An unanswerable question. Many have tried. Coco Chanel had 43.* I used to have a lot more and most have found their way to the Oxfam shop but now I am running a lean 2- Breton operation. Okay so I want a 3 quarter length sleeve, slightly boxy or flared at the waist but fitted on the shoulders and this one from Mango does the trick. They’re pretty fitted so if you want a bit more structure like I did buy a much larger size. It’s a bit baggier round the neck than I would like but hey that’s nothing a naughty 60 degree wash won’t fix 😉
Check out Mango – this one was £24.99 but they have a sale on at the moment. Plus you can get it in grey and white.
Still searching for inspiration? Have a look at this scholarly survey by Stylist Magazine
Stylist guide to the ultimate Breton top who have scoured the high street for the best on offer. Happy hunting.
*totally made up fact, sorry.