Hailing from the US, Carhartt was founded in 1889 and is best known for its work clothes such as jackets, coats, overalls, coveralls, vests, shirts, jeans, dungarees, fire-resistant clothing and hunting clothing. It is still a family-owned brand, owned by the descendants of founder Hamilton Carhartt, with its headquarters in Michigan.
Carhartt is renowned for its full-cut, wind-resistant, snag-proof, heavy-duty work jackets which are popular with construction workers, miners, farmers, hunters, and outdoorsmen. Carhartt has also successfully expanded its appeal to general street wear. Carhartt jackets and overalls are plain and manufactured in muted colours such as mustard, khaki and navy blue giving them a traditionally utilitarian feel.
The brand has successfully transitioned from workwear uniform production to fashion and streetwear all the while keeping its products true to their original look and purpose.
The brand's jackets and overalls have gained a cult following and offer value and affordability.