the classics: saint james vs. petit bateau

Untitled the classics: saint james vs. petit bateau{Yep, that’s me, c/o my latest social media experiment: Pose. You can have my Petit Bateau shirt, my Joe’s Jeans,
my DIY necklace and even my Top-Siders. But you can’t have the pup. She’s all mine.}

I forgot to tell you about one of my favorite souvenirs from a recent trip to Boston! (Come to think of it, I forgot to tell you about that trip at all. Note to self.)

Anyway. Stripes: they’re not going anywhere. Especially when it comes to a classic striped marinere tee, there are few more investment-worth pieces you could indulge in. I’ve been going back and forth between splurging on a classic Saint James shirt or a Petit Bateau for years, but could never decide. Saint James is the classic-est of classics, but they’ve never fit me quite right. No stretch, no shape, very boxy and the sleeves are a little short. But while I was in Boston, I popped into a Petit Bateau store…fully expecting to be appalled by how tiny everything was, and to quickly realize that I couldn’t fit into a single thing.

marinere the classics: saint james vs. petit bateau

Luckily, I was wrong. The Petit Bateau has everything I love in the Saint James – classic (but ever so slightly lower) neckline, thick fabric – plus a fitted cut that does all sorts of good things for curves. And yes, even the sleeves are just right, don’t you think? But do go up a size…I wasn’t totally wrong about the tininess.

What do you say? Do you have a favorite?

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