Carhartt is getting into the twill business. The Dearborn, Mich.-based workwear manufacturer, will offer long- and short-sleeve work shirts and a work pant beginning this fall.
The shirts are made of 5.5-ounce polyester-cotton blends with wrinkle-resistant fabric and water-stain repel-and-release finish. Both offer a spread collar, two chest pockets with mitered flaps and button closures, a square bottom and dyed-to-match front buttons. They’re available in four colors and retail for $34 for the long-sleeve and $30 for the short-sleeve.
The work pant is constructed from an 8.5-ounce polyester-cotton blend, and is also wrinkle-, water- and stain-resistant. It features a permanent crease and two back pockets with welt pockets and button closures. The pants retail for $35 and are designed to sit slightly lower on the waist to make bending more comfortable.
“We wanted to launch a program that would appeal to workers in the light-duty business areas (truck driving, service utility workers, maintenance workers), while also giving our current consumer another fabric option for existing medium-duty to heavy-duty occupations (construction and farming industries),” said Anne Rourke, designer for Carhartt.