Breton shirt Dalmard Marine

Men's breton shirt: how to wear it?

The breton shirt is an essential part of a man's wardrobe. The iconic sailor garment par excellence, the breton shirt embodies both casual style and timeless elegance. But how can you incorporate this iconic piece into your everyday life in style? Discover our tips for mastering the art of wearing a breton shirt.

Authentic marine style

For a nautical-inspired outfit, team your combed cotton breton shirt with nautical pieces like a peacoat, canvas trousers, boat shoes or espadrilles. Opt for nautical accessories like a miki hat or a pouch to complete your maritime look.

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The casual-chic look

For a casual yet sophisticated look, team your fine cotton breton shirt with raw denim jeans or chino trousers and a military-inspired jumper. Opt for classic shades like navy blue and ecru for a timeless look. Complete your outfit with a leather or woven belt, white sneakers or loafers for a sophisticated touch.

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Minimalist elegance

For a minimalist, elegant look, opt for a fine cotton breton shirt and team it with a blazer, dress trousers, derby shoes and patterned socks or leather ankle boots. Accessorise with a steel wristwatch and sunglasses for a sophisticated touch.

Layering for greater elegance

If the days are cold, don't hesitate to layer your fine cotton breton shirt a quilted sleeveless jacket or a long coat. This combination adds texture and depth to your outfit while retaining its casual chic look. You can also layer a shirt over your breton shirt to add elegance to your look.

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The casual urban look

For this type of look, team your fine cotton breton shirt with a leather jacket, cargo trousers and high-top trainers. Add a baseball cap, a leather backpack and a leather or woven bracelet for a touch of streetwear style.

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Whatever your style, always stay true to yourself, respect your body shape and choose pieces that are well cut and made from noble materials to guarantee their durability.  Finally, stick to the rule of three colours per outfit to avoid any faux-pas.

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