A hand firing up a motorcycle, you see the chrome gleam and hear the rumble of the engines. The riders button and zip up coal black Carhartts,. One pounds his fists to get his gloves on tight, a close up of another’s mouth taking a puff of the cigarette he lit . It’s a video of Hank Williams III, known as an outlaw, son and grandson of country legends, singing in New York City, “3 Shades of Black”. It doesn’t seem out of the ordinary, a person could see him promoting Carhartt, no problem. What’s surprising is that the Carhartt’s in this promotional video are around $500 dollars each. To see the video go to www.adamkimmel.com.
A brand seen widely around Iowa State’s campus and is associated with being worn out on the farm or up in a deer blind, now has a line in its second season being sold exclusively at Barney’s New York . This line of Carhartt was created by widely known edgy menswear designer Adam Kimmel, who according to one interview, has been wearing the brand since he was 10 years old.
The well-known and trusted brand is one of the higher priced apparel items a person usually finds at a local Theisens with a prices ranging from $25 to $90 depending on whether the item is a shirt, or one of the more well-known heavy-duty duck material coats.
The collection was first released in July for Fall/Winter 2011. This season’s line includes 29 different pieces that reflect the tough and edginess of Hank III’s song, “3 shades of Black” yet have a metro feel as well. The collection includes denims and plaids and comes in three colors: black, beige and Adam Kimmel’s signature blue. The line is made up of t-shirts, crew neck sweaters, jackets, blazers, mesh caps and a few reversible pieces. The line stays true to both brands with Carhartt and Adam Kimmel features. Kimmel shows no signs of slowing down or abandoning the brand, in fact, a women’s line of high-end Carhartt may be on its way in the near future. Lady Carhartt fans, start saving your money.
To find out more information about Adam Kimmel and the Barney’s New York Carhartt line, go to Barney’s New York or adamkimmel.com.