Friday, October 26, 2012

la marinière


Armor-Lux bretons from The Standard Store - The original and the best.

The first one was an impulse buy, and you didn't really think too much about it. It was raining and you rushed in because you were cold and you bought something to warm you up. That's life. The second one was more considered, an out-of-the-way trip to find a present and you walked out with something for yourself. Woops. The third one was planned. You asked them for it, and they delivered (and how!). It was even better than you imagined: the comfiest thing you own, something you haven't taken off for three days straight. It's so easy it's as if you're not wearing anything at all. Bretons are, to me, ringers-in of spring. Slip into one and you're sleeping lightly under jacaranda trees, eating mangoes barefoot, buying flowers from the market. I prefer my bretons extra wide, with lots of room to breathe. I shrug them on over denim or cropped trousers and I don't even have to think about it. In Spring, and then in Summer, I like to wear clothes that don't require any thought at all. They don't need you to plan ahead, they don't need you to co-ordinate accessories. I like clothes that you can pull out of the cupboard in the morning 15 minutes before you leave.

X

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7 comments:

Nusardel said...

I'm a total sucker for Bretons. I've yet to come across one I really love, but menswear is always like that. I am, however, considering one just like yours... who says the perfect Breton stripes have to be left for the ladies? :)

hannah-rose said...

Nusardel - mine are mens armor-lux so you're in luck!! check out the standard store you might be pleasantly surprised :) x

Emmi said...

I love your blog.....

hannah-rose said...

Emmi - thank you!

x

Sarah Dee said...

I don't own any bretons but boy do I want to! So cool :)

xoxo missdottidee.blogspot.com

Little Girl Lost said...

i love the way you write! it's a treat to read. *soph

Teresa said...

I keep hearing about Armor-Lux striped shirts and their quality compared to many other popular brands! I might have to just pick one up soon!