Made from cotton in France by Armor-Lux, this limited-edition shirt is based on the original worn by French fishermen that was then adopted by the French Navy in 1858. We’ve duplicated the original’s 21 white stripes, a graphic pattern that made the men more visible while at sea. Our version features a red stripe on the left sleeve and a MoMA logo button on the bottom right corner. Armor-Lux is one of the original manufacturers of the Breton.
This exclusive design is inspired by MoMA’s exhibition Items: Is Fashion Modern?, on view from October 1, 2017 through January 28, 2018. The exhibition explores the past and present—and in some cases also the future—of 111 items that have had a strong impact on history and society in the 20th and 21st centuries.