This striped cotton sweater is short-cut and slightly fitted at the waist. The horizontally-striped knitted top is inspired by the traditional French sailor’s sweater, which was introduced as part of the naval uniform with its standard 21 stripes in 1858.
“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.
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