Carhartt WIP is the perfect mix of streetwear and workwear. The Idle Man is excited to introduce the latest collection of clothing from this classic all American brand.
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Founded in 1889, Carhartt have been making hard-wearing and stylish men's clothes for over a hundred years. Initially making overalls for manual labourers Carhartt quickly gained a reputation for producing top quality clothing for men. However, It wasn't until 1994 that their desire to crack the European market lead to the creation of Carhartt WIP.
By combining the traditional workwear designs with a more modern streetwear aesthetic, they continue to produce innovative and relevant clothes today.
Carhartt WIP is probably my favourite streetwear brand around today. They fit in perfectly with the increasing popularity for streetwear clothing. Whether you prefer a lightweight sweatshirt or some thicker outerwear, there's something for everyone. For instance, their Michigan Chore coat in canvas has become a staple of many men's wardrobes over the last few seasons.
Carhartt WIP Clothing
Despite the bold and exciting streetwear aesthetic that Carhartt WIP is so good at, it's the dedication to their history that really makes them stand out for me. As well as constantly producing new and innovative designs, they stay true to their roots and continue to produce durable clothes that will stay with the wearer for years. Even with something as simple as a hoodie, coach jacket or a shirt, you know it's good quality.
How to Style Carhartt WIP Clothing
Carhartt WIP has the unique ability to cross the bridge between workwear and streetwear. This means that it's great for blending different styles into the same outfit. For instance, this green Anson Jac over shirt gives a great industrial workwear vibe. However, combined with the bold print of the Aviation Columbian Ripstop pants, this creates a uniquely stylish look.
Layer the look with streetwear essentials such as a sweatshirt, T-shirt and hoodie. Add a pair of simple plimsoll trainers such as some Vans or Converse and you will have a great everyday outfit.
On That Note
The popularity for top quality streetwear clothing has continued to increase over the last few years. In addition to their rich heritage, this makes Carhartt WIP one of the most on trend brands for this season. Whether you prefer the hard wearing outerwear jackets or the ever popular beanie hat, there's something for everyone. The Idle Man is pleased to offer you the Spring/Summer 17 collection from Carhartt WIP.