OLOW « Artisan » jacket
- Composition : 100% twill cotton
- Colour : Khaki
- Straight cut
- Opening with beautiful natural Corozo buttons (palmtree fruit)
- One chest pocket and two patched pockets
- One inside pocket
- Hanging loop
* Made with love in Portugal *
Victor wears a size Medium, he is 188cm tall and weight 74kg.
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Originally the craftsman’s uniform, the work jacket has, over time, become the worker’s symbol. Worn since the 19th century by painters, stonemasons and mechanics, the work jacket and its emblematic blue colour followed the evolution of industrialisation and was widely worn in factories. Generally made of moleskine (a robust cotton fabric) or velvet, characterised by two rectangular patch pockets without flaps and a chest pocket on the left-hand side, the work jacket is short to help with manual work. Also called Coltin due to its shirt collar, the work jacket features five hard-wearing buttons on the front as well as one on each sleeve.
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.