Bold prints, clean cuts, and a honest business approach has lead Carhartt WIP (The WIP stands for work in progress incase you’ve been wondering) to grow from a small workwear collection to a global trend setting brand. Bridging the gap between streetwear and workwear, Carhartt offers practical menswear with a difference. While constantly updating their look and showing an influence from the bold street style trend, Carhartt WIP still remembers its roots, and ensures that its style is grounded in well made, hard wearing apparel that will stay with the wearer for years to come. Their hoodies will last through anything, their jumpers are the kind of staples that every man needs, and whether you’re looking for something as simple as a vest or a new hat to become your trademark, expect affordable stability that Carhartt has become known for. If you’re looking for timeless looking menswear with a hint of classic American workwear, then Carhartt WIP is there for you.
History of Carhartt WIP
It was in 1989 when Carhartt first stood in the limelight, with Edwin Faeh introducing his collection ‘All American Concept’ to the European market, offering an illusive look at distinctly American products. With a rise in early 90s hip hop, trend-setters in the underground street culture scene blasted Carhartt into the front line, and it took its place as a brand for the every man, who valued quality as well as style.
Products from Carhartt WIP
Carhartt’s steady weight jackets in their thick black canvas and study denim are classic pieces in the brand’s history, changing in style, but never in quality. Making a striking look in clean black and white, and with the trademark lego-esque logo making an impact, Carhartt blends the practicality of workwear with the clean tailored style of streetwear. Don’t expect to find simple apparel here though, as with the unique collars of their shirts, the subtle detailing of their sweatshirts and T-shirts, and the burst of colour and patterns in their shorts, Carhartt is able to effortlessly blend practicality into their unique, stylised looks.