Traditionally, blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, inspiration and sensitivity.
It’s also thought to represent introspective journeys and wisdom. Blue stands for serenity and is considered the colour of stability. It’s of equal appeal to both men and women and can evoke a sense of trust and dependence in others.
Red, on the other hand, is symbolic of passion and fire, desire, romance, joy, strength and leadership. Studies have shown that on seeing red, our heartrates increase and it can also stimulate our sense of smell and taste, making us more sensitive to our environments. Red is invigorating and stimulating, never boring!
Breton shirts in blue and red
Our Breton shirts come in a various guises of blue and red, so depending on what mood you’re in - or whether you feel more aligned to the sensuality and fieriness of red or the cool, dreaminess of something blue - you can pick a shirt to reflect how you’re feeling.
Let’s take a closer look and see if that helps you decide which shade of Breton is for you…
This stand-out red stripe is a perfect match for any hedonistic soul looking for good times and the thrill of the chase.
This tough, hard-wearing, short-sleeved design looks perfect with boyfriend jeans and a blazer, adding a little edge to a staple look in any wardrobe. On the other hand, you can team it under a floaty, spaghetti strap dress and it’ll instantly add a fierce layer to your otherwise romantic style.
This is a gorgeous take on the classic stripe, the slightly wider white stripe around the neckline and lighter shade of blue makes this design an absolute ‘must-have’ for any artistic creature who likes to look up and drift off with the clouds.
Named after Picasso for its resemblance to the shirt worn by the artist back in the 1960s, this is a flattering style for all body shapes and a definitely the go-to for when you’re feeling blue.
Now for those who are undecided between the blue and red Breton, have you considered moving away from the obvious and testing the water with our Breton Vert?
Exactly the same design as the classic Breton, only this time, the green stripe conjures feelings of nature, earth, harmony and life.
It pairs beautifully with black and navy, making it a great, versatile addition to your wardrobe. It's also a lovely option for anyone wanting a mature take on a signature Breton look - the super stylish chino and white trainer combo.
Perhaps the only thing to do is to take a Breton shirt in each colour…creative creature, fun-loving or nature lover, there’s one for every mood - and for everyone!
Until next time, you stylish folks...