Our Bourrienne wrist is inspired by the old puffed sleeves of period shirts, whose wrist was closed with a buttoned band. We have reinterpreted this principle by minimizing and purifying the wrist and finishing the sleeve with a stitched slit. This is prepared using a cardboard template, which allows the edges to be joined in a perfectly symmetrical and geometrically correct manner.
The officer’s collar (or Mao collar) is a straight collar, without a collar flap. On period shirts, it was also used as a base to attach starched and/or removable collars by means of a buttonhole in the back of the collar. A small flat button was inserted and clipped on. We developed two officer collars, one classic and one small.
We have developed several types of breastplate, again and again inspired by the heritage of French blouse making. Rounded, elongated, square, hand pleated, or lined with a reinforcement, so many variations that give our shirts an elegant and original look. We wish to desacralize and reinvent the ceremonial imaginary of the bib and make it a chic detail but easy to wear every day, or even on a shirt out of jeans.