Back in the eighties, when the Western world was deluged by a wave of blue denim, Carhartt’s brown duck work coats entered the streets as an antidote. Detached from their original purpose of attiring hardworking men in mines and on railroad tracks, they arrived in our cities as some sort of new anti-denim. Soon after, through its cooperation with the European distributor Work in Progress, the American workwear classic would spawn Carhartt WIP.
“THE CARHARTT WIP ARCHIVES” is the first-ever publication to explore the brand’s remarkable evolution. Edited by Michel Lebugle and Anna Sinofzik, with texts by Gary Warnett, Mark Kessler and Anna Sinofzik, it features over 350 images of unpublished photographs, artworks, as well as memorabilia drawn from the company’s own archives and different private collections, providing an unparalelled look into Carhartt WIP’s universe.
Published by Rizzoli with different cover versions for its US-American and international distribution, the book will be available at selected bookshops worldwide and arrives at Carhartt WIP stores today.