Bréhat, Authentic Breton Pea Coat
Annkaren, the Iconic Breton Kabig
The iconic "duffle-coat" of Brittanny named "Kabic", made in France since 1928
The authentic women's Kabig Made in France by Le Glazik.
The Annkaren coat is the original Kabig from the brand specializing in marine clothing in Quimper since 1928.
The genuine kab an aod features small logs of natural boxwood, patched front pockets with notches to prevent quick wear and tear, and a stomach pocket. It also includes shoulder pads to avoid water trickling down and a hood.
As the founder proclaimed in his slogan back in 1928: "Time will pass, Le Glazik will endure".
Water - repellent melton
Wash and iron inside out
Do not bleach
Do not tumble dry
Mild detergent only
Follow the instructions on the product label
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The iconic Kabig
The history of the kabig dates back several centuries and is deeply rooted in the maritime tradition of Brittany. Originating from the region of Brittany in France, the kabig is a hooded fisherman's coat that has evolved into a symbol of Breton identity.
It should not be confused with its cousin, the duffle coat, which is a British garment and not Breton!
The term "kabig" itself comes from the Breton word "kabik," meaning "hood". Originally, the kabig was worn by the wives of Breton fishermen to protect them from the elements during their activities on the beach, such as gathering seaweed. Its simple and functional design made it perfectly suited to their way of life.
Over the years, the kabig has evolved into an iconic garment of Breton culture. Its recognizable style with its generous hood and loose fit has stood the test of time. The traditional colors of the kabig are navy blue and white, reminiscent of the colors of the sea and waves.
The fame of the kabig has grown beyond the maritime world and has captured the hearts of Bretons from all walks of life. Today, the kabig is worn by men, women, and even children, as a symbol of Breton identity and love for the sea.
More than just a raincoat, the kabig has become a true symbol of pride and belonging to Breton culture. It embodies values of solidarity, resilience, and attachment to the land and sea.
In keeping with this age-old tradition, many Breton manufacturers continue to produce high-quality kabigs. These garments are made with durable materials such as wool or coated cotton, ensuring effective protection against the elements.
Today, the kabig is worn not only in Brittany but also worldwide by those who appreciate its timeless style and rich history. Whether for a stroll by the seaside or simply to add a Breton touch to one's outfit, the kabig remains a timeless choice. It is a living testament to a maritime tradition and culture that have elegantly and authentically endured through the centuries.
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