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Hamilton Carhartt added an extra ‘t’ to his name to ensure he would stand out from other businessmen when he founded his namesake company in 1889 with a mission to produce work wear that was durable, innovative in design, and above all comfortable. Stand out he did. Over a century later, the all-American, family owned company, specialises in ultimate workwear are now fawned over by the fashion world. As well as making practical clothes, they have a Carhartt Streetwear line that carries on trend setting, as well as a Carhartt skate team. As champions of creativity, they sponsor a team of bands and musicians and have considered collaborations with A.P.C., Vans and A Bathing Ape. Today, European riders, graffiti writers, and MCs recognise Carhartt’s straightforward and rugged clothing as an authentic expression of their style.


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