Roughly 100 years after Carhartt began making its iconic bib overalls in the USA, Carhartt WIP started modifying the classic products to serve a European audience. By altering the rugged workwear designs, the offshoot label opened the door to a vast new market. People were searching for something with the durable quality of workwear but with a closer focus on everyday tailoring and an eye on style. Carhartt WIP offered all of that and more.

To this day, the brand adapts iconic Carhartt gear for those seeking refined design and style that remains true to the origins of the brand. The clothing is made for the long haul, and by ‘long haul’ we mean an entire lifetime and most probably a bit longer, so it’s more important than ever to get the right size. That’s why we’ve pieced together a comprehensive Carhartt WIP size guide. Read on to find your perfect Carhartt WIP fit.

Carhartt WIP sizing notes

  • Due to its workwear heritage, Carhartt WIP clothing generally runs slightly large. This results in a relaxed fit that offers ease of movement and easy layering.
  • If you're in between sizes and prefer a more regular fit, opt for the size below. However, if you can get on board with Carhartt WIP's looser fits, take your normal size for a relaxed workwear-inspired silhouette.
  • If in doubt, try on a few sizes in-store to find your perfect fit, or order two sizes and send one back for free.

Carhartt WIP men’s tops sizing

Carhartt WIP creates some of the most beloved staples in contemporary menswear – ranging from classic heavyweight tees to rugged worker jackets. All of Carhartt WIP's men's jackets, sweaters and T-shirts are designed for a slightly boxier look and feel. This makes it possible to layer the items on top of each other. Try wearing a hoodie underneath a slightly oversized chore jacket for a streetwear-meets-workwear vibe. Discover some of the brand's key items below.

Key pieces

Carhartt WIP men’s bottoms sizing

When it comes to Carhartt WIP men’s trousers, the undisputed champion of chinos is the Sid Pant. This cotton-blend twill chino is cut to a slim fit from Carhartt ‘Lamar’ stretch twill. The cotton-poly blend is designed for comfort and ease of movement while also being extremely durable. Other bestselling styles include the Johnson Pant – a slightly tapered midweight cotton chino – and the Regular Cargo Pant, a slightly baggy fitting cargo trouser constructed from durable Moraga twill. Most trouser styles have a loose fitting leg, but should fit properly on the waist.

Key pieces

For more workwear-inspired staples, check out our pick of the best chore jackets for men.