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Orcival Breton Tops

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—01. Short sleeve colours available.
—02. Made in France.

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Orcival is one of those brands that only seem to be available in Japan, yet the items are still made in their place of origin: France. The classic Breton tops aren't anything particularly new, but the fit and fabrics make them slightly more appealing than Saint James. Add in some beautiful product shots and I want to be wearing them everyday, along with some sunny weather.

Available at the Big American Shop

Reader Comments (5)

I opted to go with the MHL version because of the boat neck on this one. On myself, it comes off as slightly too feminine, digging the light blue that I haven;t seen anywhere else yet though.
June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCam
Hi Ryan, they look really nice. I do like Saint James too, what are the differences in fit and fabric?
June 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn K
fit and fabrics are slightly better on the orcival joints.
There are many naval clothing shops in brittany but you never see them selling orcival clothes. It's all about Armor Lux, St James, Le minor etc

Other french brands that seems to be only available in Japan are Sabre and Bandol. I guess these are made in France brands by japanese people though I might be wrong.
June 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWillibe
Glenn,
I find that from my limited experience with Orcival, the body fits a bit longer which is good for me. Also, they use more blends of linen and cottons and have more variation in cottons in some of their standard shirts.
June 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
Thats great, thanks for clearing it up.

Personally, I just think they're cooler because you can only get them in Japan and Saint James are pretty easy to get hold of but I am very shallow like that.
June 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn K

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