In the age of steel, steam and coal, Hamilton Carhartt met a railroad engineer who complained of the poor quality of work clothes of the day. Intrigued by the challenge of making more rugged clothing, he started Carhartt in 1889 in Detroit, Michigan. Determined to do it the right way, right from the start, Hamilton’s distinctive brown workwear set a new standard. Building on this heritage, we developed a full line of rugged and comfortable clothes. With Carhartt “trademarks” including tougher fabrics, stronger construction and superior fit, you can reach for any of our styles with confidence. For over 120 years, Carhartt’s been the strongest choice you can make.