“In Kep in Cambodia I saw people swim with shirts on. Don't try with this one, you would be too hot."
- Mandarine collar
- Color : Navy blue
- Composition : 100 % cotton flannel, heavy and robust
- Corozo buttons
- Coat rack hook and back pleat
- Back yoke with a double stitches
- Shoulders and sleeves with double stitches
- Rectangle pocket with a pen holder
* Made with love in Portugal *
Olzha is 1m88 tall, weights 70kg and wears a size M.
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The Mandarin collar
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.
The pocket tee
In the 1950’s, the famous pocket tee was widely worn by bikers and rockabillies who liked to slip their packs of cigarettes in the handy shirt pocket. Greasers and mods rolled-up their sleeves, uncovering their biceps thus voluntarily projecting a notion of virility. Now adapted to all types of clothing, the pocket flatters the masculin torso while adding a subtle twist to your everyday shirts and t-shirts. These days, the pocket tee compliments a more modern and relaxed “preppy” style, far from the idea of the stuck-up, high-school nerd.
“In Kep in Cambodia I saw people swim with shirts on. Don't try with this one, you would be too hot"
The word “flannel” is said to stem from the Welsh term for “wool”. Although flannel was originally entirely made of wool, it is now made up of cotton. Soft to the touch, the fibres are napped, scratched, and then raised to give the fabric that soft feel. Often used for winter coats, shirts and hats, flannel renders garments more waterproof.
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.