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Men who've famously favoured the breton stripe top include Andy Warhol, Jean-Paul Gaultier, James Dean and Kurt Cobain. Wear your Breton stripes with high waisted wide leg trousers (Heydaydo good ones!) for a 1930s style, or capri pants and ballet pumps for 50s / 60s look à la Audrey...

to wear Breton stripes – not because the French wanted their mariners to be super fashionable – but because the stripes made the sailors easier to spot in the ocean should they fall overboard. Bottom line: if you're going on a cruise, you might want to throw some Breton stripe pieces in the...

The vertical stripe has been neglected as of late – what with everyone fussing over the breton stripe. So it's nice to see some designers bringing a Voodoo Child style slight return to the vertical stripe shirt, even if everyone's still in love with the Breton. This one from Penny Stock is...

We've cast our net far and wide and realized that the quintessential nautical style staple is breton stripes. These horizontal stripes originated in the French region of Brittany in 1858 as the standard shirt uniform for the French Navy. Eventually, the graphic print, traditionally in navy...

It seems that stripes will forever be in fashion. They sneak their way back in to our wardrobes most usually nautically in the form of Breton striped tees, destined to be worn with high waisted trousers once more. So there was no surprise when the spring/summer 2011 shows came rife with a...

Well now you can as an adult thanks to this Vivienne Westwood x Lee Breton Stripe T Shirt! Featuring a trade mark Vivienne Westwood slim fit style this stylish Tee also boasts a ribbed crew neck, Breton stripe pattern with embroidered orb logo to chest, contrast stitching and a logo tag...

Crew Grace Kelly Jean Seberg Via Tumblr Jane Birkin Alexa Chung Zoom Did you know that the original breton striped shirt came with 21 stripes on it? Me neither. Each stripe functioned as a numerical totem that tallied Napoleon's militant victories. It was not until 1917,...

Coach has teamed up with the classic French brand Saint James to bring the famous Breton Stripe to your daily life through bags, shirts, bikinis and more. Yes, there is a bikini. Watch me as I do a little dance around the office. My Coach obsession can now fill every corner of my wardrobe....

A good Breton stripe top is one stylish piece that I'll never fall out of love with and as for block heels...well that's a crush that's getting stronger as I type. Just because I already own more than one but less than five striped tops doesn't mean to say I don't have my eye on more....

What makes these boots my new favourites has to be the style – I love the studs, they are seriously comfortable, and every time I wear them I can't believe they are only £35 – serious bargain! Do you love autumnal layering? And are you a fan of Breton stripes? My Style: Dorothy Perkins...