Sailor’s Pastiche Stripe Tee


Color: Navy White Stripe
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Off the Île de Sein.


Standing on the quay at Douarnenez, watching the sardine fleet head out into the Atlantic, just as it has done for eons.

A stiff breeze blows in from the southwest.

Not a chilly breeze, but you definitely want to be wearing something.

After a few millennia of fishing under these conditions, this is what the fishermen on the Brittany coast have come up with.


Sailor’s Pastiche Stripe Tee (No. J8199). Found in a marine supply store near the harbormaster’s office. A close, friendly relative of the Breton stripe shirt, but the variegated yarn-dyed stripe knit pattern imbues it with a slightly different regional accent. Made for sailors and artists (think Picasso in Barcelona), fishermen, philanthropists. Classic long-sleeve styling in pure cotton single jersey. Underarm gusset for easy movement. Imported.