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Carhartt Jeans Newel Pants Blue

Carhartt WIP Newel Pants: Denim Duo Drops

The inclusion of Carhartt in Aphrodite’s vast denim range is not one to be taken lightly; Featuring brands such as Edwin and Nudie, only the best jeans can be admitted onto our shop floor.

But why do Carhartt WIP Jeans make the cut?

Carhartt’s Work in Progress range is a fusion of the brand’s origins in rugged workwear, and their contemporary take on fashion. So it’s a no-brainer that they have taken their approach to jeans. Oozing with style, the Carhartt Newel Pants are crafted from a Poly-Cotton blend that increases durability, whilst keeping that soft denim feel. The button fly houses subtle Carhartt branding and contrast stitching adds a nice hint of colour. The jeans are finished off with a Carhartt patch logo: a logo synonymous with quality.

Carhartt Jeans Newel Pants Blue
How do they fit?

Carhartt’s Newel Pants opt for a relaxed tapered fit, creating a more laidback, casual look. They run true to size and come in a regular length (32″).

How can I take care of my Carhartt Jeans?

Aphrodite advises that you don’t wash your denim! Washing a good pair of jeans (like these) can ruin the material and decrease their lifespan. If your pants are marked, first try rubbing them with a damp cloth. If they smell opt for airing them on your clothesline. However, if you absolutely must wash them, Carhartt advises you to do so inside out on a 40-degree wash.

Carhartt Newel Pants Stone Washed
How should I style them?

Carhartt’s Newel Pants are unbelievably versatile. You can wear them as seen above, with an overshirt and boots for more of a rugged worker look. Or choose a graphic tee and smart trainers for a more casual day-to-day look. Whatever you wear with these jeans, they will transform your style and elevate your look.

Carhartt Newel Pants Blue
Dropping in both a blue and stone washed colour, the Carhartt Newel Pants are available to shop now. Purchase both online and in-store.

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Carhartt Brand Guide : History, Sizing & Carhartt WIP Lookbook

How Carhartt began

Detroit in the early 1890’s; a rough and ready breeding ground for some of America’s most infamous hard-working laborers. At a time of huge change, Detroit was one of the leading cities that would help to shape a modern America. With Ellis Island opening as the main access point for immigrants arriving stateside, the American dream of becoming something from nothing was coming under threat from the masses of overseas workers arriving through New York – but Detroit continued to be the proving ground for some of developing America’s most entrepreneurial minds. One man in particular embodied this notion of the evolution of the average American. In 1898, a young Hamilton Carhartt set about creating change in his own life – not knowing at the time that the success of his products would create a family legacy that would stand for well over 100 years.

The Carhartt workwear revolution

Hamilton Carhartt’s self-titled brand was a result of impeccable timing. Crafting overalls that were made from canvas and denim, the Carhartt brand supplied the workers who were advancing America’s hold on modern living with garments that were outlasting any of the competition. From railroad workers to military uniforms, the durability of Carhartt clothing was kept on a pedestal, as the brand strove to deliver “Honest value for an honest dollar” to everyone who chose to wear Carhartt products.

The Carhartt brand battled through world wars, recessions, and the unstoppable shift of production travelling abroad, but always remained a true institution of American tradition in quality, honesty and hard work.

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Carhartt drops on the continent

In 1994, Carhartt began to travel over the Atlantic and land on mainland Europe, with the help of distribution from Carhartt WIP (Work in Progress) – a new extension of the classic label that would help give Carhartt’s sought after quality Carhartt workwear an avant-garde street-level feel that would suit any casual wardrobe. By bringing over a selection of products that perfectly embodied the illustrious reputation of Carhartt over the far side of the pond, Carhartt WIP quickly developed a European fan base, involving people who held an affinity with iconic American work wear and heritage, to anyone involved with the urban sportswear culture that was sweeping Europe at the time. The success of the first few Carhartt products to hit Europe was palpable. Handfuls of their products had arrived prior to Carhartt WIP even touching European soil, and as a result, the continent had pockets of Carhartt fanatics waiting in the wings to snap up anything the brand could offer. However, it wasn’t just the diehard Carhartt fans that found themselves yearning for a piece of the brand sought-after workwear. The label soon became a buzzword amongst creatives and artists from some of the continent’s cultural capitals, who adored Carhartt for its straightforward approach; along with its and feel of originality that let them express their own sense of imaginative authenticity.

Carhartt Softwear T-Shirt

Developing the European Carhartt lookbook

The success of its launch was supported in 1997, when Carhartt WIP released the first range that was made entirely for the European market. With everything being run through the brands headquarters in Michigan before it hit the production lines, Carhartt WIP reimagined the classic Carhartt look and purpose, with an intimate collection that took timeless workwear cuts and gave them a new lease of life, adjusting the fit to match a modern lifestyle, without altering anything that made the garments the icons they are today. Again, the success was huge. A modern cut blended with historic styling pinned Carhartt as a go-to brand for an instant hit of on trend style- whilst stateside, the brand remained as faithful as ever to the great American workers who wore Carhartt when plying their craft. Never faltering, never changing, Carhartt had successfully outfitted both the old guard fans, and the new stylish kids that were emerging from the modern culture that surrounded city life.

