A Journey into the Past

//A Journey into the Past

A couple of weeks ago we were able to dig through piles and piles of old garments in an old and long gone rag mill. Here is the first of our findings that we will use for future projects and historical reference. We think that the piece is fantastic and worth to be seen by a wider audience.

The history of this piece probably dates back to the 1920s or 30s. It is by its shape and accesoires and details an old wine makers pair of pants.

Following features are typical for 1920s European workwear garments:

– a very wide fit

– possibility to attach suspenders

– leg off belt loops

– bakelit buttons in various shapes showing repairs

– patches of heavy corduroy

– three different fabrics for lining

We wish these pants could tell us the places and hard work they have seen. One can only imagine!

If you also have a pair that you think is worth sharing please send us a note or pictures. Maybe a nice coat from your great great uncle or your grandfather. We are curious to see!










By | 2018-03-19T20:02:40+01:00 April 22nd, 2015|From the Journal|4 Comments


  1. Tristan April 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    I have a wool coat my grandma made for my granddad. I think it’s from the early days after ww2. To me, it looks like it is made of military blankets. Some daring and nice repairs. Will send you some pics as soon as i have the time for it!

  2. Roland April 22, 2015 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Love those! Could be a Blueprint for a next Pike Brothers Project? All the Best

  3. Bram van Diemen April 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    That’s one beautifull piece of clothing. Would love to see a reproduction of it.

  4. Stefan April 24, 2015 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    Interesting stuff. I like the split waistband. That’s a classic in men trousers and would be a great detail for one of your next pant models.
    Something in navy or brown/caramel herringbone fabric


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