Breton shirts – can you name a more comfortable and chic wardrobe staple?! One of the reasons we love these timeless striped tops is they somehow look and feel better with every wash. How’s that for Breton magic?
To ensure your Breton shirt stays stylish and wearable for a long time, there are some things you should steer clear of doing. Here are some ‘wear and care’ tips so you can enjoy your Breton stripes for many years to come.
Don’t Ignore Care Instructions
You’ll want to pay extra attention to your Breton shirt’s care instructions to ensure your Breton keeps its shape, fit and colour over time.
Our Breton garments are made from 100% organic knitted cotton hand cut to size, meaning they’ll naturally tighten up over time. However, no shrinkage will occur so long as they’re machine washed at 30 degrees Celsius.
It’s recommended not to tumble dry your Breton shirt. If you need to revitalise your Breton garment, a quick steam iron will help bring it back to shape and size.
Don’t Exercise in Your Breton Top
We have to agree that our Breton shirts are so comfy they’ll have you wanting to leap for joy, but let that be the extent of the exercise you do in your Breton top.
That’s because while our Breton garments are soft and breathable, they’re not specifically designed for rigorous physical activities. They shouldn’t be worn to exercise, as the loose fit and delicate fabric might hinder your workout or even get caught in gym equipment. Yikes!
Don’t Do Housework in Your Breton Top
When it comes time to take care of the housework, consider swapping your Breton shirt for something else, to avoid any stains or wear and tear. Even when you’re just mopping and dusting, it’s best to play it safe and put your Breton garments to the side.
Avoid wearing your Breton shirt for other forms of manual labour as well, such as gardening or woodworking. And definitely keep your Breton shirt in your wardrobe when you're cooking, to avoid picking up unsightly food, grease or sauce stains.
Don’t Paint in Your Breton Shirt
While Breton shirts often go hand in hand with art – as the Breton Picasso and all its variants prove – it’s nevertheless advised not to wear them while working on an art project involving paints, dyes or other art supplies that can leave spills and stains that are hard to remove.
Don’t Lend Your Breton Top To Someone (Even if you Love them!)
It’s great to share clothing between friends and family, but it may be best to keep your Breton tops to yourself. Your friends and family might have different body types and sizes, as well as different lifestyles that might contribute to stretching, stains, tears and other damage to your Breton shirt.
To avoid this, don’t lend out your Breton shirt and instead direct your loved ones to where they can get their own addictively soft tops. Better yet, surprise them with a thoughtful Breton striped gift!
Until next time...