From humble beginnings to international acclaim, Carhartt has come a long way since Hamilton Carhartt first opened the doors of his workshop in 1889. The Detroit based tailor began by crafting denim and duck overalls to meet the demands of the workplace - prizing quality, durability and comfort above all else. However, it wasn’t long before Carhartt expanded its range, adding new materials and designs to an ever-growing catalogue of garments.
The brand grew over the course of the next century, eventually crossing the Atlantic in 1994 and rebranding itself as Carhartt Work in Progress – a contemporary interpretation of the most popular American heritage wear for the European market. Among its most popular exports, like the Bib Overall or Simple Pant, was the classic Carhartt cargo pant, which has been reimagined and redesigned as Carhartt WIP pants.
True to their respected heritage, today’s Carhartt WIP pants preserve classic quality within contemporary designs perfect for all lifestyles. Featuring Carhartt WIP’s commitment to the brands core values, WIP trousers seamlessly blend the old and the new, bringing that renowned American Carhartt quality to the streets of receptive countries all over the world.
Whether loose and roomy or svelte and skinny, Carhartt Work In Progress pants are available in a variety of fits and styles including:
Uncompromising Modern Fashion with Classic Carhartt WIP Pants
Alongside practical additions such as pen pouches, hammer loops and heavy duty pockets for workers, Carhartt Work In Progress trousers feature a range of quality materials including durable canvas, ripstop fabric, indigo denim and heavy cotton. These fabrics are supported by triple-sewn seams, copper rivets and reinforced button holes, and Bartacks at vital stress points to ensure longevity. They are also finished with both button fly and zip fly options. Available in khaki, beige, black, navy blue, grey, red and even camouflage, Carhartt WIP pants also appeal to all of those forging their own niche within contemporary popular culture.
Since its inception, Carhartt WIP has worked closely with the European skating and BMX scenes, making Carhartt WIP trousers a cornerstone of these cultures. Also popular among artists and musicians, our pants stay true to the spirit of independence and freedom found within the artistic community. Most importantly, our commitment to innovation and progress means that Carhartt WIP pants have evolved to encompass the rigors of sport while retaining a desirable aesthetic synonymous with contemporary streetwear.
Naturally, thanks to Carhartt WIP’s industrial roots, our pants are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and cuts, including the classic 5-Pocket pant – perfect for any body shape, with waist sizes spanning 26” to 40”. All of our designs can be found in Carhartt WIP retail stores and the Carhartt WIP online shop, ready and waiting for the street, skate hall, studio, or workplace.