I’ve been intrigued by the idea of wearing a uniform for a long time now. I love the idea of having a diverse, simple set up that takes is timeless. I also want to avoid any particular trend, at least in a general way.
I know my raw denim, cuffed as they are, may certainly be “trendy” but although the particulars of jeans may change, a dark pair of jeans have pretty much always been in style.
I’ve decided this uniform for me will be a Brooks Brothers extra slim OCBD, almost always blue, and a pair of Tellason jeans. I’ve been playing at it for a while, but this week I’m going to commit. So here’s day one, the basic kit. I think I can add sport coats, sweaters, and even just tuck or untuck to mix up the look to keep from getting too boring. The shoes here are Allen Edmonds and the belt is Tanner Goods.
I won’t keep these posts up for longer than a week or so, but I thought it might keep me committed to the experiment if I post pictures of the different looks,
Pike Brothers was founded by George and Joseph Pike in 1930 in their shop located in 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.
Today, the Pike Brothers brand is inspired by the military and workwear wardrobe from the 30s up to the 50s. It still smells a bit of gunpowder sludge, diesel fuel and rockabilly sweat.