MAT DE MISAINE, vêtements style marin inspirés de l’océan Atlantique

A bit of history...

A mât de misaine is the foremost mast on a schooner, while the misaine is the foresail set on it.

Our name is both technical and poetic, reflecting exactly who we are.

Mat de Misaine was established in 1990 in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie - a famous fishing port and seaside resort on the French Atlantic coast. Since then the brand has focused on offering clothing which combines the worlds of sea and fashion: clothing inspired of the traditional washed canvas workwear of deep sea fishermen and revisited for men and women in search of elegant and authentic products.


A wardrobe between nautical style & fashion

The spirit of the Atlantic

To this day, Mat de Misaine draws inspiration from its roots, the Atlantic coast and its islands, and is committed to defending its values, craftsmanship and easy living.

Authentic & true

Elegance & simplicity

Simple elegance

True to the values of our land, we love genuine people and authentic products.

We shun all artifice and focus on essentials which hold the key to timeless elegance.


A sunny & artless seduction

A seductive touch

We love the idea of quiet, discreet seduction, a way of looking our best without affectation or pomp. A sunny and artless seduction.

A sunny & artless seduction


Back to basics

The love of sharing

Anyone who has spent time on the Atlantic coast knows the importance of sharing and of time spent with friends.

We advocate a return to basics through effortless elegance.

The West coast art de vivre: weekends by the ocean, a family home on the coast of Noirmoutier, long hikes through the sand dunes and pine trees of Cap Ferret, a bike ride along the wild coast of Ile d’Yeu, waves beating against the fortified city of Saint Malo.

Mat de Misaine style

Our vision of French elegance with its inextricable link to sailor wear has led to the creation of a comprehensive and modern wardrobe, in a casual chic style that is far removed from common stereotypes on traditional sailor wear.

Drawing on our expertise, we choose to focus on a limited range of essentials: pea coats, sailor tops and jumpers, parkas, which we reinvent each season.


To navigate between timeless classics and current trends, between revisited sailor wear and fashion details. Such is the ambition of our wardrobe.

Fabric matters

We shun artificial materials in favour of fabrics that are natural, comfortable and lasting, such as cotton, linen, wool and cashmere.

Meticulous design

We advocate a comfortable elegance. The Mat de Misaine look is decidedly modern and casual.

We favour simple lines, and work on our designs throughout the year to create garments that are thought out with the utmost care.

To feel good at all times and be in tune with oneself, that is our philosophy.

The search for colour

We take particular care in the choice and treatment of colours, to give our garments authenticity and a unique identity.

We favour bold colours inspired of the ever-changing Atlantic coast: our dominant colour palette features vibrant hues with a few softer variations.

The story of the landscapes that shape our territory is recounted through our colour-themed collections, with beautiful basics featuring a range of colours, graphic prints and stripe designs.

Sense of details

From one season to the next we strive to enrich our brand’s vocabulary with small details, nice finish and beautiful prints to add a fancy and fashion touch to our clothing.

These fashion details give the brand personality and vibrancy, without cutting it off from its roots or falling into gratuitous fashion.

100% French creation

Our collections are imagined in our design studio located in Nantes.

They are then brought to life in our prototype workshop in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie.


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