Hot Fall 2010 Fashion Trend: Le marinière eees everywhere!

The classic, striped boat shirt known by the French as le marinière was a ubiquitous summer look this past season, and it

Seeing double: The marinière, the classic striped sailor shirt, makes the rounds in Paris

continues to make waves right into fall/winter and transition into one of the top Fall 2010 Trends.

Fashion Trends Daily spotted the classic shirts everywhere from New York and Los Angeles to the streets of London and Paris this summer. Of course, this classic tee is not exactly a new look (It’s called a classic for a reason.), but its resurgence has spread faster than scurvy on the high seas.

The shirt was originally worn by sailors, but has morphed over time from deck-swabbing staple into perennially chic summer staple that smacks of summer on Martha’s Vineyard and clam bakes by the shore, artistes sipping pernod at a café and, of course, designers Coco Chanel and Jean-Paul Gaultier. In fact, Gaultier had a hand in helping to produce a book with France's Musée National de la Marine titled "Les Marins Font La Mode (Sailors Make Fashion).”J. Crew, in its brilliant collaborations with heritage brands, teamed up for fall 2010 with FrenchJ. Crew's Saint James® naval II tee

Brand Saint James (, one of the original makers of the marinière. The Normandy, France-based brand, which has been around since the late 1800s, has been worn by style icons from Picasso to Paltrow (Gwyneth, that is). We’re also excited for the December debut of the marinière by Tsumori Chisato for Petit Bateau (which we mentioned in a previous posting). But we’ve seen iterations of this shirt for both men and women everywhere from A.P.C to Joseph, Club Monaco and more. Get thee to a store, matey, and snag one for yourself!

How to wear it for fall:

Fashion Trends Daily’s pick: Update it for fall under a crisp blazer with a pair of jeans. But, this is truly a versatile piece. Just skip the sailor hat, please.

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Author:Michelle Dalton Tyree

Fashion Trends Daily is the brainchild of Michelle Dalton Tyree. She is the former West Coast Retail Editor for Women’s Wear Daily, Fashion Editor for The Japan Times, and founder of former L.A. luxury boutique Iconology. Michelle is frequently quoted about fashion retail trends in major media outlets such as NPR, KPCC, The Inside Source and the New York Times. She has developed content for many luxury brands and retailers and has written for Allure, Worth Global Style Network, Footwear News and other media outlets.