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Coastal Stripe Cotton Jumper - Navy/Grey

Coastal Stripe Cotton Jumper - Navy/Grey

950,00 kr

100% Organic Cotton - Organic Certified

Striped mens knit jumper in soft Organic Cotton. Sustainable and classic Fishermans knit technique dating all the way back to the 1910´s also called (Breton). Our updated version comes in a regular fit with a crew neck, button detail in the shoulder seam and long sleeves. Rib startup in sleeve hem and body hem.

- Fit is regular

- Our model is 1,87cm and wears size L

- See sizechart in the last image.

- Organic cotton is great for all year around... spring and winter.

Extra info - The first Breton Jumper dates back to 1858 and is knitted in a way that gives extra long durability and holds the shape very well. Danish seamen started wearing the jumper in the 1910s and the first sources show that it was primarily seamen by the west coast.

Made in Denmark - Knitted and sewn in Sunds near Herning, DK


The story of the Breton-striped Sailor shirt

The classic striped sailor shirt, shirt with sailor stripes, the sailor-striped shirt or Breton-striped shirt, have flourished around in the scene of fashion for centuries.

The shirt with the classic naval / sailor stripes, appeared at the seacoast of France in the late 1850s, and was originally worn by French the navy, as part of the uniform.

And later on the classic sailor stripes appeared on local fishermen, yachtsmen and others enjoying the seaside-life –  while wearing a shirt covered in stripes.

Starting of as humble design of stripes, that was initially based on a design including: 20 navy blue stripes, each one 10 millimeters wide and spaced 20 millimeters apart,

The design, since became know as the Breton Stripe with deep relations with the soldiers of the navy in Brittany, in the north of France.

And according to myth, the number of stripes of the jersey, were to match the number of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s victories in battle.

Since then, the classic naval/ sailor stripes have been worn by the well-known artist and painter Pablo Picasso and the french fashion designer Coco Chanel, who also introduced the classic striped shirt in women’s fashion in 1917, by taking inspiration from her friend Pablo Picasso and the fishermen from the very same seaside of France.

Decades later, the sailor sweater / sailor stripes resurfaced - first on the shoulders on one of the most avantgarde artists of his time, Andy Warhol, who wore it at the opening of his art studio, The Factory in the early 1960s and where photographed, on a fire escape staircase, dressed in the iconic sailor stripes.

An later on by the french fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, who in 1983, reinvigorated the Breton stripe once again, when introducing his La Mariniére - his first prêt-á-porter (ready to wear red.) collection for men.

And today, it is associated with sustainability and organic cotton, as well as Danish design and clothing MADE IN DENMARK.