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The unexpected. The totally improbable. The brush with death. The stories of Carhartt’s legendary toughness, told by those who have lived it. We’ve collected the best Carhartt Campfire Stories and posted them below. Have a great one of your own? Send it on in.

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    2010-09-17

    Mollie G'S STORY

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    2010-09-17

    It was about 10 below zero outside...if he didnt have Carhartts on, he would have frozen to death...

    My entire life, ive always had carhartt coats. They last forever, and they're more durable than any other coats on the market. Recently, my family has had a pretty rough time with finances and family issues, and my dads a tow truck driver. He was picking up extra hours doing accident calls and he always wears Carhartt bib over-alls. It was about 10 below zero outside and my dad got a call. A car had rolled over bout six times and was stuck in a 30 foot revine,along with the truck it hit when it rolled, on the side of the road. He spent 10 hours in the cold, and when he got home, he said that if he didnt have Carhartts on, he would have frozen to death because it was so cold, that the gas coming from the car was freezing almost immediatly after it came out of the tank. Thanks for keeping my Dad safe and warm Carhartt:) Keep up the good work.

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    2010-09-08

    SC White'S STORY

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    2010-09-08

    I work for a government contractor in Antarctica.... I learned quickly that only Carhartt's stand up to the rigorous environment...

    I work for a government contractor in Antarctica. They issue Carhartt's to the crafts and trades, and another brand to visitors who think the red coat "looks cool." Just like in the movies. But I learned quickly that only Carhartt's stand up to the rigorous environment, and came to love my arctic parka, bibs & boots. Climbing towers in the wind, driving truck, or helo-transport to deep field camps; Carhartt's survive. My second season in Antarctica I had earned my place, and they tried to issue me a red coat. But after working in Carhartt's, I wouldn't wear it. Some people looked at me funny, 'cause it's cool and the red coat had higher status. I said no, because it's the work that counts, and Carhartt's work. My boss didn't understand, he wears a red coat. My girlfriend didn't understand, she wears a red coat. My mother understands, when I said I would not wear the off-brand "movie cool" red coat. Carhartt's fit. For Christmas before my next deployment, mother got me my own arctic Carhartt jacket. It's red. Now I can be "cool" and still survive the work.

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    2010-09-05

    John K'S STORY

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    2010-09-05

    My father passed away in 1973, I still have the same pair of Carhartt's that he wore...

    My father was the first person to introduce me to the Carhartt brand. He had the brown zip-up cover alls that he wore for everything from working on the car to shoveling snow. I always looked up to him and knew that if he spent his money on the Carhartt brand, they must be worth the money. (As he was the father of ELEVEN children!) My father passed away in 1973, I still have the same pair of Carhartts that he wore, hanging in the coat closet. They are in perfect condition although I don't ever wear them. They are one of the very few items I have to remind me of him. The Carhartt brand makes me smile every time I see someone wearing them. Thank you for creating the lasting memory for me because of the good products that you manufacture and provide.

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    2010-09-02

    Crystal L'S STORY

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    2010-09-02

    We were working on this roof and... the back of his jeans got caught under his pocket and it ripped his jeans BUT the jeans held and he was just hanging there by his pocket

    Hi, I am writing this story because it is a little funny but true. My husband and I do contracting work and we always buy carhartt he loves how long they last and so do I because jeans are not cheap anymore. We were working on this roof and you might as well of said it was like a wall(IT was steap). He was on the scaffling doing things and went to get down moving around like spiderman...lol. The back of his jeans got caught under his pocket and it ripped his jeans BUT the jeans held and he was just hanging thier by his pocket I wish I had my camera with me. But they stayed together until he swung himself around and got back on the scaffling. That is my story and we love your clothing and thank goodness for the durability..It was a long way down.

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    2010-09-03

    Andrew L'S STORY

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    2010-09-03

    -15 degrees and my pickup won't start, your duck canvas pants, wool lined jacket, and bombshell gloves kept me warm as ever

    Carhartt you have always been there for me. -15 degrees and my pickup won't start, your duck canvas pants, wool lined jacket, and bombshell gloves kept me warm as ever,so I could stand the freezing cold and fire that truck up. Working my sales floor needing that professional look without comprimising quality, your light canvas work pants came to the rescue. I can honestly say you guys have never let me down, and now I can't wait to put my newborn son in your product. I can honestly say I know it will withold any of lifes little messes he has in store. Thanks again Andrew L

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    2010-10-19

    Thomas von Holtum'S STORY

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    2010-10-19

    Too damn cold

    I'm a framing carpenter in Minnesota. It was about 14 years ago that we had record setting lows in the middle of winter (and for here, that's saying something). The weather service station in Embarrass MN had recorded a temp of -62 F before the thermometer froze and broke. My contractor wanted anyone who could be on site to show up, and for some God forsaken reason, my vehicle started that morning. When we all assembled at the site, the air temp was between -40 to -45; the windchill we won't even speak of. I stayed for about 4 1/2 hours pounding nails until I started to set a 16 penny sinker into some microlam. I glanced the head of the nail, and it broke--not bent, broke. It snapped clean in half from the cold. That was my cue to go home. I told the contractor he had lost his @$#%ing mind, and that I'd see him when Hell wasn't freezing over. I still have the same set of arctic wear bibs and jacket that I was wearing that day. Even though they're tattered and beaten, they're just as warm as the day I bought them.

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    2010-10-20

    Benjamin'S STORY

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    2010-10-20

    Comforting a sad widow

    My Mom who I have know all my life loved and cherished Has had a Carhartt Jacket that she had ever since I was a baby boy, on Christmas of 1997 my Dad gave her a green Carhartt jacket that she loved, every winter she would use it because of how warm and durable it was in the Vermont weather. But this year my Dad had past away and that Carhartt Jacket meant so much to her during that period of time she had past down my dads Carhartt Jacket to me, she has loved it as one of the best things my Dad has givin' her and she said she would never get rid of it. Thank You Carhartt for giving my Mom something to cherish all the memories of my Dad

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    2010-10-20

    Michael Minear'S STORY

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    2010-10-20

    Housefire Fiasco

    I moved to oregon from nebraska about four years ago and a year after we moved into the house out here we had a housefire that destroyed most everything we owned. It was late on a summer night and the fire started on back deck opposite my garage. Besides taking the entire roof off my house the garage got hit the hardest. We were all heartbroken but my mom the most because she had lost all her irreplaceable family photos and things that had been stored in the garage. Weeks later on a sweaty summer day they finally let us back into the house to make a list of everything destroyed. Then entire garage looked like a peice of charcol. While digging through the rubble i found something amazing. It was big solid burnt jacket. Weeks earlier it was far to warm to be wearing my favorite 5 year old carhartt quilt lined active jac so i tossed it into the garage from the door. Apearently it actually landed perfectly on my moms only box containing all of our family photos. The coat had hardened from the flames and heat. But when i pulled off the coat the box was perfectly protected underneath. Thanks to the sacrifice my active jac made all our family photos made it through the fire. Thanks for being there when it counts carhartt!

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    2010-10-21

    Derek'S STORY

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    2010-10-21

    My carhartt jacket keeps me warm on the Buell.

    That's it, that's all. It keeps me warm on the scooter.

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    2010-10-21

    Jacob Burks'S STORY

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    2010-10-21

    Missed the Train

    I was a rookie conductor for a major railroad on my second trip. It was a pretty cold day so I had my new Carhartt coat on. We were to set out some grain cars along the trip. We had to hold up in a siding while a higher priority train passed by. In these instances we were required to get off our train and watch the other train by. Our train was a little slow getting to the designated spot as we were so heavy we had to start slowing down well in advance. I was on the second locomotive of our train and began to climb down. I didn't realize that the passing train was so close. I stepped down from our locomotive in between the two sets of rails just as the other train came blowing by at a very high rate of speed. As I realized the danger that I was in, the back of my coat was struck by the railing on the other train. There isn't much room between the rails and I was very close to losing my life. Luckily, I had chosen to purchase a Carhartt coat and not some cheap knock-off imitation. That coat was so tough that the tail of it didn't snag the rail and I was able to recover my senses enough to hop back up on our locomotive. That railing left a nice scratch across the back of that coat and, believe me, that served as a reminder to me every time I put it back on. If my Carhartt coat wouldn't have been so tough and allowed that railing to snag it, I'd have been drug along the railroad tracks for miles and would have surely perished. Thank you for creating such a quality product.

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    2010-10-21

    JAY SCOTT'S STORY

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    2010-10-21

    CHAINSAW FLESH WOUND

    It's winter, the snow and ice storm is rising havac on trees, and power lines. I have a dead thirty foot tree in my yard and heavy ice just broke a large limb off. The tree is leaning towards my garage and the storm is not let up for another day. So I throw on my black hooded Carhartt jacket and fire up the chainsaw to take down that tree. The chainsaw bucks back, cuts into my sleeve and stops just in time to break the skin on my arm. Thank you for saving my arm Carhartt just a flesh wound. : )

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    2010-10-21

    Kyle Burnell'S STORY

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    2010-10-21

    Lost In The Wilderness

    My friend, Travis, and I went for a snow mobile ride last winter and we decided to take a trail we had never ridden before. After we got about 3 miles out, our sled broke down. We were both wearing Carhartt overalls, with Carhartt jackets, and if we did not have them, we would have froze to death because it was only 28 degrees. So we decided to stay there over night and in the morning we would find our way home. All through the night and until mid-day the Carhartt material kept me and my best buddy alive. Thanks for making Carhartt material! :)

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    2010-10-21

    D. R. Maas'S STORY

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    2010-10-21

    48/2 Without Heat

    One weekend in the dead of winter, our furnace died. Wearing my Carhartt jacket for forty-eight hours over two days until the furnace was fixed, no problem. Wouldn't want to do that every weekend, but you can, when you have to. Relax, it's tough.

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    2010-10-21

    Lenny Malone'S STORY

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    2010-10-21

    Turning a life around

    My friend Jimmy worked in his father-in-law's car dealership in the mid-90s and was a little down on his luck financially. He tried a bunch of schemes to come up with some extra cash but always fell short - he could never clear his financial issues, and this was well before the recession. He had the craziest idea after everything else was falling through. He had two guys kidnap his wife for ransom, which he was hoping her wealthy father would pay. The father in law realized Jimmy was behind this and said, "Jimmy, you don't need the money. It's cold where we are, and what you really need is the security of some Carhartt boots. I remember my first pair, and I still have them to this day." So his father in law wound up getting him a whole bunch of things from Carhartt, and then Jimmy soon had the confidence he needed to get himself a job as a wood chipper (decent job in the heartland where he lived), and his life just kept taking turns for the better. Oh and Jimmy still has those boots.

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    2010-10-22

    Julie Schick'S STORY

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    2010-10-22

    Clothing that work as hard as you do

    I once owned my own feed store. I have bucked more hay than most men I know, and I did it weighing only slightly more than many of the bales I packed into customer trucks six days a week. I learned proper technique and often carried bales supported on a thigh that was then used to help push the bale into a waiting vehicle. The jeans I wore are all gone with holes just above the right knee, where the hay would wear away the fabric. The Carhartts? Well, the Carhartts are still in my wardrobe. They are the toughest, longest wearing clothing I have ever owned. I've never worked harder than I did when I owned the feed store. And I've never had clothing work as hard as Carhartt's.

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    2010-10-22

    Rose Byrnes'S STORY

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    2010-10-22

    My Merchant Marine

    My husband is a merchant marine so when he leave on a ship, his clothing and shoes need to hold up. There is no quick way to replace an item. He has been a dedicated Carhart Man, longer than he's been a dedicated husband! And that is going on 30 years now! Let's both honor his loyalty! Keep up the great job. Rose Byrnes

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    2010-10-22

    Jared Turner'S STORY

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    2010-10-22

    Blizzard

    Thanksgiving Day of 2008, a large blizzard hits east of Denver International Airport where my aunt and uncle live, temperature around 0 degrees and the winds at 48 mph you could barely see 100 feet out the window. I was woken up by my Aunt telling me the horse pen had a few broken posts and that the horses had gotten out. I jumped up grabbed my Carhartt jacket, work gloves and beanie and ran outside. After 2 hours of being pushed over by the wind and still falling snow we had re-barb-wired the entire horse pen 3 levels and replaced 6 broken posts. While my friend who was helping me had to go inside because his jacket was too wet and he was too cold I was fine to go out and find the horses. So all in all, after almost 4 hours in a blizzard like condition my hands, my body and my head were kept warm, dray and safe from the elements, barb-wire and angry horses. Thanks Carhartt!

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    2010-10-22

    Luc Fletcher'S STORY

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    2010-10-22

    What great customer service!

    The openning day of deer season greeted us with a nasty winter mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet, and snow. After so much preseason preparation, I wasn't about to let a little "inclement weather" stop me from my appointment with that monster buck - after all, I had my new Carhart blanket lined hunting coat with the shotgun shell storage loops in the bellows pockets to keep my ammo dry and the hand warmer pockets to keep my fingers warm. Out in the woods well before dawn, I climbed up to my treestand - luckily the free movement of my shoulders and arms wasn't restricted like my previous gear did - due to the generous design of the back panels on my Carhart. I brushed off the snow and ice and proceeded to wait for light and my buck. After 5 or 6 hours of continuous winter noreaster, I spied some movement through the wintry mix. It was the 10 pointer I had spotted the week before and he was heading right at me! I pulled my slug gun from its hook and slowly eased off the scope covers as I brought it to shoulder. Right there in the crosshairs was the biggest buck I had ever seen and he was only 30 yards away! I dropped him with one shot and quietly let my heartbeat return from my throat to my chest again. What a buck! After about 15 minutes I lowered my gear and climbed down. Now the freezing rain and sleet were really coming down - but inside, I was still warm and dry. The ice crackled off my Carhart as I dressed the buck and started the long drag out of the woods. The icy coating over everything actually made the work a little easier if not wetter. By the time I got back to deer camp, it was about 1PM and I was really hungry. I took my ice and snow covered Carhart off and hung it over the woodstove to melt the ice off - even though the blanket lining was still warm and dry. I gobbled down my sandwich from my field pack and just then the rest of my hunting buddies straggled in - most of them not having seen a thing - even the deer weren't moving in this storm. They all took their outer gear off - complaining allthewhile about how wet and miserable it was out there and that they were forced to come in because they had gotten so wet and cold. It was about that time we all smelled something burning... to my horror, someone had knocked my precious Carhart off its hook over the stove and it had fallen right onto the top - unnoticed. I ran over and pulled it off, the right arm smoking and smoldering! After using about every "technical term" I knew in golf, I examined the coat only to find several large holes scorched through the stout outer layer of the arm. I was so upset, I stayed home the next day and tried to get my wife to work some of her majic to "make it all better." She told me that even though she was good, she couldn't work miracles and that I needed a new coat. My new Carhart! The first season! The first day! I had purchased it thinking it was porobably the last hunting coat I'd ever have to buy and that it would be handed down to my decendents when I wouldn't need it anymore. I desperation I called Carhart Customer Service and explained my predicament. The CSR told me that although the warranty didn't cover burning your coat up and other such lapses in mental accuity, she would arrange to have a new right arm - complete with blanket lining shipped to me - FREE OF CHARGE! Now, THAT'S customer service with a capitol C! That was 10 years ago and that coat still serves me today like it did that first day I wore it. It's got a few stains that I won't let my wife wash out (they're all associated with some fine memories, you know) I don't recommend any other gear than Carhart. It's the ruggedest, comfortable, and long wearing garment made.

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    2010-10-22

    Brad Harms'S STORY

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    2010-10-22

    Deer Hunting as a kid.

    When I started deer hunting at age 12, as the youngest member of the hunt I was always nominated to walk the area vally behind my uncles farm. It was 1/2 mile long, and chock full of Multiflower rose bushes. 1/2 the time you had to walk backwards and push hard with your legs to break thru the tangled thorny mess. We usually pushed thru there 3 times every year. I Didn't even bother to carry a gun in there! Would have been shredded alive if I hadn't had on Carhartt coveralls with a hood. Luckily for me a new youngest member join the group, 5 years later.

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    2010-10-22

    Emma 'S STORY

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    2010-10-22

    camping in the hills

    My fiance and I are regular rugged campers. Last year we went camping early Feburary. When we got to the camp grounds it was freezing sideways rain. We set up our tent and managed to stay warm the whole weekend end with nothing but one sleepingbag to sleep on, two carharts and cuddlings.

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    2010-10-22

    Jerry'S STORY

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    2010-10-22

    Accident

    02/02/09 flipped a Front endloader over a mountain The control handle would have impaled me if it had not been for the carhart bibs I was wearing the accedent broke my back.But those bibs saved my life!!!. I will never ever wear anything else.Thank you carhart. My 2 grandsons thank you more.

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    2010-10-23

    Merilyn'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    A cold winter night

    One cold winter night, we lived in the country where 5 houses line up right beside each other. There was a gambling hall and small cafe. My dad and my uncle decided to go to the cafe with their carhart coats on and pants. They got to dranking and it got late so they headed back to the house. It was very quiet out, they begain to hear noises that began to get closer to them they began to run it kept getting closer. So they split up zipping and fastening up their carharts. When they made it home the noise stopped he began to move around the noise came back, so he grabbed his gun. Began to sit very still, so he said what ever it is it's gone now. He walked to the bathroom the noise game back he hid behind the door and happen to move his leg and to discover that it was that warm material making the noise.

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    2010-10-23

    Adam Lane'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    hunting trip

    i have worn one pair of my carhartt jeans for 8 years and still doesnt have a tear or rip in them anywhere. i know this aint much of a story, but how true it is!!

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    2010-10-23

    Dave Rushing'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    Daves story

    One night ice fishing at Devils lake N.D.I became lost after wandering on the ice for several hours I found my way off the ice. My carhartt arctic bibs saved me from frostbite and or possibly my life.

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    2010-10-23

    BRUCE RUF'S STORY

    2010-10-23

    truck carb fire

    It started when i was away working for a roofing company up in lake placid re roofing the mirror lake hotel it was a 5 hour drive from home. I was driving a Chevy duellly king cab pick up . when the job was compleated we had to get ready for the drive back, i loaded up the Chevy and was driving for a couple hours and noticed there was smoke coming from under the hood me and my helper got out and popped the hood and noticed the carb. was on fire my helper quickley took off his coat and threw it to me i put it over the carb and tryed to put the fire out it wouldnt go out but burned , then i took off my carhartt work coat and threw that over it and put it out, lucky it went out we were 11/2 hours from the nearest stop , i advised my helper when he was going to replace his cheap coat to buy a carhartt.

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    2010-10-23

    janice hofmann'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    the ice storm of 2009

    since i haved moved to the country from the city i have different ways now of dealing with winter. in our area we get alot of snow, sometimes over 200 inches per season. i left my rural home one day in november of 2009 for a medical appointment in the city, which is about 40 miles away. the sun was shining and i thought to myself"i wonder if we will get snow by the time i get back." so without second thought i put my husband's carhart jacket and pants in my vehicle . well on my home just about 5 miles from home the whole area looked like a frozen tundra. my vehicle did maneuver's it never did before. unfortunately i ended up in a ditch miles from my home. i realized then "i would be okay i had mu carhart gear in my vehicle. so now every november i put the extra set in my car.i never leave home without them.

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    2010-10-23

    joe suroviec'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    carhart coon hound

    During a coon hunt in Waterford ,Pa we had a coon dog go missing on a hunt one night and its an old trick of coon hunters to leave a coat and a dish of water at the spot where you believe the dog went missing at. Collapsable water dishes are easily found and carry well. The dog will wind or scent the coat and return to it and with the water dish there will usually stay nearby or in most cases bed underneath the coat. Well the next day came and went and I had not been able to locate the coat or the dog even though my experience in those particular woods was good, I was not able to locate anything.Well, two years later I am in the same general area and was actively pursuing coons again and ran into the coat still hanging on an old hook of a maple tree. I took it home with me that night and wore it the next day as if I had never left it sit outside for two years.....Any coat tough enough to last two winters in Pa. is all the coat I will ever need, and to not chance this happening again I carry a lighter less valuable coat to hang now in case a dog goes missing. Although it is not a guarantee the dog will be there in the am it has a 70% success rate for me so far and is well worth the effort of retrieving a good dog.And I now carry a different brand coat as i will never chance losing my Carhart again, plus the portable GPS system I now have eliminates my not knowing where I left my other coat at now. Hunt long and hard.

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    2010-10-23

    Shawn Winslow'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    Generations of Support

    Like most people who deal with the power of mother nature in their everyday needs, require the extra Carhartt provides to make sure they get through the day. Like many kids from a construction family my first pair of Carhartt's were hand-me-downs from my father. I used them to stay warm while hunting during the winter months. The night before opening day of the 1989 deer season freezing rain fell causing the next morning's hunt to be a little more diffcult. I decided to hunt as the ice was only on the trees and not the ground. While climbing into the 25 foot tall tree stand I slipped on the icey climbing pegs. I would have fell 20 or more feet had my Carhartt jacket wrist snap hole not caught on the peg my hand had been holding on too. I managed to get enough of a grip on another peg to free myself and jump to the ground rather than land on my back in the brush below. The wrist band was torn but still attached. I came across the gear a couple years ago 2007 when cleaning out some boxes at my fathers house after he passed away. I had to laugh about the whole experience and relise how luckey I really was to have not recieve any injuries from the event. My nephew was 13 when we found the old gear and asked if he could have them to start his hunting vertures. He now wears them every season rembering his grandpa and the story I have about how Carhartt gear is the tuffest on the market.

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    2010-10-23

    Bob Parsons'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    Over the mountain

    Up at backbone mountain deer hunting one year my friend Steve and I decided we were going to hike down the mountain and follow the river come up the other end and do some tracking. When we left walking down that firetrail road a Turkey walked out infront of us like we wern't even there. We just looked at each other and laughed. Little did we know it was a sign to not go. So on we went miles away and a couple of hours on foot. It started to snow and snow it did 3inches in bout 3 minutes and still coming couldn't see infront of you for 3 feet snow flakes as big as 1/2 dollar coins so up the mountain we climbed pulling ourselves up by the mountain laureal that was as tall as us and just as thick over the snow covered tops we went seems it took for hours. Finnally we got back to camp which to us only seed like hours turned out to be 8. The rest of our crew were heading to the rangers office fearing we were lost,covered with snow ,or just plain gonners. They were quited upset we just look and said were ok we had our Carharts on. Never felt warmer and conforntable in my life. This was a aventure of a life time and Carhart was there. If it wasn't for our Carharts we would of still been there frozed to death, under the Mountain laurel.

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    2010-10-23

    JIM BIGGS'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    BEST VALUE EVER

    FOR YEARS I HAD SPENT A SMALL FORTUNE ON WORKSHIRTS, FOR CHRISTMAS MY WIFE GAVE ME A CARHARTT SHIRT TO WORK IN ,THAT WAS 5 YEARS AGO,SINCE THEN THAT IS THE ONLY SHIRTS I WILL BUY TALK ABOUT QUALITY,AND DURABILITY THESE SHIRTS ARE SECOND TO NONE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK: JIM BIGGS.

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    2010-10-23

    Matt Masiero'S STORY

    2010-10-23

    Carhartt for the gays

    I am sure you are not going to make this a final selection much less let me win for this story because it is short and deals with a demographic not normally associated with Carhartt. Lucky for you I am bored to death right now... I was introduced to the brand while snowboarding in Tahoe with my buddies from college many years ago. One of my fraternity brothers owns a house there and is always wearing something Carhartt on his person. I of course jumped on the bandwagon and bought a pair of beige work pants that fit like a dream. Of course being a gay man it butched me up a bit and I like that. After wearing the jeans for a while I decided to add to my Carhartt collection by buying a black baseball hat. I have to say it is the best accessory I own and have worn it as my premiere hat for the last decade. I still love it, and still wear it. When I wear it around my friends who are not gay, I am met with laughter and cat calls. I get a kick out of the reaction, and still love the hat. I hope I am allowed to continue wearing this hat by Carhartt as it is a source of comedy and individuality for me. Thank you! -m

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    2010-10-23

    Kathy Hamel'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    Broken Zipper

    I bought my Carhartt jacket in November 2009, I did everything outside in that jacket, snowblew, put up many Christmas decorations, played and walked the dogs and living in Minnesota you know that it gets COLD!!! Well in Febuary of 2010 my zipper broke and the retailer where I bought would do nothing for me. I was ticked, so I went and got some heavy duty safety pins and pinned in closed, and that jacket kept me warmer than any other jacket. Sure people laughed and asked if I was related to Jethro, I laughed and said "nope I've never been warmer" and kept on walkin'. I still have the jacket and now that it is Oct. I am wearing it, safety pins and all!!!

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    2010-10-23

    Hope Davis 'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    Life Fight With my Carhart

    Christmas of 1996 my husband bought me a new Carhart . It was a black hooded one with the blanket lining . I had went to my sons apartment and when leaving I fell down a flight of steps and was pinned inbetween the door and the stairs . I was there for well over and hour . My Coat kept me warm during that time as it was in the 20's. When they freed me I was the transported by squad to be put on LifeFight . On the way to the hospital they told me they were going to cut my coat off of me . I started crying and begged them to please not cut my coat, as those are the best made . Some how they were able to remove it without cutting it up . I wore that coat up to last year when I finally had to trade it in for a new one . So lets say the best made coat in the world took a trip on life flight and kept me from freezing .

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    2010-10-23

    doug kelly'S STORY

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    2010-10-23

    rattle snake bite

    i was sitting in the woods bow hunting on october in 2008 when a chipmonk ran up in front of me acting strange i reached out to pick it up and a rattle snake struck my arm luckily i had on my carhart hooded coat i then stood up and steped on the snakes head and killed it i sent this photo and some others to my friends with some others i posed this pic for the photo i have three or four more now thats toughness you can bet your life on i was six miles in the woods on foot no chance to get to help

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    2010-10-24

    Anthony Franitti'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    I just plain matured into the Cargartt products!

    First off. I would like to say this is a true story. Now I know everone likes to say this line. But it's true. A true story. All my younger life I grew up with the Levy products, it was my style...it was me. Well, it might have been great in my younger years, but I just plain grew out of this product. While messing around on the internet I decided to check out the Carhartt website. While surfing through the site I came accross a section that stated be a Carhartt tester. I decided what the heck I'll apply and see what happens. Well, they sent me a pair of denuim pants to test on the jobsite and off. I did so, and soon fell in love with the product. I had to have my own pants, jackets, hooded sweet shirts and more. Yep, you guessed it. It was the new me. It was the mature style for me. It is my new fad. And I look great in Carhartt's! Keep up the excellent job.

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    2010-10-24

    nj'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    WHO KNEW?

