The historic French manufacturer of the genuine marinière


since 1939

The Orcival factory was founded in Paris in 1939 and has been based in Lyon since the 1940 exodus. Specialising in genuine French sailors' shirts, still made 100% in France (sailors' shirts + jersey) in its own workshop, it has been supplying the French Navy since the mid-1940s.

It was the first to offer this workwear, previously reserved for sailors, to the general public at the end of the 1950s (outside of haute couture). Worn by celebrities of the time, avant-garde, the brand became the reference of the real marinière internationally in the 2000s, to the point of being chosen by the MoMA in 2017 to represent French know-how.

The marinière is both an everyday and fashionable garment, but it remains timeless because it is timeless.

Today, the marinière is available in many different colours and cottons, in heavy cotton jersey, medium cotton and even jumpers... Orcival also offers accessories made under licence in Japan: shopping bags, jeans...

Original document of the move from Orcival to Lyon in 1940, signed by Charles Bert

The must have

For her

Women's Basque Shirt Rachel 1952 White / Blue


For him

Striped breton shirt Ecru / Marine, unisex


There are 62 products.

Showing 25-48 of 62 item(s)

Striped shirt Ecru / Blue, unisex


Breton shirt Jeans, unisex


Striped shirt White / UltraNavy, mixte


Striped shirt Ocean / Ecru, unisex


Striped shirt Heather Blue / White, unisex


Jeans, Genuine denim slim fitting, unisex


Pullover 100% pure wool Navy, unisex


Pullover 100% pure wool Navy/Ecru, unisex


Pullover 100% pure woll Black, unisex


Striped shirt Black / White, unisex


Zip Hoodie Ecru 100% cotton, unisex


Zip Hoodie Greige 100% cotton, unisex


Striped shirt Mixed Bistre, unisex


Striped shirt Ecru / Marine / Hermes, unisex


Painted canvas tote bag medium


Painted charcoal canvas tote bag medium


Denim shirt Jacket Light Greige 11oz 100% cotton


Knit Crew Neck Pullover


Long Striped shirt, Boat Neck, Black / White


Slub Jersey Boat Neck Sweater in Navy


Mini French Terry Boat Neck Sweater Grey


Wool Jersey Crew Neck Pullover Navy


Stripe Dip Dyed mariniere


40/2 Jersey Tshirt Half Sleeve