Head Over Heels For: The Breton Shirt

Always fans of casual French style that still looks chic, we fell pretty hard for Erin’s French Mariner shirt, as she called it, when she wore it the other day (and again today). Also known as a Breton shirt, these classic boatneck-collared, striped shirts were made part of the French seaman’s uniform list in 1858. It has been mariners wore this style because the stripes made it easier to find a man who had fallen into the sea. We hope we don’t end up treading water in the Atlantic any time soon, but we’ll be pulling on one of the five sailor-style shirts below just in case.

Mariniere With Boat Neck, $85, Petit Bateau
Lightweight Wide-Neck Tees, $15, Old Navy
Original Breton Shirt, £25.95, Breton: The Original Breton Shirt Company
Naval II T-Shirt, $115, Saint James
Minquiers Breton Sailor Shirt $42.00, Brittany Boutique