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Gifts for Him This Christmas

It’s just under 3 weeks until the big day now! The decorations are up, the Christmas cards are starting to stack up and you’ve probably ironed your favourite Breton ready for Christmas afternoon! Gone are the days of just getting the man in your life some socks and underwear. Get them what they really want […]

Gifts for Her This Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re anything like us here at TOBSC HQ then you’re probably starting to panic about what you’re going to buy everyone this Christmas! You need to ask yourself whether you want to go for the safe choice though. Here at The Original Breton Shirt Company, we don’t go for […]

5 Trendy Ways to Wear a Breton Shirt this Winter!

The Breton shirt is perfect all year round and here are some of the amazing styles that you can wear this Winter Leather Jacket Whether you’re going for a stroll around the park on a sunny winter afternoon or going for drinks in town, the leather jacket is an essential this winter. Pair this with […]

The Russian Navy Shirt (Telnyashka)

The Russian navy shirt is just as historical as it is fashionable. The trend dates back to the 19th century where it was worn by the Tsarist Navy and the troops that followed. The Russian sailor shirt, as it is often called is thought to originate from Russia. However, history tells us something very different. […]

Buttons & Bretons!

Here at the Breton Shirt Company, we have a very tasty surprise for all of our UK customers that we are sure that you are going to love! We have teamed up with Choc affair, a York based Chocolatier that make a delicious range of flavour infused chocolates. The flavours are an adventure in taste, […]

Organic Cotton – Why do we use it?

If you’ve bought one of our Breton Shirts before then you’ll know that we use 100% Organic Cotton. We love the feel of our shirts and we even believe that the more you wash our shirts, the better they feel! We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and if you’ve have one, you’ll […]

Cowes Week 2017

Cowes Week this year is celebrated 29th July – 5th August and is held on the Solent (water between Isle of Wight and Southern England). It is attended by Thousands of people, with over 40 races a day and up to 1000 boats! It is by far the largest sailing regatta in the world! History […]

5 Trendy Ways to Wear a Breton Shirt this Summer!

The Breton shirt is the iconic fashion symbol with its history steeped in its nautical pedigree but also reminding us of Parisian chic and Hollywood glamour.  The original design featured 21 stripes, each representing one of Napoleon’s victories but more commonly you are more likely to recognise the style of shirt worn by famous historical […]

An Interview with The Original Breton Shirt Company’s Director, Rachel Walker

Eleanor O’Neill from STUDY 34 interviews our Director, Rachel Walker about all things Breton! EON: What are the essential pieces that make up your wardrobe? I suspect a Breton stripe is in there… RW: I think the Breton stripe is an iconic piece. It really doesn’t matter how old you are (our customers are so varied, […]

How to wear stripes

If you’ve been an avid reader of our blogs so far, you’ll know that stripes in the world of fashion are pretty much firm favourites. From Coco Chanel’s first naval inspired line, all the way to present day where huge names like Tommy Hilfiger and Howell & Palmer are designing entire lines around them, it’s […]

Stripes at London Fashion Week 2016.

Good news everyone… Spring/Summer ’17 looks like a striped one! Or that’s what it seems looking at this week’s London Fashion Week line up. Over the last week The Original Breton Shirt Company have been following the designers and shows at the legendary annual event in eager anticipation that we will see the favourite striped […]

One Thousand Miles From Shore

“Being warm and wearing the right clothing is very important to survival.” Those are the reflective and advisory words of Doug Peacock, Maui Boat and Yacht Club member who experienced extreme weather conditions delivering a boat to its new owner on the Californian coast… all while wearing his Original Breton Shirt. What may be lost […]