Did you know? Striped shirts and the French navy

Fernandel, right, playing a rookie sailor in the 1934 film Les Bleus de la Marine

The blue and white striped top is the emblematic French article of clothing along with black berets.

It has been worn by the national football team, has a long history in the fashion world and is undeniably part of the French look.

Coco Chanel wore one in a famous photo in 1913, seen as daring because up to then such an article of clothing had only been worn by men, and Jean Paul Gaultier included the style in his Toy Boy collection in 1983, where it also appears on his torso shaped Male ...

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