    What's a Carhardt? My husband came in from snowblowing last winter frozen solid. "You've got to wear a warmer jacket, " I preached. "I thought this was the warmest one you bought me," he angrily replied. I told him I would try to find a warmer one for him. The next day at work we all were recounting stories of clearing the snow after the snowstorm. Of course I shared my story with humor. One of my colleagues proudly replied, "Get him a Carhardt." "What the heck is that," I replied. And so the story goes.....never having heard nor owned a Carhardt, I know the exact store to go to when Mother Nature casts her evil spell!

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    2010-10-24

    Mark Sobkow'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    the best..................

    Not much of a story to tell, just been wearing Carhartt for years, outstanding wear, durable, comfortable, and they look good.

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    2010-10-24

    Michelle Campbell'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    My giving husband

    My husband loves the carhart jackets, coats, coveralls, shirts, everything carhard makes!!! He works out in the cold everyday because he works for the road department. They provide jackets but they are not very warm and he told me just a few weeks ago that he wanted new coveralls and would love the carhart. He is the only one that works in our home as we have a child that was diagnosed with a chronic disease 5 years ago and we are in and out of the hospital with her. He sacrifices his own needs for the sake of the family. Our little boy loves carhart and we buy him the coats, shirts, etc. I wish my husband had the good quality that carhart provides for him but he will not break down and purchase it for himself. If he wins this contest I know he would be prepared for the cold weather with the best quality of clothing that is sold. He also helps his dad around the farm with cattle, hay, etc. If he was dressed out in carhart I know the would be prepared for any weather and any temperature!!

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    2010-10-24

    Jim'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    Pipeline Accident

    First off,im a Southern man,and cold weather is 80 or below!haa.I was working a pipeline job in western New York ,IN NOVEMBER!!!.I had my Carharts on,that i wore every day and then were the best,i even had a pair of the Polar lined,haaaa.But a moron that wasnt paying attention driveing a one ton dully truck,ran me over.Needless to say with the injuries i got,i should have died there in the dirt,but when they flew me to the hospital,i do remember getting totally pizzed off because the medics cut my Carhart Overalls off me!!!!!!!!!!!,good thing my arms were restrained.Oh this is a true story---Thanks for reading,Jim

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    2010-10-24

    James Robert Lantz'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    No more hurting feet!

    My whole life i have lived with hurting feet. I have tried so many different work boots that never seemed to be just the right fit and they always made my feet hurt. Even some of the expensive brands and none of them ever seemed to last. Then a couple years back I had experienced an leg and foot injury on the job and with 3 months of rehab to gain my mobility back in my foot and leg I thought I'll never be able to wear the work boots I have so I ran out to some of the local retail stores to find a pair of boots I could wear at least with some comfortability. That's when I came upon the carhartt line of work shoes. I've always known of carhartt work clothing and knew of their ability to last on the job but I didn't know of the boots. I found a pair that I liked and when I tried them on it was like heaven. The fit was unbelievable. Best feeling work shoes I have ever had on my feet. I bought them and had finally had comfortable feet all day and not only that, they have lasted over 2 years on the job and home. Wow, that's unbelievable to me! Thank you carhartt for making my life so much better.

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    2010-10-24

    john bierman'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    There are no layoffs where I work

    I work outside most of the day. I work at precast place where I deliver sewers and drains within and out of the limits. When my truck broke down in the middle of a job on the road, I depended on my carhart to keep me warm. If I didnt have that jacket, I may of froze and besides having a heart condition; I know I don't have to worry because I am protected . I know it doesnt sound like much, but I am thankful everyday for your clothing...keep up the good work.

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    2010-10-24

    mike stump'S STORY

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    2010-10-24

    coal miner

    your carhart bibs are the bomb. i wear mine almost every night.they protect me while i am welding and cutting..they are probably the toughest clothes ive ever encountered...i work on a preperation plant in eccles wva on a maintenance crew.....you need these clothes inside and working outside at night.......thank you carrhart for a rugged work product.....your loyal customer mike stump

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    2010-10-25

    Rick Wiley'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    My favorite winter coat.

    More than twenty years ago I bought a Carhartt parka, specifically to wear while working on my 29 Ford Model A. You see, it had a covered zipper, no buttons and would not scratch "my baby". But, I soon discovered it was my favorite winter coat. And not bad looking, either. Too nice to wear in the shop. Over twenty years later, I have sold "my baby", but my Carhartt parka is still my favorite winter coat.

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    2010-10-25

    CASEY RILEY'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    The Riley Ranch

    To me a story is something you tell when no photos or other folks were there to back up what you have to say,I have plenty of both...If it were not for my insulated carhart coveralls wich by the way have out lasted my walls,cabelas and at least two other sets of the same,I would not be writing this I work 7 days a week 7 months out of the year in my carhart insulated coveralls in the mud rain and anywhere from 2 to 6ft of snow!! They have out lasted all of the above products that were purchased in case my carharts became to wet to work in they have out lasted 4 of the top brand snow boots, and as I write this there drying next to my wood burning stove,Ive had them 6 years to the day and would never buy anything else.I could go on and on send photos deposisions etc,but up here a handshake and a mans word is all thats needed and Ive got work to do. THANK YOU FOR THE EXCELENT PRODUCT.. CASEY RILEY NEW MEADOWS IDAHO 208 347 4977...PO.BOX519 NEW MEADOWS IDAHO 83654

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    2010-10-25

    TINA COILE'S STORY

    2010-10-25

    CARHEART SAVOR

    well a friend of mine was out mowing my grass he has on his t-shirt carheart jacket and jeans , he is mowing my grass with an old style snapper mower . well he turns the mower over and if it was not for his carheart the blade would had rippedhim into the jacket saved him the blade cut him but no where as bad as it could had we all love our carheart .were hard working family and thank you for making such a good item we as deer hurter,farmers and hands have . thank you ..sorry we did not have a pitcture but we want let you go carheart.. true sorry of chad freeman..

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    2010-10-25

    Jessica D. Scannell'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    Like Father, Like Son

    My husband has been an electrician for almost 20yrs, wearing Carhartt gear to protect him from the elements while working outside. Living in the city of Chicago, IL can throw all types of weather at you and Carhartt has proven to be durable during the harsh winter seasons we experience every year. Our son was born in 2004 and by the time he was 3yrs old he insisted he wear a Carhartt coat to match his father's. Both of them walking around town in their matching dark blue coats was a site to see and always had everybody talking. Many people had no idea Carhartt sold children's sizes and before we knew it, two of my sons friends from playgroup were also sporting the Carhartt look. Each year we've had to buy him a new Carhartt winter coat because he says if it keeps his dad warm "working on top of the big Chicago buildings downtown," then it will "keep him warm when he goes to school too." The little guy won't wear anything else. In addition to that, they both look so darn handsome.

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    2010-10-25

    Michael Kelley'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    My Carhart saved my life

    I lived in the northwestern part of Indiana for over 50 years. I worked in either the construction or oil refeinery business nearly just as long and carhart workwear was an essential part of my equipment. One particular day while I was at work at Standard Oil Refinery in Whiting Indiana, I was working just off the frigid shores of Lake Michigan on a cat cracking unit where they process the heavy oils. I was pretty green and eager to make my bones with my superiors so I jumped at any opportunity to demonstrate my welding skills. We had a 16 inch valve on top of a catcracker that had sprung a leak. My boss said Kelley grab your gear and come with me. We jumped into a bucket and had a craneman lift us in the air over a 100 feet as I was stepping out of the bucket I slipped and started to fall the only thing that saved my life was the strap on my coveralls that had miracuously caught on the rail. If it hadn,t been the toughness of the material and the quality of your stitching im certain I would have been a goner.

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    2010-10-25

    Steve Goble'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    Hand me downs

    I live in the great North East and I just wanted to say how much I enjoy using your products. I have several pairs of Denim Jeans (LINED AND UNLINED) 4 Coats and my favorite item is my Quilt lined Duck Washed coveralls which where handed down to me about 20 years ago and they are still in great usable condition even though they have seen several cords of firewood cut ,days upon days of hunting and plenty of grease from working on equipment .I plan on passing them on also when I am done with them. Thanks SG

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    2010-10-25

    Mike Condi'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    "WINTER STORM"

    I have always owned Carhartt Jackets, Bib Overalls, Pants, and Shirts. They are the most durabel and dependable clothes i ever owned. I was traveling last winter, in the middle of the heaviest snow storm we had here in Pennsylvania in some time. When I was forced off the road and got stuck in a ditch. I was there for hours before a tow truck could get to me. Thank God i threw my Carhartt Jacket in my car and had my Bib Overalls in my trunk. They kept me from freezing. I am going out and buy of Carhartt Glove and Hat. I wont be cold ever again........

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    2010-10-25

    Mike Condi'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    "LIKE A ICE PACK"

    It was the middle of winter in PA, temperature was below 0 and that is without the chillfactor. My Dad had just passed and my Mom was staying with my sister. She called me to check on their house. When I arrived I found the mmost horrific site. The furnace went out during the night and all the water pipes including the water meter and steam pipes burst from freezing. I was there for hours by myself fixing them. i was wearing my Carhartt Jacket and Bib Overalls. My cousin was there and he was freezing and couldnt believe that I wasnt cold at all. I stayed their till the job was finished. My cousin, well I think he moved to Florida..

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    2010-10-25

    Robert Williams'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    Inferno

    It was a cool day in March 1987 so I had my carhart work coveralls on. We where processing seed corn as we had been doing all winter long. I was working for a corn seed company with a plant in Yates City Il. I had been there for eight years so this part of the process was nothing new. Between each running of a hybrid all the elevators and bins must be swept 100% clean. The elevators bottomed out in a basement area about 10 by 10 feet. I went down in this area to clean with a shop vac as always. I did not know however that we had a L.P. gas leak going on and that a large amount of oderless,tasteless gas had filled this area. has I switched on the vac- {BOOM} everything was on fire in a heart beat. Even the concrete had absorbed the gas and was flaming. The only way out was up an old seven step wooden latter nailed to the wall and of course it was burning up too! This processing plant was an old three story barn all made of wood so it not only was on fire but the concusion of the blast moved it so the whole thing was leaning. I must get out now! The heat was so terible that to take a breath meant to scorch my lungs so I held my breath. Up the latter I went to the main floor which was an enferno also. The back door was 15 feet in front of me and the blast had blown the door off so out I went to get out of this sure death. Outside I ran until I stumbled to the ground in shock of what had just happened to me. Finally when the peramedics got to me they had to cut off my carharts which had started to melt due to the intense heat which the fire marshall est. to be has high as 800 degress. Being taken to the emergency burn hospital in Peoria I had second degree burns to my head,neck, hands,and feet. The only other major burns where to my upper inner legs where my four year old carharts were worn a little thin. My doctors said that with out the protection my coveralls had given me I would have been another burn patient that would not have made it. The entire building burned to the ground. At the time I had a wife and a three year old and one year old sons to take care of and thanks to my carharts we still have each other. Thanks

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    2010-10-25

    Jim Mohr'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    The Shovel Handle Holding Up My Boss

    We were putting in a culvert pipe. I was operating the backhoe for the County highway department. We had a trench about 4 feet deep, with my bottom-man Matt in the trench with his shovel leaning on the side wall of the trench. Our supervisor Jerry had a habit of pestering us and making sure we do the job exactly to his specifications even though Matt and I had 45 years combined experience, Jerry leaned over the trench and lost his footing on the loose gravel and slid into the trench. He fell in, in such a way that he ended up slipping down the trench side and the shovel handle was poking him in the rear end. He was stuck in a position with his feet about 1 foot off the ground and he was flailing his feet like a school girl. Matt had tried to catch Jerry as he fell, but Matt just eded up steering Jerry right onto the shovel handle. When we were done cracking up, Matt helped Jerry off of the shovel. Jerry's Carhartt work pants kept the shovel from impaling Jerry and he only suffered bruising (embarrasing clinic story I suppose). The extra tough fabric and heavy duty stitching saved Jerry, and gave us a story we will never forget!

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    2010-10-25

    frank magie'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    coldest winter

    i work for a local highway department in the northeast.i bought a carhartt winter coat with a snap on hood.the 1st time i wore it,a snow storm came in.i was called in at 3am to mount plows up to 25 trucks.it was whiteout conditions.the wind was blowing. it was in the teens to 20s.i did that until all the trucks were hooked up.it takes up to an hour to mount all the trucks.i was warm and dry and it was nice to get in my own truck to plow.

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    2010-10-25

    John P'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    Hunting Essentials

    I grew up watching my father wearing Carhartt overalls and jacket. It seemed like he had owned them forever. When I was nine, he started teaching me about hunting and shooting a shotgun. With those lessons, he introduced me to an essential part of hunting rabbits. He told me how the Carhartts would repel the thorns and brush that we would be encountering. He also told me of another use. Sometimes the weather would not have turned completely cold yet, and and that the Carhartts would repel rattlesnake strikes as well. I got a little nervous with that. When I turned 10, he bought me a shotgun and we would start hunting together. He took older Carhartts, thath he grown out of and and trimmed them to fit me. They worked well to repel the thorns/thickets that we would be hunting rabbits at. My dad and Uncle (Carhartt wearer) would call me the "dog". When I was eleven, he took me hunting on some public hunting grounds at Pere Marguette State Park. Lots of squirrels were up by the old Nike missle base. (Hunting no longer allowed there). He told me that I would be wearing my Carhartts that day. There were grays everywhere. It was great hunting. However, I quickly found that the Carhartts were indead needed. It was a warm fall day, there were also rattlesnakes moving everywhere. I had never seen so many rattlers. I must have had at least three hits from small rattlers that day. They didn't even penetrate the Carhartts. That was a good day for hunting, but I must admit, the Carhartts were great! My father still has Carhartts in his hunting cabinet. I am currently instructing my oldest on hunting techniques and accessories. One item he must have, is a pair of Carhartt overalls. He grinned and said you will see.

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    2010-10-25

    Jim Fleming'S STORY

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    2010-10-25

    He wanted my jacket

    Winter in the NE US...I am an architect by profession, but I am the kind that goes to the project site and "gets into it." I have ruined enough clothing at sites over the years and I had the ingenious idea of tending my clothes towards something that will protect me as well as itself.I got some Carhartt stuff, most importantly the short lined jacket. I have to spend time in the Building Departments as well. I was in there filing one day and it was freezing out for a long time, and a contractor I knew walked in as I was putting my papers together. He wanted to buy the jacket off me right there. I did feel sorry for him, but I had a long day of sites ahead of me as well..I just couldnt.He'll be OK, I thought. Next time I saw him..he was wearing his new Carhartt.

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    2010-10-26

    Kae Rae Austin'S STORY

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    2010-10-26

    Kids and Carhartt's

    Kids and Carhartt's ... they just go together! My grandson LIVES in his Carhartt Overalls! He went skiing last year for the first time and you guessed it ... he insisted on wearing his Carhartt Overalls ... playing outside ... he insists on wearing his Carhartt Overalls ... while fishing this summer ... he insisted on wearing his Carhartt Overalls! Just about every picture we have of him ... you guessed it ... he is in his Carhartt Overalls! Believe me ... they are tough. They have gone through many-many wash cycles, they've carried rocks every place he can put a rock and they have withstood all the falls of little boys! They are tough and loved. Thank you for this great product. I think ... no I am sure ... that you have a follower for life! This is why Santa is bringing him a Carhartt Jacket this year! He may never want summer to come again! Thank you Carhartt for making his days fun!

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    2010-10-26

    Audrey Taraska'S STORY

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    2010-10-26

    Carhartt and Rainy fall

    My first Son finally got his job ,centuryfenceing. he thought this was going to be a breeze. low and behold , lots of rain. windy days .most of the time thou,the boss and coworkers went to McDonalds or someplace to wait out the storm. but then back to work. he was so glad he had his Carhartt pants and jacket!!! . And Thankyou Carhartt for keeping my son warm. Thank you Mom.

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    2010-10-26

    william nichols'S STORY

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    2010-10-26

    superman

    As you may notice in Smallville Clark Kent always wears Carhartt jackets: If its tough enough for Superman nothing else will do

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    2010-10-27

    Julie Fodness'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Gear up for a Challenge

    Last January I bought a two year old palomino quarter horse. If getting him from Lake Benton, Mn to my home near Hardwick wasn't hard enough in the snow with our trailer in 3 feet of snow, I had to train him in the frigid weather. The Christmas blizzard had left a lot of snow in the barn I had cleaned out the following summer. Grandpa had helped out a little using the skid steer to clear the snow out but the rest was up to me and my shovel. It took me hours but thanks to my Carhartt bib overalls, Carhartt jacket, and Carhartt stocking cap I got it done in time for his arrival. I would have never gotten a saddle on him and rode him this summer if I wouldn't have been out there every day through the winter, spring, and summer. I would have never been able to endure the snow, wind, ice, cold, etc. without my Carhartt gear. Thank you Carhartt.

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    2010-10-27

    Chris Williams'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Carhartt saved my life

    It was a cold and wet December morning as i headed to my treestand for a morning deer hunt. After walking nearly a mile in my carhartt camo boots i had finally made it to my stand. I sat there in my stand patiently waiting watching my breath knowing it had to be extremely cold but could not tell from the Carhartt insulated coveralls i was wearing along with my thermal lined jacket. I had waited for 3 hours with no action at which time i was so comfortable in my Carhartt gear i accidentally fell asleep. Now if you've ever had those dreams about falling this was not one of those moments. I abruptly woke up to falling out of my treestand and being snatched out of thin air. Somehow in the middle of my fall the bottom skirting of my jacket had caught a branch and had suspended me just long enough for me to catch my self and climb down instead of falling 15 feet to my possible death. I walked back to camp to change my underwear and finish my nap in a safer manner. Later that afternoon i sat back in my stand and harvested the largest deer i had ever seen. Thank you Carhartt you saved my life

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    2010-10-27

    John Kelley'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Road Rage

    I was operating a road compactor on a cold winter morning high in the Rocky Mts. Fresh road base and low visibility, perfect combo for disaster. As I started into one of the many 20mph curves, out of the haze appeared a school bus loaded with kids in my lane. I jerked the wheel towards the shoulder fast enough to just miss the kids but to fast to stay in the seat of the machine. As my body was flying out of the seat towards a steep bank with trees, my Carhartt overall strap cought the gear shift. My body weight yanked the shifter into neutral and slowed the machine enough for me to grab the roll gage while hanging by my strap. Wow, after a close look a the strap, I couldn't believe it took my whole body weight without even a tear. Thanks for saving the kids and possibly my life. Carhartt, STAY TOUGH.

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    2010-10-27

    Eric meyer'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    fishing trip in Russia

    l was on vacation in Novosibirsk Russia,l stayed there for 3 weeks in the city.l brought only 0ne jacket my carhart and jeans and shoes.My friend offererd to bring me into the Alti mountians to go fishing and hunting.He said there was a cabin on his property but when we got there the cabin had caved in from the roof of the heavy snow.So we had to put up a tent.l had only my carhart jacket and sweatshirt on.we had to camp at this site 5 nights,hunting during the day.my friend had a mink jacket,he ask to try my jacket he liked it so much by the end of the camping trip and back into Novosibirsk he offererd to trade his mink jacket for my carhart,l had to say no.But when l got back to the states l ordered one for him and sent it to him in Russia.just to be nice.

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    2010-10-27

    jeannie halsted'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Happy Mom

    One early fall we were clearing land, as the temperture rose in the day my son Jake took off his carhardt and layed it down. Of course left it and forgot where he left it. We looked and looked else where,he swore someone stole it. Months came and went. Mid summer we were back in the field, an behold there was his jacket! Shook off the nests and cacoons, washed it up, good as new! He takes better care of his carhardt now, still wearing it four years later!

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    2010-10-27

    Dorthy Gordon'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Chainsaw folly

    I was working with an arborist and we were clearing some land, my boss had left in the truck and forgot to leave my chaps. I was running a big saw and limbing up a tree when I lost my concentration for just a second and the saw touched my Carhartt pants it grabbed a hold of them and they stopped the saw! The only thing that happened to my leg was a small bruise. I am forever grateful for your tough product and my leg thanks you!

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    2010-10-27

    wendy culver'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Awesome dad!

    My dad is a big time hunter! Carhart is a family name to us! I have grown up wearing it and hunting with my dad! When I got married it was a requirement to be with someone that hunted and loved Carhart! We know that with the garments that Carhart offers we will always be warm and a brand that stands behind merchandise! If my dad had not had on Carhart coveralls ,socks and boots one specific camping trip, i'm sure he would have had frost bite. We are very thankful for your products and highly recommend them to all! thanks for listening!

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    2010-10-27

    Robert 'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    WORK LOAD

    I started wearing Carhartt coveralls when I started roughnecking in New Mexico in the winter. There was 3 ft of snow and wind chill below 0. We worked together and threw snowballs at each other and that harsh winter was entirely bearable with those good rugged work clothes. I continued to work every winter since in Carhartt coveralls and that will probably never change. Its been about 30 years since that first pair and I see no reason to change as I don't mess with success. Thanks Robert

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    2010-10-27

    Lynn McQuiston'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    City Girl

    I'm a city girl gone country! Ten years ago I married a country boy and one of his first gifts to me was my red Carhartt barn jacket. I've worn it faithfully - cleaning out stalls, walking the fence, putting in hay, feeding the cows in a snowstorm, delivering a calf - you name it, I've loved every minute of being a country girl, wearing my Carhartt. It's faded but still going strong!!

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    2010-10-27

    LORA HARMON'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    ROAD CONSTRUCTION

    I WAS WORKING ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN A SMALL TOWN IN TENNESSEE AND ALL THESE GUYS HAD CARHART COVERALLS. I WAS FREEZING TO DEATH, SO ONE GUY SAID GET YOU SOME COVER-ALLS. I HAD JOGGING PANTS ON ALONG WITH THERMAL FLEECE. NEVER OWNING A PAIR OF CARHARTS, I DECIDED TO CHECK'EM OUT. THIS IS AND WAS THE BEST PURCHASE I EVER MADE. BEING A GIRL, IT'S HARD TO STAY WARM. GO WHERE THE GUYS GO! CARHART ALL THE WAY. (not just for men)

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    2010-10-27

    Jim Mattison'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Pipeliner

    This really happened.I was on a job in western New York in november.Im from the South and needless to say i was freezing there!.I had my Carhart overalls and jacket when i got run over by a one ton flatbed dully.Both tires on the drivers side crushed both my legs and snapped my pelvis in half and also cut my arm pretty bad and broke the L5 disc in my back.The idiot driveing never looked,just backed up and floored it nailing me.I was flown out by helicopter,and they cut my overalls off me,but i saved the coat,it was a good thing i had all that stuff on,or else i wouldnt be alive to write this.Thanks Carhart,i owe ya one---Jim

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    2010-10-27

    Gloria Hoggatt'S STORY

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    2010-10-27

    Cohart gear

    I am not the owner of the CoHart gear, my husband is. He has had his gear (jacket and full jumpsuit) for over 25 years. It is so durable and comfortable to him. He wears them when he goes fishing in cold weather and to ride his motorcycle during cold weather. The gear is rugged and quite manly - and I also find that he looks very sexy in it. Thanks Cohart - for making products that look great and last a life time.

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    2010-10-28

    Luke Greenfield'S STORY

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    2010-10-28

    Michigan Winter

    I lived in michigan all my life and every winter I exercise and do yard work outside during the cold times and have always freezed to death in the cold and wind. Every coat that I tried failed miserably.... until I got a used carhartt, this jacket was used and abused for 2 years but still useable, I used this jacket through exercise and working in subzero michigan winter and I was awstruck. But since this coat was 2 years old I have gotten too tall for the coat and cant afford another, so its back to the basic coat that lets wind in. But this was the most high quality coat I have ever worn, with a -25 degree wind chill I was Perfectly warm.

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    2010-10-28

    William Church'S STORY

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    2010-10-28

    Fire extinguisher

    My name is Bill, I worked in Denali Park Alaska for 5 summers.In spring of 2008 Unknown to me at the time, My buddy Tyler had a bit of a mishap and needed to put out a bit of a wild fire. Only thing nearby was My Carhartt insulated double front bibs (aka stove pipes), well the fire was put out after 15 minutes or so. Then he let them sit outside for the entire summer . Come Sept I asked "where are my bibs " ? He told me the story and I was somewhat disappointed but they were returned to me washed and ready to go , no problems at all not burnt or torn up, zippers intact. Thanks Carhartt for a great product theat keeps up with all I and mother nature dishes out

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    2010-10-28

    Lisa Rowland'S STORY

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    Cold in Rifle Colorado

    In the fall of 1998 I was working on a pipeline crew in Rifle Colorado. Little did I know that I would learn more about life those few months their, than I ever have at any other season of my life. We had been working for several weeks, and we were way up in the mountains, and it was time to call it a day, the welder I worked for was going to go into town and buy some carhartt gear for winter was coming on fast, and I didn't want to go, so I traded places with another helper, my cousin Trinity King, he had decided he also needed some new gear.....I said being funny, you have a good coat on now, why you need another one, he said you can never have to many carhartts, and said well if your gonna get a new one, give me your old one.....and surprisingly he did. Little did I know that 10 minutes later Trinity slipped into eternity as they rounded a curve and went off the mountain. That jacket because a source of comfort to me, and about a year later someone stole it when I was in college, and I have never had the chance to replace it. However I know this, Trinity believed in Carhartt, and now so do I.

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    2010-10-28

    Jean Barrett'S STORY

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    NEW IMAGE

    I bought one of your jackets as a Christmas gift for my son who is an auto mechanic. I bought it because it looked great, seemed to be a toasty and warm jacket and appeared to be easy to care for -- everything a mechanic needs. Upon openig it on Christmas morning, his 21 years old son, who is a auto body technician was IMPRESSED. Unbeknownst to me, your brand is the "in" brand in New Hampshire, where they live. So he decided to buy a jacket like that because, as he said, "I want to change my image." Who knew??

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    2010-10-28

    Jana Roberts'S STORY

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    Keeping the cowgirl warm

    About two and a half years ago just before spring, I was outside and started having severe pain in my hands and feet and they would turn blue. It would get to the point that I couldn't hold anything in my hands. I ended up seeing a specialist, he told me I have a condition called Raynauds Disease. My body overreacts to the cold causing my blood vessels to clamp down in my hands and feet turning them blue. Being a year round out doors person, made it difficult for me. No more winter out door activities because of the pain and discomfort, not to mention the severity of problems I could end up with if I didn't stay warm. I dreaded every winter because of it. I love being outdoors and last year I got my first horse. I always rode horses but they were never my own, he was my dream come true. Every cowgirl knows there's nothing like having your own horse! When it first started getting cold out last year I got very depressed because all I wanted to do was be with my horse. If I attempted to go out by him I surely would pay for it every time in pain and having to stay in bed until I felt better. My at the time boyfirend, now husband, took me out to get some Carhartt gear. Oh my gosh what a world of difference!!! I eat or drink something hot before gearing up and Carhartt clothes keep me warm like a soup thermos and I don't have any Raynauds attacks. That picture above is my horse covered in the snow as he and I were out playing around in it. I get to enjoy my outdoor life in the winter once again, and most importantly my horse, thanks to Carhartt! <3

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    2010-10-28

    Gianna'S STORY

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    My brother was okay.

