Personal Shopper: Perfect Sailor Shirt for Alison

Alison writes: Hi there! I was hoping you could help me again! I have been looking for the perfect striped long sleeve t-shirt forever. I know it sounds like a super simple request, but it's actually a lot harder to find than it seems. Here's my info: I am looking for a boat-neck, u-neck or crew-neck, preferably 3/4 or long sleeve black and white or navy and white striped t-shirt. I prefer thinner stripes to thicker stripes. I also like to wear loose fitting, longer shirts, nothing super tight or clingy. But if it is a slimmer fit, the shirt should definitely have some stretch to it. I would also prefer for the shirt to hit at my hips or slightly below, nothing too short. Thank you so much!

Hi Alison, Trajano here. Ahhh le sailor tee - a coveted and classic item. It started out as part of the French sailor's uniform in 1885 and the late great Coco Chanel rocked with palazzo pants in the 30's the ladies have been sporting them ever since. I hope I found some options that fits the bill. It can be hard to find that perfect item on something like this since it's almost impossible to match what's in your mind to the available options.

1 - L.L. Bean French Sailor's Shirt ($29.50)
2 - Boden Hampton's Tee ($38)
3 - J. Crew Boatneck Painter Tee ($39.50)
4 - Boden Autumn Breton ($44)
5 - French Connection "Toulouse" Stripe Top ($48)
6 - Easy Out Stripe Tee ($58)
7 - Bailey 44 Striped Tee ($66)
8 - J. Crew Long Stripe Boater Tee ($72)
9 - Madwwell Saint James Meridien Tee ($85)

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Posted on 10.05.11 at 11:18 AM

Soviet Navy striped midi!


Posted on 10.05.11 at 1:22 PM

I love the Boatneck painter tee in stripe! It's awesome.


Posted on 10.05.11 at 11:13 PM

LOVE it ladies, thank you so much! I especially love the madewell and french connection tops... :)


Posted on 10.06.11 at 9:53 AM

Glad I could help Alison! Enjoy looking awesome in your new tee!

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