Women’s Breton Caban
Article Number 20462
100% pure new wool. Lining out of 100% viscose over cotton quilting. Length of back 30 ¹/³ inches (size 38).
Armor lux. Maritime Style from Brittany.
"Armor" is the Breton word for sea, and "lux" can only mean the light on the coast. A maritime style, in any case, is what characterises many of the garments produced by Armor lux, a company set up by a Swiss man in the Breton town of Quimper at the end of the 1930s – sweaters, shirts, dresses, trousers, hats, caps and scarves. In the 1960s, Armor lux established its own dyeing workshop so that all manufacturing processes were gathered under one roof, from fabric production to quality controls. The first major collections were introduced onto the market in 1970. Today, the company's repertoire also includes uniforms. The French police and their colleagues from the postal service are fitted out by Armor lux, as are the employees of Paris's airports and the state railway organisation SNCF. The garments in our collection are made by Armor lux exclusively from certified organically grown cotton.
Original model from Brittany.
This jacket, produced in France exclusively for us using only natural materials, has all the qualities, functionality and style that made it the quintessential garment used by many of Europe’s navy and merchant fleets in the 19th century. This beautiful jacket is made in Quimper by the Breton company of Armor lux following their genuine standards of fabric and finish. The outer cloth is densely woven out of pure new wool and the lining is out of viscose over cotton in diamond shaped quilting.
The straight-cut jacket has a reversible button-up collar with storm fasteners for full protection against the elements. It is double-breasted with three pairs of fashionable metal uniform buttons.
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