The 1957 Zip Jacket Elephant Skin is a perfect outerwear for spring and fall. Cut to the original 1950s historical cut, just like the Pik Brothers Deck Jackets. The outer shell of the jacket is made of so called 'elephant skin', a very rugged and robust fabric that dates back to the Industrial Revolution in the late 19th century. Manual laborers such as welders, carpenters and mechanics favored the strong and durable, yet comfortable fabric. As back then, the “Elephant Skin” is made in Germany to the former standards and with the same formula, which has not changed over a century. Only by choosing the original German fabric Pike Brothers have been able to use the basic ingredient for the most authentic traditional workwear series available. This way they can assure that the “Elephant Skin” garments are made for the strongest wear and will pass the hardest tests! Although consisting of 100% cotton the “Elephant Skin” fabric shows the same characteristics as real leather and will thus age, become softer and really nice over time.
- Outer layer of Elephant Skin fabric from Germany
- Wool knit collar
- 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.