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How the Carhartt WIP lookbook grew

This culture is something that Carhartt WIP has firmly backed, involving themselves in everything from the European skate and BMX scene, to emerging musicians and artists. Using the honest approach that the label has always held true since its very first pair of overalls left the sewing machine, Carhartt WIP has given straightforward engagement to issues that surround anything that represents urban recreation. With Carhartt WIP developing their own appeal away from their classic Carhartt workwear roots, they have still managed to keep the brand’s philosophy of good quality, honest clothing, despite not creating them for the same rigours that they would have once experienced. From the core range of Carhartt Jackets to the essential Carhartt trousers and easy-to-wear Carhartt t-shirts, superb craftsmanship remains consistent. With modern cuts, sleek finishes and iconic looks, Carhartt WIP has single-handedly delivered one of the world’s most industrious labels from the railroads of 1889 to the 21st-century streets.

Shop our full Carhartt clothing range online now. 

A.P.C. Carhartt Interaction #5

A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5: Coming Soon

Following a slew of high-profile collaborations, A.P.C. is set to showcase yet another ‘Interaction’ alongside workwear stalwart Carhartt Work In Progress, with whom it has already worked with four times previous. Launching in the coming weeks at Aphrodite in-store and online, ‘A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5’ sees the two revered labels blend their tastes to deliver a collection that harmonises both A.P.C.’s understated elegance and Carhartt WIP’s steady embodiment of streetwear.

A.P.C. x Carhartt

Fronted by a co-branded logo, in which the label’s iconic ‘C’ emblem falls to the end of the French brand’s three letter acronym, this series takes signature Carhartt pieces, such as the brand’s Michigan Chore Jacket and elevates them via the employment of A.P.C.’s extensive fabric expertise. Steering the capsule in this way quickly sees each garment redefined, for example, the jacket’s rugged indigo canvas is replaced with a smooth cotton construction.

In addition to reworking materials, the ‘A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5’ collection also embraces a sustainable shift. Organic cotton tees, sweats and hoodies – in unisex formulas – form a weighted part of the offering, demonstrating once more the industry’s pursuit for a cleaner planet and the ever-increasing consciousness of brands globally.

A.P.C. x Carhartt Interaction #5

As well as an array of essential pieces in pared-back hues of washed denim, greys and khakis, ‘Interaction #5’ also includes super-soft cashmere beanies, caps, jeans and co-branded tote bags for commuting your necessities in superior style throughout the city.

The campaign for the collection is headed by Matteo Montanari, an Italian photographer who currently divides his time between London and New York. Having produced editorial imagery for the likes of Vogue Italia, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, it certainly comes as no surprise that the images effortlessly capture each brands agenda to a T. Shot candidly in Paris, the images hone in on A.P.C. and Carhartt staff selected from stores in Paris, Antwerp and London. Also on hand is French stylist, Charlotte Collet, who supplies her laidback, undone look to each ensemble.

APC Carhartt Collection

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the ‘A.P.C. Carhartt WIP Interaction #5’ collection dropping later this month, and in the meantime, shop an assortment of carefully-constructed, sleek styles from A.P.C. online at Aphrodite here.

Trend Focus – Military Green

Trend Focus Military Green

This season the hue to be seen in (or not depending if your surroundings are heavily density woodlands) is military green. Don’t worry if you don’t have anything buried deep in your wardrobe here at Aphrodite we have you covered. If your wallet is not bursting at the seams here are our sale items.

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Carhartt Jeans – Original Work Wear

Carhartt Jeans

Acting as one of America’s most loved and worn labels, Carhartt have become part of the very fabric of State side history. Born to serve a country that was in the midst of major advancement, Carhartt can trace its history all the way back to 1889 when its founder began to handcraft purpose built work wear form hard wearing materials to serve the men who were toiling to construct and develop. The products that Carhartt created were loved from their very first wear through to their last, and a legacy that has since stood the test of time was built around hard work, honesty and quality.

Fast-forward to the present day and Carhartt has undergone huge changes. Since its discovery in mainland Europe, the US born label has taken on a whole new dimension, becoming a beacon for urban styling that carries an iconic feel of classic American design.

Perhaps truest to their humble roots, Carhartt jeans carry the timeless aesthetic of original Carhartt work wear thanks to being crafted with denim- one of the first materials that Carhartt used to make their historic wears.

