When A.P.C. founder Jean Touitou and Carhartt Creative Director Arnold Faeh first collaborated together in 2010 there must have been some serious eye-browsing facial expressions. After-all, it’s an anomaly to catch a French designer known for luxurious items to team up with a brand known as the quintessential workingman’s gear.
However, this ongoing collaboration has indeed paid off for both parties. Somehow, the blending of Carharrt’s iconic workwear with A.P.C’s signature minimalism and unique materials have resulted into a captivating capsule that men from every end of the spectrum can enjoy. For Fall/Winter 2013, you can still expect A.P.C. x Carhartt to deliver another solid collection of well-crafted and quality garments.
This year, the collaboration will not only be the final incarnation, but will also be the largest lineup to date. Highlights include a number of A.P.C. takes on the classic Carharrt duck canvas coat, the Detroit Leather Jacket, Corduroy chore Gabrielle Jackets and the Jameson pants. The capsule also includes plenty of jeans, tees and beanies that are embroidered with a neat merger of both brand’s logos.
Another interesting selection is the military-inspired Odette Watch that was inspired by the Jimi Hendrix track “If 6 Was 9″. The dials have been moved around on the face to match the song while the back features a blueprint of Touitou’s boat. While this timepiece won’t really help you with telling time, which does defeat the purpose of a wristwatch, it’s still an appealing item that looks extremely sharp.
This collaboration is definitely on the pricey side, but high fashion doesn’t come cheap. While you can get workgear much cheaper elsewhere, this is a top-notch collection that any type of man could proudly wear at any place or anytime – if you have the extra funds.
The A.P.C. x Carhartt Fall/Winter 2013 collaboration drops on October 17 at all A.P.C. stores and online at apc.fr. Until then, check out the images below. And, if you can’t wait until the 17th, head on over to GQ where you can flip through the entire collection, with prices, so that you can start planning out your purchases.
Images via Freshness Mag
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