Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Loving on Breton Stripes... and Peter Beaton

The Who What Wear Daily blog about the breton stripe is still circling around my mind. No doubt an obvious classically chic go-to summer style. Here are some excerpts from the article.

The Breton stripe originated in Brittany - a French province that occupies the peninsula between the English channel and the Bay of Biscay -- which may explain the nautical affiliation. The long-sleeved cotton garment usually has a boat neck and, traditionally, the stripes begin around the breast bone.

"Because the world is my oyster." That is the fabulous catch-phrase of Peter Beaton's Nantucket-based line of men's and women's apparel. The line is self-described as "bringing to mind old New England families gathered on the beach with children and dogs, dinner with friends under star filled summer skies, and beautifully appointed homes that serve first and foremost as inviting oasises for family and friends."
Peter Beaton's mantra is similar to other designers that I admire calling itself "emblematic of people who are worldly, yet down to earth, trendsetting yet timeless, and fearless rather than flawless."

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