Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Style Steals: 6 Breton stripe shirts for $75 or Less

Some sartorial pieces never go out of style. Take the classic Breton striped shirt. Developed in 1858 as the uniform for the French navy, the Breton, named after the northwest city of Brittany where the country’s seamen were based, was designed to help find sailors who’d fallen overboard. It features 21 stripes—one for each of Napoleon’s victories against the British. Legendary designer Coco Chanel loved the look so much that she incorporated the Breton into her 1917 nautical collection and, over time, inspired legions of famous stars to sport the stripes, including Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Kate Moss, and Alexa Chung. Here, we round up 6 stylish Breton shirts at $75 or less that can fit seamlessly into your Labor Day weekend wardrobe and beyond. Click on the gallery above to see our striped picks.

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