19' / 48cm, sleeve length: 26' / 66cm.
Made in Saint-James, Normandy, France.
A military ruling in 1858 introduced the striped tee to the official wardrobe of quartermasters and sailors in the French Navy with its very specific characteristics: 21 white stripes measuring 20mm and 20 or 21 blue stripes measuring 10mm. The 20th century brought this nautical motif into the mainstream. Sailors in the Merchant Navy as well as fishermen and the boating community brought it onboard and it wasn’t long before it became a fashion must-have picked up by creatives and intellectuals (think Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso). Ever since then, celebrities and fashion designers have turned it into a symbol of vintage French fashion – universal and timeless.
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100% lightweight cotton jersey.
Fabric is soft, the fit is trim for US fits but provides a nice slim/boxy drape if I size up. My chest is 41”. This shirt, I opted for XL, and after washing cold/low heat (st.james not recommended) the shirt fit like a slim/boxy L - which is looser and more casual for my taste.
Love the crew neck, material is light and it washed well. I just hang it to dry.
I have Saint James shirts in three different styles, and this one is my favorite. The shirt did not shrink after several washes (cold, no tumble dry); the cotton is very soft; the cut is beautiful, and the colors haven't faded after a year of wear.