The year is 1889, and all across the United States of America railroad engineers are struggling with shoddy boilersuits that aren’t up to the job. Never one to miss a business opportunity, a quick-witted New Yorker by the name of Hamilton Carhartt decided to take matters into his own hands, and after grilling every railroad worker he meets, he sets about creating the first pair of work slacks designed specifically for the rigours of the rails.
The first Carhartt WIP garb was made from thick cotton canvas with triple stitching and even a pocket for your hammer, these overalls soon become the unofficial uniform of the US railroad worker. Over 124 years later, Oi Polloi are proud to stock Carhartt’s Work in Progress line. Taking the hardy nature of their classic workwear - but with sharper fits and more comfortable fabrics - these jackets, t-shirts and trousers are tough, no-nonsense basics that are more than durable enough to put up with a bit of stick.
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