Although by now I've realized that I am instantly drawn to stripes when I see them, I got this shirt because of the history behind it. When I saw it, I liked it, loved the bright blue, but wasn't aware why it was a "specialty tee." Saint James is a French nautical brand, and they are the designers responsible for our first Navy uniforms. I think that is so neat! Oh, and if you didn't know I had bangs now, don't confuse them for a helmet.