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.
The classic cuff with drone stitch finish is a reinterpretation of ancient details, in those days, seamstresses used to solidify the seams with a hand-made back-and-forth stitch: this is a holding stitch, sometimes called a bumblebee stitch. We have incorporated them into our wrist and leg details in a variety of ways.
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.