- Italian corduroy worker jacket
- Color : Navy blue
- Straight cut
- Fastening : natural corozo buttons
- Two large patch pockets with flap
- One inside pocket with a message label
- Coat rack hook
* Made with love in Portugal *
Olzha is 1m88 tall, weights 70 kg and wears size medium.
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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.
From the latin “villus” meaning “shaggy hair”, velvet is a century-old fabric famous for its softness and warmth. Originally from the Middle East, this material, soft to the touch and slow to weave, made its way to large Italian cities such as Genoa, Venice, Milan and Florence in the 14th century. Smooth on one side and tightly covered in thousands of small, upright hairs on the other, velvet is similar to plush.
"A beautiful winter version of our unmissable Artisan jacket."
Calligraphy on fabric
Each coat features a large piece of rectangular fabric with a calligraphy design on it, a fully-fledged work of art that can be taken out and why not hung up on a wall!
It means Paris 13 in Chinese, and was created by artist Zhihong Wang (also called Martial Wang). A resident of the 13th arrondissement, on the dalle des Olympiades, the calligrapher and martial arts master is especially known for his traditional Chinese wrestling exploits.
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.