When the gold rush swept across the western United States, clothing manufacturers started to specialize in clothing specifically suited for mine workers. Vests were particularly popular because they would protect the upper body, keep you warm, and never restrict any body movement. The 1908 Miner Vest (Hemp Denim) contains these early 20th century mine worker's vest characteristics like the shawl collar and set tie on the back. This specific vest is made out of 14oz hennep denim, which is a type of denim that was very distinctive at the time. The beautiful structure and firm composition are a result of this denim. If you are looking for a classy and timeless vest, look no further. This one has is it all.
- 14oz hennep denim with 50% cotton and 50% hennep
- Two pouches
- Set belt on the back
- Woven Pike Brothers logo
- Made in Turkey
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.