An extension of the American apparel company Carhartt, Carhartt Work In Progress or Carhartt WIP – as it’s commonly known – is a household name amongst the streetwear world. The sub-label first burst onto the scene in the ‘80s, approximately 100 years after its parent company debuted. Aiming to bring the authentic workwear vibe of Carhartt to a wider audience, German natives and denim specialists Edwin and Salomée Faeh began distributing the main line throughout their markets in Europe, eventually securing a license which meant they could develop and design silhouettes of their own and promote it as Carhartt WIP around the globe.
Likened to industry powerhouses Supreme, Stüssy and Palace, Carhartt WIP is no rookie when it comes to tapping into the younger generation. Over the years the division has bolstered its presence through various underground scenes; identifying and exploring subcultures, and then outfitting the people at the heart of them, this is a key element to the label’s success.
With an eye for quality and a knack for serving up refined cool, Carhartt Work In Progress has accumulated a number of hype-worthy collaborations throughout the ages, pairing up with the likes of Neighborhood, Patta, A.P.C. (to which we were proud stockists) and Vans. Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber, David Beckham and Bella Hadid are just a few of Carhartt WIP’s high-profile fans.
Shop the latest Carhartt WIP menswear styles below.