Pike Bros Sweat shirt and T shirt question.

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Lord Flashheart, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. Lord Flashheart

    Lord Flashheart A-List Customer

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    Hello agents,

    I'm in the market for some vintage style sweats and three button t shirts. I see Aero Leather stock some pretty pricy garments of this ilk by Pike Bros and I'm wondering if they are worth the brass and more importantly, what makes them worth that kind of price tag?

    I'm not adverse to spending a bit on clothing but it's got to be of a quality that matches the tag.

    All the best

    Garry
     
  2. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    Never owned one, but I've handled them. The price is about what I'd expect to pay for something of that quality in the current market. To me, they seem to be as good as Buzz Rickson stuff, though probably much chepaer than the equivalent Buzz products would be in Europe. They certainly aren't cheap, but for what you get I don't think they're a rip-off or anything.
     
  3. Mr black

    Mr black Familiar Face

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  4. JackieMatra

    JackieMatra A-List Customer

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    Three-button T-shirt?
    Might you mean a Henley?
    If so, a Google search for that should find you thousands of shirts.
     
  5. Lord Flashheart

    Lord Flashheart A-List Customer

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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    Edward, I think I'm yet to read a poor review on any of Pike Brothers goods do I'm pretty confident on getting quality apparel, I'm just wondering what I can expect from an expensive T shirt/sweatshirt that I won't get with a cheaper high street item

    JackieMatra, yes, it's henleys that I am looking at but the fact that there are thousands out there is the problem (it's a hard life!) that I have. Way too much choice for me to compute!

    Is there an brands I should be aware of?

    Regards

    Garry
     
  6. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    I purchased a Pike Bros sweat and it was excellent quality for the money. Recently bought a pair of their 60's style jeans...the best Denim I've personally owned (my go to pair). Leather lanyard also didn't disappoint & goes every-where with me! Pike Bros....highly recommended by me :)
     
  7. JackieMatra

    JackieMatra A-List Customer

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    I compared T-Shirts and Henley shirts, of "store brands" from Walmart, Target, and Sears, with much higher priced shirts from an "upscale" store.
    The assortment of colors in each store was different, but the fabric appeared identical in weave and weight, the stitching appeared to be identical, and the cut of the shirts appeared to be of the same identical pattern. The only apparent difference was the stamps on the inside of the shirts with the brand name, size, material, and place of manufacture, which in all cases was Thailand, and which left me with the very strong suspicion that there was a very good likelihood that all the shirts were quite possibly sewn in the very same building in Thailand.
    I won't deny that there are often differences in quality between lower and higher priced apparel, but in the case of simple S/M/L/XL sized cotton garments such as tees or henleys, you don't at all necessarily get what you overpay for. I've been happily buying this sort of apparel from the lowest priced places that I've been able to find, such as The Deal Rack ( http://www.thedealrack.com/mens-clothing.html ) and Walmart ( http://www.walmart.com/cp/133197 ), with never any problems or regrets. (Walmart's casual/work wear label is "Faded Glory", and the blue jeans that I've bought from them over the years have all lasted me for years, and the most recent ones purchased within this past year cost less than $10 each.)
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2015
  8. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I think Pike Brothers'stuff isn't made in Asia but Turkey. At least it's in Europe and they might pay their workers a better wage. The "made in the same factory" situation might apply to Ralph Lauren or Levis though which are as pricey.

    I haven't handled their sweatshirts but waistcoats and trousers and they are well made with strong fabric.
     
  9. lewisskimonster

    lewisskimonster Familiar Face

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    I've got a Pike N-1 jacket, and really like the fit, and quality of it. I wouldn't hesitate to order some of their other offerings, but am pretty much set for denim, and shirts at the moment.
     
  10. fiftyforfifty

    fiftyforfifty Sponsoring Affiliate

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    You are set for right choice.
     

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