| What I Wore | Breton Striped

Sometimes I think I should have been a zebra as I frequently seem to to sport stripes. That said, I am not much of a vegetarian, so I would be a heinous oddity of a zebra! I’m blabbing again aren’t I?

This is my newest set of stripes and it came into my possession as a gift from Hiro during the summer.

Breton shirt from Le Minor. Purse from COMME des GARCONS.
Bracelet is handmade. Sunglasses from Liberty.

This is a classic unisex breton shirt made in France by Le Minor, a nautical company based in Brittany.  The top is very comfortable and breathable and is 100% cotton.  Hiro bought this for me at Hexagone, a delightful little shop in Islington that everyone with a penchant for French things should check out: 

Interestingly, the breton shirt’s original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon’s Victories. It was introduced as the uniform for all French navy seamen in Brittany in 1858 and has since been reinterpreted many times; even Coco Chanel had a go and bought it up to date and closer to what we commonly see today.

Everything has a story – even ubiquitous stripes!

USEFUL LINKS | Hexagone Shop | 

Location: Porto