Spring has Sprung: Our Five Favourite Bretons

At long last, spring has sprung! The daylight hours are getting longer and the weather is finally warmer, so it’s time to shake off your bulky winter coat and meet spring head on. And what better way to enjoy the new season than in your favourite Breton-striped top?

Lightweight, soft and – most importantly – stylish, a Breton tee is the perfect uniform for the sunshine-filled spring days that await. Enjoy the weather with these five Breton shirts we’re happy to call our favourites. We hope you’ll come to love them too!

Le T-Shirt

Kicking off this list is one of the most recognisable short-sleeved Bretons at the Breton Shirt Company: Le T-Shirt.

This shirt takes all your favourite parts about the original long-sleeved Breton – including the iconic navy stripes, the pure ultrasoft cotton and the French chic style – and gives it a warm weather makeover. The Le T-Shirt is hands down our top pick for soaking up sun rays and hitting the parks to savour the fresh air.

T-Shirt Navy avec Poche

...but wait! The short-sleeved Breton striped fun doesn’t end with the Le T-shirt. You’ll be chuffed to know there’s a version of the fun, spring-ready Le T-Shirt that combines style with practicality: the T-Shirt Navy avec Poche.

The namesake pocket of this Breton shirt is the perfect touch to a shirt that already has a special place in our hearts. Tuck your car keys into this pocket, or some pens, or a love letter – or nothing at all. It’s all up to you how you work the magic of your T-Shirt avec Poche.

The Breton V Tee

For a Breton top that was just made for warm weather, look no further than the Breton V Tee. The look and feel of this top instantly recall the sunny, salt-tinged docks where French sailors and fishermen go to play.

The flattering V-shaped neckline, crisp royal blue stripes and lightweight drape of this Breton top also make this an excellent choice for all your spring outings.

Mariniere Naval Femme

This one’s for the ladies and whoever else enjoys a shirt with a flatteringly feminine fit.

The Mariniere Naval Femme is cut in all the right places, with a gorgeous square neck, ¾ sleeves and a classic square cut to complement your figure and help you beat the heat (here's hoping we get some nice weather this spring!) all at the same time. The dark navy and white stripes, though, help keep this Breton tee firmly rooted in tradition.

The Breton Vert

This last one on our list is a bit of an outlier. Notice the sleeves? It’s hard not to.

Well, we love the Breton Vert because it’s perfect for those unpredictably nippy spring days without being too heavy and suffocating. Plus there’s something about this shirt that’s very ‘spring’ to us. Perhaps it’s the green colour of the stripes, which brings to mind the colour of leaves growing anew on once-bare trees.

We hope you’re just as charmed by these Breton tops as we are! Before you go, don’t forget to check out the rest of the Breton striped shirts available on our website, including other short-sleeved tees perfect for spring and beyond.

Until next time…