    Hello, my name is Gianna. This story happened quite a few years ago and unfortunaely i dont have any pictures... just my memories of a gift I will never forget i gave and how it made me feel. Many many years ago, my brother was struggling and working very hard on a construction job. The pay was low and the hours hard. This was the first time he had ever worked outside and although there was no threat of snow there, the cold and the dampness were sure to make him get sick and lose the job. I was already living here in Ohio by then and i was just worried sick. My husband was on a GI bill and not working, I just worked for a temporary agency. A friend had told me about the Carhartt coats and i knew they were out of my price range, but i wanted to give that gift to him and so, for months i saved every dime, worked extra hours any time i could and sacrified getting everything i could possibly do without. I do remember that when i finally purchased the coat and mailed it to him, it was one of the best days of my life. There is nothing like giving from the heart. Speaking of which when my brother received the coat he said that he never had a cold work day and that the coat was really like it's brand name... it did sound a bit like... "care heart".

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    2010-10-29

    Michell Rucks'S STORY

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    Hot Rod Gregg

    It was a fairly early Saturday morning and my husband was at work. Knowing that it was a chilly fall morning, our son who was about 10 (now 16) at the time decided to wear my husband's Carhart Jacket. Needless to say our son was jumping the culvert at the end our our property when he flew up into the air and landed on his handle bars. Although the jacket did not rip, our son had a pretty good gash on his stomach which required a trip to our local ER. I swear to this day, had he not had that Carhart Jacket on, the handle bars probably would have gone in allot further!

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    2010-10-29

    RANDY MORRIS'S STORY

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    TOUGHNESS BEYOND BELIEF

    WELL I'M YOUR AVERAGE JOE STRUGGLING THROUGH THESE HARD TIMES LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. SO MONEY IS LIMITED TO HAVE NEED ONLY ITEMS.WITH THAT SAID, I PURCHASED MY CARHART BIBS ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO AND HAVE WORN THEM EXCLUSIVELY FOR CUTTING WOOD AND ANY FARMING CHORES. WHICH BY THE WAY IS MY ONLY HEATING SOURCE SO I'M TALKING LOTS OF WOOD! TO SAY THESE BIBS ARE TOUGH IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.AND AMAZINGLY COMFORTABLE AS WELL, YOU DONT GET THAT EVERYDAY ANYMORE.OTHER THAN A FEW CHAINSAW KNICKS THESE BIBS LOOK RELATIVELY NEW.SO IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A HARD WORKING PRODUCT YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH CARHART.THANKS FOR READING AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CARHART PURCHASE!

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    2010-10-29

    Cody'S STORY

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    Fire in the Hole

    I've owned Carhartt jackets and clothing all of my life. Years back on a cool dry January day, when I was still a teenager, me and a buddy were playing with some fire works. We thought that maybe it would be a fun idea to place the mortar on the ground and let it do it's thing, opposed to putting it in a tube. Not such a good idea, the mortar went off and fire was everywhere, we were in the middle of the woods and all I had was my Carhartt jacket. That’s all I needed, using the jacket like a fire blanket I ran around choking out the fires. That was seven years agoand I still wear that jacket, ironically I am now a firefighter.

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    2010-10-29

    John Glynn'S STORY

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    Death Takes a Raincheck

    I was minding my own business. Drinking coffee and enjoying the last of my pipe. I was dressed sharply in a Carhartt jacket. You know the kind. The heavy denim sent a message to the ladies, "I'm am both rugged and loyal." Ladies liked that. Then it happened. As I sipped the last of my luke warm coffee, I saw it out of the corner of my eye. It was a overweight man wearing spandex shorts and a tank top playing the tuba on a unicycle. I quickly lifted my Carhartt jacket to shield my eyes and the man passed quietly and without incident. I don't want to think what would have happened without my Carhartt. Thank you for saving my life.

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    2010-10-29

    Kevin Scott Collier Sr.'S STORY

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    2010-10-29

    BRIAR PATCH BLUES!

    I was sitting on the roof of my All Wheel Drive Minivan in the Angola Creek Gamelands in Pender County near Burgaw, NC when I saw dinner. A six foot doe was standing right in the path. I zeroed in on the vitals and squeezed the trigger. It was such a beautiful fall day. The doe dropped right in the path--and easy kill...or so I thought. As I got down from the roof of the van the deer got up and walked across the creek. I started into the woods tracking the doe. I had marked the place in my scope where the deer entered the woods. I waded across the creek up to my knees in mud. As I reached the other side of the creek I saw the deer get up and go into the thickest briars I had ever seen. It's a good thing I had on my Carhartt canvas coat. Soon I was wrapped up head to toe in briars that were almost as tough as barbed wire. I would have kept going, too but I did not have on Carhartt gloves. I had deep scratches all over my face hands and legs, but everywhere my Carhartt canvas coat covered me, I was protected. I have since bought Carhartt canvas coats for my whole family. If it had not been for Carhartt, I might still be wrapped up in those briars. Thank you, Carhartt!

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    2010-10-30

    mike hatchett'S STORY

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    saved in a motorcycle wreck

    was on the way to work on the honda in 20 degree weather.35 miles to work at 5 in the morning,(cold) of course over my leathers i had my carhartts on.when i got all the way to town i was pretty warm with these boogers on and then the car pulled out in front of me and i learned to fly.broke some bones but no road rash,the carhartts didnt even scuff.those things are just about bullet proof.they saved my hide on a very cold morning.

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    2010-10-30

    DEBRA WALLIS'S STORY

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    CARHARTT LOVE

    10/29/10 I just logged on and saw your stories, etc. I have 2 pairs of Carhartt bib-overalls. One in olive green and the other in the Carhartt gold/tan. I bought them because I'm a certified master gardener and ran a landscape business for 7 1/2 years. I've retired from my landscape business but my Carhartts look like they have years left to go, so I gave the gold/tan pair to my boyfriend-- he was like a little kid at Christmas when I gave them to him. He LOVES them and wears them all the time (he builds and remodels homes). And damn! He looks so good in them. After 7 1/2 years, they barely look worn and saved me from countless blackberry attacks in Humboldt County! It takes true love to part with your Carhartts!!!

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    2010-10-30

    Jo Ann Eby'S STORY

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    the durability

    My husband is a coon hunter. He has two pair of the Carhart overalls that he has been wearing for several years. When you coon hunt, you end up going through lots of weeds and brush that would tear up ordinary coveralls but Carhart takes a klickin' and keeps on tickin' . The keep him warm and dry no matter what the weather is. I like the fact that I can just throw them in the washer and dryer and they clean up real easy. One of his friends has a Carhart jacket that he has gotten many years of good use out of too. I also like the look of the clothes. They are bery durable and warm yet look very nice, even after years of wearing them.

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    2010-10-30

    Jeff Parker'S STORY

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    2010-10-30

    Buired For a year.

    Five years ago late in the fall while loading hay in feeders for bulls, I lost my Artic Carhart coat. I remember taking it off as the afternoon warmed, then getting a phone call on my cell, reaching in & shutting down the tractor, but I did not remember where I put that coat. Later as the sun went down I couldn't find it anywhere, I spent hours the next day looking in the bull pen too. No where amongst the tractor tire ruts in the mud, did I even catch a glimpse. I literally wondered if perhaps the bulls ate it. Trying to save some money I bought a "cheap" replacement which had the sleaves worn thru by spring yep in less than one year. In need of another coat in the 6 months since I'd lost my beloved Carhart my Dad spotted a tip of the coat sticking up from some frozen mud. Eventually he was able to dig it out with a bar. It was frozen and stiff and barely resembled a coat covered with frozen mud but yes that was the one I'd lost. Probably run over by the tractor, thousands of hooves from ton bulls, and the constant freeze/thaw of mud over the winter, my Carhart was almost surely done for or was it? After a good blast with the hose, and 2 trips thru the washer. I had my old but still new coat back. That was five years ago and she's still got a few more ranch winters left in the ole gal. Carhart, Now that is tuff stuff.

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    2010-10-30

    CAROL SMITH'S STORY

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    Old but true

    My husband has had his carhart jacket for at least ten years now. It is ripped and ragged but he will not let me get rid of it. He works outside and hunts and he still wears it. I bought him a new one and I am anxious to see which one he will keep wearing.

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    2010-10-30

    Sharon B. 'S STORY

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    Helping Someone In Need

    I got my first Carhartt as a birthday gift from an acquaintance. I had many good years of wearing it. It was great for building snowmen with my three grandchildren or for keeping me warm when shoveling snow. The following spring after having the Carhartt for 2 years I had a yard sale. There was a couple there looking for a lot of clothing and household items. It was a cold day and the couple had on light jackets you'd wear in the summer. I asked them if they had anything warmer to wear. They said they usually wear sweatshirts and a long sleeved shirt underneath to help stay warm. I asked what size they wore. They both wore XLG coats. I had them wait while I went in and got a woman's heavy coat and the man's Carhartt coat that I preferred to wear. I asked the couple if they had $5 on them. They said yes. I asked them how they would like to purchase these two practically brand new coats for the $5. They looked at me like I had rocks in my head. I said I was serious. Well they walked away with tears in their eyes and wearing the their coats. It brought tears to my own eyes to think that someday a birthday gift would bring joy and tears to another person and it did. I thank the giver of my birthday gift for giving me a cherished gift to give to another. To this day I still do not know who these people were or where they were from; but I know the coats brought them both the comfort and warmth to them like they did me.

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    2010-10-30

    Fred Heppner'S STORY

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    ONce A Carhartt wearer, always a Carhartt Wearer

    I bought my first Carhartt in Cutbank Montana. It was our first trip out west, In 1990. I still wear that Jacket, but I have purchased another one.

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    2010-10-30

    Sam Jones'S STORY

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    Sometimes Practical Wins

    I was helping a friend of mine who is an art dealer set up some statues in Knoxville for an outside art show. I was the only engineer in the bunch, so I was helping rig and hoist the large metal statues. Anyway, it was cold and we all started to work up a sweat. We decided to take our jackets off. I had my trusty Carhart that was worn from years of work, the art dealers peeled off their trendy (expensive) Italian Leather coats and we piled them all together. Anyway, we continued on for a while and placed all the statues and went to collect the jackets. Only problem was mine was gone! Basically, one of the street people down took it, and I saw him with it on! My first thought was to get it back, but the guy could have taken the $500.00 jackets, he needed it because he was cold. Carharts are warm and will protect you from the elements. Sometimes practical Wins

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    2010-10-30

    Jim Mcleod'S STORY

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    Old Fool

    This is one old Geezer that is not an old fool. I have been a Florida resident for years. In 2006 , at age 68, I decided to build a summer Home, in Minnesota. I was the general contractor, so I needed to constantly be on the scene. The local govt. delayed the project so long, it was Oct. before we broke ground. We were thus building this large home over the winter. Many days it was 15- 20 degrees below zero, with wind chills to 60 below. A Carhartt jacket, with hood, and pants, saved me from literally Freezing ! Although I am not planning on going back to Minnesota in the winter, I still keep my Carhart gear, in the closet; Just in case !

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    2010-10-30

    Dewayne Rutherford'S STORY

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    Long Life

    I'm retired with my Carhatt coat hanging in my closet ready to be used again when I call upon it. I got it 25 years ago and have wore it in the wind, lots of zero days, and mild wealther. Now when I go out side and it is cold guess what, I still ware my Carhatt coat, I won't go with out it.

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    2010-10-30

    Tom Sarris'S STORY

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    Water Main Break

    Working for the Gas department for our upstate NY Utility Company on New Years Eve back in the late 70's, a crew hit a 10" water main. Being the crew "on call" required us to go and dig up the main (the town said we hit, so you fix it) with temperature around zero when we started. Had my trusty carhardts on so the temperature wasn't a factor at that point. When we finally got down to the main, all devil broke loose, water spraying up 15' in the air, and freezing on the road. What a mess and the temperature was now 10 to 15 below zero. Being one of the junior guys on the crew, guess who got to go into the spewing geyser and install a clamp (the town wouldn't shut the main off because it fed hundreds of homes). I was a standing popsicle when I came out, basically unable to move because I was encrusted in over an inch of solid ice, but the carhardt proved to be worthy and I didn't experience any hypothermia. The supervisor on call finally came to the site and took me to an all night restaurant to "thaw out" my carhardt, so I could move again. Thank you carhardt for basically saving me from hypothermia.

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    2010-10-30

    Bevely Barnard'S STORY

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    My dad

    My dad has worn Carhartt as long as I can remember. I grew up on a farm in Southern Illinois and I recall a pair of Carhartt overalls hanging on a hook on our landing for as long as I have a memory. I recall trying to relocate them once when I was small and they were too heavy for me. I just turned 60 and my dad is 85 now, still living on the same farm. Last October when I was visiting, I observed my mom help him get into his Carhartts so he could go out and face the day. I was burning up just thinking about wearing those things but they have protected my father for many years. Thanks.

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    2010-10-30

    Frank Gillette'S STORY

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    How my jeans out did all others

    Several of us went to Yosemite National Park for a visit. We decided to go hikeing, the trails we decided to use were rugged and the brush was hard on my friends jeans and jackets, most had small tears or marks on them,I had my carhartt jeans and jacket on, at the end of the hike I had no marks or tears on my jacket or jeans, it impressed my friends. All I had to do was to brush the dust off

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    2010-10-30

    sharif hassanzadah'S STORY

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    2010-10-30

    cant telll a lie

    I always wanted a jacket like Carhatt but could never find it. Right now that I have found it through ads on pogo games I simply cant buy it becuase I have been unemployed for the past 2 years but I really do need a tough coat like Carhartt, for its toughness, warm and life saving in cold weather.I recenty got a part time job training our Marines up in the moutains of 29 Palms as a cultural adviser so our marines are prepared for wars in Afghanistan, it really gets cold there. I can use a jacket like this this anytime.

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    2010-10-30

    Ben Feliciano'S STORY

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    Skiing in Aspen

    In 1981, I was working on a construction project in Parachute Colorado. We were all wearing Carhartts cause of the extreme & bitter cold. On one weekend, a bunch of us went to Aspen, some to ski, some to be tourists. You would've loved seeing the rich folks going down the slopes in expensive outfits, next to our boys in Carhartts. Only in America! Next we heard, the rich folks wanted to open a slope in Parachute to keep us off the their slopes.

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    2010-10-31

    roger tabor'S STORY

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    image is every thing

    well to tell the truth ,they are the best you can have, and women love men who have good tast ,any man that has a good looking woman wears a carhartt end of story....

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    2010-10-31

    M Hall'S STORY

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    only jacket that would fit me

    when I was pregnant for my youngest son my husbands carhartt jacket was the only jacket that would fit me so I could continue to ride my motorcycle. I rode wearing that jacket up till 2 days before he was born wearing that jacket.

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    2010-10-31

    Terry Littleton'S STORY

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    Terry's story

    I was wearing my Carhartt jacket when I was trying to stop a fight. Things got out of hand a crazy guy with a knife started slashing me in the neck and on the left side of my Carhartt jacket. While he did get through the jacket, the armour the jacket provided me with stop me from dying that fateful night. I am forever grateful for Carhartt and always use Carhartt products as a token of my appreciation. Sincerely, Terry

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    2010-10-31

    V. Shaw'S STORY

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    Just Starting Out

    I'm just starting out in a welding program. With my student's budget, Carhartt clothing is necessary but out of reach financially. I'd like to walk into my classes and eventually a better job wearing the toughest work clothes I can find, and those clothes are made by Carhartt.

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    2010-10-31

    Maureen Tulip'S STORY

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    A Little Longer...

    Have you ever wanted to just lay back in the weeds, drop wherever you are and just stare at the sky as if time did not exist or climb up a tree and become a branch and watch mother nature? With my Carhardt I can . It is rugged enough that I don't have to worry about a snag,dirt or a cold draft with my sherpa lining. I am a 47 year young woman and now I can stay out A LITTLE LONGER! Elements?...What elements

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    2010-10-31

    Mick Bever'S STORY

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    A career of Carhartts

    Since I first went to work in the early 70s, my jobs is year round. In the North Part of Illinois it can get very cold and extremely windy. I have worn Carhartts bibs ,stocking caps and coveralls for over 30 years.As a utulity worker we work out in the elements. Not even a tree to break the wind, so you munt depend on the clothing you have on to stay worm. Even though a Christmas or on my birthday a well meaning rekative will but me another brNS, I aLsways exchange it for Carhartts.the canvas mateial not only breaks the cold wind,but offers protection against a lite rain if the case maybe. In fact as to not hurt the feelings of one who has given me another brand I have tried them.Just to please them, but there is just such a difference The choice as to what to wear is obvious.Also I had a problem with a zipper once and I sent it to Carhartt and it was quickly repaired and sent back FREE of charge,I dont know of any other manufactor who will do that. With the leaves falling off the trees it will soon be time to get them out. The old saying goes,"you can put enough clothes to stay warm in winter to be comfortable but cant take enough clothes in the summer, and by owning Carhartts this definitetly makes this a true statement. At this age I dont look forward to old man winter but with Carhartts it makes it easier to deal with him.

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    2010-10-31

    Valorie Everett'S STORY

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    The Jacket that keeps coming back

    My son got his first carhart jacket when he was 16 and starting out as a mason. Ohio mornings can be freezing and carharts are a necessity. As the day wears on the temps heat upand he would drop his jacket and keep working. Over the past 11 years he has lost that same jacket over and over again; in the back of a work truck, on a job site, at the local tavern. You get the picture. He is always beside himself about losing it and we did buy a new black one but it was never the same. He wanted that old beat up jacket back. Each time that jacket has miraculously returned home. Maybe because it is so beat up that noone else wanted to wear it or because it is so recognizable with its distinct motor covered arms, but it always comes home to welcoming arms. It truly has taken on a life of its own. Like a good dog, loyal, trustworthy and always able to find its way home. Carhart is now a part of our family heritage and we thank you.

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    2010-10-31

    James Whisner'S STORY

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    It works

    O.K...my story doesn't have exciting cold Alaskan pipelines or potentially deadly run-ins with tools. I'm just an average Joe that does professional landscaping. My boss wanted us to all be "uniform" when the weather got cold, we had regular uniforms but once it got cold and the jackets came out, we looked like a ragtag group of unprofessionals. Not to mention he was tired of me wearing my jacket with my old companies logo. He sent us too the local Carhartt dealer to pick out a coat, any coat we wanted, it just had to be carhartt brown. His recommendation was to not get one too heavy our we'd have to take it off when we got workin'. He even had our company logo and names embroidered on it for us. I'm going into my 5th season with it. It has built retaining walls and installed patios in the snow, it has been in the bottom of ditches, it has been under a truck in 18" inches of snow putting tire chains on, it has been used to lay on while doing emergency repairs to plows, trucks, and salt spreaders during snow removal. It has cut, split, and stacked firewood and hauled it in. It has been used as a blanket while sleeping in a truck cause I couldn't go home during a blizzard. It has been used as a pillow while camping. I've was made an offer to return to my previous employer and accepted. My new boss saw me wearing it and mentioned the embroided logo from the company I had come over from. He said he would buy me a new Carhartt, I just had to go get it and expense it......I took a company logo patch off of a retired uniform and crazy glued it over the old logo. I don't need a new Carhartt yet. With the exception of being faded and some very minor wear on the sleeve edges, its still doing what it was designed to do. Keepin' a workin' man warm.

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    2010-10-31

    Lynne'S STORY

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    Always cold

    Ilive in buffalo ny and its always cold, windy, and lot of snow, I was always cold, till igot a carhert. Igot the one with the hood. Best money i ever spent. Im going 2 need a new one soon.not because it wore out, i'm just older ad bigger now, I will pass this down to my little sis

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    2010-10-31

    D. Sheppard'S STORY

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    The Windy City

    I've been a truckdriver for quite a few years now and Carhardt is the only brand for me. My job takes me to the heart of Chicago (the windy city) down at 14th and Canal Street. My job is to fuel the train engines at the U.P. rail yards. I work the graveyard shift. In the dead of winter, with the wind howling, at 20 below zero, it's a frozen tundra. Everything freezes.... hoses, the actual train rails, and exposed skin. Luckily for me I wear the best made winter wear. My Carhardt bibs, hoodie , gloves and coat keep me warm and alive. Thanks for making such great products. Don S.

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    2010-10-31

    duke newcombe 'S STORY

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    the roof

    I was up on the roof cleaning leaves outa the rain gutters and the wind was picking up. The tree branches started to blow and snag at my jacket. I was nice and warm with my carhartt pants and jacket on so I was working to finish. As the wind started blowing the branches a squirrel jumps from the branches and scare's the HOLY *%#@ out of me and I slip off the roof and into the tree branches.... and hit the ground. Glad the branches sloed my fall and I just got the wind knocked outta me... until I heard my wife laughing at me. Carhartt's OK, Me not OK!

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    2010-11-01

    Marcia Biller'S STORY

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    long wear life of a sweatshirt

    In 1992 I bought my husband a thermal lined hooded sweatshirt, he still does his snow throwing in northern WI in the same shirt, warm enough for even our winters and not a rip in the material

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    2010-11-01

    robert schwaeble'S STORY

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    restore electric

    I worked for Cincinnati Gas & Electricand retired with my Carhaarts .The only thing that keep me from freezing on thoes nights when we were called into work ,to restore the electric from an ice storme or an auto accident and when your hanging on a pole 4o to 60 ft. in the air and tthe wind is calling youur name ,you thank God four your full Carhart suit .Its so well insolated. I,m retired 15 years now and my Carharts are still hanging in the basement waiting to keep me warm when the snow needs to be shoveled. THANK YOU CARHART FOR MAKING THE ONE PEICE OF EQUIPMENT THAT THE WORKING MAN CAN DEPEND ON .

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    2010-11-01

    Susan Boone'S STORY

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    2010-11-01

    I Never Had a warm enough coat!

    I live in the foothills of the Sierras and You know what Happened There Years back ,I was stuck in the snow with out a WARM Jacket and a friend had a great WARM Jacket ,Carhatt someone said tough and warm.....Send me a WARM CARHAtTT PLEASE!

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    2010-11-01

    Joe No'S STORY

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    2010-11-01

    forever

    I have the same brown duck vest that I bought in the 80's. this thing is tough as nails. It has had some real character added to it over the decades (read "stains") but I would not trade it for the world. I recently retired it to my cabin in the woods. I bought a new one in black that will take me through the next 20 years.

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    2010-11-01

    Mark VanDuser'S STORY

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    2010-11-01

    Canada Fishing

    Last year in March my son and I decided to join my mom and her boyfriend on a fishing trip to Canada. Before leaving Wisconsin I decided to treat myself to a new carhartt jacket and bibs. After our arrival to the lake we decided to start fishing. The wind was blowing and it was cold. The new jacket and bibs kept me warm as toast. At the end of the day we were leaving the lake when I suddenly fell through the ice up to my waist. After being pulled from the water my carhartts seemed to shed the water. I hung them by the heater overnight and they were ready to go in the morning for another day of fishing.

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    2010-11-02

    brandon pollard'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    drowning in a shallow creek

    i was out fourwheeling with my cousin one night in early winter. we were riding through the cold water onto a small isle in the middle of a foot deep creek. i needed more space to gather speed if i wanted to make it through the rest of the creek. while backing up i fell off the back of the isle into the water with the four wheeler on top of me. i panicked as i tried to push off the four wheeler, while my cousin was pulling at my hood. my feet unable to grip the muddy floor, then the hood on my sweat shirt tore off. all i could think about was my fiancee and child. my cousin then grabbed the collar of my carhartt jacket and managed to pull my 315 pound body from underneath the vehicle. i was so happy to be alive. the carhartt was my brothers, and like him and the rest of my family, I now wear carhartt. thank you for making such strong and dependable cloths. god bless you.

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    2010-11-02

    Maureen'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    Women Build

    I build houses with the greatest group of women, Women Build from Habitat. Being women it is hard to find warm coats and such to fit us and provide the movement we need. Did I mention it is November and we are in Michigan. The house we are currently working on will be finished late December -- did I mention we are in Michigan

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    2010-11-02

    Thomas McCullough'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    Propane and Table Saws Dont Mix

    Well it started out approxamitaly in febuary 2008 just bought my self a brand new carhartt coat.My first one ever I paid about 50$ for it,Let me back up a minute See in my family were scrappers not like the idiots you see on tv!We are the real deal,Well scrap metal was becoming harder to find being the prices were up and it was easy to make quite a few hundred dollars in a day. In the process of being scrappers you learn what a scrap yard takes and what it doesnt,Well one of the things the scarp yard doesnt take is propane tanks as in grilling forklifts etc. I happened to be at walmart and found these sander blades in the shape of a saw blade at walmart - 3 pack for 5 $ .So i started thinking hmm i bet i could cut the propane tanks a part then cash them in,The next day i hooked up the new blade on the table saw and took one of the empty containers "thought it was empty anyway " Istarted grinding on the propane cylinder and it cut but the fumes as you might of guessed caught on fire now mind you i was wearing my carhartt coat brand new!After quite a few tanks the metal shavings started gathereing on my coat it looked like the coat was half metal as the days went on more and more tanks came our way . We started making deals with the scrap yards to take the tanks from them and keep osha off there ass busness was going great! However as time went on a couple of months passed and my coat was definataly holding up from the weather metal shavings etc. But one day I just knew it was going to be a bad day!Woke up with no coffee in the house ran out of cigaretes,tripped over something and busted my toe and of course it bled on the new sheets i just put on my bed !!!In the process finally got started again on the propane tanks,Cut every one down to the last one this tank felt weird !So as i began to cut it just barely got a face full of flame poof that tank went off like a roman candle! Inan instant i threw that tank across the yard the only thing that saved me was my carhartt jacket but in the process the metal shavings on my jacket caught fire to! Luckily I had a fire extuigusher,Put myself out and then the tank !Thats when i knew something had to change! we as in my dad and I welded a chain onto one of our work tables along with a chain binder.So we could take the valve out of the cylinder and hope it wasnt as flamable ,Then we learned to fill them up with water and let them sit over night after that no more flames now when my coat did catch fire it burnt up most of the right side so I talked my aunt into putting a patch on it and to this day through grinding scrapping working on cars bad weather just about everything you can think of ive put that jacket on and it never has failed to keep me warm and safe and fire free lol

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    2010-11-02

    James Stoppani'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    Carhartt Motorcycle Chaps/Riding In The Wind

    I've been wearing Carhartt clothes for over forty years and I never throw them away. I recycle them into useful products. I recently turned my over thirty year old pants into Harley motorcycle chaps. As you can see they are useful in blocking the wind and snow while riding. Last winter while riding in the cold weather it started to snow. I pulled my bike over to the side of the rode and put on my Carhartt Chaps. They litterly saved my butt. They kept the cold air and snow off my freezing body. The others guys laughed but I had the last laugh as they frooze on the way home. They are the greatest. Even if I don't win this contest I'd like to donate these Carhartt Chaps to your museum. love your products. Riding in the wind with Carhartt.

