Saint James® unisex Meridien II nautical T-shirt
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Saint James® unisex Meridien II nautical T-shirt
Product Details

Since 1889, Saint James has spun some of the world's finest knits out of its Normandy-based factory, but the brand is most famous for its authentic Breton T-shirt. Originally part of the official French naval uniform, this striped T-shirt has been worn by a host of style greats over the years. And now you. Tour the Saint James factory.

  • Cotton.
  • Machine wash.
  • Made in France.
Size & Fit Details
  • Women's sizing: Buy one size down for a more fitted look; your regular size for a looser, slouchy fit.

Saint James® unisex Meridien II nautical T-shirt

Saint James® unisex Meridien II nautical T-shirt is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best of all Nautical T-Shirts! The Saint James Meridien Nautical T-Shirt is truly a nautical t-shirt, and the best of all nautical shirts available. I actually wouldn't call it a t-shirt, and instead call it a shirt, do to the heavier, weight, premium cotton St. James uses to make these incredible shirts. They are more of a casual item to wear, especially since it doesn't have a collar. However, I do think you can dress this up with nice chinos or denim and a pair of loafers. These shirts are true to size. If you want a less fitted, more relaxed fit and feel, order one size up. This cotton isn't of the soft variety. It's definitely a true nautical shirt, with a heavier, firm feeling cotton since that's what's needed out on the chilly waters of the Atlantic. St. James Meridien Shirts are very hard to come by, and am happy J. Crew has sold them for several years now, exclusively from what I've been able to find out on the web. The only other place one can purchase these, is in France.
Date published: 2015-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Casual/Comfy/Warm yet Cool :-) Perfect with just about anything you want to pair it with, I wore it with the white Bermuda shorts.... then of course the versatility....I switched to jeans. It went so well with my beach trip last week. THANKS!!
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it This top is a great-looking, versatile addition to any wardrobe. Don't expect a soft, cuddly shirt--it is thick and feels coarse and is built to last a long time. Now, about the fit. I followed the advice to size down (to XS), and regretted it--I'm 5'6" and curvy, and although the shoulders and sleeve length fit perfectly, the shirt was very snug around my hips. I returned for my normal size, small, which is baggy/slouchy and gathers around my hips because of the length--it kind of drives me crazy, but I'm not sending it back because it's too iconic and I will darn well make it work!
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Iconic Look - Odd Sizing! I read so much about this t-shirt and its history and finally decided to splurge. As was recommended in the description, I went a size down for a "more fitted look". Unfortunately, no J. Crew store carries this style so my attempt to try it for size before ordering was not successful. The sized down tee felt ill fitted on. I'm a slim 5'8" female. The fit was fine, with the exception of the hip area that felt too tight. I have re-ordered a size up and have not had a chance to try it on. I loved the material. It is a thick jersey cotton that feels extremely comfortable and warm. I did not feel that the material was coarse and uncomfortable like some other reviewers have noted. Overall, I would like to add this iconic item to my wardrobe, provided the fit is acceptable.
Date published: 2015-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Stylish but do NOT tumble dry My husband enjoyed wearing this nice shirt but unfortunately not for a long time. It has shrunk dramatically after going through the dryer. Yes it is my fault that I haven't look at the tag but honestly I don't have dry rack or other space for it anyway. Despite that, it was a good shirt. We both are disappointed that I've ruined it so quickly (
Date published: 2016-04-10
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