Flamborough Marine Ltd
Flamborough Marine : The Manor House : Flamborough : Bridlington : East Riding of Yorkshire     Telephone 01262 850943
For authentic hand-knitted Ganseys, Gansey Knitting Kits, Armor Lux striped cotton Breton shirts and a range of traditional wool knitwear from Le Tricoteur (the original Guernseys) and Armor Lux of France
BRETON SHIRTS
Flamborough Marine Limited : Traditional Knitwear & Hand-Knitted Ganseys The Manor House, Flamborough, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire. YO15 1PD Telephone: 01262 850943    [International: +44 1262 850943] E-mail:  gm@flamboroughmarine.co.uk
Sizing Information for machine-knits & Bretons Size exchanges can be a nuisance but can, hopefully, be avoided if you follow our sizing guidelines. If possible, select a similar style of knitwear or T-shirt which you currently wear and feel comfortable in, and measure across the chest, from underarm to underarm, as shown in the image above. Double this measurement to arrive at the actual garment size. Then compare the measurement of your garment, in inches, to the ones shown on each product page. Please do not confuse the measurements we show on each page with a person’s body measurement; the measurements listed are the actual dimensions of our knitwear and Breton shirts. A size 44 Guernsey sweater, for example, will measure 44 inches all round, but this does not fit a 44 inch chest, it will be suitable for someone with a chest measurement of 40 or 42 inches. Please do take the time to measure your own garments before you order, to prevent size exchanges. We keep our costs to a minimum, to offer the best possible price, and will have to pass on the cost of return postage for exchanged items.
STYLE   Price Adult short sleeve Superfine 100% Jersey cotton £29.95 French Size  1 2   3   4   5   6 Approximate actual size, inches:  35 38  40  42  45  48 Approximate actual size, cm.:  89 94 100 106 114 121 Adult long sleeve Superfine 100% Interlock cotton £39.95 French Size  1 2  3  4  5  6   Approximate actual size, inches:  33 36 38  41  44  47 Approximate actual size, cm.:  84 90 96 103 110 117
Sizing and Colours Please contact us for further information on colour combinations available. The sizes shown are those in use in France, with an approximate measurement given in inches and centimetres for each size. Please be aware that, in general, the short-sleeve shirts are, size for size, larger than the long- sleeve shirts. Please indicate the size required (generally two inches larger than chest measurement) and we will match it as closely as possible. If you prefer a looser fit please order a larger size still.
Armor Lux The classic Breton shirt in short or long sleeve in finest quality cotton
Aviso/Pacific short sleeve Jersey
Aviso/Kaki short sleeve Jersey
Pacific/Aviso short sleeve Jersey
White/Navy short sleeve Jersey Navy/White short sleeve Jersey
The classic Breton shirt in short or long sleeve in finest quality cotton
73023 Colours
Important Sizing Information Size exchanges can be a nuisance but can, hopefully, be avoided if you follow our sizing guidelines. If possible, select a similar style of Breton or T-shirt which you currently wear and feel comfortable in, and measure across the chest, from underarm to underarm, as shown in the image at left. Double this measurement to arrive at the actual garment size. Then compare the measurement of your garment, in inches, to the ones shown on the Home or Ordering page. Please do not confuse the measurements we show on each page with a person’s body measurement; the measurements listed are the actual dimensions of our knitwear and Breton shirts. A size 44 Guernsey sweater, for example, will measure 44 inches all round, but this does not fit a 44 inch chest, it will be suitable for someone with a chest measurement of 40 or 42 inches. Please do take the time to measure your own garments before you order, to prevent size exchanges. We keep our costs to a minimum, to offer the best possible price, and will have to pass on the cost of return postage for exchanged items.
Armor Lux Breton Shirts (round neck style):  Adult short sleeve Superfine 100% Interlock cotton, priced at £39.95 each   Standard long sleeve colours shown above  (ADULT SIZES ONLY; predominant colour first)  White/red, Navy/red, Navy/white, White/navy  Please note that the navy colour used by Armor Lux is very dark
One-off Colour Swatches Style 1525
On-going long sleeve Colour Swatches
White/Navy long sleeve Interlock Navy/Red long sleeve Interlock White/Red long sleeve Interlock Navy/White long sleeve Interlock
Aviso/Kaki long sleeve Interlock
Beetle/Zand Long sleeve Interlock
Metal/Pacific long sleeve Interlock
White/Navy long sleeve Interlock
Navy/Red long sleeve Interlock
White/Red long sleeve Interlock
Navy/White long sleeve Interlock
Sizing Information The sizes shown are based on a measurement taken across the Breton shirt, when laid flat, at a point just below where the sleeve joins the body, as shown above.