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    2010-11-02

    Dale Chauvin'S STORY

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    Carhartt the wear for offshore work

    welded for 15-yrs. with Carhartt welding shirts & jackets in the winter time offshore, Now a Co. Rep. and wearing the Carhartt dress shirts, Love Carhartt style and comfort of wear.

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    2010-11-02

    mark a whittaker'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    Winters in North Dakota

    If you have ever spent a winter in North Dakota you know what I am talking about. There are times it stays below zero for weeks at a time,and the windchills reach 60 below or worse. I have lived here all my life and have learned the hard way about what getting cold is all about!! Working the oil rigs and getting stuck driveing out to them, and getting out in a blizzard trying to shovel out and when that didn't work walking to the nearest farm to get help, wearing a cheaper brand of coveralls and coat. and then I found out what Carhartts were about. My mother bought me my first Carhartt coat back in 1996 and I am still wearing it today!! it has seen a lot of wear and tear and the zipper and coat it is still holding up. since then I have bought my wife and I the Black blizzard double insulated coat and bib coveralls, I never leave home with out them in the winter, they are a part of our winter survival gear!! we also carry Carhatt hooded sweaters and beanies. I also have another set of the double insulated bibs for my wife and I for when we go ice fishing. I have stood on the ice for hours and the only thing that gets cold on me is is my hands when I take my gloves of to re bait the hook or take the fish off. I believe that if your going to live in North Dakota, Carhartts are a must as part of your winter survival Gear, Don't leave home with out them!!!! I am the one in the picture with Carhartt coat,bibs and beanie. my friend and I were deep frying turkeys for our Christmas party in this picture. Staying warm and alive is what Carhartt is about!! My hat is off to you at Carhartt keep up the good work.

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    2010-11-02

    danny jackson'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    squrrel hunting

    a couple of years ago i was hunting squriels .several years ago the state of illinois released seeds for aplant to make cover for wildlife in the woods .i was out one morning when i shot a squriel it fell across the tember i had inslated bibs and my jacket carharts of course. i pulled my jacket over my head and started to charge the mulfifour rosebushes thy look like those pretty ones but they have more thornes and grow thick its almost impossable to walk in and grows in mass no way to get around.ipulled my jacket over my head and tucked my gun and started through like a dozer .im not a small man big boned .half way through i found that my bibs became unsnapped causing my bibs to pull down this time of year i go camo so in the middle of this mess there i stould in trouble.and could not move my arms ifixed the problem but had scars on my hands and other places.got the problem fixed and got the squrael.as long as everything in working i felt nothing .the next set my wife went cheap and got the off brand i wore them one time and went and got some new caharts.the other brand might look the same but no comparesome.you get what you pay for.if i had been wearing the other brand my life could of been not so good .

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    2010-11-02

    Joyce Acuff'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    Cowboy with a needle and thread

    My cowboy friend always wears your jackets. Well he always working on his property with his horses. Moving them from different places on his ranch. Fixing fences,and just plain ol piddeling around. One day when I dropped by he was sitting in his kitchen with his eyeglasses on holding a needle and thread. He had this piece of cloth I thought was a piece of cloth. I asked what he was doing and he said he was sewing his jacket. One of the horses tore it. I said tore it how? He said he was playing with his horse and got a piece of his jacket and tried to run. Well I said let me help. I took this jacket that did not resemble a jacket at all. Apparently he has sewn this jacket many times and just refused to give it up. This man had a few of your jackets but this one was not going anywhere as long as he could sew. I gave it back to him due to the fact i could not find a beginning or an end. well Santa Clause brought this cowboy a new jacket at Christmas to add to his others. The funny thing is he is still wearing his sewn up jacket to this day when he is playing with his horses.This is what I call a tough jacket that owns this cowboy.

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    2010-11-02

    Wendy Chargo'S STORY

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    2010-11-02

    The Walking Fools

    My ex husband and his best friend of 30 years were going to take a walk in the woods one day. I just sat there listening to them, shaking my head and smiling. As they were walking out the door, I said, "Hey guys?" They said,"Yea?" I said "Are you sure you really want to take a walk in the woods?" They looked at me like I was crazy. I said, "Well, think about this one. Here it is, mid November in Central NY and you two fools are going to walk in the woods, during hunting season, both wearing brown Carharts..." Needless to say, they didn't take that walk after all. LOL

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    2010-11-03

    Mark Lay'S STORY

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    18 years young

    I work in the trucking industry, loadin and unloading the freight. When I first started 18 years ago I bought my first pair of Carhartt coveralls. They are showing their age but are still wearable. About 11years ago I had a fellow worker give me his old bibs they weren't usable any more. I had a friend of my wifes who is a seamstres sew patches on the front to look like the front of my bibs, she also repaired the cuffs and hem. They are still going strong and just getting broke in. After 18 years on the job they are like a trusted friend.

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    2010-11-03

    Barbara Dunnermann'S STORY

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    2010-11-03

    Night security duty...

    It was my first year as Security Officer for the school district and it was mid-winter. I had night detail. A good friend, who was concerned about my welfare, gave me a pair of his Carhart overalls to wear. (I had never heard of Carhart until then.) The snow in most places was at least 12" deep and the temperature was below freezing. (Ice was freezing on my eyelashes.) Where I was covered by the Carharts, I remained comfortable. So my next paycheck, I went out and bought the rest of the Carhart items for a wardrobe that would keep me warm in winter weather. I have stuck with Carhart ever since for warm winter clothing.

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    2010-11-03

    Travis Donohue'S STORY

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    2010-11-03

    a leg to stand on !!!!

    it was one of the worst ice stormes that ky has ever had we had 1 and half in. of ice and snow on the trees and everything else i have a 22 acre farm with lots of trees the trees started bowing over with the weight of the ice and breaking the tops out of them and some of the younger trees where up rooting i had one tree that fell close to the house so i put on my carhartt bibs and coat and got my chain saw and went to work sawing the tree up of course my carhartts keep me nice and warm but they also kept me from cuting my leg off i was in the middle of this tree sawing it up when i sliped and fell with the chain saw runing wide open the chainsaw hit my leg just above the knee i got a good scare but my bibs got just a little tare i never got a scrach out of the whole thing thats why for me there is only one kind of bibs and coat that i will own CARHARTT MAN FOR LIFE

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    2010-11-03

    Andy'S STORY

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    2010-11-03

    Double Walled Carharts

    I wear double walled Carhart pants because they last twice as long. They look so good new, I wear 'em to semi-formal social occasions before they start to fade, fray, or get stains on them. If I'm out felling trees and the chainsaw bar brushes a pant leg, I don't have to bother with that "stitch in time saves nine" crap, because I can rely on the layer beneath to protect me. Eventually, the top layer gets so threadbare in spots that I have to drill the rivets, pull the threads, and remove it. There's usually enough good material in that top layer that I can use it to make patches for holes in other areas, like in the lap area or on my butt. Some of those fancy button-down dress shirts often come with extra buttons sewn to the tail. Carharts are the only pants I know that come with patch material sewn to 'em. With the top layer gone, the unfaded layer is revealed, giving my pants a two-tone look. I'm just waiting for some fashion maven from Boston or NYC to wander up here to Vermont, see me in my two-tone Carharts, and buy 'em right off my haunches, then take 'em home and strut around town in 'em. Then there will go the price of my favorite pants: right through the canopy!

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    2010-11-03

    Ryan Phillips'S STORY

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    2010-11-03

    My dad

    When I was a kid I would ride motorcycles with my dad. My mom and pop split up when I was 4 and my dad got me in to trail riding with him on our every other weekend visits. My dad always wore a Carhartt jacket. And he worked at a job where he would wear them out. He told me that they were the toughest jackets that he could buy and that in the long run they were the cheapest. So one day we were out riding and (big surprise in Oregon) it started pouring rain. We made our way back to the truck and loaded up the bikes. I sat in the truck freezing in my wet flannel shirt. My dad got in and gave me his faded Carhartt jacket that had frayed cuffs and holes in it where every kind of caustic solvent had dripped on the sleeves. The jacket was warm and I was 10 years old driving down from the mountain with my dad. I live in Alaska now and I wear Carhartt damn near every day, and they never wear out. As an after thought… I liked the jacket so much that I asked my dad if he would give it to me. He said no it was too beat up and if I wore it, it might embarrass my mom. That’s my Carhart story.

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    2010-11-04

    Gabriel Larson'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Water Works

    One fine rainy day,I walked out to the shop, only to hear the Kx 85 calling my name. I fire it up, only thinking that ill go a quick round, and to my astonishment i was only wearing my carhartt and my swimming shorts. I probably rode for about an hour, when i found a puddle in the middle of my field. My instincts were calling me to ride through it. I revved the engine, took off at an enourmous speed, and rode towards that little puddle. I hit the puddle only to find out that it was about a foot and a half deep. the bike starts steaming, and soon dies. It fell over with me on top of it and lucky me, my carhartt was the only part that got wet, but thanks to waterproofing, i survived this unlucky battle with one of the most ferocious natural elements: Water.

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    2010-11-04

    Dennis Grant'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    real cost of a Carhartt

    I always wanted a Carhartt but felt I couldn't spend $70. on a jacket. I finally did, I was spending $35. a year on junk jackets anyway. I wore the Carhartt 3 years, washed it once a week, and it looked so great everyone wanted it. I sold it for $35., and went straight and bought a new one.

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    2010-11-04

    Noreen McCollum'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    years ago

    Years ago I had the best Carhartt jacket it was washed out and worn . It was perfect, comfortable, fashionable and warm...I was young and adventurous and used to travel and camp all the time. I was on a campout/trail ride and was in a park where there were a lot of other people. The jacket was stolen and at first I was extremely upset but then I realized that maybe the person that took it really needed a coat, at least they had great taste! Sure miss it, never found another like it!

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    2010-11-04

    ROBERT (BOBCAT) S'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    ICE COLD STEEL

    now if you havent heard about an iowa winter,you really havent experienced 15 to 35 below zero. that is without a wind chill. ive been working these long cold winters the last 23yrs and they seem to get colder every year. when i was a young kid i watched my father leave every morning for the same job i do. he always had his bibs and work coat for these cold mornings. i never really understood why he was so picky about the brand he would buy.now i wear the same brand because no other brand can stand the abuse of the weather or the ice cold steel we erect on these frigid mornings.we tell the young apprentice as he is shivering because he tryed some cheap walmart brand,you get what u pay for.next morning big smile,shiney new carharts.youd think he won the lotto.

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    2010-11-04

    Chris Symonds'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    driving bus with carhartt

    I live in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. In the winter it gets pretty cold. Carhartt helps keep me warm when I am out in the snow pre-checking my bus before going to pick up the kids, With the nice pants, warm socks, heavy coat, hat and gloves I stay nice and warm. Once I get my bus checked out it takes a long time for the bus to warm up, but thanks to carhartt I stay toast warm. The kids are all cuddled up in blankets that they bring from home till the buss can get warm and on some days it is so cold the bus does not get warm till we get the school 1 1/2 hours after we start the run. Thanks carhartt for helping keep me warm in the winter!!!

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    2010-11-04

    Bryan L'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Hand me Down

    When I was 15 my dad passed down an old carhartt jacket to me, as he upgraded to a new jacket. This thing has seen me through everything, helping replace a transmission in an unheated garage in the dead of winter, building an addition to a small barn for the local township, or just getting the crap beat out of it while I was working for a contractor. One heck of a good coat even if its gotten a little small these past few years.

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    2010-11-04

    Cindy Parker'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Bill's Winter Coat

    Before my husband Bill passed away he had a carhart coat that had to be at least 30 yrs. old. When goingthru his belongings I ment to keep it and pass it down to his youngest son, but amist all the heartache I was goingthru I forgot the coat and now have no Idea where it is. I am sure his son would have wanted it. Bill wore it every winter while doing his HVAC work. He loved that coat and said it was the best and warmest coat he would ever own. If only I had it back, his son, Bill Jr. , I know would also wear it every winter.. Miss you Bill. and sorry I lost track of your favorite coat...

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    2010-11-04

    Erika Aranda'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Carhartt Tough

    My hubby has a great job doing what he loves. Unfortunately, it's outside so he has to work in the freezing cold winter. Carhartt has always come through & kept him as warm as possible in freezing temperatures and the quality is superb, lasting forever! We love the brand...it's definitely one of a kind! Thanks Carhartt! :-)

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    2010-11-04

    Matthew Wardrope'S STORY

    2010-11-04

    My sons first carhart

    We live in michigan ... where the weather changes whenever it wants too....i have always bought carthart jackets for work and play to keep me warm..... it was bright and sunny the day the wife two kids and i left to go up north for a holiday weekend...we woke up the next morning and it was very cold... my two month old son didnt have a jacket... cause we didnt think we would need one...we ran into town to a local hunting and fishing store... where we found a great carhart outfit with shirt, pants, and sweatshirt.... Oh yeah it was camo tooo, which sold me instantly.... thanks to carhart my son was warm and cozy that weekend...thanx for the great products...

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    2010-11-04

    Bob'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    modify

    I have been wearing your bibs for over 35 years. On my first pair I needed more pockets to carry stuff up the ladder. I do garage doors. I found that if I cut the threads out of the chest pocket I could carry all my fastners and with the pocket bigger, get my hand in to pull out what I needed. I am wearing a pair right now that is about 8 years old. pretty raggedy..but I bought them for work --not fashion...Thanks

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    2010-11-04

    Patty Pankey'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    She is ALL country

    My story begins with 2 girls that saved their money just to buy Carhartt bib overalls, and a Carhartt coat. We took them to a well know farm supply store, and spent over an hour letting them pick out their items. They put on their bibs, and their coats and mind you the weather was not cold enough for these items. We got home ate supper,and both girls who were 11 and 17, watched t.v. in their new Carhartts, and when bedtime came, they refused to take them off.... They are now 21, and 27, they still wear Carhartts and have been at times known to still sleep in their new items when they get them no matter the weather.

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    2010-11-04

    Steve Lugar'S STORY

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    Carhartt Is Expensive

    Carhartt clothing is to expensive. I recently made a trip to a local shoe and clothing distributor. There I was able to locate a Carhartt coat with hood, hooded fleece, a knitted hat, several shirts and a pair of bib coveralls. Of course when I got home I had to show my wife the bounty of excellent clothing I had purchased. When she came to the coat she stated that she would really like to have one for herself. Being the good husband I am, an knowing how much money I had spent on myself, I took her to the store to get her a coat. End of story, I think not.....She found Carhartt clothing to her liking as well as clothing for our three grandsons. Carhartt clothing is Expensive. HaHa

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    2010-11-04

    Rosie'S STORY

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    embarassin moment

    The horse shoer was coming that morning, and after that I was going for a ride. It was about 35 degrees that morning, so I put on my carhart bibs. As I was waiting for the horse shoer to arrive I decided to hook up my gooseneck trailer. Getting ready to jump down from the bed of my truck I stumbled, was about to fall over the side, but luckily (I think) the loop on my carharts got stuck on the camp tie down. So there I was hanging from the side of my truck, unable to get down, by the loop on my carharts. Saved me from a fall, but not an embarrassin moment. My shoer arrived, thank goodness, laughing all the way as he helped me get out of my predictament. So yes those carharts are tough! saved my from breaking bones or worse.

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    2010-11-04

    Angela Ray'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    The man for me will wear carhartt

    I have known my whole life that carhartt is just what you wear if your a hard working guy. It gives you piece of mind when your in it, that you will survive whatever life brings you in January in Minnesota. My man will always wear carhartt!

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    2010-11-04

    Rich Crawford'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Cowboy w/o his gear

    I actually had my Carhartts stolen from right after i had hooked up with my 2nd X-wife.....I received my Carhartts through an employer i had & they were AWESOME!!!! i put them through everything from huntin' to playin in the mud to whatever....I had the jacket, bibs, pants n gloves w/reflector strip on the knuckles....moved in to my now 2nd X-wifes' place n 1st night i was there, found out the next mornin via her waking me up that her rig been broke into...now they could have stolen her $2000 stereo...no no, my carhartts were taken n she found out who it was that took them...but wouldnt tell me who or why...i found out later it was her X who she is now married to again n never had the decency to return them....I would LOVE to have my carhartts back...they were THE best clothing Ive ever owned n would do anything to have them back!!!!!.....whoever invented the Carhartt clothing...SALUDE & ETERNAL compliments to the BEST clothing to wear n live in!!!!!

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    2010-11-04

    Christopher Sorel'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    coatless

    Last winter my facility guy came in freezing and without his coat. Turns out that previous night someone thought they need his coat more than him. He had it his back seat to dry out after shoveling snow and now this jacket was 5 years old with some holes, other patched and with lots of dirt. Well someone broke his window and stole the jacket but nothing else from his car. He went out and purchased a cheap one at a big box place. He was wet and cold and I would not have any of that. Purchased him a new Carhartt like mine and all is great now. Great product and sad when someone steals a used jacket that is dirty and smelly.

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    2010-11-04

    Elizabeth McQuaid'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Blessing the next generation

    My father was a hard working man. He worked the land and he loved cars. He was a man's man. Strong until the day he died. I loved him. He blessed me with a love for the outdoors and fast muscle cars. Just like the cars we own, our carhartt's are classic and last forever. I had a favorite pair of carhartt artic quilt lined bibs for over 25 years. They are a little faded but still look and work like the day I first got them. Recently I was able to bless my future son-in-law with them. I passed them down to the next generation. He is a strong young man that does construction outside. He also loves ATV's, snowmobiles, and fast cars. I am grateful I was able to bless him. Thank you carhartt for making a durable product that lasts through the years and tough times.

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    2010-11-04

    Shelly Dill'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    SD'S Story-A Christmas Blizzard

    Last year on christmas eve we had a blizzard. My husband and I were scheduled to go finish the assembly of a playset we had started the day before, we only had a couple hours of work left and we promised we would have it done before Christmas. The hour and a half drive out there wasn't bad, the snow was just starting. We were at the top of a big hill and it was very cold and windy. We would lay the drill down on the ground got a minute and it would dissapear in the snow. We kept the truck running the whole time. My husband was wearing is old faithful Carhartt coat and I was wearing the new on ethat I had just gotten, along with stocking caps and wool socks, all Carhartt. We managed to get our hour and half worth of work done in about 3 hours. Now to head to Grandma's house for Christmas Eve dinner and gifts. Every direction we went we had to turn around and go back, all of the highways were closed, we never made it to Grandma's house but we did make it home. Not until very late that night, it took us about 6 hours to get there. Our Carhartt gear kept su warm enough to get the job done so those kids could get a playsetcomplete with swings, slides and a rock wall form Santa. Made it all worth it.

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    2010-11-04

    Regina Sanchez'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Non Traditional Female

    Ive alway had a non traditional job for a female. Every job ive worked Carhartt kept me safe, comfortable, and warm.

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    2010-11-04

    Erin Champ'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    'the Maintenance Kid' story

    I was 19 years old when I got my first Carhart. My dad got me it because I needed one when I was working. I decided to work maintenance at Penn State to put myself through college for both of my degrees. And I did. Every morning for those winters, I'd make some hot coffee, lace up my work boots and put on my Carhart, sometimes beating my dad out the door going to his glazer's job. Best coat I'd ever had and I'm still wearing it after 4 years. My favorite part about my Carhart coat, aside from it kept me warm and mostly dry, was the two inside pockets where I kept my pocket tools, some change and gum. So my coat kept me prepared too. Thank you for making such a quality coat that has lasted this long and is still keeping me warm in the winter.

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    2010-11-04

    Cheryl Signs'S STORY

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    Broke down -25 Carhart's SAVED My Life

    It was -25 out and the wind chill was -40 when we broke down,the car slide down the hillfrom this stuck school bus.There was 8' of snow on the ground.We had watched the movie Snow Dogs and how they buried themselves in the snow to keep warm,so we started digging,I was getting wet from snow and being disabled with a terrible immune system my boyfriend tok off down the hill and managed to pull out his Carhart's from the wreckage.I put them on we dug us a ditch,layed in it and covered with snow till help came the next am just after dawn. I was amazed that I wasn't WET,nor had I froze to death,my boyfriend on the other hand did suffer frost bite and hypothermia from giving me his Carhart's,this is why I pray to win now.My hubby works outside as an HVAC Mechanic at Myron Stratton helping others and has none for this winter,I was hoping to buy him some but we have had unexpected family ER visit and me in the hospital.He works taking care of 105 acre facility for the Elderly,Partners in Housing,tessa for battered women & kids helping others stay warm in the winter while he is out in it,and believe me it gets COLD in Colorado. They saved my life and he is helping the less fortunate to stay warm while they get back on their feet i think it only Proper He win some insulated bibs and a jacket with hood,That's all he wants! I just think he is the most giving ,kind person there is to go to college and could be making Big bucks but chose to be out in the cold helping others to him is more rewarding and you don't find many like that any more.Thanks for listening and Good Luck to all,cheryl

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    2010-11-04

    Ann Ashby'S STORY

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    Saved his life

    My better hafl Ray Milton and I were feeding cows when he fell off the tractor onto a thin metal gare that went to the feeder. He landed on the metal that could have torn his side wide open. However he was wearing a carhart vest that protected him and he only had cracked ribs for a couple months. I am very thankful for his vest.

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    2010-11-04

    Dennis H'S STORY

    2010-11-04

    well, sledding seemed like a great idea at the time..

    well, a fresh snow had just fallen in a quiet NJ town. Of course the ideas began rolling around as to what we should do today. of course sledding came to mind...but no, not any regular sledding, had to be extreme, and well...dumb. The whole time Im laughing but promising myself I won't be a part of this because I dont feel like spending another day in the ER as usual. Basically, the best idea by general concensus was to use the old F-250 hood that had just been replaced with a cowl hood and get drug behind said F-250 on the county road that had been recently plowed but was now an ice rink. My original role in the scheme: cameraman. This looked entirely too fun, so i tossed the camera to my girlfriend and jumped on the hood with my buddy. well apparently the driver of the truck has been to kamikaze school. we hit 30-35mph and the hood started to walk off the street...we hit the snow berm, got a little air and are now drifting down a slight grade....right toward a tree stump. No, not just any stump- 2-3 feet high, maybe 20 inches around. Well I avoided the stump, kind of. the stump stopped us but the hood was ripped out right from under us. one of thr corners of the hood came right under my right armpit and sliced my right bicep open, pretty deep. there is a gash in my carhartt same place. Had I not been wearing the carhartt the corner of that hood would have gutted my bicep like a fish. I tried to upload a picture of the pre-crash, but it is showing up as a red X. I am forever grateful to my carhartt, still wear it to this day.

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    2010-11-04

    Katie DeWitt'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Farm life

    There are now heroics in this story; just the facts. I found everyone around me wearing Carhartt jackets, pants, bibs, hats, etc. I followed suit and running a hobby farm Carhartts are a must. Having to sit on a tractor feeding cows or plowing the driveway out in the bitter freezing driving sideways rain/sleet; I wouldn't survive in anything less. I have taken my bibs off many times and have them stand upright because they are frozen. I let them thaw and they are good to go again. A lot of times the coats and bibs don't have time to thaw out and they still keep me warm. I will only wear Carhartts now especially in the -30 degree days.

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    2010-11-04

    Walter T Solley Sr'S STORY

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    OH Lineman Days

    I starterd off my career with the local utility company as an Overhead Line Mechanic Trainee. All the older fellas had carhartt coverall's but all I could afford were the bib overalls. I'm so glad that I could at least get the bibs, because........one day while climbing a pole I hit a bad spot. Naturally you grab the pole as your falling, which is good and bad. It keeps you from hitting the ground in a free fall, but the bad part is all the wood splinters. Well the good part about having my bibs is I didn't get any splinters where I had the carhartt material protecting me, especially my chest. It could ahave been a painful couple wof weeks pullling out splinters, but thanks to my carhartt bibs, I had very little!! THANKS WTSSR

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    2010-11-04

    Ryan Tighe'S STORY

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    Muddin

    One day my friends and i were going quading and we found a mud pit. It was winter time and i had my carhartt on. My friends had ski jackets on. After about an hour of riding through the mud pit they were soaked in dirty water and i was the only one dry. I also had carhartt overalls on and i was dry to the bone. My friends had regular snow pants and they were soaked. thanks carhartt

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    2010-11-04

    Michelle'S STORY

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    Everythings Carhartt

    When it comes to my family. We always wear our carhartts. We have our boys loaded woth carhartt sweat shirts t-shirts Jackets. People call us addicted to carhartt. Carhartt is our Drug. lol. I love my carhartt's They keep me warm. In the summer i got my T-Shirts and My Carhartt jeans. I Couldn't live without my carhartt. Almost like the head phones saying breath in, breath out just to stay alive. Now i just need a carhartt that says " Give me the Carhartt and no one gets hurt."

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    2010-11-04

    James Frisbie'S STORY

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    My carhart Jacket

    Its hard to believe that I am 32 now and I can still remember my first carhartt jacket. Got it for christmas back in 1997 and that coat had been through it all. Cutting & carrying wood during winter,to coon hunting all night in thick bryors bushes and swamps,as well as bear hunting and fishing. Hell,I wore it just because it was comfortable and warm. I had that jacket from 1997-2001. And my second jacket went through the same hell as the first one and it lasted from 2002-2007,since then times got hard and I couldn't afford the quality of a carhartt jacket so I tried to settle for a cheaper brand,and it don't even come close to a carhartt,then again nothing does! Word of advice,spend your money and buy a carhartt,you'll save money. It takes 3 cheap versions of a carhartt to equal a real carhartt. Believe me I am buying my 3rd carhartt jacket this weekend.

