Carhartt WIP

Carhartt WIP

Founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt in Detroit, Carhartt began producing overalls and other types of workwear garments from denim fabric and canvas, which eventually became the brand’s trademark fabric. Today the brand is very involved with European skateboarding and BMX, as well as the urban scene, which is reflected in the more daring graphics incorporated in the many of the company’s designs.

Founded 1994
Industries Streetwear
Headquarter Weil am Rhein, Germany
Compos Mentis Taps Carhartt WIP to Help Raise Mental Health Awareness
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Compos Mentis Taps Carhartt WIP to Help Raise Mental Health Awareness

Prints sourced from images donated from five notable photographers.

An On-Foot Look at the Carhartt WIP x Converse One Star Collection
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An On-Foot Look at the Carhartt WIP x Converse One Star Collection

CORDURA®  details.

Official Images of the Carhartt WIP x Converse One Star Trio
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Official Images of the Carhartt WIP x Converse One Star Trio

Militaristic colorways and sturdy CORDURA® uppers.

Converse & Carhartt WIP Connect for A Special Trio of One Stars
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Converse & Carhartt WIP Connect for A Special Trio of One Stars

Prepped for harsher weather.

Here Are 15 Jackets Perfect for the Coming Fall 2018 Season
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Here Are 15 Jackets Perfect for the Coming Fall 2018 Season

Getting you ready for the new season.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Palace, Stray Rats and PLEASURES’ “Cowboys on Acid” capsule.

Carhartt WIP & Oi Polloi Collaborate on Colorful Sweatshirts
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Carhartt WIP & Oi Polloi Collaborate on Colorful Sweatshirts

Combining the two brands’ logos.

Carhartt WIP Drops a Foldable Picnic Table Set
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Carhartt WIP Drops a Foldable Picnic Table Set

Portable and easy to clean.

Carhartt WIP Announces Rare Sample Sale Event
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Carhartt WIP Announces Rare Sample Sale Event

Menswear, womenswear, accessories and even footwear.

Carhartt WIP Tweaks Workwear Classics for FW18
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Carhartt WIP Tweaks Workwear Classics for FW18

Covetable layering pieces for the cold weather.
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2015

Carhartt WIP celebrates 25 years of foundation; the evolution continues

2011

Carhartt WIP opens a store in New York City, thus coming full circle with its American origins
Carhartt WIP introduces the "brown duck" embroidery as a nod to its long-standing tradition
The Carhartt WIP Heritage line is introduced, comprising of products inspired by the legacy of the Carhartt brand

2010

Collaborations include - A.P.C., Adam Kimmel, Burton, Mastermind, Fragment Design, Sophnet, Uniform Experiment, Vans, Vestax, AIAIAI, 5Boro, London Undercover, and many more

2007

Dirt - Ollies: A Skateboard Trip to Mongolia by Alexander Basile, Pontus Alv and Bertrand Trichet is released; it is published by Bildschöne Bücher & Carhartt WIP

2003

The first of nineteen issues of Rugged Magazine is published; Celebrating "the collections of curiosities of all people with a missions...or whatever else we come across

2000

Combination Records is established by Edwin Faeh, Oliver Drewes, and Philipp Maiburg for Carhartt WIP as an open platform for new electronic music
Carhartt WIP presents the first collection for women

1999

Evan Hecox kicks off a series of illustrated ad campaigns. His designs of almost ingenious simplicity set the standard for future Carhartt WIP Campaigns

1997

Foundation of the Carhartt WIP Skate and BMX teams
The first store exlusively feature Carhartt WIP products in Europe opens on Neal Street, London

1996

WIP acquires the license to manufacture Carhartt products outside of the USA, subsequently making the 1997 collection the first European "original"

1995

\"La Haine\" (The Hatred) by Mathieu Kassovitz becomes one of the first movies to feature the Carhartt brand due to its rising popularity in underground street culture

1994

Work in Progress (WIP) is established by Edwin Faeh to become the exclusive distributor of Carhartt in Europe

1992

The ultimate rise of Carhartt's street credibility and street fame is brought about by a group of trendsetters whose names will be forever connected with the early days of hip hop

1989

Under the title "All American Concept", Edwin Faeh starts to introduce distinctly American products to the European market