French nautical clothier Saint James, maker of the original stripped Breton
shirt, part of the official French naval uniform since 1871, partnered with
Parisian artist and nightlife overlord, André, on a special collaboration
exclusively for Le Bain at The Standard, New York. André, who has been Le
Bain’s Creative Director since its inception created, with 122-year-old
Saint James, a special uniform for the crew at Le Bain, in time for the new
His canvas? Saint James' most iconic shirt, the ‘Naval II’, that of the 21
stripes, which, according to an old lore from Brittany, each represent a
naval victory of Napoleon’s French fleet against the British.
André incorporated his signature “Mr. A” pink iconic character onto Saint
James’ Naval II, as an embroidery right above the heart, as well as a
red-white-and-blue sailor hat on the right shoulder, featuring Le Bain and
The Standard, New York.
All shirts are produced in the historical town of Saint-James (pop: 3,000),
originally established by William the Conqueror in the 11th century, about
20 kilometers from Mont-Saint-Michel, where the Saint James’ atelier has
been located since 1850’s. The patches are fully embroidered, produced and
sewn here in New York.
This exclusive collaboration will be premiered on Bastille Day, July 14th,
with a sunset celebration at Le Bain. Opening Ceremony will be joining
forces to celebrate with Andre and Saint James and co-hosting the event. The
collaboration is unprecedented in Saint James’ long history, as it is their
first time to officially partner with an artist. The Naval II is the shirt
that Andre himself always wears. A collaboration of love and a celebration
of all things quintessentially French!
A small edition run of 100 of the special Saint James x André shirts will be
made available at The Standard, New York Shop and here.
Unisex striped boat neck Tee-shirt with long sleeves. Neige/Gitane colorway.
Side slits. straight cut. Pink 'Mr. A' patch on heart and navy 'Le Bain'
patch on right shoulder
* 100% Combed Cotton
* Lightweight Jersey
* Made in France