There’s no two ways about it, Carhartt have really brought out the good stuff for SS18. With classic workwear silhouettes, updated colourways, and some original graphics from the archives. This week at Number Six we’ve installed a Carhartt window to show off this cracking collection in the best way possible.
"American workwear and traditional silhouettes"
With the warmer months just around the corner, we’re looking towards transitional layering to see us through. The Carhartt SS18 collection is based around their American workwear roots, and includes traditional silhouettes like the Michigan Chore Coat which features a functional 4-pocket design across the body and a corduroy top collar. It’s crafted from a midweight cotton, which means you can keep the layering up.
"Carhartt continues to master their identity"
If you’re really eagle-eyed, there’s even a tribute to Keith Haring as seen on the World Party Shirt. It’s featured front and centre in our window, and it’s paired with some classic Work in Progress design details. Carhartt continue to master their ‘Work in Progress’ identity as a tradition they’re proud of, and we’ve got a lot of time for that mentality. These guys harness their extensive archive of timeless classics better than anyone else. It’s kept alive by re-working classics into more contemporary fits, updated fabrics, and modernised construction techniques.
The vibrant lookbook is shot in a rural desert-like landscape, which picks up the clean lines and functional design details across the collection. Most importantly, Carhartt are still including their best-loved staple pieces, like the Chase Sweat and Madison Jacket. Following their brand ethos, these pieces are also reminiscent of Carhartt’s early designs that stem from a heavy military influence. Featuring bar tacks and super-reinforced triple needle stitching: it’s service-grade quality that’s been modified to fit contemporary requirements with updated colourways and re-worked fits. It doesn’t get better than that.