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    2010-11-04

    ANTHONY (Chip) Pollard'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Christmas Wish Comes True

    Well I first learned of carhartt from a friend of mine who is a local chicken farmer here in Brilliant Alabama. He used to always wear a certain jacket even on the coldest of days, so if it kept him warm in the elements I knew that was a jacket that I would love to have, and then I put my thinking cap on, Christmas was coming up and my sister asked me what I would like for Christmas and I told her a carhartt jacket and I really left it at that. It often gets cold here in the south and I had some jackets but wanted a carhartt. My good friend Heath Sanderson reccomended a carhartt jacket also, so now I can't hardly wait until Christmas, like a little kid I'm getting my hopes up for nothing, but to my surprise my sister Kelly Cummings got me what I asked for a brand new hunter green carhartt jacket. Thanks sis, for everything, you were always there for me especially when I broke my leg in 1998, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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    2010-11-04

    bertrand 'S STORY

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    storm biker

    First, I have to told you that I am French, so my english is not as good as yours, sorry. When i was 16 years old, on a sunday, I had a surf session (bodyboard session) with my two best friends (we used to call us "Les trois riders", "the three riders" in english) and some local surfers from my little town, on the wild south-west coast of France. We had a surf session during approximatively 2-3 hours. During the session, the blue sky turned quickly to dark and violent lightnings started to explode in the sky, making the waves bigger. Everybody left the water and ran through the Lifeguard's post, which was closed (it is only open during the summer, cause it's a wild beach, so theres nobody during the winter, excepting the "true ocean heads"). When I reached the stairs on the dune (the big amount of sand on the beach) to rally the lifeguard's post, I saw a fuckn lightning explode on the dune 30 meters next to me, making noise like a big canon. I felt, hurting a little my knee and I ran to the outside of the post, where I packed my things and my big carhartt coat. Here was the problem : I were on a big storm, full of wind, lightnings and rain, and I were on motorbike (in France, we can have the license to drive cars only at 18, and I was 16, so I used to drove a little motorcrossbike, 50cc). I let you imagine how I reached my home. I droved as fast as possible, on a road full of water, with lightnings everywhere and with one of my best friend at my back, and the other one behind me on his own motorbike. We were terrified. That day, I didn't realized when I finally reached my home that I were in life, but what I realized is that bought a carhartt coat is not a simple purchase, it's a real investment when you have to fight the elements. On the Boat, at work, or on adventure trip, I always had it .Peace

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    2010-11-04

    Ashley A'S STORY

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    Baby Carhartts

    It was my niece's first birthday and we were throwing her party. Poppa is addicted to Carhartt's so he had to go out and get her some. It was around 85 degrees outside and everyone had to see how she looked in them so we put them on her so everyone could see. She was ADORABLE!! Now I have more nieces and nephews. They have atleast one article of Carhartts each. Everyone gets their Carhartts on or before their first birthday and usually is is Grampa that buys them. They all look great in them! They also stay nice and toasty warm in the snow!

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    2010-11-04

    LEVI FARLEY'S STORY

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    FAMILY TRADITION

    When I was about 12 years old my dad gave me a Carhartt coat. It was his old coat from when he was younger. I was glad that he gave me that coat. I had many memories in the woods and in the shop with that old coat. After out grew it he had me put it in the closet so that someday I could hand it down to my son or daughter. I know that the coat will withstand the abuse that my family has throw at it.

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    2010-11-04

    Charlie Radigan'S STORY

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    It's body armor too

    I was working on framing crew, building a house in an old cow pasture in Pennsylvania. It was December or January, cold, and nothing in any direction to break the wind. I had never owned a Carhartt jacket before, I used to do the layers of long johns and too many sweatshirts thing; I was still cold and could hardly move. I bought the waist length jacket so I could still wear my tools the way I always did, with a hood for blocking the wind. I was up straddling the top plate of a wall hauling joists for the second floor deck when I felt something lightly tapping me on the back from just below my shoulder blades right up the back of my head. Since I was alone on top of the wall I couldn’t figure out what it was until I realized that the taps were synchronized to the sound of a framing gun being fired. Some clown was building a wall on the first floor deck and was bump nailing and missing about every third or fourth shot and shooting me in the back with 12D framing nails. Well I threw a fit that you can only get away with on a framing crew in the middle of a cow pasture in Pennsylvania, and needless to say that the clown prince of carpentry was looking for work that day, but there was not a hole, tear, or even a pulled thread on the back of that jacket. So not only was I toasty warm, I was bullet proof. Thanks Carhartt Charlie Radigan

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    2010-11-04

    Doug K'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    The Almost Frozen Tundra

    Brother-In-Law's van broke down in the dead of winter. He could not afford to have someone work on it. The transmission needed pulled, and to do so in a Ford Windstar requires removing the entire front end from under the van to pull the transmission. I did not have appropriate clothing, and was freezing my butt off. The location that we worked on the van is a gravel driveway, outside. Snow and rain fell, heat from heaters melted snow and made a muddy mess under the van. As it was only after regular work hours that we had time to work on it, all work was well after dark in the dead of winter. For my birthday, everyone got together and bought me a Carhartt coat insulated overalls. The work became much more bearable for me. I am now a die-hard Carhartt fan. There will always be a Carhartt hanging in my closet for the rest of my life. You can not beat the rugged durability and warmth.

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    2010-11-04

    Elizebethe Eckhoff'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Carhart the true truck drivers gear

    My husband is a trucker and he only wears carharts for two reasons they outlast anything else out there and it's the only clothing that fits him hes a big guy and wears a 4x and its really hard to find him clothes that fit and yours do from the pants,t-shirts to the jackets .I would love to win this contest because he needs some new clothes and we just have dont the money cause I just found out that im gonna have to have major surgery in Jan .and hes been with me all through my sickness .I have Crohns Disease and he does without because of all the medical bills and medicine I have to have . So this would be a great Christmas present for him .

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    2010-11-04

    David Robinson'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

    I work for my town's highway department. One brisk Fall day I was operating the brush mower down a dirt road when I noticed a home on fire. Being a volunteer on the local fire department I called it in to dispatch and quickly ran up the driveway to see if anyone was still inside. The building was a beautiful two story log cabin. The driveway was about 200 feet and filled with water as it was pouring out. I slipped and fell into one of the puddles as I was running. I got right back up and continued on my way knowing that their may be someone in urgent need. When I reached the home I saw a dog trapped inside the home but I could not get to him as a wall of fire blocked the door. I was wearing Carhartt bibs and Carhartt jacket at the time. I took off my jacket ran to the side of the house, which was flame free at the time, wrapped the jacket around my arm and broke the window pane. The dog jumped out and to safety. At that time the homeowner arrived on scene with police and informed us that no one else was inside. Firefighters then arrived on scene and worked diligently to extinguish the blaze but their efforts were not enough. About a half an hour after emergency personnel had gotten on scene the home became been fully engulfed in flames. The homeowner stood in his front yard and stared at his home with his mouth wide open and his hands on his face in total shock. Within a few minutes his house gave way to the intensity of the fire and collapsed. The man fell to his knees and cried. The man stood up after a few minutes, came over to me and told me how grateful he was that I put my own life on the line to save his dog. Thank you Carharrt for making clothing that kept me warm and dry, even after falling in a puddle, and for making the clothing durable enough that I trusted it to keep my arm safe from harm when breaking the window.

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    2010-11-04

    Niki Settlemyer Starnes'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    my family history with the help of Carhart

    from coats to overalls hats and boots without them our work outdoors could have never been done. rough and rugged warmer than electric heat not another could be made or beat......some past down thru the generations still like new things from my granpaw that I can still use, its an everlasting thing only Carhart can bring! My hats off to you!!!!

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    2010-11-04

    barrett tomlinson'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    i want to be cozy

    i want to be cozy in a fine coat during the winter and hugged up with my teddy bear.drinking hot coffee by a warm fireplace. the end.

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    2010-11-04

    Louis Davidson'S STORY

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    How I lost My Coat

    I was given a great Carhartt winter coat by my now former employer as a bonus for a great year. On this coat was a logo I designed for the company. I loved this coat. In 2003 I retired on disability due to Lupus and heart trouble. I loved this coat. In May 2006 we had a major house fire. I was out getting an inspection done on my vehicle, my wife was ironing clothes. We had (3) dogs, 2 Shelties and a German Shepard. The German Shepard was in one of the bedrooms in a kennel because she had been sick and my wife did not want her to have any accidents on the carpet. She heard the German shepard wimpering and went to check on her. When she opened the bedroom door, smoke poured out of the room. There was no way she could get in to open the kennel. She called for the Shelties and the pup had went into another bedroom where his kennel was but it was open. She called and called but he would not come out and she had to get out of the house. The older Sheltie ran for the basement door and got out. We lost the Shepard and the Sheltie pup to that fire along with a lot of personal unrecoverable stuff. Anyway, the company that was assigned to clean out our house and try to salvage what they could threw my Carhartt coat away without even asking. It was in a closet where there was no damage whatsoever. I cannot get a replacement for the coat with the company name and the logo I designed but I sure would like to have my Carhartt winter coat back. I truly miss it.

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    2010-11-04

    Chris Magyar'S STORY

    2010-11-04

    I got your back

    Back in the good ol' days of high school there were always those kids who were bullys and made fun of other kids, I was one of those kids who got picked on. The reason, for wearing carhartt t-shirts every day of school. Thats right, every day. But dont sweat it carhartt, I got your back, carhartt clothing is thee best clothing out there. Even right now as i write this story, I am wearing a grey carhartt t-shirt and a black carhartt sweat shirt (ya know, the one with the liner). And every day of school that I got made fun of for wearing your fantastic clothing, I stuck up for you, just because your awsome.

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    2010-11-04

    Rebecca Barr'S STORY

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    Old Trusty

    My husband has had his Carhartt jacket,and coveralls for about 7 years now, he is a car hauler so he works here by our home in South Carolina but also he battles the weather in the much colder northern states as well. His jacket is stained from the oil and grease from his truck, but he will not get a new one. The only thing that we have had to do to it is replace the zipper. I am hoping that he will let me buy him another this year so he has one that is nice looking again, but he probably will still wear the old one anyway. I personally have had my Carhartt jacket for 5 years now, and it has been awesome around the farm, riding horses, four wheeling in the mud,as well as coon,deer and squirrel hunting. I love my coat! Two winters ago i spilled battery acid on mine, it got a couple of little holes,but nothing like what it would have if it wouldn't have been a Carhartt. I still wear it today, and will until it falls apart...... which will be along time from now. Proof that Carhartt is rugged beauty.

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    2010-11-04

    Stephanie Simmons'S STORY

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    School Bus Driver's Warmth

    After landing a full time job as a school bus driver, I knew I needed a super warm coat that was durable as well. My mom bought me a black Carhart coat with a fur lined hood. Those freezing cold mornings where the buses didn't heat up till the end of the route were not so bad with my Carhart coat. I love my coat...since then I have worn it to help castrate lambs (have some nice blue paint on the sleeve as a reminder), snowmobiled, skiied, even golfed in the snow!! And endured the high school football games. It may not be a fashion statement as it's showing its wear and tear, but I still wear it when I know I can't get cold...I love it!

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    2010-11-04

    John Elmore'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    from father to son

    I have a pair of Carhartt bibs that my father gave me when I was 17,I'm 31 now and I work in the oil felids in north Texas. If anyone asks me ther is none better so I bought my two sons a pair of bibs of ther owne and I'm sure when they grow out of them I can give them to my grandchildren with no problem

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    2010-11-04

    Paul Nicholson'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Leg protector!

    I have worked on a public working farm since high school. My first christmas I was given a pair of Carhartt overalls and thought they were the best and super warm! Little did I know of their true value until one day when I was building a goat shed and using a circular saw. The guard blade got stuck up and I didn't realilize it, and as the blade was slowing down, I lowered down the saw and it hit my upper thigh. Luckily Carhartt overalls are so tough, that they acted like chain saw chaps and stopped the blade before cutting me. No scratches on me and just the outer layer of the overalls. Thank you Carhartt for no stiches that day! From that day on, it has always been Carhartt for me and my farm staff, as I know manage the farm.

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    2010-11-04

    WILLIAM HILL'S STORY

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    OH SO COLD

    IT WAS 4 YEARS AGO IN MARCH WE HAD A COLD AND VERY WINDY DAY I WAS WORKING ON A YMCA BUS . I WAS SHAKING SO HARD THAT I COULD NOT WORK. I WENT TO BELL'S SHOE STORE AND BOUGH CARHARTT OVERALLS WENT BACK TO WORK AND STAYED GOOD AND WARM!! WAS ABLE TO FINISH THE JOB IN LESS THEN AN HOUR!

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    2010-11-04

    Cora Pentecost'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    surfin

    So me and my best friend occasionaly couch surf....find and old couch on the side of the road, hook up a tow strap to it and pull it down a dirt road. I try and stand up on it and surf it. This particular november night we couldn't find a couch but I had recently decided to retire a mattress and box spring. We hooked up the box spring behind her truck and elected her boyfriend to tow us down a dirt road that i soon learned had been freshly graveled. It was rough...no standing up for this one. We ended up kneeling at the front edge of the mattress. We were going 20 or 25 mph and suddenly the strap breaks...mattress stops.... we keep going. I faceplanted straight into the gravel. My friend luckly put her arm up in time to keep from going down face first. I ended up with road rash from my forehead to my chin, two busted lips, and what i though was a broken nose. It was terrible. had we not had on our carhartt jackets it would have been alot worse. Wish i had carhartt on my face that night. Healed up fine, now its just a funny story. Washed my jacket and to my surprise no rips or tears and its still chocolate brown just like the day i bought it. Thank you carhartt for making clothing worthy of our stupid adventures

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    2010-11-04

    Brett Hannon'S STORY

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    Thank God for Carhartts

    A couple of years ago, I was on a family vacation in the Cascade mountains of Northern Idaho. My older brother and I were four-wheeling down the salmon river trail which runs along the slide of a mountain. On one side there is the Cascade mountain and on the other side there is a 300ft drop down to the river which is on a -45 degree decline. In some parts is very difficult to traverse and is as wide as a compact car. We were horsing around(not recommended) and I drove the four-wheeler off the edge of the trail with me on it. I bailed out in mid-air and unfortunately found myself in front of a rolling and tumbling 700lbs machine. The only option I had was to slide down rock and gravel terrain on my legs, which were covered by my Carhartt work pants. If it weren't for those pants I bought for that trip my legs would have been shredded by the terrain. This is why i love my Carhartts and the products the supply. The material and the knitting make they superior to all others.

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    2010-11-04

    Joshua Jacques'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Saved my life

    I was hunting last year in the deep woods of Maine. We had just had a light dusting of snow. I got to my tree stand, got my hand warmers mixed, and got settled. It was only about 20 minutes and he showed up, a nice 6 pointer. I took aim, fired, and it was all over. I was getting ready to field dress it, I pulled out my brand new buck knife and got to work. As I leaned forward, i slipped on some semi-frozen rocks and fell backwards, and as I did cut myself right across my hamstring. Luckily I was wearing my Carhartt work pants which are very nice and thick, and the knife just barely pierced through them. I feel as though I could have cut myself very deeply if I did have any other type of pants on.

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    2010-11-04

    Sarah Mullins'S STORY

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    The Best in the West!!

    For as long as I could remember, Carhartt has been my on the farm fashion statement!! I live in harsh Louisiana weather, that’s really cold winters and really hot summers. From cold weather to warm weather I never stopped wearing Carhartt. Our 4-H troop bought us Carhartt jackets for us to have to show in, and I have never stopped wearing it. I have shown cows, horses, rabbits, goats, and pigs in below zero weather wearing the popular brand. It’s a great choice for cold weather as well as warm. The durable jackets and coats, I have had for a while, has been with me through several years!! I love Carhartt, and will never wear another brand of clothes in my life!!!

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    2010-11-04

    Katie Leigh'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Just another day of class

    At Front Range community college in the Forestry, Natural Resources, and Wildlife classes they are very real-life oriented in their teaching. Last winter this ment the class would go on all day field trips into the mountians of Colorado and cut Christmas trees, practice chain saw techniques, learn about tree stands, and ecosystems. One day we were going on an all day feild trip to Red Feather (Its really cold there during the winter) we were all equipped with our boots coats and jackets and as much layering you could imagine on a college student. This field trip was a tracking field trip, we were to track snowshoe hares and record the footprints we saw. In Red Feather that day it was extremely cold, and the snow was about a foot and a half deep (dont worry we had snow shoes). Once we got there we were basically sent off into the forest with our groups, a gps, a compass, and a log to record the prints we saw. we were out in that freezing forest all day. After class once we were all back together a bunch of the students started to complain it was cold and that they couldn't feel parts of their bodies. The other part of the class with Carhartts were fine, warm as can be. needless to say about half of the class that didn't have carhartts in the first place went out and bought a Carhartt coat. And there were many more very cold field trips after that. I'm glad I have my Carhartt.

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    2010-11-04

    John Carhart'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    What's in a name?

    Every conversation has always started off with, "Carhart?", "oh, like the jackets!"....to which I would answer, yes, but we only have one "t"....and the inevitable denial that somehow I was part of the family business....NO! But having an unusual last name does have its perks! Who else can buy clothing with their name on it!! (with an extra "t"!) But I proudly wear my stuff proudly!!

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    2010-11-04

    Fran'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Volunteers need to stay warm too!

    During the Autumn 2002 though the fall of 2005 a sturdy group of men, women and children volunteered their service to building the Church of the Good Samaritan in Amelia, Ohio. This was a very wet, cold and bitter winter period in Southwest Ohio. Without the Carhartt jacket, and two sweatshirts from Carharrt the entire process would have been miserable. What I liked most about them is the fact that they were never any less warm after all their years of being washed on an almost daily basis. The zippers stayed functional and the snaps too! My Uncles were carpenters and I remember them using Carharrt Sweatshirts and asking for them by name at Christmas. I was young and did not understand completely the significance of their request. I do now and will continue to wear Carharrt Sweatshirts for the gardening season that does not always start when the temperatures are warm. Thank you for making such a washable and eternally warm product!

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    2010-11-04

    Henry'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Motorcycle Flip Out

    My first motorcycle my dad bought me was this TW200, being the adrenaline pumped teenager that I am, I was going 50 mph down a curvy road. The speed limit was after all 45, but a car cuts me of on a particularly wet part of the road, and I lose control of my bike. I end up sliding 22 ft into a ditch where my bike lands right next to me. If i hadn't been wearing the Carhartt jacket that my mom bought me, as well as my Carhartt pants I would have been a goner. Thank you Carhartt.

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    2010-11-04

    alina'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    dog fight

    my mom runs a non-profit dog rescue, and one of the things i did to help was feed and walk the dogs. one very chilly evening, i went out to the kennel to swap dogs that were loose in the play yard, and 2 of the dogs started fighting. i grabbed the nearest thing to try and get in the middle of them to break them up, which happened to be a water bucket. lucky for me i was wearing my carhartt jacket, because while trying to break them up, on of the dogs latched on to my arm. that jacket is as tough as nails, because those sharp teeth did not even leave a mark on my jacket. no holes or anything!!!! my arm was a bit bruised, as you can imagine, but if i hadn't been wearing my carharrt, i can promise you, i would have needed stitches:) i love my carhartt, and wont wear any other!

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    2010-11-04

    Barry French'S STORY

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    Funny but short

    Whenever I take cloths in for alterations they are usually Carhartt. So the lady there calls me Mr. Carhartt. I got a good laugh out of it. Also, I was wearing Carhartt work jeans when I caught these fish!

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    2010-11-04

    Hannah Lowe'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    a girl in carhartts.

    I work on a dairy farm in a really small town. Everyone knows everybody and so on. On the farm we sell raw milk, fresh eggs, and beef. We always have people stop in, some come the same day every week. Around my town I am known for being a farm girl. Well, one day we had a new customer. A young boy wearing a pair of tan carhartt bibs and boots. I'm a sucker for backwoods boys, let me tell you. He came to the farm looking for some eggs for his mother. I had never met him before. This is a rare occurrence around these parts. I introduced myself and I got him a dozen eggs. I told him to take them and that next time he comes he can pay me. But that batch is free, for tasting. He smiled. And I smiled back. He looked at me real hard and said, " Can I be honest? " And I told him that he could. He looked at me and said, " I've never seen a girl look as beautiful in carharrtt pants and a carharrtt jacket as you do right now. " The funny part? I was covered head to toe in hay, raw milk, sawdust, and everything else you can think of. That sweet talking boy and I have been together for two years now. Carhartt is not just clothing, it's a way of life. Eventually, it becomes a part of who you are. And thanks to carharrtt, I met my better half. This story is dull and a little cliche'. But the moral is all the same. I fell in love with carharrtt when I was merely 3 years old, and I still have my carharrtt denim jacket from back then. And I also fell in love with that boy.

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    2010-11-04

    Tina'S STORY

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    Tina's Story!

    Every year around thanksgiving time, my husband and his dad always go out hunting for deer. They swear on using carhart coats and and coveralls for doing just that too. There isnt nothing warmer and more durable than carhart, and definetaly nothing that can stand the wear and tear those men can put there gear through, but through all te years they have been wearing carhart and hunting , carhart is the only brand the trust to keep them warm, dry and having a great deer season. So keep up the great work carhart!

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    2010-11-04

    Tinsley Thompson'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Poolin' Around

    Every year while I was in college I worked for a swimming pool company. During the sumer, it was fantastic- tank tops, cut-offs and snadals. But come fall when it was time to close up the pools for the season it was down right miserable. We would be closing pools up til Nov and sometimes we would even get snowed on. One Christmas the owner got us all Carhartt coats. They saved us so many times. Arm deep in half frozen water we could seek refuge back in our coats. Even laying them down on the ground to sit on so we would freeze our butts off...literally. Thanks boss and thanks Carhartt!

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    2010-11-04

    Cheryl'S STORY

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    A young son that knows

    My son is now 19 but when he was 12 he came home one day and said that he needed a Carhart. Not that he Wanted a Carhart but rather that he Needed a Carhart. When I asked him why, he went on to explain to me that he heard that a Carhart is the only coat to have, that a Carhart rarely ever wears out and that his other coats were just not good enough. When we went to the store to look at Carharts, I found similar coats (LOOKED THE SAME) but were not Carharts, nor were the overalls. It is very difficult to tell a young mind that you (I) just did not make enough money to buy him a Carhart. A broken heart at the time, but time was on my side because I was able to pinch here and there and FINALLY put a Carhart smile on my son's face. He still wears the coat, he grew of course, but I bought a bigger size and now that it is worn it fits my son like glove. Thank you Carhart, my son stays warm and smiling in the cold weather.

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    2010-11-04

    Mark Hammerberg'S STORY

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    Memories

    .....we had only lived 40 acres away ...,both had horses and "hobby farms" but didnt realize it until a mutual friend told us of each other. Then one day Nancy, wearing a Cowboy hat and cowgirl jeans rode by my ranch....I was mesmorized by her long dark hair and slender legs...walked out to introduce myself wearing my CARHARTT jacket and ball cap....she had a tear in her eye as she explained..."my DADDY always wore his CARHARTTS' when he was on his tractor and seeing you makes me feel so happy....it brings back the fondest memories from my childhood days" . Hmmm so was it ME or the CARHARTT'S that won this beauty over?? It didnt matter! We soon combined our farms and we have CARHARTT to thank. THANK YOU CARHARTT!!!!!

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    2010-11-04

    Ellen Byers'S STORY

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    Too Old?

    My oldest son only wears Carhartt. My younger son started wearing Carhartts too. My older son couldn't believe it - you don't wear Carhartt! Yes I do, said my younger son, I like Carhartt and bought a new coat. I tried to get my mother-in-law to buy them Carhartt's fro Christmas, she didn't know what they were. So I have to buy Carhartt for them. Last summer I bought myself some Carhartt shorts. Again, my older son said, Mom! You are wearing Carhartt! Yes, I said I like them. Am I too old for Carhartt? NO!!!!! Also I am shopping for a new coat and went into the store. My husband was like Hey - that's a cute coat! Of course it was Carhartt. I haven't bought it yet, but maybe. I am older but not that old :)

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    2010-11-04

    Jackie'S STORY

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    Wearing Same Coat For Thirteen Years

    I have been wearing the same Hooded Carhartt coat for thirteen years. Is warmth and durability is amazing. I have to feed and tend to horses in all types of weather and I've never fell to keep me warm. It is getting a little worn but that is expected after many years of use. Every year I say I am going to purchase a new one, but always fall short on the money. I know that no other brand will satisfy me like my Carhartt so therefore until then I will just keep wearing my same old coat. If anyone asks a recomendation on what brand to buy, I tell them no other choice but Carhartt!

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    2010-11-04

    Katie Mac'S STORY

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    Reminds Me of Home

    My dad has always worn carhartts. He's a strong country man and I always enjoyed seeing him put those big carhartt overalls on, it meant winter was here. When I moved away to college three years ago I really missed home. My school was in the busy bustling city not the calm and relaxed country where I was from. That Christmas I got my first carhartt jacket. I've had it at school with me ever since. It reminds me of home and my country roots when I need it most!

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    2010-11-04

    Drew'S STORY

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    Proven History

    I got my first Carhartt from my grandpa when I was young. It was too big for me but was able to keep me plenty warm in almost 0Ëš weather. That Carhartt was made in the early 60's and is still going strong. My grandpa refuses to give up his early 30's Carhartt. It is just amazing how long these have lasted and are still able to stand up to the newest. It just shows the quality of Carhartt and why I own a full wardrobe of Carhartt.

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    2010-11-04

    josh hartford'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    my dads work jacket

    Hi my name is josh hartford I have a carhartt jacket my dad gave me it was his work jacket that he got from centralia steam plant I've been wearin it for a long time when it was the biggest snow storm here in centralia I used it as a window warmer my moms winsheild wipers didn't work a day before so I didn't have to clean the windows off it kept the window warm til mornin and I got them workin again and I've been usein it for when I work on cars I love it when my buddy was weldin he didn't have a weldin jacket so he didn't burn him self. He never got burned and the jacket never got on fire god I love carhartt

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    2010-11-04

    Kirsten Holmes'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    All my boys

    I just bought my oldest boy (4 years old) his 2nd Carhartt jacket. He is passing down his first Carhartt to his little brother. Now both boys and their Daddy can all look alike with matching Carhartts. My husband, myself, my brother, all my cousins and most of my friends all have Carhartt jackets and clothing. I still have my first (and favorite) jacket. They are durable, dependable and stand up to hard work. We all love them and Carhartts really do run in the family. Can't wait until Christmas when my son can open his present and see his new jacket!

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    2010-11-04

    sherri crawford'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    electricity and cold

    my husband is an electrician.he often has to work in the very worst weather because that is when the electric goes off.wind rain snow ice hail will all bring down line.he always wears his carhartt coat in bad weather.thanks for keeping him warm when i can't!

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    2010-11-04

    Stew R'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    a bad idea

    last winter me and my buddies had the brilliant idea of going wheelin and trying to get my truck through the deepest water possible. this obviously was not a good idea seeing as we only had my truck and no other to pull me out in the event of a stuck. well the unthinkable happened and we were stuck and it was starting to snow. I was in a pair of your jeans and my trusty old duck brown coat. the water was about three feet deep and I was stuck wading trough to hook up my truck when someone stopped to help. by the end of the extraction my toes were frost bitten and my hands were frozen but my body stayed warm. I think that Carhartt saved my life that day no other coat could have kept me warm for that long. I learned alot of lessons that day and one of the most important ones was always keep one of these coats in the truck.

