Carhartt X Vans — An European collaboration
Both brands are known for being precursors of the European skate and streetwear scene, not only providing durable and comfortable clothing and shoes, but also supporting international events and riders. So for many years, Vans and Carhartt have worked together supporting the same events such as King of Wood in France and athletes like Hugo Liard and Ferit Batir.
The concept of the Vans x Carhartt cooperation is simple. Friends put together the most iconic elements from their brand and combine them into one. The result is a unique and limited collaboration reflecting the style and timelessness of each brand.
Carhartt has a long tradition in the skilled trades and it stands for innovative design and exceptional standards of quality, durability and comfort. The use of canvas is legendary for this brand and so it seemed natural to choose Carhartt’s own canvas in the customary colour Carhartt brown for this collaboration.
Within the Vans collections there are a host of styles that fit Carhartt’s demand, so choosing the right styles was simple. It had to be something casual but at the same time special – the Chukka and the Half Cab are exactly that. The Chukka can be worn on any occasion and always looks smart and the Half Cab combines superior design with the skate spirit from the 90’s, when Carhartt first set up their office in Europe. Both styles have the revolutionary cupsole featuring the ultimate combination of boardfeel, grip, support and cushioning to meet the demands of today’s skateboard pioneers.
Carhartt X Vans Team Rider — Hugo Liard
“I like original and pure stuff and Vans shoes have this style and have been there from the beginning. With Carhartt there are no big logos or fancy stuff and after a few years I saw a great evolution from them.
All over Europe I saw Vans and Carhartt organizing more skateboard events than any of the other companies and I’m always into it. For me, they are the two companies, which helped skateboarding develop in Europe. I know a little about marketing and I can say is that after all these years they really represent a strong image of skateboarding and all the people I deal with there or I skate with are real skateboarders. So I can say there is no fake shit behind these companies, just people who want to move skateboarding to the next level.”
Carhartt X Vans — An unique collaboration
The limited collaboration between Vans and Carhartt reflects the great synergy between the two brands and is only available at selected Vans and Carhartt stores across Europe from September this year.
The launch will take place in the morning of the 3rd of September at the Carhartt and Vans store in Paris and Berlin. Special work by British artist French will be shown in all Carhartt stores and a special windows display will be realised by French for the Carhartt and Vans stores in Paris and Berlin.
In store: September 3rd 2008
Vans and Carhartt Store in Paris & Berlin as well as selected Carhartt stores across Europe.
- Carhartt Store London / United Kingdom
- Carhartt Store Paris / France
- Carhartt Store Lyon / France
- Carhartt Store Toulouse / France
- Carhartt Store Madrid / Spain
- Carhartt Store Barcelona / Spain
- Carhartt Store Lisboa / Portugal
- Carhartt Store Berlin / Germany
- Carhartt Store Cologne / Germany
- Carhartt Store Frankfurt / Germany
- Carhartt Store Milan / Italy
- Carhartt Store Rome / Italy
- Carhartt Store Amsterdam / Netherlands
- Carhartt Store Copenhagen / Denmark
- Carhartt Store Zurich / Switzerland