Pike Brothers’ U.S. Armed Forces Shirt And Pants
The German Pike Brothers brand specializes in producing authentic men’s staple styles of the 20th century. The key for the brand is to create garments focused on quality and functionality. As they like to spend their free time outdoors, they know exactly the value of quality goods. With the latest release, the brand recreated the legendary field uniform of the United States Armed Forces that was in use from 1952 to 1963.
The 1947 OG-107 O.D. 7 Shirt
The Pike Brothers 1947 OG-107 O.D. 7 shirt is the brand’s take on the classic military style. The OG-107 Series was part of the regular field uniform of the United States Armed Forces from 1952 to 1963. The predecessor of the uniform was the pattern 1947, which was a combination of the 1940s summer uniform and the actual OG-107 of the 1950s. The basic fabric was a cotton herringbone twill, as usual for the 1940s. However, the fit and details were already as from the 1950s.
The shirt is made in a regular fit and 100% cotton is used. A heavy 330 g/m2 herringbone twill fabric that is pre-washed. On one of the sleeves of the shirt is a pen holder added. A link that refers to the 1940s and 1950s as soldiers personalized their uniforms to their individual needs. The shirt (and also the pants) is produced in Turkey.
The Olive Drab Shade 7
The name O.D. 7 description comes from the green shade, the olive drab shade 7. Also with the color, Pike Brothers have kept it as close as possible to the legendary originals.
The term olive green has been used already since the 12th century, but it wasn’t until the Second World War that American soldiers adopted uniforms in this color and started calling it olive drab. The olive color was chosen as it was a good color to make the uniforms of the soldiers more camouflaged. A color that looked like the color of an olive, hence the name.
The 1947 OG-107 Pant O.D.7 Pants
The Pike Brothers 1947 OG-107 Pant O.D.7 Pants is made with the same eye for detail as the shirt. This replica pants of the United States Armed Forces from 1952 to 1963 is also made with herringbone fabric. On the front are slanted pockets next to the leg pockets that were added to store personal items.
On the back of the pants, two pockets are added with flaps with button closures. All the buttons are Pike Brothers branded.