Having set up shop right along the beach of France’s Atlantic-facing coast, San Sebastian-based TWOTHIRDS – named for the vast oceans that cover the planet – has become a symbol of seafaring style and sensibility since its inception in 2009 thanks to its carefully curated stock of apparel and accessories from the likes of Emil Kozak, MIANSAI and Le Kraft, not to mention its own in-house designs. Now, the San Sebastian crew has aligned with a famous neighbor to the north for an interpretation of one of the French coast’s most ubiquitous style staples: the Saint James Striped Breton Shirt. Highlighted here in a short film by Jonas Lindstroem starring Cedric Bihr, Emil Kozak and Lutz Schwenke – an apropos piece that sees the trio on an excursion from Saint James’s coastal home in the Manche region of northwestern France (situated between Normandy and Brittany) back to the Bay of Biscay and the Basque city of San Sebastian – the distinctive piece has been given the TWOTHIRDS treatment: originally introduced for deep-sea fishermen in the late 1800s, the wool design has been reimagined in 100% recycled cotton while the French Tricolour appears along the left shoulder in contrast to the design’s signature stripes. Proudly worn by French men and women for more than a century and famously adopted by everyone from Picasso to James Dean and Andy Warhol, TWOTHIRDS’ take on the iconic Breton shirt is now available via its online store for €100 EUR (approximately $128 USD).
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