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    2010-11-04

    Jason Mark Tonjes'S STORY

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    Good for "Warm Heavy Durable Work Wear" or everyday "Warm Casual Wear"

    I started wearing Carhart Brand Coats, Bib Overhauls, and Stocking Caps 6 Yrs ago, I really enjoy the Style, Quality, durability & "Comfort"! I recently purchased a new Carhart Jacket this past september (the one I'm wearing in the photograph), which is the exact same style of jacket I bought 6 years ago, and I still use to do dirty jobs, like cutting & loading, unloading firewood, helping my dad hook up rusty machinery to the tractor, anything involving grease, paint etc, it has six months of time left, before being a total loss, then I will have to start using my new one. This picture was taken during a formal event, and looks good with my new Carhart and suit under it minus the suit coat, I give Carhart a 5 out of 5* Rating FYI: I still have the Bib Overhauls from 2004, and they have another 3 yrs left to them, the Stocking cap bought the same year still has the original color, and has been washed about 5 or six times a year since 2004, and if taken care of should last 12 yrs.

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    2010-11-04

    Dale Annis'S STORY

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    Carhartt Saved my leg

    It was middle of Feb. of 2009. I live in upstate NY and my family and i were already running low on fire wood. I was in the woods cutting down trees. I was wearing my Carhartt bib coveralls. When i cut a tree down and it started to fall over the top swayed and snapped off about 10 feet from the top. I happened to look up and seen the top falling towards me and i began to try and jump back (in the snow). And the top hit me and somehow in the reaction the saw started to spin again and was driven into my left leg it cut through my carhartts. However the fibers and cotton insulation when ripped off the pants stuffed the chain full cause the saw to stall out. I got up with a sore shoulder and a slight cut on my leg. If i didn't have my Carhartts on the saw probably would have continued spinning right into my leg. Thats established toughness

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    2010-11-04

    TRAVIS MCCULLOUGH'S STORY

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    WHY I WOULD LIKE TO WIN

    I WOULD LIKE TO WIN SO I COULD GET MY GIRLFRIEND A JACKET FOR CHRISTMAS AND ME ONE TO BECAUSE I NEVER HAD ONE CAUSE WE DONT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO GET ONE BUT IF I WIN I WOULD GET HER ONE AND ME TOO

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    2010-11-04

    Justin'S STORY

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    2010-11-04

    Tough Says It All

    The day i tried on a Carhartt jacket was the most comfortable feeling i ever felt. It felt like i could accomplish anything wearing this jacket because it was so warm. Not only does it warm you up for the best results in crucial weather but it also is very tough and lasts a long time and can take anything in its path. Now all i wear is carhartt cloths, because there so comfortable and tough and keep you very warm all the time whether its the sweatshirts, shirts, jackets, boots. Anything Carhartt is the best.

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    2010-11-05

    James'S STORY

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    The Girl Who Married A Carhartt

    I have owned Carhartt coats, sweatshirts, and T-shirts for years. A couple of winters ago I decided to wear my Carhartt winter coat out with my girlfriend at the time. We were headed to a nice restaurant and she kept asking me if I had a better coat to wear. I kept telling her how much I love the coat and how warm it keeps me in the winter. We had got in an argument on the way to dinner and obviously dinner was not too fun (for me). Well wouldn't you know that on the way home the car stalled. The car would not start again. So here we are on the side of a road with no houses in sight. I offered to walk until I found a place where I could call somebody and she said "no just wait in the car with me until someone drives by". It was freezing out! We were sitting in that car for about two and a half hours until somebody finally drove by. Meanwhile about fifteen minutes into it I offered her to sit on my lap and wrap my Carhartt coat around us. She laughed at first but then decided to. It took her about ten mins under the coat then she apologized for trying to make me change my coat and said "I love this Carhartt coat it is so warm!". We then got married a year later and I wore my Carhartt coat down the aisle. No argument from her!

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    2010-11-05

    Eric Seberg'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    My Free Carhartt

    I do apartment maintenance. A couple of months ago I was cleaning out an apartment and hanging in the closet was a J130. It was in great shape, not a wolf's tooth on it. Even better it was just my size. If only they'd left the bibs too.

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    2010-11-05

    Patricia Ulmer'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Standing Tall

    My husband spent 30 years as a timber faller here in Oregon. In the winter he wore a pair of tan Caharts that he called "Tin Pants" because the could stand on thier own. He treated them with filsons water proofing wax when he got them new and then he could wear them all fall and winter over his thermal underware and not get cold or wet, even butt deep snow. When he got home from work he would take those pants off and "stand" them in the corner by the wood stove so they would be warm and flexable when he put them on in the morning. These were the toughest pants ever. I never had to do repaires on them because they didn't snag or cut like other ones. They were tough as tin just like the name.

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    2010-11-05

    David Losh'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Will to Survive

    I was hiking in Kodiak, AK on December 8, 2001 with a friend. My normal hiking gear was my atric lined Carheart coat and bibed overalls, ice ax, and crampons. During our hike the weather took a turn for the worse. We were experiencing wind gusts in excess of 120mph and temptures close to -30 degrees. We got turned around in the white out conditions and came to the top of a cliff. By this time it was dark and visiability was close to zero. My friend walked out to the edge to see if we could climb down. In a split second I was caught by a gust of wind and thrown 25 feet into my friend. I hit the ground, rolled once, and fell 175 feet to the bottom. When I woke up almost 45 minutes later I was alone, and had lost my headlamp, and noticed my crampon had severely cut my right knee. I couldn't find my friend, who I had found out later had been 15 feet from me and was killed by the fall. An hour later I thought my ordeal was over when a Coast Guard HH-60 Jayhawk came flying up the valley. I was unable to signal the chopper and the crew was unable to see me. I searched for a way out, but in the dark with no light to navigate me it was almost impossible. After several hours I came to another cliff that I didn't want to try and climb down in the dark. Two near by trees became my shelter until morning. I woke up rolling out of my shelter, waving my arms, and opened my eyes to see the Jayhawk flying 30 feet over my head. Again they didn't see me. I took my knife out of my pocket and cut branches off some near by bushes to make a large HELP sign in the snow. The Jayhawk was making its last past through the small valley and finally saw me. They were on a search and recovery mission at this point not a search and rescue. It had been 16 hours since my fall and within 30 minutes I was at the base and being attended to by paramedics.

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    2010-11-05

    Tom Miller'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Carhart is The oil-field Standard

    I first wore a Carhart coat working as a well-site geologist in Colorado. I since wear all Carhart, pants, shirts, hats, jackets, and coat. Although working on a drilling rig stains them immediately they are so tough to be re-washed and still used after 3 years. The coat I got kept me warm in Utah at night working 12 hours in 35 below zero winter, and is the first thing I pack with my hardhat going to work.

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    2010-11-05

    lisa pember'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    carhartt makes dale titus' life warmer,easier and outgoing

    Not only does carhartt run in our family but so does a lung disease that has no cure. My brother dale and i both have this disease. Many of our family members have died from this disease. Dale lives in ohio because he is closer to family when he needs help. I live in florida. Dale has fought this disease for ten years, five longer than me. We are on a fixed income and when he moved some how he couldn't find his carhartts. Winter is now approaching and he is in need of coat bibs gloves boots and anything else to keep him warm and going in the winter. Because of the disease sometimes we can't leave our homes so i thought for dale to be able to get out in the winter and enjoy life as long as he can he really needs his carhartts. He only likes the best and the best product that will keep him warm and carhartts. My husband wears them here in florida yes it does get cold here for us. So if there is any wish i could have it is for my brother dale to get his carhartts. He can't afford them and doesn't like to ask for help that is why I am asking. He deserves carhartt a company that has been in our family for years. Even the little ones in the family wear carhartts. thank you for listening.

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    2010-11-05

    Brandon Godsey'S STORY

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    Thank God... and my Carhartts!

    A few years ago... I was clearing some land where we were building our future home. I was in a tight spot, stuck in a mess of Honeylocust(thorn trees) and wild grape vines with my 18" Husqvarna chainsaw. I wasn't wearing chaps, but thank God I had on a tough pair of Carhartt work pants. I remember being tired in my arms and when I made a cut, I couldn't stop the saw from coming down to my thigh. My tough Carharrts stopped the chain immediately and saved me from a bad injury. I may have a ripped-up pair of pants, but at least they're Carharrts.

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    2010-11-05

    Rocking 777s Horseback Ministry'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    She had no idea

    A montana girl moves to North Carolina with no idea that it would snow, and then poof, the storm for the record books. As she shivered in the cold only staying warm by her K9 friend she dreamed of the day that she would be covered by Carhartt! But as for this winter storm she would only be a dreamer. This year would it be different, would she be safe from the winter of North Carolina, or would she yet again have to depend on the coat of her furry friend? To be continued........................ after the drawing by Carhartt

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    2010-11-05

    Steve'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Dads Old Carhartt

    My father passed when I was only eight years old. He was not only my father but from what I remember he was my best friend. He got his Carhartt when he was in his late 30's and wore it every day durring the winter. I always remember wanting to wear one just because he wore one. After he passed i tried it on and it was just a little to big for me. At the age of 10 it finally fight me well enough that i could wear it and I started wearin it every day. It has been over 15 years that I have had this coat and still have it to this day.

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    2010-11-05

    Carl Dubac'S STORY

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    Is it so strong that you can call it: "Tough as Nails"?

    Just recently I finished a housing project. Without my Carhartt, I probably wouldn't have been able to finish because of the accident that happened. As I was putting the last nail in the 2 x 4, I got up to stretch, and as soon as I did, my co-worker dropped the nail gun across the room. I didn't see it happen, but it fired a nail and hit the back of my carhartt. It did puncure it, and it just felt like a needle in my side. I would bet if I didn't have it on, it would have went clean through me, and I could have died. God bless the Carhartt Co. and all those who wear it.

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    2010-11-05

    Joe Prebish'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    There I was, bigger then S_IT!

    There I was, bigger than S_IT! It’s saying that the men and women of the United States ARMY Aviation unit say when you sitting around telling “war stories”. So there I was bigger than S_HIT in Fort Drum New York. It was back in '92 and I was a Flight Instructor for US ARMY UH-60 Helicopters. Fort Drum, New York is located in upstate New York about 40 miles from the Canadian Border. Well to say it gets cold in upstate New York is a under statement. So there I was getting ready to go on a training flight in January. The temperature was -10 degrees F, the wind chill -30 and it was drizzling lightly. There was 2 feet of snow on the ground. Not the greatest conditions to go fly in but we had to do what we had to do. Train to fight. We take off. My crew chief in training two pilots and myself take off in not so favorable conditions. The flight was not exactly fun. Rain mixed with extreme cold and wind. We were flying down range around our training area when a hydraulic pump light came on. According to the checklist it was a land as soon as possible condition. We landed, shut down and I get out to inspect what was going on. I step out and realize that long johns and a flight suit weren’t going to cut it. I had my “winter go to war bag” survival bag with me. The “bunny suit “the Army issues you, was hard to put on and when you finally got it on you felt and looked like a tick about to pop. Luckily I had my duck Carhartt Coveralls with me. Not exactly the Army camouflage or in proper Army regulation, but I had to keep warm since there was no heat source. Now the temp was a balmy -15 degrees. The temperature gauge label had turned black which indicated the hydraulic pump overheated. It was a condition that that required a new pump be brought to us. The place we landed was about an hour walk to the nearest farmhouse. Luckily we got a call off to the tower at Fort Drum prior to landing. No cell phones, heat, or any way to stay warm other then to stay inside of the helicopter out of the weather. My crew chief in training was started to fade in and out from the cold. He was starting to shiver and was on the verge of hypothermia. I had to react and do something quick. What did I do? You guessed it. I took off my Carhartt coveralls and basically had to dress my crew chief in training. He had gotten wet from the snow being so deep. If it weren’t for the Carhartt Coveralls my trainee would have ended up in an emergency situation. Carhartt Coveralls I believe saved him from becoming a causality and ending up in a dire emergency situation. Thanks again Carhartt. Never leave home with out your “winter go to war bag”.

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    2010-11-05

    Tim Connelly'S STORY

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    bareback in Alaska

    I mostly painted in the bush of Alaska in my carhartt paints. But this time I was bored in the winter with a case of cabin fever. I got the bright idea of taken the landlords horse out bareback riding in a snow storm. The horse was white and when I got off the horse the inset of the legs of the carhartt were all white from the horses dander. So when I here carhartt I get fond memories of the best days of my youth.

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    2010-11-05

    Mark Dunn'S STORY

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    Lasts Forever And Ever!

    So I won't wear nothing else but my carhartt gear for work. I work nights and love my job, but without my carhartt outerwear i would freeze. After i am done with my carhartt coats and i get a new one, my wife takes them over cause they last forever. We have 4 in the closet and have never thrown 1 out. Awsome outerwear for the whole family.

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    2010-11-05

    Johnny's mom'S STORY

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    Johnny B's overalls

    He was 20 when he moved to Boulder with only his backpack and dreams of skiing and rock-climbing. His constuction job required him to carry, move and place slabs of granite over and over as he created patios, walls and steps. "Mom, my jeans are shreds!" I sent him boots and his first pair of Carhart bib overalls which he wore to work every day. Three years ago, at age 49, he went skiing in those same tough ( by then a bit softened) overalls. A sudden blizzard ambushed him. He fell, broke his leg, had to be rescued. His buddy lit a tiny fire, kept him warm until the EMTs arrived. Due to the heavy snowfall, it took four hours to to reach the hospital where they had to cut off his " old" Carharts ! But my Johnny survived and now still goes bouldering.

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    2010-11-05

    Regina Sanchez'S STORY

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    Notradititional Work

    Over the past ten years i have had many nontraditional jobs for a female. From Diesel Maintenance to gas mooter technician, iron work, and concrete. And throughout the years CARHARTT has kept me warm, safe ,comfortable, and dry. Thank you CARHARTT!

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    2010-11-05

    Jeff Brown'S STORY

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    Bad Dog

    I'm a Game Warden, I work for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission in the swamp country of Polk County. I've always worn your brand, I know how tuff the elements can be and have learned form experience that you should always be prepared. It was the beginning of Spring Gobbler season so i was doing allot of walking scouting for law violations. After a hard day at work my wife and I went to my in-laws home for an afternoon BBQ. We brought our dogs Gator a two year old Catahoula, and Bonze a 11 year old and very onry Cur. This is where the story begins. My father-in-law owns and breeds sporting Chocolate Labs, his stud Griffin is a 100 pound love muffin. The entire family on both sides were sitting around grill when for some reason beyond us Griffin and Bonze decided to start a boxing match. My wife in a panic was screaming at me to break them apart. In a lack of better judgment I didn't grab a water house or even give a whistle, instead I leaped in the middle to pull the way past there prime fighters off each other. It was in that moment that Griffin, the sweetest dog I have ever met got ahold of my left calf and in a few seconds pulled a Mike Tyson. I spent the next few hours in the Emergency Room having the 7, half inch deep puncture wounds washed out and got myself a updated tetanus shot. The Doctors said had I not been wearing a pair of tough Carhartt work pants I would have received much more serious wounds that would have resulted in surgery and possible nerve damage. I was back in the woods 2 days later, I had to walk a little slower but was no worse for the wear. Just wanted to say thanks for making such a tough brand. The picture I uploaded is of me and Griffin after I got back from the Emergency Room, I'm still wearing the Carhartt pants.

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    2010-11-05

    Robbie Edwards'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Thief of Carhartt's

    I am 62 years old and have worn Carhartt's for as long as I could afford them. Over time I had acquired overalls, bib overalls and coat. Well winter was coming and I always wash my Carhartts before the first cold snap. A new Laundry had opened in the small town where I lived and it had commercial size washers and dryers. So, my son Gregg and I loaded up all my Carhartts and went to town. We placed them in a washer and waited until that was done then we placed all of them in a dryer. I told Gregg that while they were drying we would cross the street to the local grocery store and pick up a couple of things. He questioned as to whether or not to leave the Carhartts alone. Well this is a small town and we were only going to be gone a couple of minutes. When we returned the dryer was still running so Gregg walked over and looked in the window. Guess what, no Carhartt's. they had all been stolen in the few minutes that we were gone. Well I was devastated to say the least. How could I have been so stupid? Winter was coming, times were hard, no extra money. It was going to be a long cold winter! As Mr. Paul Harvey would have said, "Now the rest of the story" Come Christmas morning Guess what I had under the tree. My two sons, Gregg and Jon had gotten together and replaced all my Carhartt'S with new ones. Thank God!!! Upon opening them I immediately assigned my best friend, Kain to protect them. As you can see in the Photo he is very capable

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    2010-11-05

    Daniel Michalowski'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Employment through Retirement

    From over forty years of employment through fifteen years of retirement - I am still wearing Carhartt jackets every Winter. The jackets allow me to endure winter without worry of the cold/winter conditions. I do not need the extra clothing - Carhartt will get me through the winter months.

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    2010-11-05

    Jeff Olmstead'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Jolly Old England

    As a life long Carhartt fanatic, and owning various forms of your exquisite apparel, I was quite shocked during my first European travels. Sporting a classic American look, ie a hooded Carhartt sweatshirt, I was exited to find a Carhartt cl...othing store in London. Little did I know that your $500 prize would barely afford me a schnazzy t-shirt in this store! Or that there would be one in MAN size! This store was full of hipster forms of your clothes I had never seen. Not only that, but the store clerks ignored me, until I asked if they had any sweatshirts like the one I was wearing, to which they said "I've never seen anything like that." so I would like the money to buy some real American Cathartt working wear, and ship it over to the store, so they can know what is "proper". Or just buy more man size Carhartt for myself and gear for my upcoming child. Carhartt forever.

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    2010-11-05

    Rob Beers'S STORY

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    2010-11-05

    Now welding blanket...no problem...

    As foreman of a crew of iron workers you deal with adversity and constantly encounter issues the require ingenuity. We were called to a job site to make a change to an embed that had previously passed inspection and received architect approval. I get my leads rolled out and my guy 20 feet up a ladder ready to strike an arch when the site super starts yelling that we need to have a welding blanket down to protect "his floor." We look at him, then look at each other and without saying a word all three of us took of our Carhartt jackets and spread them out, liner down, on "his floor" below the the welder who archs up, makes the change dropping slag and spark for 5 minutes. When he is through, we picked up our jackets shook them off, put them on rolled up and went back to the shop. No burns, no scorches, no problem! Welding blankets...who needs 'em!

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    2010-11-05

    Dave Seabolt'S STORY

    2010-11-05

    Helicopter hook

    It was back in the 80's and we were setting bundles of steel decking on the red iorn and truss's with a helicopter due to the fact the steel we set was in the center of a existing plant so a crane could not reach it. We were up about 40' when the helicopter set a bundle of decking down and i walked out on an I beam and on to the bundle of decking to unhook him as i pushed the hook away it cought the cuff of my coat just below the button and as he started to rise so did i luckely the spoter saw me and the pilot set me down if the button or faberic had failed i would had tumbled of the side of the deckingto my death!! Thank you carhartt!!!

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    2010-11-06

    john james'S STORY

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    2010-11-06

    love them

    am a garbage man wind rain snow they keep me warm and there very durrable and worth them money brought my first pair in 96 there alittle wore out but dont want to part of them carhart ROCKS

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    2010-11-06

    Mark O'Brien'S STORY

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    2010-11-06

    Saved by the Jacket

    It was the winter of '05-'06 and i was driving a friend's 6 wheel dump truck with plow contracted to the highway dept. of the town next to ours. It was a busy winter for us and quite a few times I would be plowing overnight and late into the next day because we got a lot of snow. At one point we had areas where we were un-able to push the snow banks back and had to call in heavier trucks with bigger plows. One particular evil storm raged from late afternoon on a Saturday until almost daybreak on Monday. Usually it takes a long haul to be sleepy plowing between the coffee and the open windows we somehow made a tradition. It turns out that when the visibility is so bad that the wipers held a complete block of ice around themselves so there was no squeegee action at all to clear the glass and the snow was super wet and driving sideways so we had to close the windows and run the heaters we found fatigue coming quicker. With the wind blowing a full Nor'East gale of heavy soaking wet snow it was miserable enough to be outside of the cab for any reason but when I went out to try to clean my wiper blades off and slipped on ice hidden by 31" of snow I couldn't get back up for a while because I had a nasty gout attack in my throttle pedal leg so it was already sore and stiff and making it hard to get up. I was on my back in that mess for almost a half an hour and without my Carhartt Hooded Jacket I don't know if I would have survived. My legs and feet were completely without feeling and and would not work to stand me up but my upper body and head were actually too warm thanks to my Carhartt jacket. Finally my friend and co-worker came by in the big CAT loader to push back some snow mounds at corners and gave me a hand getting up and back into the warm cab. That was just one instance that storm and that season out of many were the weather was brutal but not inside the Carharrt. I'm a Carhartt man for life.

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    2010-11-06

    David Nelson'S STORY

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    2010-11-06

    A Glass of Wine and a Cigar

    This is a true story of the toughness of Carhartt overalls. One afternoon as I was diligently grilling the family supper of steaks and hot dogs I needed to put out a fire in the grill so I put my cigar on the porch while I attended to the blaze. My wife came out to talk and I forgot my cigar and just sat down on the porch. Needless to say I sat on the cigar. After a moment I suddenly became aware of a searing pain on my butt. I jumped up to see what had bitten me since I thought I had sat on a wasp or something, but to my surprise there was my cigar on the porch. Upon further inspection I realized there was no wasp no bee no insect of any kind only a lit cigar. I immediately shucked the overalls to inspect the injury. To my surprise there was a huge blister on my butt but no sign of any damage to the overalls. Also during this major jumping up and down I did not spill one drop of wine. This just goes to show you how very tough these are. Also you can understand why no photos!

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    2010-11-06

    Joe Lebrun'S STORY

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    2010-11-06

    missing friend

    I had a great waist lenth coat that was my all weather winter jacket. My go to coat. It took a beating for many years. Then one day when I was working in an empty house and lunch time rolled around, I went out the door without my coat. When I returned, I noticed that something just wasn't right. Then, I saw what was wrong. Someone had broken into the house while I was at lunch.It seemed that they took the only thing with any value.........My COAT !!!!!

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    2010-11-06

    Nicole'S STORY

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    2010-11-06

    Passing down carhartts

    We have wore carhartts for as as long as i can remember. My fiancee introduced them to me and now that's all we wear. In 2005 we had a baby boy. When he was about six months old we bought him his first carhartt. That same carhartt has been passed down to all four of our children and the only thing that has changed with it is the color has faded. Other than that it is still as tough as when we first bought it five years ago.

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    2010-11-06

    Liz Bee'S STORY

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    2010-11-06

    The amazing gear

    Wow, What amazing line of clothing. It not only the warmest, but most comfortable clothing to wear.

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    2010-11-07

    Tom 'Carhart' Davis'S STORY

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    2010-11-07

    Honest to Carhart

    It was a cold and windy night in northern Alaska. My faithful dog, Sa-Moot, and I had just finished four weeks on the trap line. We were loaded down with mink and muskrat pelts, which were being towed on a sled by, Arnold, my pet moose. Suddenly a huge figure appeared out of the nothern mist. At first I thought it was, Nortica, my eskimo ex-wife. But then I noticed two, long, pointy teeth protruding from a salavating jaw. Still could be Nortica, I though, she seems a bit tall. So I reached inside my trusty Carhart jacket for a slab of seal meat. I always carry seal meat in my Carharts, because Carharts are tough and durable, and you can almost get an entire seal-head into one, oversize pocket. Anyway, the beast continued to advance, and I was forced to take refuge inside a '62 Ford Pinto, which just happened to have been abandoned on the trail. For 16 days the beast grumbled and ranted and tried to tear the doors off to get at me and Sa-Moot, (who, I had actually eaten on day six). Well, things were looking pretty dicey and I was forced to part with the one thing I loved most in this life. So I tied the sleeves of my Carhart jacket together and threw it out the driver's side window. Well, as soon as the beast got a wiff of that seal meat he gobbled down the whole jacket. But the sturdy zipper got caught between his teeth and the poor bastard choked to death right there on the hood. I crawled out of the Pinto and went looking for Arnold, who I found perched on the lower branches of a nearby Douglas Fir. Luckily I had a spare pair of insulated Carhart overalls strapped to his back. So, all in all, I guess you could say that Carharts actually saved my life. (Sorry, the photos I was going to post were lost in the avalance. But that's another story.)

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    2010-11-07

    Brooke and dustin timmons'S STORY

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    2010-11-07

    Carhartt Got Us Unstuck Mudding!?!?

    One day me and my boyfriend, Dustin went out two-tracking one afternoon, just wasting some time and having fun getting my truck cover in mud!! After exploring most of the trails, we decided to check out a new one we haven't been down yet. At first is wasn't getting kinda rough,but then we finale we came across this not too bad of a mud pit. SO we drove through it a good couple times tearing it up some more... getting my truck covered, but then we kinda got stuck after the 5th time. We got hung up on the frame and my back left tire couldn't get enough traction to get its self out. and at the same time my jimmy didn't even have four wheel drive. So Dustin tired putting some sticks and branches under my tire for traction... well after a hour and a half out in the middle of no where... i had the craziest idea.. Dustin's had his Carhartt overalls in the back and i thought it out at first. Then i thought what the hell, I yelled at Dustin to tell him put your Carhartt's under there. He kinda looked at me like no way! I did end up talking him in to it. So he stuffed them under the tire. and you know what.. we drove right out of it!!! With no problem! HAHA THANK YOU CARHARTT!!!!

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    2010-11-07

    Mike Young'S STORY

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    2010-11-07

    Carhartts on the Waterfront

    30+ years ago I was fortunate enough to begin working in the Maritime industry. Little did I know what demands would be placed on the clothing I chose to wear. In fact, the demands were so great that I was spending a large portion of my earnings just to replace damaged clothing with every season change. My first Carhartt was a Christmas gift given to me in my third year of working on the waterfront. A pair of insulated zipper legged overalls that were easy to get in and out of. They were much more comfortable the the previous brands I had used and were durable beyond belief. Those Carhartt's lasted several years until I decided to buy a two piece Carhartt insulated Hooded Jacket/ Bib overall combination suit. Now, to me, that two piece suit was the Cadillac of work wear. Tough beyond belief, uneffected by the harsh elements of wind rain and sun, and the unbearable working conditions over a lengthy career working on the waterfront. I still have that set of Carhartt's, done in by the only thing they could not endure, my weight gain.

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    2010-11-07

    John Murnane'S STORY

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    2010-11-07

    A Cold Winter

    It was a cold winter day and we were working. I said I got to get a coat and I went and bought a good Carhart Work Coat. I was productive the rest of the day. The next day my head was cold due to the thinning of my hair, and the cold weather. I said I got to get a good Carhart Toboggin, and I did. The rest of the winter was a piece of cake due to the snuggly warmth of the Carhart clothing. With the economy callapsing and thing looking rough. I still have ......my Carharts.

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    2010-11-07

    jeff'S STORY

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    2010-11-07

    Lifetime

    It takes a lifetime to break in a Carhartt.

