Breton Shirt Breton Shirt Long Sleeve Raschel Knit navy off white
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BONCOURA's original Breton shirt with raschel knitting inspired by the marine shirt of the French Navy. The Breton Shirt and Its History It has a long history, and it has already been confirmed that it exists in the 17th century. It is said to have originated in Brittany, located in the northwestern part of France, and was originally a striped knit woven with thick wool to protect fishermen from the harsh winter cold. Flag of Brittany, you can see that this stripe has been popular since ancient times In Japan, the name Basque shirt is spreading. There is a theory that the name is derived from the Basque region, but there is little evidence, and there is a possibility that it is probably confused with the striped fabric of the Basque region, or the name spread due to mistranslations, as is often seen in Japanese English. It is considered that it is not. Around 1810, it seems to have been introduced in the navy, albeit unofficially. However, in those days there were no restrictions on the thickness and number of stripes. Later, in 1858, it was officially adopted by the French army, and at this time, the standard for the stripe thickness was 10 mm for the blue part and 20 mm for the white part, and the number of stripes on the body and arms so that it could be recognized as an official military model. rice field. BONCOURA respects the military standards for the thickness of the stripes, and changes the number of stripes in consideration of size and design. Discerning raschel knitting Raschel knitting is vertical knitting, whereas general knitting is horizontal knitting. Due to its structure, it is vertically compressible. Characteristic knitted fabric of raschel knitting Compared to weft-knitted fabrics, it is more stable in size when made into clothes, etc., and it is also resistant to fraying and loosening, which is a great advantage for military use. However, although it is an excellent material, the production lot is large when making an original, and it is also a material that cannot be easily made without a commitment to the fabric. At BONCOURA, the fabric is knitted with just the right amount of flesh, not too thick and not too thin. Raschel knitting has a cool touch that makes it a good companion for the coming season. silhouette The Breton shirt of the French Navy is made with a tight fit because it pursues practicality rather than fashion. This is sized to fit the body perfectly so that it does not get caught on things while working on the deck. Compared to the actual vintage, the width of the body is quite narrow compared to the length and sleeve length In addition, it is thought that the reason why raschel knitting was adopted was to minimize accidents such as getting caught in equipment in rough seas by taking advantage of the fabric's characteristics of being resistant to fraying and sagging. In addition, the striped pattern is not only to make it easier to distinguish the class, but also to quickly find the sailors if they are swept away by the waves. With BONCOURA's own interpretation, the silhouette has been changed to make the arms and body slightly more spacious. It is adjusted so that it can be worn alone as an inner layer. On the left shoulder is a lighthouse that is a symbol of BONCOURA and is inseparable from fishermen and navy. The large-mesh knitted fabric, which can be said to be unique to raschel knitting, creates a dry texture that allows you to enjoy a unique refreshing feeling not only during the summer when it is easy to sweat. It is a universal Breton shirt that never goes out of style, newly created by BONCOURA with respect to the background of the times, unraveling the history from one design called Breton Shirt. The size chart is unwashed and may shrink after washing. After drying in the sun after one wash, there was a shrinkage of about 1 cm in length and 2 cm in width when measured with it laid flat.