Founded in Quimper, France in 1938 close to the rugged and spectacular coastline of Brittany, Armor Lux have been making traditional nautical garments for some 75 years.
Thanks to Coco Chanel who was inspired by sailor's outfits on a trip to the French coast, the traditional Breton top found a new audience away from its traditional maritime and workwear roots. Still made in France, Armor-Lux continue to put out high quality comfortable and wearable garments which look just as good inland as they do by a shimmering blue sea.
In an interesting side note, a traditional Breton should bear 21 stripes, representing each of Napoleon's naval victories. These stripes served a function, as they could be easily spotted in the waves should a sailor fall overboard.