B is for Breton..


If all the cover stories are to be believed, stripes are going to be the big thing this summer.  It’s quite refreshing after the years they’ve spent in the fashion wilderness, rejected for allegedly making all who wear them immediately 2 stone heavier.  But now loose clothing and comfort are the holy grails of choice, stripes have been welcomed back to the fold with open arms.  Hurrah! But top of my list for and ripe purchase is not for me – but for The Husband – I love the thought of a man in a Breton top, with faded jean, a loose navy cotton jacket and a pair of dark shades..


Not that it’s a new idea..Picasso’s top of choice..



A rather young Mick Jagger..


James Dean – added for beauty – could’ve done without the collar..



Goes to show –  sometimes the old ideas are the best…

Laters, Kate x


  1. MELewis

    Love stripes. Always have and always will. In France, le look ‘marin’ is ‘indémodable’, for both men and women – extra kilos be damned!

  2. necessities123editor

    I love the good old mariniere… J.-P. Gaultier “eternalized” la mariniere in numerous styles! Adorable. For me, it’s always “in” blue and white with red glasses and scarf / cheche or white and navy with red accents… in cotton or wool, with short or long sleeves, with or without buttons… I think I need a croissant…