It’s open to debate as to whether or not a classic can be improved on. The traditional Breton top will always be just that; a classic, and while this should be respected there’s nothing to say that you can’t update it a little and add a contemporary twist. We’ve been putting our own spin on this most favourite of tops for many years now and as a result the striped Breton is one of our best-loved products, bar none. This season sees a fresh new crop. Here are the pick of our favourites.
Does our Harbour top need any introduction? Probably not, but if you haven’t yet met our best-selling, best-loved jersey top then let us get you up to speed. Cut from soft, yet sturdy, cotton jersey, with a choice between three quarter or full length sleeves it’s a wear-anywhere classic. In a choice of colourways, truly more stripes than you can shake a stick at. You’ll be surprised at how quickly your collection will amass.
Following the season after season popularity of our striped Harbour we thought we’d introduce some of our best-loved prints to our best-loved top too. Still crafted from the same cotton jersey, in fact, still the same shape and fit but printed in everything from florals to spots to metallic detailing.
A warmer option, this Breton-inspired top is made from soft chenille but is cut to the same shape and fit as the Harbour. This is a great piece for layering – it works well with a shirt underneath it, just right for keeping the cold at bay. It’s lightweight too so you’ll get warmth without bulk.
This Breton-inspired top is cut more generously than our classic Harbour. We’ve made it longer at the back with a dropped hem and a vented pleat to make it an exceptionally flattering and wearable piece. Made from soft cotton jersey with classic stripes in different colourways, we’ve added a touch of sparkle too to one style with sequin pocket detailing.