those of you who know me have probably heard that I'm leaving for paris next month, to study there till june. as someone who is obsessed with french chic, I know it would be a fatal mistake to go without a real proper breton. not that I don't own countless breton-like striped shirts and sweaters- so many it's ridiculous, but I'm lacking a "real deal", a heavy-cotton, heavy-duty fishing breton shirt; ohe of those they call "meridien."
I had my eyes on this GAP one for a while; the shape is surprisingly right and the material is thick as I wanted it to be, and quite cheap compared to other options, but it happened to be out of stock when I finally went to buy it. argh!
A.P.C. makes these wonderful -but overpriced- ones. oh, some day...
J.Crew sells this lovely one buy the quintessential french brand St James, at a more accessible $85.
|J.Crew Saint James, $85|
meanwhile; let's get some inspiration from the "forefathers":