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Carhartt

Chore Jacket (1917)

Founded in 1889 by Hamilton Carhartt, Carhartt is an American clothing company, mostly known for its work clothes such as jackets, overalls and coveralls. Originally based in Detroit, Carhartt started business making clothing for railroad workers. Over time, Carhartt clothing evolved trademark features such as reinforcing rivets and innovative weather-proof materials. To this day, the company is still family-owned.

With records dating back to 1917, the legendary Carhartt Chore Coat (known historically as the ‘Engineer Sack Coat’ or simply the ‘Coat’) is Carhartt’s most iconic style. This water repellent and wind resistant coat remains largely unchanged to this day and still is commonly found on construction sites, farms and ranches, among other job sites.

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