This Is Where Fashion People Buy Their Striped Shirts


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They say Helen of Troy had the face that launched a thousand ships. Well, the Breton stripe might be the pattern that launched a thousand brands—or if not a thousand, then at least a significant number of really good ones. The search for the perfect striped shirt has led several designers to strike out on their own and create whole lines devoted to the print—which is a boon for those of us who are on the hunt for one (or three) to add to our collections in time for summer. After all, they're just about the perfect garment for the season: Pair them with blue jeans and a basket bag for a summertime look that’s très Jane Birkin, or channel Jenna Lyons and wear them with an embellished skirt and a blazer for dinner out.

Read on to get acquainted with four must-know brands for stripe aficonados, and shop our favorite wear-anywhere tees and tops from each.

Next, here are the under-$50 shorts we'll be wearing with our striped shirts all summer.