In heavy cotton jersey, this essential basic, almost a sweatshirt, is proud of its authenticity and reinvents itself from year to year in the season's colors. Its straight shape makes it suitable for men and women alike.
Please note: the sizing of this unisex item is based on men's sizes. Refer to the sizing guide above to find your best fit.
Measurements for size Medium : total length is 27.7' / 70.5cm, half bust girth: 19' / 48cm, sleeve length: 26' / 66cm.
For a more fitted shape at the waist, MERIDAME II is our best-selling women's shirt in the same sturdy carded cotton.
Choose our best-selling MINQUIERS MODERNE (unisex fit) or MINQUIDAME (women fit) for a more lightweight, soft layering piece. Like all Saint James fabrics, our hospitality industry-endorsed light cotton is engineered to stand the test of time and countless cold washes.
100% carded cotton. Heavyweight 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.
Good for the Shoulder Season
This heavier fabric works quite well during the late Winter and early Spring months. In Winter, I wear an inner layer of 100% Cashmere ( from a thrift shop, then a light St. James striped shirt, topped off with a heavy cotton 1/4 zippered pullover. As Winter loses out to Spring, I adapt daily, and gradually, by changing the mix, until it feels right, in terms of a just-right balance of warmth and lightness and comfort for my (still) active chore routine. The heavy fabric takes over from the wool and eventually becomes the undershirt, with a light cotton overshirt, as Summer begins to dominate in mid-May. Overall, the heavier cotton layers act as a good transition from the insulation of wool to part of a more versatile cooling upper body layering combination. Very adaptable in the Maritime climate of the mountains of the Eastern mountains of Northern New England, USA.
Most comfortable jerseys! Best quality cotton.
I bought five Meridien shirts for Christmas presents for five rather different individuals. Four of the recipients were thrilled with their gift; the fifth ( my grandson , aged four months) was the only person who seemed indifferent.