Hamilton Carhartt founded his namesake company in 1889 and began making work wear with a single goal in mind: Set a standard of excellence to which all others would aspire. The first products manufactured were overalls in duck and denim fabrics. With entrepreneurial vision and steely determination, Hamilton Carhartt established a brand that has stood the test of time and is a leader, worldwide, in the fashion and work wear markets.
Originally known as the Van Doren Rubber Company, Vans started producing skateboarding specific shoes in Anaheim, California, in 1966. Throughout the following decades, Vans established itself as the market leaders in skate and BMX footwear and since become the brand of choice at the heart of many youth cultures. Check out all the latest Vans footwear collections right here.