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 to identify your best fit.
Like all Saint James fabrics, our hospitality industry-endorsed light cotton is engineered to stand the test of time and countless cold washes.
For a more substantial, textured, authentic weight and similar outstanding quality, choose MERIDAME (women fit) or MERIDIEN MODERNE (men 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 particular 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 and fishermen and the boating community brought it on board, and it wasn’t long before it became a fashion must-have picked up by creatives and intellectuals (think Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso). Since then, celebrities and fashion designers have turned it into a symbol of vintage French fashion – universal and timeless.
100% lightweight cotton jersey.
Machine wash. Do not tumble dry.
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Made in France
Saint James is the Normandy-based purveyor of the original Breton Striped Shirt. This item is produced in its employee-owned atelier in France, where only the finest ingredients are sourced for pieces that last decades and using panels of fabric for minimal waste. Learn more about our heritage and production methods in the "Since 1889" section.
Top Drawer Quality!
One can purchase a look-alike from one's local stores; the fit, quality of construction of the real product is hands above the look-alike! I'm purchasing a couple more of the shirts in different models!
Finally Found What I Was Looking For!
I visited many stores and websites in search of a quality, light weight, boatneck Breton shirt in a variety of colors and only Saint James offered what I was looking for. The medium size fit perfect, however because I do not always manage my laundry I ended up purchasing large to avoid dryer shrinkage issues. I’m 5’11”, 160lb, waist 32”.
The fit and feel were great. The sleeves are hemmed and not cuffed, which allowed me to roll them up nicely when I wore the shirt on an outing when the day was was warmer than I expected.