The striped sailor sweater
  • The striped sailor sweater
  • The striped sailor sweater
  • The striped sailor sweater
  • The striped sailor sweater

Breton Pirate Shirt

The Breton pirate shirt with cord lacing. 100% cotton. Made in Brittany. Made in France.

  • Unisex.
  • Unisex.
  • Sizes: from 1 to 4.
  • Size equivalence: 1 = S, 2 = M, 3 = L, 4 = XL.
  • 2 colours. Unbleached cotton/Navy Blue or White/Navy Blue.

The Breton pirate shirt with cord lacing. 

Size 1/2/3/4
In Stock

Le Minor

LE MINOR was a label created in Pont-l’Abbé, very near Quimper (Brittany, France) in 1936.

Since then, the brand has succeeded in incorporating the region's proud nautical textile heritage into its garments. First purchased in the 1980s by the Manufacture de Bonneterie Lorentaise in Guidel, near Lorient, it was taken over in 1987 by the Grammatico family from Northern France who gave the knitwear and hosiery business a new lease of life.

LE MINOR manufactured clothing for the French Navy up until 2010 (when the latter decided to use suppliers from Romania). This precious heritage makes LE MINOR the uncontested leader in nautical workwear. The quality is based on long acquired expertise and is irreproachable. 15 years ago, all the cotton and wool used in the manufacture came from northern France. Today there are no textile mills left in France and the supplies come from Germany or Belgium (cotton) and Switzerland, Austria or Italy for wool. The fabrics are dyed in South West France.

Sailor suits, Breton sweaters, beanie hats, scarves, the whole wardrobe of the Breton sailor and the National Navy continue to be designed and manufactured by LE MINOR, the best of its kind.


The stripy Breton shirts are made in Brittany in the finest nautical tradition. Made in France.


100% cotton. Machine washable at low temperature, 30C.


Size equivalence: 1 = S, 2 = M, 3 = L, 4 = XL.

Worship side

Although Le Minor supplied the French Navy until 2010, they also manufacture pirate shirts for weekend sailors, rugged buccaneers who love the cord lacing. The original pirate was mandated by the King to launch an attack on the enemy, not the lawless gangster we call a pirate these days.

The pirate shirt is inspired by the rough cut garments worn in the 17th century when piracy was commonplace on the seas. Then, it had buttons and was worn under a redingote.
Unisex, the pirate shirt reveals your wild femininity or your hidden masculinity.
Is it long enough to be a dress or short enough to be a t-shirt?

It could be a matter of “is the glass half-full or half-empty?”, it’s up to you to decide how to wear it.