Wednesday, July 20, 2011


breton stripes
the breton stripe shirt became an official part of the regulatory uniform for french sailors in 1958. the original iteration of this boatneck top featured 21 stripes, one for each of napoleon’s victories. the name "breton" came from the area of "brittany" in northern france. then seafarers, fishermen, mademoiselle chanel, pablo picasso, and andy warhol picked up the trend. and i finally realize where did my breton stripes obsession come from. it's tadzio from death in venice.
tazio 1
tadzio played by björn andrésen in luchino visconti's 1971 film adaptation of thomas mann's heartbreaking novella death in venice
breton stripes 2
and i got this blue and green one from MUJI


Nathan said...

The little red stitch detail is very impressive

Anonymous said...

hi cutie...gorgeous!

i couldn't find this in muji online...i am dying to get one...combo in green and blue is unique and stands out...with your green wide-lapel blazer i am dying in green envy...

keeps me inspired. take care!


Anonymous said...

KEEP ME always...


Bradd said...

Where is that green blazer from may I ask?

we could grow up 2gether said...

who would have guessed its from zara womens?! :: giggles ::

Matthew Spade said...

very nice indeed, nice to get the backstory and know what youre wearing. looks ace with the blazer too

two four eight one nine said...

Love the stripes... and Bjorn, and Death in Venice...
And the green blazer looks really good with your breton



Su-yoon, bae said...

wow!! you look so great!! :-)

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