Visit Quimper's Armor Lux, home of the iconic Breton shirt

Visit Quimper's Armor Lux, home of the iconic Breton shirt

The striped Breton shirt by Armor Lux is a symbol of Brittany. In Quimper, the birthplace of the brand, you can visit its production workshops.

High-quality 100% Breton-made pea coats, duffle coats, sailor's jumpers, fisherman's smocks, and especially, the timeless striped Breton shirt: Armor Lux, founded in 1938 in Quimper, has made the Breton wardrobe world famous.

A visit to the brand's Quimper headquarters gives you the opportunity, free of charge but by reservation only, to follow the order, cutting, and tailoring of the iconic marinières - the striped Breton shirts which have made ​​Armor Lux a worldwide success. This industrial knowledge and skill has been awarded the Entreprise du patrimoine vivant award (Live Heritage Entreprise) in 2010. Guided by an atelier worker, you will be taken into the dyeing and knitting workshops, and right through to where the garments are finished. The tour of the facility is instructive and exciting. At tour's end, you'll find it difficult to resist the attractions of the factory shop, which features collections from previous seasons at reduced prices.

Armor Lux
21-23 rue Louison Bobet
ZI de Kerdroniou Ouest
29556 Quimper Cedex 9

+33 (0)2 98 90 10 29