- OLOW « Pause » shirt
- Colour : Blueburry blue (pastel)
- Composition : 100% cotton
- Mandarin collar
- One buttoned chest pocket
- All buttons are in corozo (palmtree pit)
* Made with Love in Portugal *
Victor wears a size Medium, he is 188cm tall and weight 74kg.
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A spanish word to describe vegetable ivory, corozo (or tagua) is the fleshy interior of the ivory palm fruit - called endosperm - originally from the Amazonian forest. It can be sculpted, changed and polished as easily as ivory. Corozo was first discovered in 1798 by Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón who set out to explore the Peruvian jungle of the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first people to use the palm fruit to create jewellery and objects were the Quechua Indians. Fishermen also worked with corozo, creating small receptacles and snuff boxes. In 1865, a steamer left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg with cargos of tagua on board. The Germans then discovered the vegetable ivory and began making buttons and small ornaments such as dice, thimbles, needle sheaths, jewellery and drawer knobs.
Although mainly worn by men nowadays, the mandarin collar stems from the qipao, a garment worn by the Manchus women during the Qing dynasty. Mao Zedong used to wear the famous stand-up collar when he headed the People’s Republic of China from 1949 until his death in 1976. With a button in the middle, the Mandarin collar is most often worn closed. Traditional as well as modern, its design is elegant and timeless.