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 t-shirts help to find sailors who fall off the boat. The classic Bretton blue and white stripes symbolize 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. Later, the Striped T-Shirt became the standard for the French Navy and fishing fleet, and other navies worldwide. It became fashionable a century later.
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The shirt is great - it's everything I wanted actually. It looks exactly like a Breton shirt and is thick and feels like it's good quality. The fit is good, I think I ordered a small, and that's what I'm used to wearing. It's form-fitting without being too tight and isn't too long at the waist.
I've had multiple compliments from folks when wearing it. My only complaint (and it's not really a complaint) is that I ordered it one night, and a week or so went by and I hadn't heard anything. I reached out to customer service and they said shipping would be updated when it shipped. So if you're expecting next day delivery, not happening, but if you don't mind waiting, it's worth it.
I like the quality and colours of this shirt. I am scared to put it in the dryer though, because it's cut pretty small. If someone is looking for a heavy cotton shirt this is good, but it is vey boxy and masculine, so someone should be prepared for that.
I unloved the first 2 Bronson shirts I got, but the third one seems to be different. The size 36 is larger than the two size 36 shirts I bought before.
Brett Torrey H.
This is a robust piece of clothing. Absolute classic. It puts a bit of verve in any outfit I wear. Highly recommend it!
Great fit and cut
Super quality and style. Love it.
This is an attractive, nice quality shirt.
Finally ! A good fit since you produce size 46. Very nice quality. I purchased a Short Sleeve size 44....unfortunately, too small and will go to Good Will.
the cloth these shirts are made of ( i ordered two) is nice and thick, and a pleasant,
almost peachy color that contrasts nicely to the blue stripes. The fit is perfect, and
i know i will wear these for years. Thanks Bronson!
Great looking, high quality shirt. Excellent service and fast delivery for an overseas delivery. Would definitely order from Bronson again.
Classic shirt for a day at the Vinyard ♥️
Lots of compliments
Jean Luc C.
J’ai choisi XL, 170cm et 73kg, bien ajusté et flottant, c’est pas trop serrant, à l’aise, les manches sont un peu longue pour ma petite taille,.. la matière est agréable au toucher, la couleur blanche est ivoire, bel effet,..
I like the shirt very much , but I have ordered the French Naval shirt 3 times and still don't have a size that
I feel comfortable in. One I sent back ( to China ) for exchange of which the mailing cost was almost as much as the shirt. One I just gave away to a friend to avoid mailing cost ,and the most recent , although it is wearable , I am going to experiment with stretching the fabric to give me a greater feeling of fit .
i would love to exchange my shirts. They are too small. I tried to return them and needed to ship them to China. The cost to do that was twice as much as the products! They are still in the return packaging and if we can exchange them at your US facility, that would help a lot! Is this possible? I love the shirts but need the right size!
This shirt seems perfect. I haven’t washed it yet so we’ll see how it hold up but it’s as advertised thus far.
I bought the shirt for my husband in a large. The shirt runs very small so it ended up belonging to me. I love it. I wear it all the time I ordered an extra extra large for him and hopefully it will fit.
Fits well, feels good, and looks great!
I weigh 180 lbs and am 6 ft tall, the 44 is a perfect fit. I like the shirt so much that I ordered a second. The fabric itself is heavier than a standard t shirt, but thinner than a sweatshirt. Really great!
Beautifully crafted shirt. Material feels great. You can see the quality. My only criticism is that the sizes run small, so if you're from the US, unless you like your shirt super fitted and snug, order a size or two larger.
Well made, comfy, order one size up
I like it thank you
Fits great with the vest. At 175cm/5´9 height, it fits spot on. I would maybe size up on the next purchase, but no complaint here. The material is amazing, the white-beige stripes makes it look even better. Definitely my new favourite brand: quality, style, color and fit is spot on!
Really great quality especially for the price! I have similar shirts that have cost 3 or4 times what this did which aren't as well made or better material.
I love everything about this shirt! Excellent quality and a great value. Highly recommend.
By far the nicest version of a classic style. Mid weight cotton strong weave and details.
I previously purchased the wabash shirt in 40; by the measurements, i would be 38. The 40 fit snug but nice. So i bought this shirt (and another wabash) in 42. The difference is minimal but noticeable. My new favorite shirts by far. 5’8” 153-160 lbs.
Very well made garment.
Quite smart and well made!
This is the large and its WAY too tight. Do you furnish postage for exchange. Especially since I paid more than you have it on line.
Nice fit great shirt
There's a lot different French sailor shirts out there... This one is the best you can get!
I love the shirt,and when the 46 size is back in stock I will add a second to my collection.I can find no fault in the quality of the shirt.Love the colour of the stripes and the ivory background.It feels great.
I like this one a lot, fits me well, the color is more like very dark blue and milk white, which is cool.
Breton mariniere prewar dock style love it
iconic item perfect quality best assorted with sterkowski wool cap or Greek sailor or Wool Polish Legions Cap
Good quality, classic clobber !
I look very fly in this. 6 foot tall, 170 pounds. 44 fits me well.
great quality - runs small tho. I am 6'0" and 180 pounds and needed size 44
Just got this in today, I was nervous about the sizing. I am 6'0" and 180lbs and got a size 44, and you can see it fits pretty much perfect. Seems to be good quality, and sorta heavy. Very nice shirt for the price.
Got a 44 fits like a dream , quality all the way , I’ll be back
Had been looking for this style for a minute and finally found Bronson. I wore it 2 days in a row and kept getting subtle compliments so I know it's the right one! Great quality and authentic fit.
Amazing quality shirt. The hand feel is substantial and for the price, its simply unbeatable. If youre inbetween sizes i say size up. Im typically a size 40 and, while its still comfortable, perhaps a 42 would've been better.
All in all, i say this is the best workwear/vintage style brand out there right now
Well made, as advertised, feels great.
DOES BRONSON OFFER RETAIL OPPRTUNITIES FOR THEIR CLOTHING LINE IN THE STATES?
For many years I'd been seeking out exactly this shirt and have cycled through many "not quite" versions. This one finally hit all the marks - traditional thick stripes, rugged enough for a sailor, but comfortable enough for a landlubber, strong chance of attracting French tourists to engage in conversation. It's the perfect texture and thickness to be a comfortable layer for our unpredictable San Francisco weather. Great find, just became a staple, may order a backup.
Its more beige with blue stripes than white with blue stripes. Well made, very comfortable. Nice straight slimming cut. Definitely size up 1-2 sizes.
Nice fit not too large, good thick fabric, lovely cream color, not sure if it’s 100% cotton, no labels or info inside shirt.
This just feels well made and fits perfectly. I normally wear a medium but sized up to large and I’m glad I did. Wonderful fit!!
Made with a good-quality heavy material, possibly best suited for spring or fall rather than summer, when it might get a bit hot. Colors are harmonious.
I absolutely love this piece.
The history, the material, the fit are all quality.
Thanks to Bronson’s Breton Shirt, I now enjoy the carefree style of Pablo Picasso.
It fits well, I am ready to paint again.
I found the garment very well made, but it was a tight fit, my daughter took it...she's going to wear it with jeans when the weather is cooler.
Harlan John B.
Exceptional quality and fits true to size
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!