Our 1937 Roamer Vest wabash consists of wabash selvage denim and was made for the life outdoors. This is where it feels the most comfortable. Wabash denim was used in the workwear section of the early 1920s and 30s. Mostly associated with railroad workers as it was used extensively for heavy labour.
Pike Brothers Details characterize the 1937 Roamer Vest wabash:
100% pure cotton, 13oz wabash selvage denim
3 front pockets
Ivory nut buttons
Heavy bar tacking on pockets and seam ends
Made in Turkey
Available in size XS to 3XL upon request
Black / Elephant Skin
About the fabrique
The original “Elephant Skin” fabric 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 “Elephant Skin”. As back then, our “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 we are able to use the basic ingredient for the most authentic traditional workwear series available. This way we can assure that our “Elephant Skin” garments are made for the strongest wear and will pass the hardest tests! Although consisting of 100% cotton our “Elephant Skin” fabric shows the same characteristics as real leather.
Technical description: The reason why our “Elephant Skin” is so durable lies in the construction of the fabric. The weight of 520 grams is achieved by shooting a very high amount of wefts in comparison to the amount of warps. This is why our “Elephant Skin” is very abrasion resistant, rugged and is even capable of withstanding welding sparks.
Pike Brothers specializes in the production of authentic outdoor and workwear of the early 20th century. Authentic to us means producing garments in exactly the same way as in the original period.
Our garments are more than the sum of fabric, patterns and accessories. They have a story to tell, the story of who they are and where they come from.
We believe that in regard to quality, traditional workmanship has prevailed. Only with carefully selected materials and a great deal of attention to detail are we able to produce garments that meet our very high standards as well as being unique in appearance and superior in comfort and durability.
Where we come from
Pike Brothers was founded by George and Joseph Pike in 1930. Their small but exclusive tailoring shop was located in the Portobello Road, Notting Hill, in the heart of London. Their specialty was custom-made menswear. During the Second World War with a steadily growing number of American soldiers coming to Britain, the Pike Brothers also specialized in the production of uniforms for the U.S. Armed Forces.
They combined the finest fabrics with European craftsmanship and created an unmistakable profile of sturdy American menswear with European influence; a heritage to which we are still committed today.
What we stand for
Set apart from the conventional, we create our superior utility garments in true style – without losing sight of functionality. We like to spend our free time outdoors so we know about the value of functional and high-quality garments. In order to fulfil our high expectations, we work together with exclusive European weavers and tailoring shops where the garments are made by hand, using traditional craftsmanship.