This season Carhartt WIP introduce their latest slim fit, five-pocket denim Rodney Pant.
To coincide with the release of the skate centric pair of jeans, the brand has collaborated with director Simon Cahn and 15 year old skater, Philippe De Rosa. Filmed somewhere in the suburbs, the latest visual by Carhartt WIP follows the skater as he dreams of living off his favourite pastime, whilst battling the obligations of finishing his education. Although he’s barely lived a fifth of his entire lifetime, skating has shaped his identity. More than a connection he shares with his friends, skate culture has seeped into every corner of his world.
In a lot of ways Philippe represents a generation in the midst of a great skateboarding renaissance. Just a few decades ago, skating was regarded as a subculture for the anti-social, conjuring up images of delinquent kids and criminal activity. Today creativity has found a place to flourish in skating. For sticking the trials and errors, modern skaters have been awarded with choices. No longer is knowledge limited to the elite few. To become an overnight expert takes little more than motivation and an internet connection.
One thing that hasn’t changed is that, well, shit happens. Clothes rip and any semblance of security in a piece of clothing goes out the window the moment one steps on a board. The upside to this is that it gave us the opportunity to create something that withstands the traditional wear and tear when skating. It’s with this spirit that Carhartt WIP designed a pair of jeans worthy of hitting the ground over and over and over again. The Rodney pant is crafted from a durable, fast-drying denim woven with Cordura, a material designed to resist abrasions and tears. The finished pant is cut with a slimmer fit and straight legs, while a a back yoke and extra reinforcement at stress points ensures strength.
Watch the short film, Untitled below and shop the Rodney Pant online and in stores now.