The Breton Stripe originated in 19th century Brittany, France as a naval military uniform. The stripes were to make it easy to spot a man overboard and each shirt had 21 stripes commemorating Napoleon's victories. When Coco Chanel based her 1917 collection on the then utilitarian print, the fashion world took notice. The Breton stripe surfaced in America in the 1950s and 1960s on artists and celebrities. Today it has become synonymous with classic sophistication making it the ideal print for the launch collection of our new heritage brand.
10 Iconoclasts who wore Breton stripes:
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