The classic Breton shirt in short or long sleeve in finest quality cotton
100% Interlock Cotton LONG SLEEVE  Armor Lux Style 1525 straight-sided 100% Jersey Cotton SHORT SLEEVE Armor Lux Styles 1527 & 73023 100% Interlock Cotton LONG SLEEVE  Armor Lux Style 4277 slightly fitted
Colours currently available in addition to standard colours
White/Red
Navy/White
White/Navy
Aviso/Pacific short sleeve Jersey White/Navy short sleeve Jersey Pacific/Aviso Galante short sleeve Jersey Aviso/Kaki long sleeve Interlock Beetle/Zand Long sleeve Interlock Metal/Pacific long sleeve Interlock 1525 Colours Armor Lux long-sleeve Breton shirts New Pink/Blazer long sleeve Interlock Blanc/Bleuet long sleeve Interlock Blanc/Canala long sleeve Interlock Canala/Pasteque long sleeve Interlock
New Pink/Blazer long sleeve Interlock
Blanc/Bleuet long sleeve Interlock
Blanc/Canala long sleeve Interlock
Canala/Pasteque long sleeve Interlock
Polynesie/Blanc long sleeve Interlock
Polynesie/Blanc Galante long sleeve Interlock
Armor Lux long-sleeve Breton shirts Blanc/Cassis long sleeve Interlock Style 4277
Colour Swatches style 4277
Authentic hand-knitted Ganseys, Gansey Knitting Kits, striped cotton Breton shirts, traditional wool knitwear from Le Tricoteur (Guernseys) and Armor Lux of France
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100% Cotton in long- and short-sleeve Armor Lux Striped Breton shirts

Style 4277 is slightly fitted at the waist and has a narrower shoulder than style 1525

Flamborough Head
Shipping Charges   For orders outside the U.K. postage is charged at actual cost using the standard Air Mail tariff. Postage charges for orders sent to a U.K. address vary depending on the items ordered. Please refer to the "Ordering" page for further details.  
4277 Colours
The colours are shown as accurately as possible. However, due to the limitations of the scanning process, the actual colours may vary slightly from those shown.
The colours are shown as accurately as possible. However, due to the limitations of the scanning process, the actual colours may vary slightly from those shown.
White/Red short sleeve Jersey
Standard short sleeve Colour Swatches
Marine/Russet short sleeve Jersey SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY COTTON
Style 73023, with a slightly narrower shoulder than style 1527
Aviso/Kaki short sleeve Jersey
Armor Lux striped cotton Breton Shirts (round neck style): These are genuine striped Breton shirts in 100% pure, soft, knitted cotton, made by Armor Lux of France. They are in a round neck style, and T-shirt shape. The adult short sleeve (styles 1527 and 73023) are only available in lightweight jersey cotton, while the adult long sleeve shirts (style 1525, which is straight-sided and style 4277 which is slightly fitted at the waist and has a narrower shoulder) are only available in heavier interlock cotton. The striped Breton top as we know it today came into being following the 27th March 1858 Act of France which introduced the navy and white striped shirt as the uniform for French naval seaman in Brittany (as the distinctive pattern of stripes made them easier to spot in the water). The shirt was known locally as marinière or matelot and the original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon's victories. We measure the actual shirts and not the chest size of our potential customers. The sizes shown below are those in use in France, with an approximate measurement given in inches and centimetres for each size. Please be aware that, in general, the short-sleeve shirts are, size for size, larger than the long-sleeve shirts. Please indicate the size required (generally two inches larger than chest measurement) and we will match it as closely as possible. If you prefer a looser fit please order a larger size still. Please note also that the navy colour used by Armor Lux is very dark. As the range of colours changes regularly it is impossible to list all combinations of stripes. Please contact us for further information on colour combinations available. Despite every effort to ensure consistency, the colours shown below may vary from the actual colour.