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    2010-11-07

    Amy Stong'S STORY

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    2010-11-07

    Tough As A Hogs Snout

    Once upon a time there was a young lady who loved pigs. Everyone called her the pig lady. She rescued pot bellied pigs and regular farm hogs. The pig lady thought she was in hog heaven when she went about her daily rituals of tending to them from intervening in pig quarrels to giving each and every one of them a belly rub. The pig lady also loved Carhartt clothing. She wore Carhartt clothing from the top of her head to the bottom of her toes. Carhartt kept her warm as toast when she weathered the winter elements as she was tending her hogs that lived outside. Carhartt kept her comfortable when she was tending her pot bellied pigs that lived in her house. Carhartt protected her from many injuries when she intervened in pig quarrels. Carhartt protected her legs when the hogs would root against her legs. She was fearless when she wore her Carhartt clothing. She knew that if the Big Bad Wolf ever came around her pigs that she would be able to defend them when she had her Carhartts on. One day she found a hog tooth lying on the ground beside her when she intervened in a pig quarrel. She knew in her heart that her Carhartt clothing protected her from serious injury. The pig lady lived happily ever after with her pigs and her Carhartts. Thank-God for Carhartts and pigs!

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    2010-11-07

    John Howell'S STORY

    2010-11-07

    By invitation only... Mechanic's fancy dress party

    I was a software engineer from the NY metropolitan area working at a client site in rural Pennsylvania. My project wardrobe consisted primarily of business casual and business formal attire. I had never given Carhartt much of a thought and based on the brand name and what I had seen without actually looking I had assumed CARhartt was farmer John style overalls made out of burlap that mechanics wore for sliding around on the ground in oil spots when working under cars. It was as coarse a style of clothing that I had ever barely noticed and certainly not for consideration or purchase by a refined metrosexual like myself. One of the local team members on the project invited me to a "Carhartt party". She mentioned there would be a huge bon fire and people camping and enjoying adult beverages. The only condition to admission was to wear Carhartt. It was late October and I figured this was a clever costume party that for some strange reason was paying homage to mechanics. I was assured that I could return to my hotel room from the party and sleeping on dirt, sticks and leaves were not mandatory. She insisted sleeping in the woods was not a requirement but wearing Carhartt was definitely a must. Said team member lent me Carharrt coveralls and I bought a pair of work boots and thick socks. The party was a blast and my biggest take away was the insulating properties of the coveralls and how well they stood up to the cold and also repelled popping fire embers and the detritus of the forest floor. I felt like I was wearing a comfortable, impervious and impenetrable suit of armor. I’m not sure if staring into a raging fire has awoken something primal in my being but now there is now a laundry list of reasons why I’m thinking I need some of this Carhartt stuff...

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    2010-11-08

    Mica Krieger'S STORY

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    2010-11-08

    takes a lickin...

    I grew up wearing Carhart, raising livestock, fishing and hunting in Eastern Oregon. My current Carhart coat I got about 16 years ago from a boyfriend's daughter. I live now on the Central Coast of California, and the Carharts were big among her crowd then. Hers was too new, though, so I got it! Still being in the horse business, I was delighted. A couple of years later, our 8 year drought ended suddenly and I was stranded in the barn, feeding the horses for the therapeutic riding program I was teaching for. The creek rose to flood the pastures and bridge. All night the water rose and I alternated between climbing in the top of the barn and going out in the rain to move horses to higher ground. It was brutal, but we lost no horses. Despite the cold and constant pouring rain, my coat kept me warm . Five years ago, I left the coat on a fence during feeding and one of the colts stole it. When I found it, I had to search for parts. I stitched the collar back on, repaired a pocket and a sleeve, and I'm good to go for another five or ten years. In the past years, my coat has been through fishing, farming, floods, and mayhem. Keep up the quality.

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    2010-11-08

    fa' tima'S STORY

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    2010-11-08

    youth hunt

    i have a very humble story that does not compete against anything in regardds to battling Mother Nature elements, or consists of any comic relief. it's just the simple fact that i would like for my two children to have some lined Carhart bibs for hunting. they are only 12 and 14 but definitely would like to be able to dress warm for deer season in the future. i bought them some bibs last year for Christmas, but they did not fit and the store did not have any other sizes for them. my husband who is 6'5 and nearly 300 pounds was given a Carhart bib for deer season by one of Santa's elf. he loves them. i would like for the rest of my family to be able to enjoy wearing them too, and be able to comprehend in person, the reputation of this brand. it will definitely be a lifelong memory, being able to look back and say "Yep, i grew up with Carhart and my beest youth hunts was with Carhart." the end.

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    2010-11-08

    Jeremy Traska'S STORY

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    2010-11-08

    One Brand, Any Environment

    My addiction to Carhartts started when I was hired as a trainee on a trail maintenance crew. Every morning we would take our dirt bikes and chainsaws and clear as much trail as daylight would allow. I was skeptical when I wore a pair of Carhartts on my first day of work. At the end of the day; however, I didn't want to take them off. They make all the difference when working hard in 105 degree heat, and they never tore once during the numerous times that I hit the dirt at 20 mph. When I moved to Alaska after two years of what I thought to be the most miserable job in the world, I was hired by a dog sled guide company. I had expected the cold weather, of course. I didn't expect the endless precipitation that makes it impossible to stay dry. One day of working in the freezing rain for 18 hours convinced me to buckle down and buy a set of rain gear. Naturally, my respect of Carhartts came with me to Alaska. They have so far withstood the daily scratching and biting from my dogs and haven't once allowed me to get wet. The rain pants also make it very easy to wash the dog crap off my legs at the end of the day.

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    2010-11-09

    bear warner'S STORY

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    2010-11-09

    tougher than asphalt

    i live in central tx,we ride motor-cycles all year long.we were riding in late jan of o9 it dropped down around mid 20s,i forgot my chaps but i had my insulated bibs in my bags,i put them on an got real-warm while riding a deer ran in front of me an i laid her down in a ditch,bike survived an i slid on the black-top aways an they heldup real good-still wear them when it gets cold.p.s. better than chaps

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    2010-11-09

    Jacqueline Alexander'S STORY

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    2010-11-09

    For The Love of Your Child

    My Son calls me and says Mom I'm freezing at work and he keeps getting sick. He works pumping gas and in the winter in Northern Indiana it really gets cold and they have lots of snow. We usually draw names at Christmas and don't spend much because of all the grandkids. I asked the rest to let me have my Sons name. I knew the best thing I could give him would be Carhartts coveralls. I didn't want him to get down sick because he has 3 kids to raise. He was so thank full. And I am happy that he's not going to freeze to death. Anyone that is going to be out in cold weather need to get Carhartts. They are life savers. I use to operate equipment and Carhartts where and still is the best to where. Thank You Carhartt for such Great Items

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    2010-11-09

    Miugel Perez'S STORY

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    2010-11-09

    My favorite hoddy

    HI , my name is miguel,, my storie is that have a black hoody that i bought 10 and half years ago that i just can't let go yet , i have a friend who keeps telling me to get rid of it,, i bought it the first week i started working at MTA,, new york city transit,, it's not exactly black anymore but that's ok, the cuff's on the sleeve are a little bit beat up i don't mind, it'sa really good jacket, someday i'll lay it to rest, but not yet i have a new one in gray but the black one is my favorite,, 10 and half years old crazy,, yes,,

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    2010-11-09

    Dustin Gilland'S STORY

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    2010-11-09

    Carhart Helped me serve this country

    I served This Country proudly in germany when i was in the Air Force. During the Winter we worked many nights on the flight line preparing cargo to be shipped to Afganistan and Iraq in temperatures from -20 to 10 degrees standing on solid ice and being blasted in the face with snow. On several occasions our cold weather gear was not enough and it was to bad to work in. Well our supervisiors approved us to wear extra personal clothing and the only thing that helped keep me warm enough to complete the mission was my Carhart jacket that had been passed down from my Dad to me. Unfortunately i lost that jacket last year to a home burglary in louisiana. Thank yall for your time

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    2010-11-09

    terry&rachael'S STORY

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    2010-11-09

    fire in the garage

    I WAS WORKING ON MY CAR IN THE SHED.I HAD NOTICED THERE WAS SUM GAS POOLING AROUND UNDERNEATH THE CAR FLOWING TOWARDS MY WORK BENECH. OF COURSE I HAPPEN TO BE SMOKING AT THE TIME, N I YELLED TO CRACKER TO COME HELP ME! BUT HE WOULDNT ANSWER WHICH CAUSE ME HIGH STRESSA'S I WASN'T PAYIN' ANY ATTENTION AT'ALL. SO I DONE THREW MY CIGG STRAIGHT INTO THE POOL OF GAS. I RECKON THERE WAS QUITE THE EXPLOSION. I CANT REMEMBER MUCH BUT I REMEMBER I WAS WEARING MY JACKET N THE HOLE SIDE OF IT COUGHT FIRE! THIS JUST SO HAPPEN TO CAUSE A HOLE LOT OF PANIC. SO AYUH,STARTED RUNNING AROUND TRYING TO PUT THE FLAMES OUT. GOOD THING I HAPPENED TO BE WEARING MY CARHART JACKET WHICH IS REAL THICK TOKE ME A GOOD WHILE GET THOSE FLAMES OUT. BUT AFTER 2 OR 3 MINS (WHICH SEEMED LIKE A HOUR) I GOT THE FLAMES OUT. I DIDNT SO MUCH AS GET A BLISTA THANK YOU CARHART YOU SAVED MY HIDE!

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    2010-11-09

    Tracy'S STORY

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    2010-11-09

    well worth the money!!!!!

    I bought both my teenager boys one last year for the winter season. They worn it everyday. I toke them out this season expectly them to be badly worn and planning on buying new ones. To my surprise they look brand new. I plan on getting more then my money worth out of those jackets. They worn those jackets everwhere even hunting. Well worth the money!!!!!

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    2010-11-10

    Scott'S STORY

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    2010-11-10

    hand-me-downs

    My Dad is an Ironworker who gave me his "worn out" Carhartt jacket when he thought I could still get some use out of it. That was probably 15 to 20 years ago. I've worn that jacket outside every fall, winter, and spring to shovel snow, mend fence, feed animals, work on vehicles, or out in my shop to take away the chill when I just didn't feel like turning the heat on. I've had several other brand name coats or jackets during that time that just haven't stood up as well or lasted as long. I still have the Carhartt jacket my Dad gave me, but it really is probably time to replace it. I'm glad I was able to find the Carhartt website and discover I can still get a blanket lined duck Detroit jacket just like the one my Dad gave me years ago. I'm sure when I give my "worn out" jacket to my son, he will come to appreciate it as much as the one I got from my Dad.

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    2010-11-10

    David Miller'S STORY

    2010-11-10

    old dogs

    My wife would love to throw away SO many of my old bibs and sweatshirts and boots. Why don't women understand how we feel about our old Carhartts?? To them they are old ragged, torn and faded piles of holes! To us, they are the most loved thing in our lives, second only to our women... We live in them, and with them, countless hours on the job or on the farm. To us, an old worn out pair in their eyes, is just as valuable as a nice new pair that is yet to be slipped on. They have been burned from welding sparks, ripped from being caught on barbed wire, even have a hint of horse poop on them, and the holes even have holes in them, but by God we love 'em, and love to still wear them. They keep us warm, dry and comfortable. We wear them proud like a Texas Ranger is proud to wear his badge. There is no equal, no substitute, and we wear them because there is no substitute...The name is all you need to know.

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    2010-11-10

    myles lerner'S STORY

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    2010-11-10

    how tough?

    I live in central cali on ranch. I use your product because the durability. Your double leg pants handle i'm impressed! One day on the ranch I was walking by our house and my dog a turkish aukbash he is 150 lbs. and startled him while eating he bit me bad in the thigh. I had only suffered a bruise instead of going to the hospital with four puncture wounds. Thanks for making these stand up double leg pants!! I very grateful for them!!! Thank you so much Myles lener

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    2010-11-10

    Ashley Lynn'S STORY

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    2010-11-10

    if it was for his jacket we wouldnt have been together

    when i moved to south carolina i met this girl, we instantly became friends. her and this guy were together and me and him hated each other, they broke up and that day i was like freezing, so he handed me his carhartt jacket and said stay warm, i wore it all day and even fell asleep in my one class cause it was so warm, he took his jacket back that day and promised he would give it to me again the next day. i loved the jacket so much that when i got it i use to sleep in it and eventually i started to hang out with him like everyday, he asked me out one day and it was a day i wont ever forget, if is hadnt been for his carhartt jacket i wouldnt have ever talked to him or probably ever falled in love with him but thanks to carhartt i met the most amazing guy. to this day that jacket is my prized possesion. i just hate to be away from it.

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    2010-11-10

    Andrew D.'S STORY

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    2010-11-10

    My first time

    I was working in TX it was cold i had every shirt i owned my fam came first so a work coat was not in the picture. It must have been in the 30s that and my boss came out and said he would be back in an hr. Lunch time came so i went to my car in the passenger seat was the best thing i ever saw a new insulated set of coveralls from carhart. I put them on and was toasty warm for the rest of the day. When i got home i learned that someone stole my daughters coat at school money was tight so i took my coveralls back to the store to trade them in a woman was behind me a overheard the story she bought my daughter a new coat so that i would warm. I will never forget that day. I still have those coveralls, They are a little worn couple of holes a few stains you know the story. I love those things at work or at home they keep me warm. I will buy another pair if these ever wareout. Thanks Carhart for quality workware you can count on.

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    2010-11-10

    Bob Stinson'S STORY

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    2010-11-10

    Mission of mercy

    I was helping to rescue orphaned children during a snowstorm in hurricane Katrina, when we were attacked by a horde of mutant zombie bush babies that had escaped from a secret government genetics lab. I quickly fashioned my Carhartt coveralls into a makeshift hang glider which I used to ferry the group off the side of the erupting volcano which we were traversing. Landing on the deck of the passing Somali pirates, I quickly overcame them using my Carhartt sweats (which luckly I had not laundered in over a week). We then sailed the craft to the Coast Guard station in nearby Saskatoon. Thank goodness for my Carhartts. If not for them, I would have been drowned, eaten, turned into the living dead, burned, fallen to my death, and shot.

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    2010-11-11

    Wendy Swanson'S STORY

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    2010-11-11

    Iowa Winters

    This isn't a particular incident, but my brother does snow-removal in the winter. He is usually out working about 3:00 am until often midnight removing snow and ice. Not only does he take care of his clients, but he does so much volunteer work helping elderly customers by doing the job for free. I try to buy him carhartt clothing all the time, because I want him to be safe and warm. Because his work is seasonal, I'd be happy if he could win the $500 clothing prize. Sometimes, nice guys just go unnoticed, so this would be a nice pat on the back rewarding all he does for others. (I tried to upload an Iowa winter photo, but the website wasn't working) Thanks for your consideration. Wendy

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    2010-11-11

    Jeff G'S STORY

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    If only

    I don't even know why I am posting my story, perhaps it is out of envy, anyway you look at it I am not looking for sympathy, I just want the readers to look at it as a new perspective from someone who can't afford the nicer things in life. I honestly haven't heard of Carhartt before up until about ten years ago. I went in to price them but knew that I couldn't afford them trying to support a family of six, you see I look at such things as being selfish when it comes to my four kids and beautiful wife. So I would do as I continiue to do so this day, I layer up and brave the elements all for the sanctity and well being of my loving family. Though I cannot say what I do, except that I am a welder; my place of employment issues Carhartt jackets so we don't ruin our own clothes, the one I had (which I really enjoyed) got stolen, therefore I resorted back to utilizing a generic style which I was able to get at a discount for twenty bucks. Though it does not compare to the ruggedness, comfortability, and warmth of Carhartt, I ignore the elements and press on knowing that what I do is for a good cause. Perhaps someday I will be able to share a real Carhartt story and join the elite in which share the benefits of this proven brand of gear. Besides, if I did have the money to spend on Carhartt gear, it wouldn't be for myself, but for the ones I care for the most, my wife and four great kids.

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    2010-11-12

    don c'S STORY

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    2010-11-12

    always wondering

    Years ago I needed an outfit to endure the elements during my travels. At that time I never heard of your product and thusly bought a different thermal outfit. It just never seemed to be the perfect solution, Later I heard of your clothing and received many positive comments from your customers. In my more frugal nature I just accepted the fact that I goofed and will always wonder how much better it would have been if I had bought the RIGHT product the first time. Thanks

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    2010-11-12

    Jean Wilson'S STORY

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    2010-11-12

    Stepping Out

    I just want to thank you for making boots that are so tough! I bought my husband every name brand I could find, and he would literally step out of them. Through the sides, out the heel, or the toes would pop loose from the sole. This was in about 2 weeks from purchase. Then, I found Carhartt boots. So, bid deal, I thought, but since he wears the coats and jeans, why not? I am so glad I took the chance. These boots last him over six months!!! No more stepping out for him lol. Thank you for making these terrific boots and clothes. They outlast any others.

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    2010-11-12

    Stasia Newell'S STORY

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    2010-11-12

    Antique Carharts?

    Just a littl something, not really a story. My husband is a union brick layer and stone mason. He lives in Carhatt work pants...and they look like it. He wears them until they practically fall off. So, he loves to Christmas shop in junk and antique stores. One of the stores near us is very strange, full of quirky art and odd things. Personally I find it a bit of a scary place to go. However...Husband went shopping there wearing his most (shall we say) broke in pair of Carhatt work pants. This means, shredded, stainded, and with a perment bow legged conformity to them. One leg more bowed then the other of course. The shop keeper LOVED those pants! Wanted to buy them right then and there, and offered to buy any others we might have just like them. Wanted them for some "really cool art"! Well, we didn't sell him the pants, As husband likes to hang them on a row of hooks just inside the door by the wood stove after he's retired them. They stay there untill spring cleaning. Then they are (with out ceremony) thrown out be me!

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    2010-11-12

    Gary Kirsch 'S STORY

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    2010-11-12

    Poor man shares his Carhartt with a poor man.

    I met Mike while doing volunteer prison ministry. In fifteen years of this work, he was of the most loving men/women inmates I met. He had alcholic tendencies that eventually landed him in hospital after hospital. Finally, he nearly died. That was his bottoming out. He has not had a drink for over 6 years. The last hospital visit found him out of work for nearly a year. He is an exceptionally talented HVAC (Heating and airconditioning ventilation installer). He works in Colorado and for financial reasons did not have the money to properly protect himself from the severe cold that he must work in. Before my wife retired, (I retired first), we had enough money to buy what I thought would be my last coat for fowl weather. We live in a rental at 8,000 feet and gather our own firewood for our singular heat source. Mike lost both parents when he was a teenager. We have loved him as a dear friend and step son for the past 12 years. Two months after the birth of his daughter, his wife left him to go to Ireland. Mike has raised his 24 year old daughter wonderfully and by himself. I can put on more sweaters and longings. Mike can work in his Carhartt. When I gave it to him he said, "I have always wanted a Carhartt. I could never afford it." Carhartt and our family made a dream come true.

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    2010-11-12

    JanT'S STORY

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    Carhartt Marks the Spot!

    Years ago my father-in-law had a beagle that hunted with him. Loyal and true as that dog was, he was a beagle, and when they track, they're on the trail as far as it goes. Many a time dark and snow would fall before the dog came back and Dad would have to get back home. When forced to leave the dog behind, Dad would lay his Carhartt on the ground next to the spot where the truck was parked and sure enough, the next day when Dad came back that hound was always tucked under the coat Dad left for him, warm and dry as if at home.

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    2010-11-12

    Robert Reid'S STORY

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    2010-11-12

    Tough Enough to Save a Life

    A few years ago I was working at a diamond mine construction project in the Northwest Territories as a labourer. It was cold so my Carhartt winter overalls were a necessity. I was bent down working on some water piping alongside a haul road when one of the haul trucks passed at around 60km/hr and kicked up a rock about the size of my hard hat off one of the tires. For those of you who have had a rock hit your windshield off another vehicle just imagine the impact force of a rock that large off a tire that big. The rock hit me on the left side of my pelvis and knocked me sideways onto the ground. I was evacuated via jet air ambulance to the nearest hospital and by some miracle I suffered no more than some bruising on the left side of my abdomen and hip. Although the medics unfortunately had to cut off my Carhartt's to examine the injuries, the doctor said if not for the Carhartt overalls being so durable and well insulated the rock most certainly would have cut me in half that day.

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    2010-11-12

    Jessica Walters'S STORY

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    It's a miracle!!!!

    We have two sons, but four children altogether. Haven't been the richest in the world either. We were off to a normal day, stopped at a yardsale that a lady had beside the highway, and my husbands yells out " Carhartt, Hurry Get Out". Complete shock and a busted eardrum, I said "What, Where?" Looked and there it was a carhartt jacket just my sons size and the Lady took $3 for this coat. We gave her the money and ran back to the van saying to ourselves " She's crazy, That was a miracle." About two months later my husband walks through the door and says " I only paid $2 for this one." He had another carhartt jacket in the same size for my other son to wear. Now those are miracles in the making.

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    2010-11-12

    Karen 'S STORY

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    2010-11-12

    Rowdy Rottie Rough & Tough!

    To begin our story I must start with that everyone in the family wears Carhartts!! Always has, and always will! IF our 18 year old son had not had them on when his two Rottwielers decided to fight between themselves and then decided to turn on him, he would have been torn to pieces by their teeth. He had just came in from hunting and with it being so cold outside, he had had double layers which also no doubt contributed to his escaping injury....BUT I always tell the story with Carhartt being the hero...BECAUSE in my heart they are, they were, and they saved our baby boy!!! Thank you Carhartt a million times!!

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    2010-11-12

    Andrew Rogers'S STORY

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    2010-11-12

    Carhart

    During an economic slump in the area where I was working, a particular foreman began to demand much more from the workers than was reasonable. As part of our Union contract, an electrical worker was not required to use tool bags, but, this foreman started to pressure everyone on his crew to wear tool bags. Being a long time user of the Carhartt overalls with front pocket pouches, I was able to carry every tool that my assigned projects required. One day, my foreman approached me and said, "where are your tool bags?" I said confidently, " Everything I need is right here in these pouches." Needless to say, the foreman had a hard time believing that my necessary handtools were so conveniently located. He asked, "Where are your sidecutters?" "Right here on my leg," showing him the blue handles. "What about your wirecutters?" "Right here in the pouch," I stated with a swagger. "What about your straight blade and phillips screwdrivers?" I showed him the two handles protuding from the deeper pouch. "I even have wire numbers and tie-wraps," as I motioned to the chest compartment pocket. He shook his head in dismay, hung his head and started walking away, stating in an undertone, "well, get back to work." The Carhartt overalls not only saved the day, but over the course of my career have saved my knees and hips from the excessive weight of carrying tools that weren't quite necessary to get the job done. Way to go Carhartt! Let's "get back to work"!!!

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    2010-11-13

    Bruce Berezasky'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    ''good old days''

    I am a retired Union Carpenter,have always worn Carhartts'. I remember when they only came in 1 color,Ah'' the good old days''.I remember one of my first jobs as a 1st year apprentice down in the hole building concrete forms for a big hospital job-20 degrees ,wearing my carhartts'-''Ah the good old days''.Coming home , feet frozen,hands cracked but body still warm"Ah the good old days''

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    2010-11-13

    brendon'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    just plain good

    Well all i have to say is carhartt is just plain and simple good clothes. they keep u warm and they last forever! Carhartt clothes are worth the money in the long run. they are good durable quality clothes! :) i reccomend carhartt to anyone who wants to be warm this winter!

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    2010-11-13

    Ken Cunningham Jr.'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    Trapped in an ice storm

    In 1993 I was working building steel buildings in the North East, U.S.A. . I was the last man off the job and my car had frozen to the ground, due to a ice storm. I has a lunch box, water jug and a thermos of coffee. In the car was Carhartt hoodie, bibs and jacket. I couldn't get the car to move, so I chipped the ice off one door, a window and the exaust pipe, put on Carhartt and got in. I was in the car for almost 4 days and nights. The exaust pipe covered in ice, the door iced over and the moisture from my breath made ice on the inside. Nearly four inches of ice covered the car, the ice inside and out made it impossible to even break a window! My boots froze to the floor the first night. I don't hang steel anymore, but I wear the same Carhartt gear every winter. I hate cold, but love my Carhartt

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    2010-11-13

    Terry Mosman'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    The best work clothes made

    My husband Rich works for I.B.E.W and is a working electrician forman. He is 58 years old. Through out his carreer he has always asked me to buy his work clothes, believe me the man is hard on clothes. We haven't always had the funds to just buy anything. With the ecomonmey struggling, Carhart seems to always be on sale and coupons are avaiable. Honestly, we believe CarHart work clothes are the toughest made and last the longest. Thanks Carhart!

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    2010-11-13

    Jamie Lee'S STORY

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    faithful user

    Well, it's the first coat I ever remember my father giving me, he worked on towboats and knew what a good coat was. I've used these products for years and have giving some to every member of my family. My 6 year old, my wife, friends, father-in-law, brother, nephew, neice, and dad have all recieved from me. I guess that quaility and craftsmanship is something you just want to pass on. when my work gave new pair of bibs and coat to wear 3 years ago, I called my wife like I had just won the lottery, somethings women just won't understand. Thanks for for the protection and quality you have given me all these years.

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    2010-11-13

    Candace Schmidt'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    What are we going to do WITHOUT our Carhartts?

    It all started along time ago when I was about 7. I got a Carhartt coat with a picture of me barrel racing embroidered on the back, I thought was so awesome! But soon, I grew out of it. So I got another and another. When I met, my now husband, that year for Christmas, his mom bought him a Carhartt coat. The same as mine! We thought we were "cute" wearing our matching Carhartts. We were living in Iowa, where it was freezing! So we needed them! We decided to move to Arizona, to start a family and a business. We packed up everything we owned and put it in our jeep. Including our 3 dogs. The jeep was packed full, and we were ready to start our new adventure. We arrived in Arizona in October of 2009. Bought a house, started a business and had a baby in August 2010. We were thriving and living the American dream. Then, tragic struck. On September 2nd, 2010, (when our baby was only 6 days old) we came home from work and our house was on fire. With our dogs inside. Everything was gone. Our poor dogs, were rescues. They were trapped inside. Everything was gone, all of our baby's stuff, our memiors of grandparents, our clothes, (including our matching Carhartts). We were devastated. That night, we got in our jeep and left. The Red Cross put us in a motel. We haven't been back. We couldn't bare to think or see that our dogs are under all that rubel. Red Cross helped us get into an apartment. A huge change from what we were used to. For once in our lives, we had to live the city. The first week we were here, our jeep got broke into 3 different times. We had to get it fixed, what if something happened to the baby and we had to get her to the docter? We didn't have a bank account, so every single penny we had was in the house, which of course is gone. Totally broke with a broke down car and 1 week old baby. Somehow we scraped enough together to get the jeep fixed. Our business crumbled. Our house totally destroyed, our 3 best friends gone. The only thing that kept us going was our baby girl. We now are in our tiny apartment, rebuilding our business and raising our daughter. But with it getting cold, what do we do about warm clothes? We still don't have any money. We only have 2 changes of clothes still. We need the $500 in Carhartt apperal. We need to go back to that happy time when we thought it was "cute" to wear our mathcing Carhartts.

