Minquiers Moderne, Saint James


In Stock



Light and versatile, the Breton striped shirt or marinière MINQUIERS MODERNE embodies a French state of mind.

Its masculine straight fit around the waist and down the hips with full-length sleeves make it suitable for both men and women looking for a boyfriend fit. Please refer to the sizing guide to identify your best fit.

Fashion tip: when wearing their beloved MINQUIERS MODERNE, many women like to roll up their sleeves as they are longer than average. Perfect to bring in some French girl effortless style!

For a more substantial, textured, authentic weight and similar outstanding quality, choose MERIDAME (women fit) or MERIDIEN MODERNE (men fit).

Measurements for size Medium : total length is 69cm, half bust girth: 48cm, sleeve length: 66cm.

Straight shape.

100% lightweight cotton jersey.

Made in Saint-James, Normandy, France.

A military ruling in 1858 introduced the striped tee to the official wardrobe of quartermasters and sailors in the French Navy with its particular characteristics: 21 white stripes measuring 20mm and 20 or 21 blue stripes measuring 10mm. The 20th century brought this nautical motif into the mainstream. Sailors in the Merchant Navy and fishermen and the boating community brought it on board, and it wasn't long before it became a fashion must-have picked up by creatives and intellectuals (think Coco Chanel, Pablo Picasso). Since then, celebrities and fashion designers have turned it into a symbol of vintage French fashion - universal and timeless.

100% lightweight cotton jersey.
Maintenance Tips
Machine wash. Do not tumble dry.