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Popularized by cultural icons like Pablo Picasso and James Dean, the breezy Breton shirt is something that should have a place in every closet.

Back in 1858, it became the official uniform of the French navy, with exactly 21 stripes to pay respect to Napoleon’s 21 maritime victories.

There are some imposters in fast fashion trying to replicate the style, but if you want to do it right, you have to get it from Armor-Lux, the French label who has been crafting them in a 1,000-year-old town since 1938.

Available in a few different colors, getting one (or two) of these in your life is a seriously smart style move.