Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Carhartt - F/W 2010 Lookbook

Carhartt 2010 fall/Winter collection is slowly working its way into its flagship stores as well as specialist independent retailers around the UK. The American brands creation of active apparel with a streetwear aesthetic is something which I have loved for a number of years now, with the previous few collections real standing out ahead of other streetwear brands for both quality of material and style. Judging by the lookbook promoting their fall/winter 2010 collection, this season's line will not be lacking in the quality which has preceded it.

Shirts. Sweatshirts. Carhartt specialise in creating them, as displayed in this collection. The designs may be simple, but the fit, materials, comfort and styling are some of the best around in my opinion. The selection of shirt styles is excellent, with great variety in terms of different designs, materials and fittings. The Flagstaff and Wing shirts are particularly impressive, 100% cotton chambray and denim respectively, both featuring two chest pockets. My favourite of Carhartt's shirt collection though is without doubt the Fairdale shirt, made of 100% cotton flannel; a soft cloth that offer long lasting durability. The shirt is also a lovely fit, sized that little bit bigger around the body, and is offered in 3 different colours (cress, polar and lemon).

In terms of sweatshirts, great variety is provided once again, with thick heavy gauge materials and simple designs preparing us for the imminent winter months. My favourite design is the Chase Sweatshirt, a plain but brilliantly styled and comfortable sweatshirt. The thick sweater is made of 80% cotton and 20% polyester sweat, and is offered in a total of 10 colours (all of which can be viewed at their website). This sweatshirt is perfect for the cold months ahead, and keeps you warm with a lovely aesthetic style and fit. The Capital Sweatshirt is also a highlight, following similar principles to that of the design for the Chase Sweatshirt. It is once again plain, but the heavy 100% cotton material ensure this is a sweatshirt of high quality, further strengthened by its brilliant fit: a long slim fit design which is perfect for those of you over 6ft. This sweatshirt is a little less colourful than the Chase, offered in only the 5 different colourings on this occasion. 

Carhartt have also performed well in terms of producing high quality trousers/denim and thick winter jackets in this collection, but it is really the high quality of their jackets and sweatshirts which clearly steal the show. I would recommend their products to anyone; high quality long lasting materials which are aesthetically sound and fit perfectly. Let's put it this way, it would be wrong not to purchase one of Carhartt's shirts or sweatshirts. You can check out the full line and information on goods now by clicking here. You can view the F/W 2010 collection in the lookbook images below. Enjoy.

Carhartt F/W 2010 Lookbook:

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