The 1937 Roamer Shirt is based on an authentic 1930s American work shirt. The shirt has a regular fit and contains an asymmetrical breast pocket for 'smoker's comfort', like the original. This so called smoker's pocket allows the wearer to reach for a cigarette without taking out the whole pack at once. The Wabash print is an original 19th century print that American railroad workers used to wear in their clothes. The history of this print possibly dates back even further, since it is named after the Wabash Indians coming from the Midwestern United States. They would decorate the worker's outfits and swap them with them. This type of clothing is known as 'decorated workwear'.
Original 1930s workwear pattern
Original 1900 American print
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.