- Composition : 100% linen
- Straight cut
- Chest pocket
- Hawaiian shirt collar
- Closing: Natural buttons in corozo (palm kernel)
* Made with love in Portugal *
Kevin is 1m82 tall, weights 71kg and wears size M.
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Spanish term for vegetable ivory, corozo or tagua is the inner pulpit of the ivory palm fruit - called albumen - native to the Amazon rainforest. It can be carved, turned and polished as easily as ivory.
The discovery of the corozo dates back to 1798 when Spanish explorers Hipólito Ruiz López and José Antonio Pavón set out to explore the Peruvian jungle in the upper Amazon. They discovered that the first to use the palm tree to make jewellery and objects were the Quechuas Indians.
The sailors also worked the corozo and made small boxes and snuffboxes out of it. In 1865, a steamboat left Esmeraldas in Ecuador for Hamburg and took on board a cargo of tagua. The Germans then discovered vegetable ivory and began to make buttons and small ornamental objects such as thimbles and jewellery.
Hawaiian shirt collar
The Hawaiian or Aloha shirt is easily recognizable by its low-cut collar, short sleeves and floral patterns.
The origins of the Hawaiian shirt are believed to date back to the late nineteenth century when Japanese migrants arrived in Hawaii to serve as laborers in the sugar cane fields. They brought with them the traditional tapa fabric. They work shirtless in the fields, which shocked the Christian missionaries who forced them to wear a cotton shirt with mother-of-pearl or coconut buttons, a "palaka," to which local flowers are added as well as decorations usually found on kimonos.