The original 'Elephant Skin' dates back to the late 19th century Industrial Revolution. Craftsmen such as welders, carpenters and mechanics were crazy about the wear-free fabric that, despite its firmness and durability, was comfortable to wear. Just like then the 'Elephant Skin' of this vest is still being produced today in Germany according to the exact same 'recipe' that was used a 100 years ago. These ingredients still result in a very authentic line of workwear capable of weathering any type of storm. Even though the vest is made of cotton (100%) it still feels surprisingly much like leather and manages to contain exactly those characteristics.
The main reason as to why the 'Elephant Skin' is so durable has to do with the way the fabric is put together. The weight of 520 grams is attained by the large number of hits in relation to the warps. This strengthens the fabric greatly and protects it against wear and tear so that it even holds back sparks of welding.
- 100% cotton, 520 grams per m2
- 3 pouches
- buttons made of ivory nut
- extra firm stitchings on pouches
- Note: to enjoy your Pike Brothers vest as long as possible we recommend sticking complying to the washing constructions
- made in Germany
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.