- Color: Blue
- Composition: 80% cotton, 20% linen
- Officer's collar
- A buttonned chest pocket with corozo
- Slightly fitted cut
- Closing: Natural buttons in corozo (palm kernel)
* Made with love in Portugal *
Arnaud is 1m84 tall, weights 73kg and wears size M.
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The officer's collar
The officer's collar owes its name to the fact that it is found on various officer's jackets and other uniforms. Often confused with the Mao collar, it is a simple collar stand with no flap. It is a strip of fabric connected by a single button and without lapels.
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.