Breton Shirts We have been selling the Armor Lux range of French Breton shirts for over thirty years. New colours are introduced every year, in addition to the classic colours. We have a limited range of other colour combinations in stock: to view, please click HERE. Not all the combinations are available in each size, so please contact us for further information. 
We also have a stock of Armor Lux Breton shirts, in natural/rich navy only, in Fair Trade cotton, inlcuding a ¾ length style. For details, please see the Armor Lux page.
We have a limited range of other colour combinations in stock: to view, please click HERE. Not all combinations are available in each size, so please contact us for further information.
We have a limited range of other colour combinations in stock: to view, please click HERE. Not all combinations are available in each size, so please contact us for further information.
We have a limited range of other colour combinations in stock: to view, please click HERE. Not all combinations are available in each size, so please contact us for further information.
Aviso/Pacific long sleeve Interlock
Aviso/Pacific long sleeve Interlock 1527 Colours Due to exchange rate fluctuations the price of all Armor Lux stock will increase in 2017
Flamborough Marine Ltd BRETON SHIRTS
Adult short sleeve 100% Jersey cotton £29.95 French Size  1 2   3   4   5   6 Approx actual size, inches: 35 38  40  42  45  48 Approx actual size, cm.: 89 94 100 106 114   121 Adult long sleeve 100% Interlock cotton £39.95 French Size  1 2  3  4  5  6   Approx actual size, inches: 33 36 38  41  44  47 Approx actual size, cm.: 84 90 96 103 110   117
Armor Lux striped cotton Breton Shirts (round neck style):  These are genuine striped Breton shirts in 100% pure, soft, knitted cotton, made by Armor Lux of France. They are in a round neck style, and T-shirt shape. The adult short sleeve (styles 1527 and 73023) are only available in lightweight jersey cotton, while the adult long sleeve shirts (style 1525, which is straight-sided and style 4277 which is slightly fitted at the waist and has a narrower shoulder) are only available in heavier interlock cotton.  The striped Breton top as we know it today came into being following the 27th March 1858 Act of France which introduced the navy and white striped shirt as the uniform for French naval seaman in Brittany (as the distinctive pattern of stripes made them easier to spot in the water). The shirt was known locally as marinière or matelot and the original design featured 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon's victories.  We measure the actual shirts and not the chest size of our potential customers. The sizes shown below are those in use in France, with an approximate measurement given in inches and centimetres for each size. Please be aware that, in general, the short-sleeve shirts are, size for size, larger than the long-sleeve shirts. Please indicate the size required (generally two inches larger than chest measurement) and we will match it as closely as possible. If you prefer a looser fit please order a larger size still. Please note also that the navy colour used by Armor Lux is very dark.  As the range of colours changes regularly it is impossible to list all combinations of stripes. Please contact us for further information on colour combinations available. Despite every effort to ensure consistency, the colours shown below may vary from the actual colour. White/Navy short sleeve Jersey Navy/White short sleeve Jersey 72023 Colours
Important Sizing Information Size exchanges can be a nuisance but can, hopefully, be avoided if you follow our sizing guidelines. If possible, select a similar style of Breton or T-shirt which you currently wear and feel comfortable in, and measure across the chest, from underarm to underarm, as shown in the image at left. Double this measurement to arrive at the actual garment size. Then compare the measurement of your garment, in inches, to the ones shown on the Home or Ordering page. Please do not confuse the measurements we show on each page with a person’s body measurement; the measurements listed are the actual dimensions of our knitwear and Breton shirts. A size 44 Guernsey sweater, for example, will measure 44 inches all round, but this does not fit a 44 inch chest, it will be suitable for someone with a chest measurement of 40 or 42 inches. Please do take the time to measure your own garments before you order, to prevent size exchanges. We keep our costs to a minimum, to offer the best possible price, and will have to pass on the cost of return postage for exchanged items.
Armor Lux Breton Shirts (round neck style):  Adult short sleeve Superfine 100% Interlock cotton, priced at £39.95 each   Standard long sleeve colours shown above  (ADULT SIZES ONLY; predominant colour first)  White/red, Navy/red, Navy/white, White/navy  Please note that the navy colour used by Armor Lux is very dark
One-off Colour Swatches Style 1525
On-going long sleeve Colour Swatches
White/Navy long sleeve Interlock Navy/Red long sleeve Interlock White/Red long sleeve Interlock Navy/White long sleeve Interlock
White/Navy
Navy/Red
White/Red
Navy/White
Sizing Information The sizes shown are based on a measurement taken across the Breton shirt, when laid flat, at a point just below where the sleeve joins the body, as shown above.
