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Classic stripes

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The stripe is an absolute classic and has had enduring generational appeal for decades. Stripes, especially the 'Breton' stripe (the original based on Napoleon Bonaparte’s victories!) - has that star quality that bypasses all the ebbs and flows of fashion trends that fill our scrolling screens. 

Why is the stripe still so relevant after so long? It’s classic, easy to wear and generally flattering. Variety within the stripe family can cleverly make us feel individual enough, fresh and upper-class preppy - all things many of us are comfortable with or aspire too... it also works well with our other faithful wardrobe staple, ‘denim’. My personal favourite is a grey marl and white stripe with an animal print.

More often than not if a print or a stripe is worn as a fresh new shape, a new silhouette or styled in a fresh clever way it becomes relevant again... as long as the wheels keep turning and there are early adopters keeping their spin on old classics the good old faithful stripe will endure.