Breton stripes on recycled sail cloth—a match made in nautical heaven! There's no more beloved sign of summer than these crisp stripes. We've added a bold applique border as a functional, stylish touch. First introduced as the required uniform for French sailors in 1858, the look cruised into high-fashion houses and is synonymous with confident, classic style. Stripes on front and back of tote. Expect some variation in the sail cloth—it has known days in the salty spray.