The French sailor’s shirt began as a tribute. The original design boasted 21 blue and white stripes, one for each of Napoleon’s victories. Initially, only sailors stationed in the Brittany region wore the shirts but when they discovered that the stripes made it easier to spot men who had fallen overboard, the entire French Navy adopted them in 1858.
So simple, yet so distinctive.
Over the years, this nautical shirt has become a true classic. We first introduced our French Sailor’s Shirt in 1966. Over 45 years later, we continue to offer the original design in long-staple Peruvian cotton. During that time, we’ve updated the fit and added more styles and colors along the way, but always carefully maintained the classic elements of the original.
Whichever style you choose, you’ll love these shirts, season after season.
Our customers love the timeless designs and nautical appeal of these shirts, giving them a five-star rating in over 1,000 customers reviews. The flattering styles and mariner stripes span generations, making them popular with mothers and daughters alike.
We guarantee you’ll love these shirts, season after season. Which style is your favorite?