Here we have looks at Adam Kimmel’s collaboration with American workwear brand Carhartt. Kimmel looks to shed some light on Carhartt’s signature heritage pieces by infusing them with high quality fabrics and a more modern look and feel. These pieces are as durable as you’d expect any Carhartt product to be but the wearability factor so much higher, folks. Look for plenty of product in this lineup including jackets, hooded sweatshirts, tees and accessories.
Dr. Romanelli a.k.a. ‘Dr. X’ drops their latest capsule collection in collaboration with Japan’s Anachronorm, this time paying homage to Detroit’s auto industry. The steel and factory workers at the turn of the century are the specific focus of the ‘Detroit Steel Works’ collection which delivers some amazing remakes of vintage American work wear.
From Parisian label Kitsune comes an exceptionally well-designed collection for Fall 2011 entitled, “Brokeback Mountain”. Though we initially weren’t sure what the folks had in mind when choosing this title, checking out the offerings shows it definitely takes some inspiration from the movie among other things. “The collection itself beyond the inspiration and title could be construed as that of a “refined urban cowboy,” with some definitive workwear pieces you’d find on a ranch in addition to well-tailored pieces suitable for the city.” (via HB)
Parisian label Noir Basic drops their reinterpretation of a classic 1930s Engineer jacket crafted by legendary French workwear factory Mont Saint-Michel. This one’s made from double weaved Okayama white and khaki denim and lined with dark brown synthetic fur. The jacket’s cut slim and features brown lambskin edging and vintage French naval buttons.
The fine folks at Levi’s have teamed up with Filson to bring us a special collection that joins two names synonymous with workwear and American heritage. The collection is made entirely in the USA at the C. C. Filson factory in Seattle and will feature plenty of workwear clothing and accessories that are the result of days and weeks of collaborative brainstorming between leads at both brands.
One standout piece that’s already begun to catch headlines is Filson’s rendition of the Levi’s Trucker Jacket. This special offering delivers the iconic outdoor piece in Filson’s signature sturdy oil finish Tin Cloth fabric. All pieces in this special collaboration are built-to-last and extremely functional and can be expected to hit select Filson and Levi’s shops in the coming weeks.
Mono’s Workwear series gives us a comprehensive look at garments from the past and this third installment focuses intently on the Navy and the styles worn by the sailors. Other classic work wear era pieces are analyzed as well and all the reminiscing is tied back to the current, detailing brands who are influenced by the workwear designs and using them to the full in their seasonal collections.
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