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Cop A Look: Classic Carhartt

Photographer Kadeem Johnson
February 29, 2012

There's been one brand on permanent rotation in our wardrobe this winter, and it can't be found on runways or in fancy boutiques. Carhartt is more likely to be picked up at a feed shop or a Goodwill, but it's been our go-to for the colder months all the same. There is nothing warmer than a Carhartt jacket, and you could drag the tough canvas exteriors through pretty much any environment and it wouldn't flinch or tear.

Founded in the 19th-century and originally made for railroad workers, the trick to scoring contemporary Carhartt is finding the right fit, since some of the styles can be bulky and big. They've got a great online shop, and your best bets are the thermal-lined hoodies and the solid, warm flannel button downs, both of which fit great and are super functional. But we also scour thrift shops for old-school Carhartt, and one of our favorite spots in Brooklyn, Grand St. Bakery, buys beat-up carpenter pants and tailors them to fit a bit skinnier on the leg.

Cop A Look: Classic Carhartt