"Vala" shirt

The "Vala" shirt is a replica of an old shirt from Latvian folklore, which stands out for its simplicity and minimalism.
It features, like the original, refined, and solid finishings: French seams and dart yokes at the top of the slit on each side.

The amigaut collar is closed with small mother-of-pearl buttons, which makes it different from the original shirt. Indeed, it was formerly closed only with a fibula or a pin, to prevent the wringing, carried out with a wooden bat against a stone, from breaking the buttons... Because our modern washing machines are much gentler on our clothes, we decided to use more modern buttons for a practical aspect.
However, you can wear it with your favorite brooch, as suggested in the last photo, to echo the Latvian folk costume.

Elvira (first model) is 170 cm tall (5'6) and wears the size S/M.
Her measurements are : bust 91cm 35.8" / waist 66cm 25.9"/ hips 90cm 35.4".
Sheela (second model) wears the size L/XL.
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To let the makers work at their own pace and ensure ethical working conditions, we produce in small batches and don’t do custom orders. The excellence of our Parisian pattern-making is versatile and smartly engineered. We are very happy to provide advice for fitting and easy alteration hacks. Let's spare CO2 emissions and avoid unnecessary returns.
Don't hesitate to contact us before placing your order if you are unsure about your size.
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S/M – chest circumference 84cm 33,1'' to 98cm 38,6'' – total length 74cm 29,1''
M/L – chest circumference 99cm 39'' to 110cm 43,3'' – total length 76cm 29,9''
L/XL – chest circumference 112cm 44,1'' to 122cm 48'' – total length 78cm 30,7''

60% linen 40% cotton
- machine washable 30°
- steam with hot iron

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  • ● Return policy: the customer takes care of the return on his/her own, through local postal services with a tracking number within 10 days after the reception of the order. The return cost can be refundable under certain conditions. Refunds will be made within 10 days after reception. Click here to find out more.

This garment was made in New Delhi by a small high end workshop certified by the BSCI, a label based on the most important international Conventions protecting the worker's rights such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Conventions and other important Declarations of the United Nations, the OECD guidelines for multinational enterprises and the UN Global Compact.

This garment is made to last for very long, if you have a problem with your purchase or need information on its care, do not hesitate to let us know: we also offer a repair service. If an item is faulty or shows early signs of use, we will replace it or find a suitable solution. Writie to us on, on social networks or visit us in store for more information. Every positive or negative remark is welcome!