Carhartt WIP x Polar Skate Co. - Stoker Magazine
"Skate stuff that will leave you epically stoked!" is the tagline of Polar Skate Co. & Carhartt WIP’s new magazine, which will be released at the end of this month alongside a sweet capsule collection. Polar Skate co. is a three year old Sweedish streetwear brand and the brainchild of skater Pontus Alv. and, well, if you’ve ever red my blog before you’ll know about Carhartt. Relatively new to England - relatively meaning that the brand hasn’t been rinsed or appeared on wavey garms yet - this month will do big things for Polar with the release of their second big collab this year, the first being with Converse. I know I write about Carhartt a lot, but since this is one of my favourite new brands and one of my favourite old ones I just couldn’t resist. Pontus has been part of Carhartt’s skateboard department for 12 years so it’s no wonder they’ve finally released a collection, I’m just dissapointed it took this long! To add to the greatness of this collab, the crews also built a skatepark in Malmö (Sweden) on an old building foundation.
Covering both brands’ aesthetics and made with Carhartt’s thick workwear materials, the line is comprised of a beanie, outerwear vests, shirts, tees and of course a line of crisp skateboard decks. Oh, and a pen. The magazine is beaituful to look at, featuring an editorial of the skatepark the crews created with photos of them building it. Also to celebrate the collab, the brands will be holding a release party in Bordeaux - France, where you can meet the Polar Skate crew at Riot Skateshop, skate the Darwin DIY spot and see the artwork of Polar’s crew at the Carhartt WIP Store in Bordeaux with the date to be released soon.
Have a look at the collection below and shop it online tomorrow at Polar’s website, after having a look at the magazine here.