Pike Brothers – jeans & Garment

Pike Brothers – jeans & Garment

Pike Brothers has a strong passion for the time period ranging from the 1930s to the 1965s with its music, lifestyle and the garments people were wearing. The brand’s clothes are Inspired by the positive attitude towards life of that time. Detached from the conventional, Pike Brothers is creating its collection in regards to the sturdy and true style, where form strictly follows function. With the experience from outdoor activities they know the value of functional clothing. We are working with companies that work just like “back then” with vintage looms for example and with traditional craftsmanship which has been passed on for generations. The German brand feels obliged to the traditional true style.

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.

Mens Vintage Jeans

The 1960s saw fashion reject the conventions and niceties of previous eras. Clothing broke with social traditions that dictated what could be worn when and by whom. In the past, attire had been divided in to ‘formal’ and ‘casual’ wear, and distinct separations were made between the styles of clothing worn by men and women. The 1960s, however, saw the emergence of unisex clothing such as denim jeans, which could be worn by both sexes. Denim jeans, which had remained a staple wardrobe item for many young people throughout the decade, were inspired by mod fashion. New styles of denim jeans emerged and the rest is history.

One of the top denim trends is always going to be jeans. From flared to bootcut to skinny and wide leg, jeans are coming in and out of fashion trends all of the time. Jeans are settling for a more classic fit. Almost anything goes. Skinny, straight, pooled around the ankle, even cropped. The main thing to remember with jeans, or any clothing to pull off the classic trend in men’s fashion, is that they fit you. That’s true for most things you wear to make it look classic. Jeans will remain a classic though and, if done right, very contemporary.

Discover Relco London’s range of high quality vintage men’s jeans. Designed to help you achieve that classic 60s look, Relco London have been at the forefront of Vintage UK fashion since 1964.

camplin – made in italy

The Camplin success story really came from the British Colonies, where Charles understood the need for standardization in uniform production. From that moment on he was the one to supply uniforms to the Royal Navy in their most important Colonial Campaign. This was also the reason why he was awarded the Naval General Service medal (a medal with a blue ribbon with green stripes) and to this day the same blue and green tape is used in finishing touches to the Peacoat.

This is a short length of cord used as an extension for buttoning up the double breasted jacket. The cordage was used in colder climates when the added layers of clothing under the uniform meant that the jacket couldn’t be buttoned up by using the buttonhole. Each seaman had his own cordage made to measure for his sea voyages.

Mr Camplin was well-known for supplying uniforms to the Royal Navy. It was in fact his idea to suggest the use of the Peacoat as part of the Petty Officer’s uniform. Up until then Petty Officers had the same uniform as ordinary able seamen. However they needed their own uniform to make the distinction but something that would be more practical than the Great Coat which senior Officers had. Mr Camplin than came up with the idea of a jacket, having the same important style as a coat but the practical ease in movement of a jacket. So the P. Officers got their P.Coat (P for Petty in Petty Officer) which then for phonetic reasons became the word Peacoat. This is the story behind why Mr Camplin is rightly believed by many to be the inventor of the Peacoat.

The use of an edging as a border for our buttonholes and pocket edges made of a blue grosgrain with green stripes which reminds usof the ribbon used for the General Naval Service medal givento civilians who distinguished themselves in the service ofthe Royal Navy.

Three Stroke Production

Three Stroke Productions started in 1997 in South East London: a small warehouse, three friends with the same dream and great desire to create something special.
Most of the garments since then have been made by small independent clothing firms in Italy. Firms that share the same outlook and mindset, as at TSP they believe that one of the main aspects required to succeed in this business is to be part of a trustworthy chain based on values of quality and respect!
The (sub) cultural and the combat sports background of the main men behind the label has always played a big role in Three Stroke Productions.
The roots of the early days are endorsed by a contemporary approach made from high quality fabrics and great attention to details. TSP want to keep being an independent label, strong and trustworthy with great relationships with its suppliers and retailers and true to the expectations of the people who buy our garments
TSP like to think that the garments tell a story. With some of them telling Three Stroke Productions own personal story.