One of the Most In-Demand Streetwear Labels
is an Affordable American Heritage Brand

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It's a 128-year-old heritage brand that prides itself on legitimate workwear, but Carhartt has emerged as one of the most fashionable brands of the past decade. First was the Americana wave of the mid-aughts. Then there were a handful of exclusive high-end designer collaborations—from A.P.C. and Junya Watanabe to Adam Kimmel. All the while, the tough-as-nails clothes from Carhartt continued developing street cred with skaters and hip-hop artists alike. Which is how the brand became perfectly aligned with the current moment in menswear right now, where the most stylish guys around are embracing a more relaxed aesthetic, casually mixing streetwear and skate brands with more grownup pieces. What's more, these well-built pieces from Carhartt, whether from the main line or the hipper kid brother label Work In Progress (WIP), are downright affordable. It's one of the easiest ways to add a shot of instant cool and lasting style to your wardrobe in 2017.


Carhartt is still a family-owned company, owned by the descendants of company founder Hamilton Carhartt, with its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.