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Cowes Week 2017

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Cowes Week this year is celebrated 29th July – 5th August and is held on the Solent (water between Isle of Wight and Southern England). It is attended by Thousands of people, with over 40 races a day and up to 1000 boats! It is by far the largest sailing regatta in the world! HistoryCowes Week began in 1826 when the Royal Yacht Club organised yacht races for a Gold Cup with a value of £100! In the first race, there were 7 entrants (all paying a £2 fee to enter!) and the winner was ‘Arrow’ and Joseph Weld Esq....

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5 Trendy Ways to Wear a Breton Shirt this Summer!

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The Breton shirt is the iconic fashion symbol with its history steeped in its nautical pedigree but also reminding us of Parisian chic and Hollywood glamour.  The original design featured 21 stripes, each representing one of Napoleon’s victories but more commonly you are more likely to recognise the style of shirt worn by famous historical figures like Bridget Bardot, James Dean or Pablo Picasso. With the summer approaching and our minds turning to vacations at home or abroad, we thought we would share our ideas of how to wear your Breton shirt.  Here are 5 ideas of how you can...

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An Interview with The Original Breton Shirt Company’s Director, Rachel Walker

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Eleanor O’Neill from STUDY 34 interviews our Director, Rachel Walker about all things Breton! EON: What are the essential pieces that make up your wardrobe? I suspect a Breton stripe is in there… RW: I think the Breton stripe is an iconic piece. It really doesn’t matter how old you are (our customers are so varied, they go from 18 to 75), the Breton stripe is a classic and it’s been in everybody’s wardrobe for years. It’s dead boring but of course jeans are another essential. I just think a pair of jeans goes with everything and anything. My thing is...

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How to wear stripes

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If you’ve been an avid reader of our blogs so far, you’ll know that stripes in the world of fashion are pretty much firm favourites. From Coco Chanel’s first naval inspired line, all the way to present day where huge names like Tommy Hilfiger and Howell & Palmer are designing entire lines around them, it’s incredible to see just how much of a staple stripes are in so many wardrobes, and just how versatile they really are…SO, to prove their versatility, we have dedicated this blog to listing the many ways we can wear and look amazing in our Breton...

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Stripes at London Fashion Week 2016

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Good news everyone… Spring/Summer ’17 looks like a striped one! Or that’s what it seems looking at this week’s London Fashion Week line up. Over the last week The Original Breton Shirt Company have been following the designers and shows at the legendary annual event in eager anticipation that we will see the favourite striped style we love so much… and the designers didn’t disappoint! Here are 3 of our favourites: Eudon Choi Korean born, Choi originally started out as a menswear designer before setting his sights for London, and womenswear.Choi’s experience in menswear has enabled him to merge the...

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