We all need seasonal pieces to fill in the gaps and Carhartt WIP has been reliably providing that since it’s inception. The workwear offshoot steps up this season with some new takes on Carhartt classics like overalls, chore coats, insulated parkas and hoodies. Fall/Winter 2017 also sees the return of the a small military inspired selection, highlighted by ripstop fabrics and camo patterns.
You can also expect a number of wool iterations of classic Carhartt WIP styles, as well as seasonal check flannels. A selection of futuristic sportswear, marked by reflective detailing and minimalist branding, rounds out the collection. Check out the full lookbook below, shot by British photographer Ian Kenneth Bird and shop the selection on the Carhartt WIP site or stockists including Caliroots.
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It seems that workwear standby Carhartt is collaborating with a ton of labels lately. The pairing of WTAPS and Carhartt makes sense as the brands both emphasize heritage and embrace utility. The pairing results in a two styles in the trademark workwear duck canvas releasing as part of WTAPS FW15 season. Look for the navy pieces to release to WTAPS stores and stockists but the brown pieces will be a GIP store exclusive. Expect a price point of $350USD on these when they drop.
It’s been quite some time since I posted a Style Profile feature but this one has been in the works for a little while now. Being in New York has really given me perspective on my own personal style and what I value in terms of the items I purchase. As time has gone on, I’ve gone away from a more ‘designer fashion’ oriented approach to one where I value the practicality and utility of garments as much (or more) than the aesthetic itself. Now I really look for garments that I can easily throw on and not think too much about. I find myself moving away from any garments which are fussy or too precious and towards things that I can throw on anytime and expect a certain amount of reliability and durability from.
Skaters and bike-riders in this city have embraced this ‘function meets form’ philosophy from the jump. Brands such as Supreme have been incredibly successful at creating clothes that fit into this ethos. My friend Andrew has maintained a similar sense of style since I met him. While to the average person his style may not particularly stand out, I think he dresses in a way that perfectly suits his needs and lifestyle. Alot of what’s ridiculous about fashion is the idea that people try put on clothes that are essentially ‘wearing them’ instead of the other way around. Andrew’s style is so pared down but at it’s core he finds the particular essentials and wardrobe staples that allow him to express his identity and still be comfortable and get what he needs to get done each day. That and his background in snowboarding, skateboarding and BMX inform the way he dresses today. I posed some quick questions to him which you can read after the jump.
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