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STRIPES!

 

To the untrained eye, they are all the same but did you know that there are dozens of different types of stripes?

Dating back to the 1800’s, the first stripe is rumored to have been initially fashioned by the French navy in a specific northern-west region called ‘Brittany’. Seamen and sailors began adapting the stripes, noting that the distinctive block pattern of stripes on the French striped shirt made the crew easier to spot in the waves.

Taking the name from it’s origin, the “Breton Stripe” evolved. The Breton Stripe is the most recognizable and celebrated style stripe. Celebrities from Audrey Hepburn and James Dean, to Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso have famously sported the Breton Stripe Shirt.

Did we mention it is also a Nautica signature ?

Today, we recognize the Breton Stripe for all of the years it has made us look effortlessly chic.

Check out some of our favorite pieces below!

 

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Trend Alert:

cham·bray
/ˈSHamˌbrā,-brē/

noun: chambray

 

For those of you who have not yet discovered chambray, it is arguably defined as an insanely chic, light-weight material gifted to only the luckiest individuals for wear on hot summer days.

Chambray comes in various shades of blue hues – some sun-drenched, some faded, but all extremely stylish and versatile.

Not to be confused with denim, chambray fabric is created with a plain weave and finished with linen, whereas denim is constructed in a twill weave.

We love Chambray this season and we think you do too.

Check out all of our Chambray pieces here!