Kabig enfant
Quality, openness and commitment have guided us for four generations.
This is why our customers and partners trust us.
This is why we exist.

1922 Creation of the textile company

Armand Le Guen - Manufacture founder
Armand Le Guen - Manufacture founder

Armand Le Guen, sailor from Terre Neuvas, started making foulies and jackets for the fishermen of Iceland who had to face the terrible conditions in the northern seas. 

He made these marine clothes from recycled tent cloths and sold them in his workshop in Rue des 8 Patriotes in Paimpol from 1937. 

1950 The second generation specializes in the pea coat and the kabig

Honoré Dalmard, Annick Le Guen and their daughter Dominique
Honoré Dalmard, Annick Le Guen and their daughter Dominique

After the Second World War, Armand Le Guen's daughter, Annick Le Guen and her husband Honoré Dalmard, took over the family business.

They rely on the know-how of seamstresses at home to make the pea coat and the kabig in woolen cloth.

In 1962, the company opened a "Dalmard Marine" shop on Place du Martray in Paimpol, on the site of the Hôtel Continental.

The pea coat and its history

1965 The first sailor sweater for children in partnership with Tricomer

Ancien pull marin

In 1965, the company created the first sailor sweater for children in partnership with Tricomer.

In 1968 and 1972, she opened two retail stores on rue de Rome and rue de Rennes in Paris.

1982 The third generation develops the points of sale

Thierry et Soizic Dalmard, sur un salon de prêt-à-porter à Paris
Thierry and Soizic Dalmard

In 1982, Thierry and Soizic Dalmard took over the company.

Relying on several partner production units in Europe, they never stop thinking about the sustainability of the clothes they make.

They develop, thanks to their network of commercial agents, their points of sale in Brittany, Canada, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Ireland.

2000 A direct factory store on the port of Paimpol

Anciens locaux Dalmard Marine sur le port de Paimpol
La maison du caban on the port of Paimpol

After collaborating with Agnès B on the design of a yellow kabig and creating the first online sales site for marine clothing in Brittany, Dalmard Marine opened a factory outlet on the port, in the spirit of traditional Scandinavian houses. The company also set up its offices there. 

2017 The fourth generation reinvents itself

Maxime Dalmard, Dirigeant de Dalmard Marine
Maxime Dalmard, managing director of Dalmard Marine

Maxime Dalmard, one of Thierry and Soizic Dalmard's four sons, takes the helm of the family business after a career as a project manager in a large group. 

In 2018, the company became the official textile supplier and distributor of the Belem Foundation. 

In 2019, it is collaborating with the international brand Eden Park on the creation and design of a rugby-inspired pea coat.

Interview of maxime dalmard

2020 Production of masks for the general public for non-sanitary use

Masques réutilisables Dalmard Marine

Wishing to contribute to the national effort to fight against the coronavirus, Dalmard Marine manufactures from April 2020 masks tested by the DGA for 30 washes.
State services and professionals have called on the company to protect citizens, employees and the population against COVID-19.

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2021 A textile recycling and customisation workshop

Personnalisation et recyclage à l'atelier Dalmard Marine

In 2021, the company took a new step by creating a workshop in the port of Paimpol. It is developing two new activities : recycling of pea coats and textile customisation for individuals and professionals.  

The recycling program

2022 Caban collector 100 years

Caban en édition limitée 100 ans

To celebrate its centenary, Dalmard Marine is creating a limited edition of men's pea coats, all numbered from 001 to 100.

discover the collector's pea coat

On the logbook

Discover the history of our clothes

Unisex sailor sweater
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Couple en marinière à la plage
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The traditional “marinière”, the Breton striped shirt, also called "striped knit", was born in the 19th century when the French Navy made it the…

Duffle Coat chevrons homme
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Originally, the duffle coat was created for members of the Royal Navy in the 19th century.

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Our clothes have a story

It was the first European sailors in the 15th century who normalised the use of this warm, waterproof garment. They reportedly brought back and…