You can buy new ones, but the vintage Breton tops at Ham Yard Vintage just have a little more about them.
They have been discovered by Ham Yard Vintage, who you might recall from the 1960s cycling shirts they had in stock a short time back.
Ham Yard Vintage is run by Guy Joseph, who will need no introduction to many of you on the Mod scene. Man about town and one-time ‘star’ of the fondly-remembered Mods Lucozade advert you might recall from some years back. He’s the one with the ‘shiner’. Oh yes, there was also the much-loved Ham Yard Soul Stew radio show as well, but that no longer seems to be running.
But what is running is Ham Yard Vintage and it’s worth keeping an eye on too as Guy does turn up some interesting stuff. It isn’t a ‘Mod’ shop as such – much of the stock covers vintage workwear – but some of the vintage finds do tick the Mod box. So worth the occasional browse.
On the site right now are their vintage Breton tops, which are unisex, in different colour combinations and with the option of long and short sleeves. This time of the year you really can’t go wrong with a Breton, which is perfect for when things warm up without getting too hot. It’s a great look too – I would say a classic.
Anyway, have a look at the tops, which are headstock vintage, made from 100 per cent heavyweight cotton and in sizes small through to extra large. If you want the exact sizes, they are on the website. Some nice detailing to the cuff and neck and not a logo in sight, which is always a bonus in my book.
You can see some of the tops here but have a look at the site for the full range. Prices are from £34.48 and if you are in the UK, delivery is currently free.