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GQ Endorses: The Boating Sweater

April 7, 2011

The graphic tee fit for any man, French sailor or otherwise. PLUS: The best striped sweaters of the season

We Americans might be crazy for our heritage brands, but the French have heritage we can’t touch. Take the Breton fisherman’s sweater, which has been keeping the French navy warm since 1858. It eventually caught on among the unenlisted (Jean Seberg wore one in the indie classic Breathless) and even among the un-French (Picasso and Warhol favored them, too). The Breton is marked by graphic stripes, fitted sleeves, and a boatneck and comes in a range of weights, from thick sweaters to this heavy tee. Saint James has been making them since the 1950s and always cuts them trim for easy layering—which in turn gives you a modern fit. Perfect for a more stylish spring, on land or at sea.—Jim Moore

via GQ Shops: Our Favorite Striped Boating Sweaters: Wear It Now: GQ.

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