On March 27, 1958, France passed the Bretton Stripe Shirt Act, which made blue and white striped knitted shirts part of the French sailor's uniform. It is believed that striped shirts help to find sailors who fall off the boat.
Later, the Striped Shirt became the standard not only for the French Navy and fishing fleet, but also for other navies around the world. It became fashionable a century later.
The classic Bretton blue and white stripes are the symbol of the sailor, and the collar is also a prominent symbol of the French sailor's shirt. The collar's wonderful use is that it can quickly take off clothes after falling into the water, and won't jam the neck. It is the inherent safety attribute of the sailor's self-rescue.
Really good quality
Nice product - we’ll made and good quality. Outstanding fabric on this Breton stripe! Sizes run a bit small, so size one up (maybe even two), to correspond with EU sizes.
Ordered this shirt (and 2 others) online. The feel of this shirt is very good, very good quality with the fabric. This will not be my last item from these guys. Over all very pleased!