From straight to slim fits, Carhartt jeans provide the perfect balance of modern desirability and functionality, with the same air of purposeful production that conforms to the labels original resolve to produce only the best work wear to serve hard working Americans. With a hard wearing nature, Carhartt jeans are the next phase in the development of the now historic Carhartt story that has set a trail of style inspired by manual labor across the globe.

Our Carhartt collection is available to purchase online and in-store now.

Carhartt T-Shirts – Work In Progress Collection

Carhart T-Shirt

With classic American work wear inspirations that carry a unique European touch of stylish flair, Carhartt t-shirts are the perfect representation of the iconic US brand’s individual blend of heritage and modern fashion aspirations.Crafted using the original philosophy from Carhartt’s humble beginnings, which stretch back to 1889 when Carhartt was developed to supply hard wearing garments for American rail road workers, Carhartt t-shirts are created with the same passion for quality and durability as the original Carhartt pieces were when first made on a sewing machine by Hamilton Carhartt himself.

Like many fashion labels that owe their history to former explorations in work wear, Carhartt was never set out to achieve a fashionable status. Whilst growing a product range that consisted of everything from jackets to overalls, Carhartt’s reputation grew, leading to their garments being used across the pond in mainland Europe.

It was here that Carhartt underwent a huge transition. On the directional streets of Europe’s fashionable cities, Carhartt was being worn for casual styling, and being adored for its rugged American looks. It was this swift transition that paved the way for Carhartt to develop as an urban brand that offered an entire range of casual style elements.
Carhartt t-shirts continued to embody the classic Carhartt look, with bold branding and high quality materials continuing the traditional work wear vibes that the brand has become cherished for.

Now an institute of style and a global phenomenon, Carhartt continues to set the bar for work wear inspired looks in casual fashion through their eclectic and inspired ranges.

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Style Session 5 – AW14

Style Session 5 – AW14

1. Woolrich Down Arctic Parka – £665.00

2. Carhartt Playoff Jumper – £65.00

3. Hugo Boss Orange58 Jeans – £99.00

4. Diemme Roccia Vet Boots – £260

Winter has made its appearance this week bringing with it the rain and cold wind, giving us a great excuse to buy that new winter coat. The winter coat comes in many shapes and styles but nothing can beat the iconic Parka.

Woolrich are one of Americas most celebrated winter brands and their standout piece comes in the shape of the Arctic Parka. Originally designed for the Alaskan oil workers, this coat will definitely keep you warm. Filled with a goose down quilted inner this will become your go to winter coat for years to come. The buttoned exterior storm flap that conceals the heavy duty zip fastening help keep the cold out and warmth in, while the olive colourway adds a hint of colour that a winter wardrobe needs.

Knitwear is a perfect piece to accompany a AW layered look, adding a knitted jumper on top of a check shirt will instantly achieve that cosy fall look. The Carhartt Playoff Jumper will help you achieve just that.

Next we move onto Jeans. The Hugo Boss Orange58 Regular Jeans are a simple stylish design that are ideal for the casual off duty look. The relaxed cut gives the wearer a comfortable yet slightly fitted style. Crafted from selvedge denim and finished with the iconic Hugo Boss branded leather patch these are a versatile jean perfect for any man.

Lastly we have Diemme Roccia Vet Boots. These top quality boots, all of which have been crafted in Italy, take the original hunting boot and adapt them to create a more lightweight version for the modern city dwellers. The full grain leather upper give the boots a superior finish. Comfort and stability are key to the design and finish to the boots, making these a premium pair of boots that will keep you warm, dry and comfortable through this winter.

If any of the items above interest you at all, please call one of our friendly team on 0191 5675898 or email [email protected].

Carhartt AW14 Lookbook


Carhartt WIP (Work In Progress) was founded in 1994 with the strong intent to remodel the classic workwear style that Carhartt crafted from 1889. WIP has adapted, re-interpreted and re-fitted work wear cuts for the demands of an active life in the urban environment, with a more European feel to the garments. The styles that feature in our Autumn Winter Lookbook are the College collection, which features colourways and graphic associated with American Colleges, and the NYC collection, in which the brand pays homage to their Cosby Street Store in NYC.

Aphrodite Essentials | Issue 29

This weeks Aphrodite Essentials has been put together by Mel from our shop floor team. This relaxed looking outfit grid features the following garments:

  • Carhartt Sweater
  • Carhartt Shirt
  • Levi’s Vintage T-Shirt
  • Saucony Shadow 5000 Trainers
  • Nudie Jeans
  • Andersons Belt

Going for a relaxed, casual feel, Mel has chosen a selection of Carhartt pieces that have recently arrived to layer up as well as a pair of comfortable Saucony Shadow 5000’s. The dark navy Nudie Grim Tim’s is a great style of denim to pair with either the sweater or the multi-coloured Levi’s Vintage t-shirt.

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