Gentlemen‘s Breton Caban Jacket
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Article Number 49207
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.
The Caban is an old Breton garmentused by the local fishermen there forcenturies as a work jacket. It was originallywhite (‚kap gwenn‘ means in Breton‚white cloth‘), but changed over toblue in the early 19th century. In thiscolour it was adopted by the fleets andmerchant ships of various Europeancountries, and came to be the ‚ultimate‘piece of sailors‘ clothing. Our Caban ismade in Quimper by Armor Lux: in bothmaterial and finish, it‘s the genuine article!
Material and Cut.
It‘s made of heavy, densely woven clothweighing 800 g/r.m. The straight-cutjacket has a collar with lapels and abutton-up neck-flap; it has a doublerow of three matt-finished aluminiumbuttons down the front. With two sidepockets; two inside pockets with metalzips.
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