I LOVE France and French style, what man of taste doesn't? They are have an innate sense of chic, which in many cases we Brits do not have.
So it was with great pleasure that my eyes fell upon the truest of British manufacturers John Smedley, who have produced some gaelic style with their 'Breton' 'Dominic and Ned jumpers.
The striped crew necked jumper is a with contrast design, is pure French style, produced with a touch of old Albion about it.
The Dominic is available in silver and blue, with ribbed neck, waist and cuffs, while the red comes with black neck, collars and cuffs.
The Ned jumper has a higher neckline, with thicker red stripes, contrasting collars, cuffs and neck line, come with an additional three button fastener to the left of the neck.
All 100 per cent cotton and all 100 per cent classic design.
It is a nice touch that the Eunice navy and grey scarf, made of Merino wool, comes in the striped style and fits perfectly with the tops or any outfit.
Contrasting ends in a teal colouring make this long scarf a winner, and for the less adventurous amongst you, the Drummond scarf, which comes in a herringbone style.
It is nice to see the Derby designers nod to a classic, but it must be said that the look is not a homage to the Breton design, made famous in the Sixties but actors such as John-Paul Belmondo, but an addition or expansion of a classic.