Carhartt and Me: And, Yes, I AM a Woman!

Carhartt logo on my Dad’s coat

My Dad wore his Carhartt-brand denim barn coat for as long as I can remember; from the time I was a very little girl until he died 6 years ago. That’s a long time to wear one coat, especially if you knew all the hard wearing chores my Dad did in it.  After my Dad died, I inherited his coat. And even though it’s waaay too large for me, I wear it every winter day I go outside to feed the birds. Yup, my Dad’s Carhartt denim barn coat is still going strong.

Faded and worn, but still going strong after many, many decades of hard wear.

Nothing like the quality of a Carhartt

I grew up knowing Carhartt was the go-to quality brand for hard working men in construction and manufacturing, those who worked on farms and ranches, and those who were outdoor enthusiasts. I didn’t know, at least until recently, that Carhartt now makes great gear for women and children. For the past month, including the recent nasty cold spell we’ve been having here in Northern New Jersey, I’ve been toasty warm wearing a Carhartt Alpine jacket, a down-filled jacket made for women.  I love how it fits: It’s got a roomy attached hood that protects my hair on snowy and rainy days, a longer back that keeps my butt warm, 2 roomy front pockets that easily fit my keys and phone, and an adjustable bottom that keeps the wind out. And even though it’s made of down, the jacket is constructed so I don’t  look “puffy.” It’s a beautiful magenta color to boot. I have no doubt that my jacket will last for many years. Just like my Dad’s.

Love the fit. Love the color. Love the warmth.

If you’re looking for a well-constructed garment that’s manufactured to last, take a look at what Carhartt has to offer: And take a look at the video below; note that I, too, have my own chainsaw and know how to use it!

Did You Know? For more than 120 years, Carhartt, a family-owned company, has delivered best-in-class enduring apparel for hard working people. With rugged construction, innovative design and exceptional standards of quality, durability and comfort, Carhartt work wear is a legend among America’s skilled tradesmen and craftsmen. The first products manufactured by Carhartt were overalls in duck and denim fabrics. Expanding the line, Carhartt now offers a complete product line for warm and cold weather for men, women and children.

Disclosure: I received a Carhartt Alpine jacket for review. No request to share any particular point of view was made. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

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8 Responses to Carhartt and Me: And, Yes, I AM a Woman!

  1. These were staples in my hometown of Rochester NY. Oh, the memories!

  2. Wow, Darlene. You need to join Fashionista events and start doing outfit posts for Women over 45 like me. So cute. I read somewhere that people wear their Carhartts for so long that they actually send them back to the company instead of getting rid of them. Thanks for the lovely memories of your dad.

  3. Ellen Dolgen says:

    I’m not familiar with the brand, but does the jacket seem sturdy! I love the magenta, btw :>)

  4. Grace Hodgin says:

    What a wonderful memory and a great looking coat ,both of them :). I can’t say I’ve heard of the brand but that is why reading reviews are so great as you get introduced to wonderful products.

  5. I never heard of this brand before but looks like it would come in handy with this freezing winter we are having.

  6. That’s a nice-looking jacket! It’s great when you get both form and function in the same item.

  7. Haralee says:

    I like the your jacket and that color is very today! Hank the Forman cracked me up!

  8. Maryl says:

    Congratulations on your own Carhartt. I, on the other hand, inherited my father’s bowling shirts. They don’t keep me warm but work great in the summer over a swim suit and with shorts. Thanks.

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