Fashion is always buzzing with excitement, but this week, the noise is almost deafening. Two iconic streetwear brands, Carhartt WIP and Palace, have joined forces for a collaboration that celebrates the essence of manual labor.
A meeting of giants is always a sight to behold, and this collaboration between Carhartt WIP and Palace is no exception. Both brands hold a special place in the hearts of streetwear enthusiasts, with Carhartt WIP being renowned for its durable and functional workwear, and Palace for its skate-inspired designs and irreverent sense of humor. The fusion of these two distinct aesthetics results in a collection that is both practical and stylish, with a touch of irony that is quintessentially Palace.
The standout pieces from the collection are undoubtedly the Michigan coat, double knee pants, and the Hamilton Brown, dollar green camo, and other exclusive color overalls. The oversized logo stitched on the Michigan coat is a nod to the iconic Carhartt WIP logo, while the double knee pants and overalls reflect the functional and durable design that both brands are known for. The choice of colors, including Hamilton Brown and dollar green camo, is a tribute to the heritage of Carhartt WIP and the contemporary cool of Palace.
In addition to the clothing, the collaboration also includes a film written and directed by Stuart Hammond, featuring Palace colleagues Jonah West and Stan Brock. The film offers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Palace Carhartt WIP factory and serves as a moving and ironic examination of the “real work” necessary to manufacture the workwear in which one can do “real work.” The campaign cleverly highlights the irony of creating workwear for those who may never actually engage in manual labor, while also celebrating the craftsmanship and effort that goes into each piece.
Carhartt WIP x Palace drop will release both in stores and online starting Friday, September 15 on palaceskateboards.com.
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