As you may know, I am a connoisseur of the striped Breton shirt. I may have like 15 in my drawer right now in fact, and am always on the hunt for my next favorite one. So when I stumbled upon the work of Jeff Robinson I almost fell over in delight. His paintings of striped shirts bring me so much joy, and if I had a spare $5,000 laying around I would snap one up immediately. So charming!
So I found some other striped shirt decor alternatives, like these wonderful Elizabeth Mayhew prints I’ve used a couple times in projects (wonderful for little girl’s bathrooms and rooms!)
Artist Sara Fitz has a line of wallpaper and wrapping paper in a Breton shirt pattern too- so adorable. You can see her York, Maine home here in Yankee Magazine!
This little print from Artfully Walls would be so cute worked into a gallery wall. Erin Clark is a painter who works exclusively in stripes (and did a commission for a project I’m photographing in August- it’s SO good!)
This cute digital print is only $5 and this book, by illustrator Kate Schelter (who also loves a good striped shirt) is an adorable collection of her work (also, check out HER cool apartment here)
Also, I based this collection I did with Jill Rosenwald on my beloved stripe shirt (Jill also is as big of a fan as I am! In fact we’d share our fave striped shirt sources with each other!)
And since we’re on the subject– a round up of some great striped shirts for the whole family! Andrew absolutely REFUSES to wear a horizontally striped tee and it makes me CRAZY because it’s such a handsome look. UGH! So you better believe Henry wears them ALL THE TIME while I can make him. :)
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This might be my very favorite post! I love striped shirts so much! A student of mine once drew a picture of all of his classmates, and me…in a striped shirt. He said, what else would you be wearing?! Trying to figure out now where I could hang one of these prints…
Erin- try the Mary Matson striped shirt print for a more reasonably priced striped shirt piece of art. I have one and love it!
1. LOVE a good Breton! Thanks for the super roundup!
2. Just opened my Real Simple to see your name. Amazing! Congrats!
Love this post. Those Elizabeth Mayhew prints are just beautiful. I don’t have a little girl so I might just have to put one somewhere just for me to enjoy.
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I have more striped shirts than I care to admit. Love sleeve, mid-sleeve, short sleeve, peplum, fringed bottom, sweatshirts. Love them! Named my blog after them. Love this post! Will add a link to it from my blog.
Did not see those were PAINTINGS of our favorite shirts. I thought they were flat lays… Love them either way.
I’m a sriped shirt collector too. My favorite one doesn’t actually have stripes and just says ‘stripe shirt’. :)
Still regretting not buying a striped-tee print tote bag that I loved! It was made from a recycled sail…why didn’t I buy it? Found it at Day Trip Society in Kennebunkport.
I noticed that bag on Sara Fitz website linked above.
Erin-I bought a print from Elizabeth as i saw her work on your site and loved it for my girls and LOVED the price! Thank you for bringing this kind of art to our attention. I smile every time I pass it in the hallway between their rooms. Thank you!!
These remind me of a J. Peterman catalog.
As a fellow striper, this whole post just makes me happy. Andrew is just plain wrong.
Erin, what’s the back story on your friendship with Jill Rosenwald? I have one of her rugs and would love to know more about her through you!