It’s true, there’s never been a stripe I didn’t love. Still, my hunger persists. I was just recently in Paris for a few days and wandering through the Marais came upon a perfect little gem of a Saint James shop. What says Paris more than a striped sailor shirt or beret, perhaps? What I love most about this company is not only its storied history but the richness of the colors and cotton.
When you’re a stripe aficionado unusual color combinations make your world rock a little more. Saint James, whose signature classic sailor shirts in red/white stripes, navy/white stripes and their reverse, also have unusual combos like green/white, orange/navy, and pale blue/navy. Not only are the colors more varied they also make the long and short sleeve shirts in light and heavier weight cotton knit.
My eye was instantly drawn to a shirt in orange and dark navy stripes. It seemed to radiate on the rack. The more vivid the color the better. My personal Saint James collection has 2 of my favorites: black/taupe stripes and white/navy and navy/white reversed on the backside with 1 sleeve in each color. Summertime is the best time for vivid colors on most everybody. You look healthier and more vital. Whatever makes for a better day for body and soul, I say go for it. Stripes can do exactly that !!!