1930s Prison Border Pigpen Shirts - Smoky Gray x Mat Black

1930s Prison Border Pigpen Shirts - Smoky Gray x Mat Black

Regular price $425
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From Victorian era curiosities to early 20th century equestrian and motorcycle wear to rare WW2 era items - Black Sign garments are beautifully constructed, with a shared identity and aesthetic cohesion running through the collection to a degree we rarely see in brands focusing on reproductions & recreations.

The Pigpen Shirts are based on modified military CPO shirts from the 1930s, with the name "Pigpen" itself being a very Black Sign homage to the Masonic cypher. Unlike other CPO shirts from the era, this features a flat hem, and two lower hand pockets that have been pattern-matched onto the front of the garment. It blends a few other unique details in for good measure as well - a western back yoke, padded elbows, and triple button cuffs at the end of each sleeve.

It's made from a thick wool-blend fabric that mixes recycled wool/nylon yarns for the warp and wool/angora yarns for the weft, with 100% cotton trims on the inside for extra durability. Woven in Japan's Bishu region, an area with a long history and specialization in wool products, it's thoroughly brushed for a maximally soft hand and slightly hairy texture across its face.

Fits true to size. Dry clean or spot clean only.

  • 74% wool / 12% nylon / 7% angora / 7% polyester
  • Custom irregular-weave wool fabric from Japan
  • 100% cotton internal trims
  • Modified CPO fit
  • Flat hem
  • Three front pockets
  • Triple button cuffs
  • Relaxed fit
  • Chin strap collar
  • Western back yoke
  • Real horn buttons
  • Reinforced patch elbows
  • Custom woven labels
  • Fits true to size
  • Spot clean or dry clean only.
  • Made in Japan

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.


  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40


Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

We want you to be comfortable shopping with us online without being able to touch the product.

  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
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  • If you have questions at any time you can reach us at hello@standardandstrange.com or use our contact form, or phone us at 510-373-9696.


For customers in the USA, please go to our returns portal at for any returns excluding leather jackets and footwear. There is no need to contact us directly once you initiate a return via the portal.

If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail hello@standardandstrange.com. Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

For international returns, e-mail hello@standardandstrange.com. Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

Size Guide

SizeFront LengthShoulderChestSleeve Length
38 27.5" 17" 42.5" 23"
40 28.25" 17.75" 44.5" 24"
42 29" 18.75" 46" 24.75"
44 30" 19.75" 48" 25.375"

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