Carhartt Work In Progress and 5Boro have released their recent clothing and newspaper collaboration inspired by two skate crews’ tours of NYC and Detroit. This exciting collaboration, is only the beginning of how NYC and Detroit’s energy can work together creating inspiring, fresh, and exciting new opportunities. PLAYGROUND DETROIT believes that the more that New Yorkers and Detroiters work together, that more opportunities will open up between the two creative hubs. New York City’s gritty history of debt, crime, and now rejuvenation and success can lend it’s story as one of hopeful spirit and kinship. Below is more information on the current collab and what actually inspired it from the Carhartt Work in Progress Blog.
Carhartt loves skateboarding and so does 5boro. Sure Carhartt W.I.P. is primarily a European thing – and 5boro owns a big part of its existence to the New York City roots it so greatly takes pride in – but the truth is that this geographical and cultural difference is quite easily overshadowed by what both do have in common: A genuine love for skateboarding, and a certain way to go about it. Both Carhartt and 5boro embrace all aspects of skateboarding, with teams consisting of a wide variety of skaters, on the board and off. When 5boro offered Carhartt team member Pontus Alv a guest board the ball started rolling and a while later flights were already being booked. Once everybody got in the van together it was only a matter of time for things to fall into place, by the time we left for Detroit both crews had pretty much blended together. After coming back to NYC, Pontus and 5boro’s art director Mark Nardelli got together and sealed the deal on our newfound alliance by designing these Carhartt X 5boro items.
CARHARTT X 5BORO NYC DIGGER COAT
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