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By Jo Phillips

Carhartt-WIP – High Summer Graphic Jersey Collection. Carhartt was founded by Hamilton Carhartt in Detroit in 1889 as a classic American workwear brand, producing hard-wearing, quality workwear clothing for railroad workers.

The Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP) brand was established by Edwin Faeh in 1994 as a new division of the original workwear label, with the WIP division defined by its producing durable and adaptable items that have garnered attention from a range of subculture groups.

Over the last few years, Carhartt has formed relationships with underground and upcoming artists, musicians, skaters and sportsmen who have developed its signature style in their own individual way, helping to redefine the brand.

Today, the brand is renowned for their Carhartt Sid Pant as well as jacket models like Carhartt Nimbus and Michigan jackets and other classics like the Pocket logo t-shirts and Chase sweatshirts. As the streetwear division, WIP includes a collection of durable and comfortable clothing that lasts. A fusion of workwear and street style, items always live up to their heavy-duty reputation, consistently using high standard materials.

Starting off with a true Carhartt-WIP staple, the Chase Sweatshirt is a classic sport-inspired sweat. Featuring raglan sleeves, signature Carhartt-WIP logo embroidery on the sleeve, flatlock stitching for extra durability, with a ribbed collar, cuffs and hem.

Carhartt have certainly made a name for themselves in providing reliable and hard-wearing classics that you can be sure will last for years to come no matter what you put them through.

The short sleeved classic crewneck Heat Wave T-shirt in White. This piece is constructed from an organic cotton jersey, and features an original Carhartt-WIP graphic print artwork on the front that adorns an already classic and reliable T-Shirt cut and construction.


This loose fit, unbrushed Hooded Runner Sweatshirt from Carhartt-WIP features an adjustable hood, kangaroo pocket and original Carhartt-WIP printed artwork on the chest.

This particular piece comes in the trademark Carhartt-WIP orange (Hokkaido) colourway, with variations available also in Heather Grey and Black.

Another true staple of the Carhartt-WIP collection is the sweat pant; these loose fit, unbrushed Orbit Sweat Pants feature an adjustable waistband, crotch insert, back print and the signature Carhartt-WIP Orbit branding print down the left leg. 

The printed leg provides a contemporary addition to an already true classic shape and fabric construction.

Stemming from the total core Carhartt-WIP piece is the classic Sid Pant Chinos, in the Black Rinsed colourway.

The Carhartt Sid Pant is a timeless piece from the core Carhartt WIP collection, featuring the signature woven brand label on the back pocket. These classic slim fit chinos are made from a durable, high quality cotton twill, making them perfect for everyday wear. Perfect for almost any scenario, the Sid Pants will get you through the day, and become that pair you can rely on.

 

Carhartt WIP remains true to the brand’s origins and founding mission to bring distinct American workwear to the European market, though over the years it has redefined and adapted its characteristics to produce high-quality and innovative designs in durable fabrics to better suit Carhartt WIP’s evolving audience and consumer.

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