"There are few designs that transcend time and trends quite like the Breton top", wrote Bibby Sowray in the Telegraph Magazine this weekend. And we quite agree, with British Springtime but a few days away, it's time to celebrate the iconic marinière stripes once again.
Propelled into the fashion forefront by Coco Chanel while holidaying on the French Riviera, "it has permeated every decade since".
And where should you go to invest in this timeless classic? Sowray has the answer; "Today it is found in its most faithful form at Petit Bateau", who have featured the essential blue and white stripes in every collection for over 120 years.