The SAINT-JAMES Company has been established in Lower Normandy, in the commune of Saint-James, close to Mont Saint-Michel, since 1889.
In 1950, Julien Bonté took over the company, now called ‘Saint James,’ and began specialising in the production of pullovers and cardigans.
Its fame is based upon a cult item of clothing "the genuine pure new knitted woolen Breton seaman's sweater". Originally intended for deep sea fishermen, then adopted by known seafarers, and amateur yachtsmen.
Its pure wool, pure cotton, "seashore" lines attract a large clientele on the coast, but also in the major cities of France, and equally throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, and Japan.
In 2001, the collection, ‘chain and weft,’ offered a complete range of marine wear, including trousers, shirts and jackets…
SAINT JAMES Boutiques are to be found in
Paris, Nice, Le Mont Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo,
Calais, Knokke-le-Zoute (Belgium),
New-York, Tokyo, Osaka...