Shirts with half a row of buttons were common in late 19th century street scenes, both in Europe and the USA. Many of these shirts had a raised collar or a shawl collar. With this shirt Pike Brothers went for a shawl collar and two smaller pockets on the chest. Old pictures dating back to the Gold Fever era show this shirt being worn by gold miners and all types of tough-looking Wild West characters. Its fit is deliberately narrow since it is meant to be worn as an undershirt. Another remarkable detail is the asymmetric chest pocket. By the end of the 19th and start of the 20th century these chest-pockets were mainly used to harbour one's precious pocket watch. Hence the extra knob-hole on the collar.
- Traditional slim fit
- 100% cotton
- Two chest pockets
- Made in Portugal
Pike Brothers was founded in 1930 by brother George and Joseph Pike. Their small yet high-quality clothing store was located in the famous Portobello Road, Notting Hill, in the heart of London. Custom clothing for men was their specialty. During the Second World War they produced uniforms for American military forces. This was the time when American soldiers came over to England. Pike Brothers managed to combine the best materials with European craftsmanship and create the unmistakable clothing you see today. They simply struck a brilliant balance between American workwear and European expertise. A legacy that defines Pick Brothers to this very day.
Pike Brothers distinguishes itself by respecting and celebrating the original functionality of its clothing instead of simply aiming for superficial succes. All clothing is made in Europe and produced the old-fashioned way. Pure craftsmanship and the best materials add up to this stylish and timeless clothing. Pike Brothers is that perfect combination of style and functionality.