Carhartt, with its long history of attention to detail and stellar, tough workwear, seems like one of the first brands you’d think about when it comes to building up a rich archival collection through the years. That’s the purpose behind The Carhartt WIP Archives, at any rate.
It explores the brand’s rise and evolution over time, something the brand calls a “diverse visual voyage” — and with good reason, of course. As Carhartt WIP notes, the collection was pioneering, melding the worlds of fashion and workwear — it all makes sense if you follow menswear nowadays, but the partnership between the two was more unique and diverse decades ago.
And when you dig into the history of Carhartt WIP, it’s filled with rich influences, partnerships with top fashion brands and fans found among the biggest names in hip-hop, arts and culture “back in the day.” That’s quite the book to have waiting for you on your coffee table, if you ask us. – Buy It