Blog - Products History and Philosophy

We carefully choose genuine fabrics and use vintage patterns to create our garments. Our denim is custom-made on vintage shuttle looms for the perfect product. We source authentic fabric from small European production sites.

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6. Februar 2024

B10 Flight Jacket – The Jacket That Won The War

When the B10 was introduced in 1943 it quickly became the most favorable jacket available. Being the successor of the sheepskin flying jackets like the B3 and the B6 it was way more versatile as i...

5. Dezember 2023

Timeless Elegance: The 1938 Black Wool Pea Coat

The 1938 Pea Coat in black wool isn't just a fashion classic; it's a legacy rooted in military tradition. This timeless jacket has accompanied marines worldwide since the 18th century and is sai...

28. November 2023

Jungle Cloth: From Military Heritage to Modern ...

Jungle Cloth aka Bedford Cloth is a rugged 100% cotton fabric with wind and water-resistant qualities. It is named after New Bedford a famous American Textile town. Bedford or Jungle Cloth was use...

30. Oktober 2023

Time Travel through Pike Brothers Knitwear

Welcome to a captivating journey through the history of knitwear.Every garment is not just stylish and elegant but also unveils a profound connection to significant events of the past.1923 Turtle...

25. Oktober 2023

Pike Brothers Wool Blankets

Unveiling our Wool Blankets, a fusion of heritage warmth and contemporary flair. Discover why you'll cherish them: Pure Wool, the Ultimate Comfort: These blankets are a testament...

12. Juli 2023

Cellulose acetate - the selvage denim of eyewe ...

Cellulose acetate or acetate eyewear revolutionized the eyewear market in the 1920s and 1930s. However, being an artificial material, cellulose acetate has natural roots. Acetate is made from...

29. Juni 2023

1953 Rascal Bib - perfect everyday companion

Our latest product is the 1953 Rascal Bib. It is a bib for the kids made to the exact specs as our adult version. However, it is tailored to kids needs. So although the denim looks raw, it...

1. Juni 2023

Authentic and timeless, the 1966 Low Quarters ...

The versatile Low Quarters can be worn with a suit as well as with rugged denim pants. They add a touch of elegance to your outfit while being durable enough for everyday use.   The b...

15. Mai 2023

1947 Roamer Pant - designed for a life in the ...

The 1947 Roamer Pant is a classic representation of denim pants of the late 1940s. The special feature of the pant is the higher waistband in the back and the wider thighs. This creates a very comf...

3. Mai 2023

1936 Chopper Pant - workpants of that time

Our 1936 Chopper Pant has its origin in woodworking. Pants for carpenters and joiners have undergone a special development over the last century as regular work pants. Specific details were often...

1. März 2023

Digging into European fabric Roots

We are digging into the European history of fabrics with the new French Asphalt series. In contrast to North America, where mostly canvas and denim were used for work and outdoor wear, Europe has u...

1. Februar 2023

Goliath Cord – The heavy but gentle giant

Cord and especially heavy cord has been a substantial part of European workwear since the 18th century, especially among woodworkers like carpenters who widely use it until today. Traditional...

6. Dezember 2022

An Army in Blue Denim

Today armies around the world wear green or camouflage as their daily attire. But this had only sometimes been the case. For example, the U.S. Army wore blue denim shirts and pants from the 1920s t...

15. November 2022

USN Stencil on N1 Deck Jacket

We often get asked how to correctly apply the added U.S.N. stencil to our N1 Deck Jackets - so we have put together an easy to follow step by step guide for the stenciling you will require:broad m...

2. November 2022

Our new Heavy Duty Wallets are in stock!

We have made a new series of our popular heavy-duty wallets. The wallets were made in Portugal with thick and rich cowhide. You can choose from two styles: 1937 Roamer Wallet: the more extended ve...

19. Oktober 2022

Armor Cloth - a very stiff but robust waxed co ...

The 1908 Miner Jacket was born during the golden era of gold mining in North America. Jackets of that era had a simple but functional design and were made to protect the owner from their daily work...

29. Juni 2022

1940 Chino Trousers – an everyday classic with ...

Chinos have been used since the mid 19th century. The British military started to dye their white summer uniforms with coffee and curry in their Indian colonies. This was done for better camouflagi...

4. Mai 2022

1928 Newsboy Caps

There is no image as vivid from the 1920th and 1930s as the newsboy with his cap and his distinguishing newspaper bag. The newsboy cap is one of the most characterizing accessories of that era. Our...

6. April 2022

Racing Jerseys – From Jailwear to Teamwear

Bold Stripes never really appeared in fashion until the 1960s or 1970s. From a historical perspective, Bold Stripes always had a purpose in North America. The typical thick black and white stripes...