- OLOW « Alcazar » cardigan
- Colour : Grey
- Composition : 100% cotton
- Two patch pockets
- Wrist closure by button
- All the buttons are in natural 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.
Machine or hand-knitted, the cardigan is fastened in the front with buttons or a zip. French and British fishermen began wearing variants of the cardigan in the 17th century. Later, during the second half of the 19th century, James Thomas Brudenell, serviceman and count of Cardigan in Wales, was said to have felt too restricted in his pullover uniform so cut through his garment from the collar to the waist with his sword. Subsequently perfected, the cardigan was commercialised around 1868.