LONG SLEEVE  Armor Lux Style 1525 straight-sided SHORT SLEEVE Armor Lux Styles 1527 & 73023 LONG SLEEVE  Armor Lux Style 4277 slightly fitted
Colours currently available in addition to standard colours
White/Red
Navy/White
White/Navy
White/Navy short sleeve Jersey Armor Lux long-sleeve Breton shirts Blanc/Cassis long sleeve Interlock Style 4277 Blanc/Bleuet long sleeve Interlock
Colour Swatches style 4277
Armor Lux Striped Breton shirts

Style 4277 is slightly fitted at the waist and has a

narrower shoulder than style 1525

4277 Colours
The colours are shown as accurately as possible. However, due to the limitations of the scanning process, the actual colours may vary slightly from those shown.
The colours are shown as accurately as possible. However, due to the limitations of the scanning process, the actual colours may vary slightly from those shown.
White/Red short sleeve Jersey
Standard short sleeve Colour Swatches
Marine/Russet short sleeve Jersey SHORT SLEEVE JERSEY COTTON
Style 73023, with a slightly narrower shoulder than style 1527
Home of the GANSEY Traditional sweater hand-knitted in one piece
Flamborough Marine The Manor House Flamborough Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire Telephone 01262 850943
This is the mobile variant of our web-site, specially designed for viewing on smartphones, but lacking some of the more detailed information available on our full-size site.
Please contact us for further information on colour combinations available. The sizes shown are those in use in France, with an approximate measurement given in inches and centimetres for each size. Please be aware that, in general, the short-sleeve shirts are, size for size, larger than the long-sleeve shirts. Please indicate the size required (generally two inches larger than chest measurement) and we will match it as closely as possible. If you prefer a looser fit please order a larger size still.
Contact Information Flamborough Marine Limited The Manor House Flamborough Bridlington East Riding of Yorkshire YO15 1PD United Kingdom Telephone: 01262 850943 International: +44 1262 850943 E-mail: gm@flamboroughmarine.co.uk
Flamborough Marine Your source for authentic hand-knitted Ganseys, Gansey Knitting Kits, plus a range of quality, traditional knitwear and Armor Lux pure cotton Breton shirts We pride ourselves on our personal attention to detail. If you are at all unsure about any aspect of our products, telephone, write or e-mail us with your query which will be answered promptly and, we hope, knowledgeably. We wish to ensure that you are completely satisfied before making a purchase, as well as after.
Shipping Charges   For orders outside the U.K. postage is charged at actual cost using the standard Air Mail tariff. Postage charges for orders sent to a U.K. address vary depending on the items ordered. Please refer to the "Ordering" page for further details.  
We have a limited range of other colour combinations in stock: to view, please click HERE. Not all combinations are available in each size, so please contact us for further information.
Aviso/Kaki long sleeve Interlock
Beetle/Zand Long sleeve Interlock
Metal/Pacific long sleeve Interlock
Aviso/Kaki long sleeve Interlock Beetle/Zand Long sleeve Interlock Metal/Pacific long sleeve Interlock
Aviso/Pacific long sleeve Interlock
Aviso/Pacific long sleeve Interlock 1525 Colours Aviso/Pacific short sleeve Jersey Aviso/Kaki short sleeve Jersey Pacific/Aviso Galante short sleeve Jersey
Aviso/Pacific short sleeve Jersey
Aviso/Kaki short sleeve Jersey
Pacific/Aviso short sleeve Jersey
We have a limited range of other colour combinations in stock: to view, please click HERE. Not all combinations are available in each size, so please contact us for further information.
Blanc/Canala long sleeve Interlock Canala/Pasteque long sleeve Interlock New Pink/Blazer long sleeve Interlock Polynesie/Blanc long sleeve Interlock
Blanc/Bleuet long sleeve Interlock
Blanc/Canala long sleeve Interlock
Canala/Pasteque long sleeve Interlock
New Pink/Blazer long sleeve Interlock
Polynesie/Blanc Galante long sleeve Interlock
We have a limited range of other colour combinations in stock: to view, please click HERE. Not all combinations are available in each size, so please contact us for further information.