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SAINT JAMES: The Easy Gallic Look

The Breton Look: The Saint-James Company has been established in Lower Normandy, in the commune of Saint-James, close to Mont Saint-Michel, since 1889. Its fame is based upon a cult item of clothing “the genuine pure new knitted woollen Breton seaman’s sweater”. Originally intended for deep sea fishermen, then adopted by known seafarers, and amateur yachtsmen. Originally the shirt had 21 stripes.  One for each of Napoleon’s victories.  It was also believed that these stripes helped to locate a sailor if he falls into the sea.  In 1858, the Act... Read More