At Carhartt there are currently some double knee pants online again. And since the Spring Summer 2023 collection drop, some double knee shorts too. Since the special pants are experiencing a revival again, we have selected our favorite pants for you. But that's not all, we'll also tell you where the Carhartt Double Knee pants come from and why everyone on TikTok and social media is talking about them.
THE HYPE ABOUT DOUBLE KNEE PANTS
For many men in their 20s, double breeches, particularly the styles made by Detroit workwear giant Carhartt, are the new Levi's 501. The reason: the weight of durable Carhartt material and the cool, tailored fit. Meanwhile, the pants are also the subject of some memes on social media. It has sayings like: He's probably on his way to Scarr's Pizza in New York or something like: He's posing in front of Aimé Leon Dore, with a Carhartt double knee and Nike dunks. But farmers and construction workers also post memes. The tenor is more like: “guys want to wear Carhartt until it's time to do ‘Carhartt shit. ‘”. However, the pants are coveted. But where do they actually come from?
THE HISTORY OF WORK TROUSERS
The original Carhartt Double Knee Pant (not WIP) costs just under $50. Perhaps because of the price, the double-knee wave is a rare fashion phenomenon that goes both top-down and bottom-up. Because if a pair of pants worn by Travis Scott or Sean Wotherspoon only costs 50 euros, they can be bought again very quickly. The Carhartt Work Pants and the most coveted model of it – the Double Knee Pants are made of jeans and canvas-reinforced knees so they can withstand twice as much. Since 1889, Carhartt has provided America's workers with robust workwear. In the 90s, East Coast rappers started wearing the pants. Because it was wide and cheap. And: The winters in New York and Co. are damn cold – which is easier to survive in robust Carhartt pants than in airy jeans.
CARHART VS. CARHART WIP
Here in Germany, you tend to buy pants from Carhartt WIP. Do you actually know the difference between Carhartt and Carhartt WIP? Carhartt, the original workwear brand, was founded in Detroit in 1889. Since then she has been making pieces that serve hard-working people and above all: protect them. Approximately 100 years after Carhartt began manufacturing dungarees in the United States, Carhartt WIP (Work in Progress) was founded. The rappers who made the brand big in the 90s are also “to blame”. The little sister brand was supposed to modify the classic products for a European audience. Both brands are still around today, and Carhartt WIP is reinterpreting iconic Carhartt clothing. You can still buy the classic Carhartt pants in our DIY stores.
Carhartt was and remains the best brand for us to get super good clothes for a good price. Of course, Carhartt WIP is a little more expensive than the Carhartt brand in the hardware store, but with WIP you get the quality with a little extra, aka better cut or colors. We have selected our highlights for you. Have fun shopping!
CARHARTT DOUBLE KNEE PANTS
We don't care that the Carhartt Double Knee Pants have become a meme. Because that's what all Apparel Pieceess will be if they're good. And it's good for all of us to laugh about ourselves and trends. We love the pants and highly recommend you put on some too. Whether it's long pants for winter or the new double knee shorts for summer, we're fans. If you always want to stay up-to-date, check out our release calendar . There you will find everything that is coming soon. Or even easier: you check out our free app . There you will find our contributions and releases. And you get push notifications when a new Carhartt sale is coming up. If you have any questions for us, you can easily reach us via the message function of all social media channels. Enjoy shopping the Double Knee Pants.