Our sailor's shirt for men
These constraints explain the technical characteristics that define the royal sailor's sailor's cap: a "boat" collar that is quite open, 7/8th sleeves that stop a little above the wrist, a slightly loose body and slits so that the sailor's cap falls well on the hips.
There are therefore (at least) 2 ways to wear this sailor's cap:
- the "purist" way: go for your size, like Paul on the pictures, and assume the sleeves are a bit short, and the fit is close to the body. The sailor's jacket stops in the middle of the buttocks.
- Oversize" fashion, very common among Japanese and in the air of time, at a time when we favor volumes: take a size above, to find the length of sleeves of a classic sailor (or a long-sleeved t-shirt lambda), more ease in the armpits, and a lot of fullness in the body. The length of the sailor will then cover a good part of the buttocks.
Creation of our knitted sailor jacket Rachel
This sailor's jacket is based on the specifications of the French Navy that we have been providing for years.
This sailor's jacket is made in our workshops in Guidel and Quimper (as are all our garments, by the way) from a "Rachel knit" fabric. This Rachel stitch or "maille jetée" is a technique between knitting and weaving, which allows to realize an "indémaillable" stitch. The army, and in particular the French Navy, has always required the use of robust materials. This knitting, complex and solid, allows it to acquire exceptional qualities both on its durability and its flexibility.
This fabric has been used for ages for the Royal, since, as you probably already know, the knitting of the national navy was codified by decree ... in 1858.
Much has been written about the rationale behind the number of stripes on the body and sleeves. The 1858 decree actually stipulates the following: 21 white stripes 20 millimeters wide and 20 or 21 indigo blue stripes 10 millimeters wide on the chest and back; 15 white stripes and 14 or 15 blue stripes on the sleeves. It has been said that the number 21 refers to the number of Napoleon's naval victories.
Let's debunk the myth about the number of stripes. In reality, this coding allowed 3 things:
- to design a body knit with placed stripes, which is more elegant than continuous stripes. Uniforms are often about elegance. And the French marinière is different from the Russian navy;
- to standardize the size of the stripes in order to have bodies in tune. This is indeed the role of the uniform.
- to achieve a "design", that is to say a set of stripes, which can correspond to the maximum of imaginable sizes: the large marinières and the smallest would thus have "placed" stripes without having either too much plainness, or not enough.
Super maille - Excellente qualité - Maille historique utilisée jusqu'à peu dans la marine nationale
Très satisfait de la marinière
5 etoiles *****
Excellente qualité, très beau produit.
Superbe et finition parfaite pour l'un des fleurons de la vitrine française. Elle se porte en toutes occasions et est simplement mais efficacement toujours à la mode.Un superbe trait d'union entre le passé et l'avenir sans prendre la moindre ride.