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    2010-11-13

    Suzanne King'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    All my sons

    My family is not your typical car hart wearer. My husband is a physician, my son in law works in the US congress, one son in getting his MBA and my other son owns his own construction firm. But they all love their car hart jackets. We have a ranch in central Texas so that is a must for wearing down there. My son in law was only just getting into this family, but he asked for a jacket for his birthday. That is unusual for a Duke U. graduate!! We love the durability. We love their look, and we love their price!!

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    2010-11-13

    Kenny Morgan'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    living in Rexburg

    i go to college in Rexburg, Idaho the middle of nowhere. the current temperature right now is currently 14 degrees. the snow is falling and its funny walking by all those people who wear those north face jackets and they still are freezing. i wear my jacket and its so warm inside that i don't need a under sweatshirt to help warm me up. it is amazing the comfort in these jackets. i have a dark blue one and i take everywhere i go. its getting old being that it was my dads when i was just barely a thought to be and now it was handed down to me. i love this jacket i know the hard work that my dad put into getting this jacket to be warm those early morning days at work i treasure this jacket with all my heart.

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    2010-11-13

    Paul'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    OilField tough

    I work in the oilfield, 9 years ago I have gotten a Carhartt quilt lined jacket as an safety award. In my line of work your lucky if clothes make it a year. This jacket has been through it all and I wont take another in its place today.

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    2010-11-13

    Mary Beth'S STORY

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    2010-11-13

    Great Hat Story

    My Dad resides in a nursing home where the temperature is hard to control. In winter his head is often cold, and he doesn't like to be covered in a blanket all day. Since all the men in my family are proud to wear Carhartt clothing, I bought him a Carhartt stocking cap. He wears it all day. It keeps him warm and he is happy to display the Carhartt emblem.

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    2010-11-14

    Mallory Ashley'S STORY

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    2010-11-14

    My Carhartt kept me plus 12 birds warm that winter

    I have always loved my carhartt jacket. It helped me survive through a cactus garden on a date, protected me against pygmy goats during the rut, but the best memory I have is a cold day working at a florida zoo in an aviary. This was a feeding aviary for about 46 lorikeets, but this day there were no guests coming in to feed. It was just above the temperature when the keepers would have kept them inside, but the windchill wasn't considered. Both the birds and I had an optional location to keep warm, but instead we stayed out in the aviary. I sat on an empty bench for my entire shift of 3 and 1/2 hours with no food to lure them towards me. (Note: they typically ignore people when there's no food.) Nonetheless, in time little rainbow lorikeets started coming to me and checking out my jacket. They would bite it, play with it, but was funny was the collection of birds that just rested inside my jacket and on my sleeves. I eventually had about 12 birds that took turns sheltering against the wind chill. (There was only enough space for 8 I found before aggression over territory took over). This entire time, I just sat there and watched their behavior. This event never happened quite the same in that aviary, even for other guests or employers. This was a treasured moment that I shall remember for always throughout my career with animals.

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    2010-11-14

    John Serafin'S STORY

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    2010-11-14

    Not just for the farming community

    For years I thought Carhartt clothing was just for farmers. I heard that the clothing was tough and durable, but not for the street. That is until my wife brought me home a couple of pair of used denims from a client of hers. I figured I would wear them around the house, but when I put them on I noticed how well they fit and how comfortable they were. I began to wear them everywhere and then I noticed how many other people were wearing Carhartt clothes. I was wrong about Carhartt clothes and when I went to a Carhartt store I was amazed at the selection and styles. I am now a big Carhartt fan and I am still wearing the used denims my wife gave me. Here is a picture of me and a friend of mine enjoying our Carhartt jeans.

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    2010-11-14

    Kimberly Slocum'S STORY

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    2010-11-14

    Poppi's Carhart

    Over 10 years ago my father suddenly passed away after taken care of my dying mother. They only died 16 months apart. My father had just moved and downsized and was just getting settled when he died. He had rented a place so we had 30 days to go through his things and take care of business. There we so many things to do and so many things to go through. But when It came my Dad's carhart there was no decision to make. I kept his vest and coat. Looking at a carhart is like looking at my dad. A hard working proud man that relied on that coat or vest to keep him warm in the elements in Pennsylvania. He was the site builder for oil rigs. He used a bachoe to clear areas and make roads to get the team in to do their job. He would often have a "talk" with the newbees who came in their parka's to work or denim jackets with hoodies. They would say to him..." you never look cold" and he would say yeah and he would point to the carhart lable and say this is why. You should get yourself one when payday rolls around. He would laugh and they wouldn't want the old man to be right but eventually they ended up with a carhart and my dad would laugh and tell us I got another one. Anyway...my children wear carharts, my husband wears carharts and their is no other outdoor clothing that works in the pennsylvania winters like carhart. And not that it was carhart but I bought a saddle pad for my horse that "Looked" like a carhart just cuz I wanted it because of that. LOL....Carhart is not only a good product it also evokes family memories and is part of our tradition here in Northwestern PA

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    2010-11-15

    Rick Talbert'S STORY

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    2010-11-15

    a good jacket

    I have had the same Carhartt jacket for 14 years. I have used it as a pillow to sleep in the truck, I have used it as a blanket when I had no heat. I am a farrier and it has braved the elements with me many a cold day. I lost it once and then found it in a barn almost a year later. I have been through many trucks, dogs, women, states, horses, etc over 14 years. I have also worn out boots jeans and shirts, but the carhartt jacket probably has another 14 years left in it easy.

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    2010-11-15

    MATT'S STORY

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    2010-11-15

    WEDDING TROUBL

    a cuople years ago i got in trouble from my wife for wearin my brand new carhart jacket to our friends wedding she told me everyone was starring at us and i said of coarse they were its a nice damn jacket

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    2010-11-15

    DARIUSZ W.'S STORY

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    2010-11-15

    FIRE DOWN BELOW

    Well it all started with a idea of a weekend project. I decided that since i invested in a mig welder i would weld my self up a home made custom trailer. Well not thinking i grabbed my welding jacked and just beat up jeans and headed out to the back yard to start me some welding. Since just steel steel was used i need some gridding to be done. While i was grining the frayed jeans set on fire and i did not notice until my father pointed it out to me by saying " Hey st*pid why didn't you wear Carhartt?" I just grabbed a fire blanket and put out my cheap jeans. Ran inside changed into my belowed Carhartt's and kept on working. I managed to finish my trailer and other project and i can assure you my jeans look as good as the day i bought them...You guys make some great jeans that don't fray under pressure and in my case set on fire...Thanks for the good work and keep it up.

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    2010-11-16

    D.J. Lester'S STORY

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    2010-11-16

    Tough day at work

    I am a diesel mechanic, and sometimes I have to go on service calls when a truck breaks down. I have carhartt bib overalls for the winter. It is a good thing because I have to lay in the mud and snow and my bibs keep me warm and dry. My carhartts make my job easier knowing how tough they are and knowing I will be warm and dry.

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    2010-11-16

    Kathy Criss'S STORY

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    2010-11-16

    Pink Carhart

    My youngest daughter has been fantasizing about owning a pink carhart for 5 years. I asked her where she saw one and she said nowhere, she just wanted one. Well this year Carhart came out with a special edition pink Carhart for Breast Cancer Awareness and I was able to secure her one. She is a very tiny woman, 5 ft.tall and 90 pounds, so not only will she be toasty warm all this winter, she finally has what she is now calling her "Dream Coat." Thank you for making my daughter so happy!

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    2010-11-16

    Joey W Verbal'S STORY

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    2010-11-16

    Durability

    I am a cable-splicer/cut-over tech for Centurylink Telephone Company in the East Tennessee/Southwest Virginia area. I have to work out-doors in all types of weather conditions. I have a pair of Carhartt insulated bibbed coverhalls that are around 26 years old. They have been washed and are ready for this coming winter season. They have a patch or two, and are faded out from their duck brown color to an almost white color, but their are still doing their job. I think this shows just how tough, durable, and realible your Carhartt clothing is. Your clothing is so realiable, that it's a wonder you haven't put yourself out of business, because once we buy something, it never wears out.

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    2010-11-16

    Gaylynn Nance'S STORY

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    2010-11-16

    Joy's Christmas

    I'm writting on behalf of my sister Joy Keys. She and my brother- in- law J.D. blended their 2 families into one over 30 years ago. Then they had a son of their own Joe Dale. I think she started the best Christmas tradition ever when every year they all got a new Carhart coat and overalls or what ever. It makes for an intersting xmas picture. They have grand children but this year Joe Dale had his first child, John David, who is about 2 months old now. Also he has a cousin about 3 weeks older than him named Knox. When I statred thinking about Christmas one of my first thoughts were... Do they make Carharts that small???? That will be a cute photo. This is a Carhart Generation family. Like your coats you can't wear them out. They get a new good coat and the others get moved to work coats. It would be interesting to know how many Carhart coats and ect. she has purchaced in their life times. God Bless and Merry Christmas, Gaylynn Nance

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    2010-11-16

    Susan's Story'S STORY

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    2010-11-16

    Best Value

    My husband is a heavy equipment mechanic and is exposed to corrosive and staining chemicals. After many seasons or wearing his winter coat. The grease stains, chemical burns, and welding burns warranted a new coat. He wasn't interested in giving up the coat because he felt it was worn in perfectly. On the day of my garage sale, I grabbed the dirty coat from the laundry with the grease rags in the pocket and put a $25 price tag on it. It sold within the hour. Quality sells no matter what the condition. We are still amazed.

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    2010-11-17

    Scott Hofer'S STORY

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    2010-11-17

    Scott's Story

    I'm a farmer and used to by jeans every three months then I tried a pair of Carhartt double front dungarees and they lasted me almost three years. Carhartt is all I buy because thats the only clothes that stand up to the work I do. Carhartt clothes are an investment!

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    2010-11-17

    Dinah Long'S STORY

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    2010-11-17

    "Stranded"

    We were headed back home from out of town in the cold rain when all of a sudden the truck made a loud thud sound and came to a stop on the side of the highway, as we opened the hood steam came barreling out, a hose had a big gash in it and all of the antifreeze had run out of the truck, there was nothing in the truck to fix it and it was raining, thundering and lightning really hard, my better half got back in the truck found an old razor blade and started cutting his coat into strips I was upset this is the only coat he has and has only had it for 6 months, we saved up to buy it and cannot afford another one. He took the strips and tied them around the broken hose and filled the radiator with rain water, the truck started and we made it 1 hour down the road to the first gas station, they had to go and get the hose at a dealership but, because of that remarkable tuff coat we made it home safe. Now I call my man “MacGyver” and hope one day I can buy him a new Carhatt coat.

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    2010-11-17

    walton mckee'S STORY

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    2010-11-17

    the cold wind

    I work on a land rig I am a derrickman I was up in the derrick last winter a it was snowing the wind was blowing about 25 or 30 mph all I had on was thermal underwear and carhartt bibs and a carhartt jacket and I stayed worm the whole 12hrs

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    2010-11-17

    Karan Hales'S STORY

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    2010-11-17

    Christmas break-up

    My 18 y/o son received a Carhart jacket from his fiancee for Christmas. He had bought her an engagement ring. A month later, she found someone else. She didn't break up right away, she instead asked to 'borrow' his jacket. With jacket in hand (and ring) she moved away (broke up through email)......thus taking the jacket & ring!!!

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    2010-11-17

    Bobby Hutson'S STORY

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    2010-11-17

    50 below zero

    I 'm retired from Cal-trans (the story is about 6 years old) I worked as a maintenance Mechanic which means I work on electoral systems, water systems, sewer systems heating systems and boiler systems. I got a phone call by the CHP Scales at Truckee ca. that they had no water, the temperture outside at the CHP Scales was 50 below zero, I parked my pickup about 60 yards from the water tank, their was about 1 foot of snow on the ground I had to get my ladder off my truck go up to the top of water tank, which was about 15 ft. off the ground, open the hatch and put in a new light bulb that was keeping my float valve from freezing, got down the ladder and got back to my truck, put the ladder on my truck and got inside my pickup that I had left running to keep it warm, when I got inside my pickup is when the problem started , I had my carhartt bibs on and a carhartt jecket on, I was warm except for my face when I tried to take off my glasses the were frozen to my face , every where my glasses touched my face I was burned . That is my story about being warm with carhartts on at 50 below zero. Bobby

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    2010-11-17

    jenna McCormick'S STORY

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    2010-11-17

    saved my dads arm

    A few years ago, during winter my dad was looking at a house for sale. He had on his Carhartt jacket, and as he was walking around the corner of the house, the neighbors dog suddenly attacked him and took my dad to the ground, helpless he tried to fight the dog off but he could not get away from the dog. He held his arm up in front of his face so the dog could not bite his face or throat. Frantically his girlfriend called 911 because she knew he was badly hurt. By the time the ambulance got there, he managed to get the dog off of him. The medics did not think that the attack had any damaging effects because from the look of it, his Carharrt coat did not even have any rips or marks on it . But my dad knew that he was badly injured, when they took off his coat they realized that they dog had bitten my dads arm severely to where you could see his bone. The medics tried to call flight for life, but it was snowing so bad that they could not get the helicopter to the scene. So my dad was rushed to the hospital. Even the medics were amazed, they said that if he did not have is Carhartt jacket on, that there was a good chance he would have lost his forearm.

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    2010-11-17

    Robert Vaitkevicius'S STORY

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    2010-11-17

    Carhartt save my life

    In March of 2009 I went for an afternoon walk along the Black Otter Trail in Billings, MT to relax and take in the mountains. The trail takes you along several miles of the 400 ft cliffs that tower over the city. With snow covering the trail and no fence to mark it, I wondered onto a snow cornice. Unwittingly I was suspended over open air by only pack snow. The cornice gave way and I fell 50 feet into a tree sticking out of the cliff. When I awoke I had 2 broken wrists, a concussion, and some cracked ribs. My Carhartt kept me from freezing to death, but it also did something more impotent. The zipper pocket made it so that my cell phone was still with me, and the insulation padded it from the impact. Even with broken wrists I was able to unzip the pocket and call for help. Had I been wearing my other coat the phone would have fallen the rest of the 400 feet leaving me out of ear shot to die. Sadly the medics had to cut the coat off to put in the IVs but that jacket saved my life that day.

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    2010-11-18

    Grandma k hornby'S STORY

    2010-11-18

    Going to hide daddy's jacket

    I was babysitting when gracie age 4 woke up she noticed her daddy's carhart jacket was gone,Gracie became upset she said in a all most crying mood ia'm going to hide my daddy's carhart jacket he loves his jacket more than he loves me. well i tryed to tell her Daddy's working to make money to buy you things when she said no he wants bib's like me.( yes carhart bib's for big daddy's) She made my day.

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    2010-11-18

    jody'S STORY

    2010-11-18

    one new years eve. a fold was born to fat mare.

    around new years one of our geust ranch mares was on a dite was too heavy even for winter,one of the office lady came by the stables she took one look the fat mare and said that horse is peragant,the wranglers laught and said even the vet. says shes just fat the office lady laught and said youll see shes knock up. i am one of the few people who would work cold wintery nights as ranch security. i had good winter gear i had the winter overalls,and my carhartt winter coat you can never be to cold with the right winter gear. one day the lady in the office asked me what i thougt about the fat mare,i said i would take a look but it was hard to tell in the dark, on new years eve while on patrol i heard a big camotion @ the stables, i went to the stables to see what was going on,i found the fat mare was actting up,i went to get a wrangler to see what was going on knew what collic looked like and it was not collic,when we got back to the stables there was litte evey pranceing around,while the wranglers made a wind break from the cold snowy wind i held evey in my arms wraped in my carhatt when i put her down by her mom she came right back to me she was jumping up on me all we could figure is she wanted back in my carhartt so i picked her back up put her back in my carhartt and that was what she wanted out of the cold snowy windy night, i took her back over to her fat mom,and put her down she would not let me move w/out her,finally got her to stay with her fat mom. that is how carhartt saved me and the wranglers servied a very cold snowy wind blowing new years eve dont forget wranglers know how to dress in carhatt winter gear even if they do not know a pregant mare when they see one every day nahh shes just fat.

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    2010-11-18

    JOHN SCHENN'S STORY

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    2010-11-18

    HANG,EM HIGH

    January is a test for all mankind in the northern wisconsin area and every year we work till mid november and then the ground is to hard to install any kind of fence/so as always we hurry up finish every little job we had to get done/Its the time of year we all wear our carhart EVERYTHING ! dec 15 get a call saying that they needed a crew to finish a backstop and dog kennel in eagal river wi /As always i went up into a snowy ice wonderland /i stayed at a lodge called pikes bay resort and started firt thing in the morning/lol its 6 am and it snowed all nite and the owner was there to go over the fence line/lol /i started to drive the post with a pnumatic driver and it froze up every 5 minutes/so as i get to the end and drove a corner post me the post and the post driver went threw the ice and into the LAKE/They miss marked the lot line/THANK god i had on my carharts/so i get this part rapped up after drying out my carharts and start puttin top rail on the backstop 21 feet above ground and i slipped off the scaffolding my coat was caught on the post and i hung there from that post till they brought a ladder for me/WOW that coat held 275 pounds /20 years i have been useing carhart for my job as a fencer and theres a ton of storys just like these to go with it/wear carhart or NOTHING at all.

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    2010-11-18

    Amy'S STORY

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    2010-11-18

    Carhartts have served our family well

    My Dad has always worn Carhartts. He was a lineman for years and would also work on water main breaks with the water department in the village he worked for -no matter what the weather. He's always been a hero to me and the way I think of him is with his workboots and Carhartts on. When I got my first jacket I loved it! Carhartts take a beating whether its bibs, jeans, jackets, etc. At times I have borrowed Dad's jacket and it feels like a great warm hug from him anytime I put it on. Nothing compares! Now I have starting sharing the Carhartt tradition with my son.

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    2010-11-18

    Karen Bartee'S STORY

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    2010-11-18

    Mushrooms in Michigan

    I was mushroom hunting with my family in Northern Michigan. I got lost and found the biggest morel mushroom I had ever seen in my life. But, right next to it was the biggest snake I had ever seen also. I took off my Carhardt jacket and threw it over the snake. I picked the mushroom and waited. I heard my Dad call my name so I yelled at him. The whole family showed up and I didn't have time to tell about the snake as my Dad reached down and got my jacket. I never saw him do so many fancy dance steps as he did that day. I got the mushroom and my jacket but almost lost my Dad to a heart attack.

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    2010-11-18

    Paul'S STORY

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    2010-11-18

    Short and sweet.

    I was given the jacket as a gift. It fits well. Keeps me warm. I look good in it. It looks good on me. I like it. Enough said.

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    2010-11-18

    Sharon'S STORY

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    2010-11-18

    In memory of my husband.

    My husband was a die-hard Carhardtt fan. He had so many items he cherished. I now wish I would have kept his overalls or jacket. I never heard of Carhardtt until I met my husband. He was an avid hunter and always wore his Carhardtt's. Because of my husband I not only know about Carhardtt products but also strongly believe in the product. This was written in memory of my husband Michael 1951-2007. I'm sure if he were still alive he'd have numerous stories to tell about his love of Carhardtt products.

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    2010-11-18

    Helen Tiemens'S STORY

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    2010-11-18

    tattered and worn they still keep you warm

    Working outdoors as a lineman for 40 years my husband considered his carhartt's as important as any of his other tools. He was less than a year away from retirement when he purchased a new pair of carhartt bibs. He decided to squeeze one more winter out of his carhartt bibs and save the new ones for retirement. He took a bit of ribbing that last year, about needing to break down and buy a new pair. On his last day just for laughs he folded them up and gave them to the boss to remember him by. Rather than finding them in the garbage at the end of the day, they were hanging up in the garage.

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    2010-11-19

    J Price'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    My Stolen Truck

    While working at my job during high school, I was standing with my manager talking about my truck and when I looked up my truck was not where I had left it. Long story short it had been stolen. The next morning my dad and I went to get the police report and my truck had been found. We went to get the truck and of course pretty much everything had been stolen or damaged except.........my new carhartt jacket. Everything else I could deal with but so glad they didn't steal my jacket. Thanks Carhartt for your wonderful product!!!!

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    2010-11-19

    Ed Thornhill'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    BSA

    My youngest son was joining Scout, I knew there would be a lot of camping and hiking so I knew that I would need a tough coat. I bought my Carhartt his Tiger Cub year, (1st grade), he is now a Star Scout, (8th grade), and the coat is still holding up great! I not only wore my Carhartt camping and hiking, but to work too. Now my Scout wants a carhartt of his own.

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    2010-11-19

    Duane T'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    Yes, They are That Tough

    So let me tell you a little about tough. My brother-in-law is a beast. 6 foot 4, 350 lbs. Unlucky as all. He has been shot in the hand, shot in the foot, had a metal brace slash open his leg, and even took a skill saw to the gut. A couple of years back he bought him a pair of Carhartt work pants. Figure they are the only things about as tough as him. So we are out cutting down some trees, and as luck would have it, his saw gets knocked around and hits him in the leg. Expecting to see the worst I look over and see this ear to ear grin on his face. Not a single drop of blood, heck, the chainsaw didn't even make it through the Carharrts. Now that's tough!

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    2010-11-19

    Carey Tankersley'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    Saved by Carhartt

    One cold January S aturday I took neighbors horse to quickly check on some recently planted pine trees. Returning home I dismounted to lead the horse across an old fence line. In a flash I realized both the horse and I were standing in an old barbed wire fence gap. The horse bolted trapping both of us in the barbed wire. The horses movement trapped both of my legs in the barbed wire snatching my feet out from under me. Able to free my legs I realized the toughness of Carhartt canvas pants saved me from serious injury. The pants were shredded but my legs got minor scratches. The horse sustained over $2500 in vet bills. I remain convinced to this day that without the Carhartt pants my legs would have sustained great injury.

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    2010-11-19

    Doyle Grim'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    Carhartte forever

    When I was about 30yrs old one of the last my father purchased a Carhartte coat and gave it to me for Christmas I've wore it most every year since then now I'm 44 My father passed away 10 years ago and as bad as I hate it I believe it's time for the coats retirement the zipper still works but the material has seen better days any coat that can stand this test of time with the abuse it has been subject to deserves to be ranked and call the very best. even thou the coat may be retired the memory of my father will live on and so should the quality that has been established for Carhartte. Thank you

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    2010-11-19

    Steve Zigray'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    Barren Wasteland

    "Dad", I screamed over and over into the whiteout madness that covered the icy lake. I had been searching for my father for over an hour and it looked bleak. Taken to foot, so I could hear better, I tried to retrace the tracks made by my four-wheeler; armed only with the warmth of my clothes and a flashlight. Admittedly, I was trying my best to hold it together while panic crept into my being. We had been leaving for the truck after a long, cold day of ice fishing when the temperature dropped and the wind picked up. A blinding blanket of snow swirled about the surface of the hard water; it was impossible to see. I had looked back occasionally to see him following me as we rode the packed down four-wheelers off the ice. The snow beat my face unmercifully and I had wished immediately, I had brought my goggles. At the time my only thought was getting to the truck, loading up and finding a diner to thaw out in. Once at the truck, that plan changed. Cell-phone service was hit and miss, but I tried to reach him anyway. Nothing. I knew He was right behind me. Had something fell off his sled? The four-wheeler break down? I had pushed my worst fear out of my head and rationalized to myself that the ice was too thick to give way….but was it really. I waited for a bit and decided something was definitely wrong. I decided to head out in the barren wasteland alone to find my father. As I retraced my path, parts of the story, To Build a Fire by Jack London ran over the recesses of my mind; the dog, the river, hopelessly trying to build the fire and the mans eventual death. “God, please don’t let that happen to my Dad”, I said over and over in my head. The snow was covering the tracks faster and faster. I started to walk quicker, calling for him into the blackening abyss. The flashlight was virtually useless but I waved it anyway. Finally when all hope was about lost, I came upon his four-wheeler. Dad was nowhere in sight. I called and called. Nothing. The four-wheeler was dead; it wouldn’t even turn over. What had happened? Where was he? Why didn’t he just set up his shanty and turn on his heater? Why? I had a good bearing as to where the truck was. It was a straight shot. I decided to go back, drive to town and get help. Time was of the essence! I ran parts of the way. The snow was forming drifts around my tracks and it was becoming harder and harder to navigate. On one of my walking breaks, I noticed a funny looking set of drifts. Where they boot prints? Dads’ maybe? I decided to follow them. I started to holler his name over and over again. The drifts became less and less while the print of the boot became more and more evident. They were my fathers, I was sure. I walked a ways, searching with my flash light, calling every step of the way. My heart raced as I came upon a brown lump lying in the snow; Dads wear worn Carhartts, motionless in the white powder. “Dad!”, I screamed. I through myself to the ground and rolled him over. He was alive and surprisingly well. He had a huge gash on his head from a tumble he took, but ok. I got him up and to the truck we went. He really wasn’t that far away from the parking lot. I hit the remote starter as we drew closer; the rev of the old truck never sounder better. I helped him inside, out of the blizzard, finally. “What the heck happened?”, I asked as I slammed my door shut. “The four-wheeler died so I had to walk off. I figured you’d come back for me eventually.”, he said in a shivery voice. Looking him over I started to choke back the tears. “Do you think we need to get you to a hospital?” I asked. “Nah”, he shrugged. The only thing that’s really cold is my feet and face." He was Carhartt head to toe, minus the boots and facemask. Later that night after a call to mom and a hot meal at the local dinner we made plans for the next weekend, thankfully.

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    2010-11-19

    Kevin Campbell'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    Snowmobile and barbed wire

    While snowmobiling in the black hills of South Dakota, I noticed an area of snow that was unmarked. I stopped short when I noticed it had a barbed wire fence guarding the area. However, my friend, Ivan Davis of Belle Fourche, SD, did not notice the barbed wire and throttled on through the area. The wire came up over his snowmobile, took off his windhield, and struck him on the chest area. He is about 6 foot 5 inches tall and weighs about 250 lbs. He was wearing carhartt coat and bibs. He broke the wire. He was not even scratched! The Carhartt coat had only a few scratch marks! Carhartt saved him from injury. Thank you, Carhartt.

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    2010-11-19

    Nancy Johnson'S STORY

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    2010-11-19

    Always Number One

    I grew up on a farm that was owned by my Grandparents. Along with my Parents there where also my uncles. My father and my grandfather also worked at a Shell Corey. Needless to say they spend most of there time outdoors. I watched all my uncles, father, Grandfather ware only carhartt from bibs to coats to hats. They would only ware Carhartt. One time I remember my father and uncles going to look for a cow that had gone off to have a calf, they where gone for hours I am sure that if not waring what they had they would have been frozen to death. I remember my uncle carrying the half froze calf back in his carhartt coat. I also remember my grandfather saying that the calf would have died if my uncle had not had him in the carhartt jacket. So amazing that not only does it keep humans warm but that one winter night it saved a calf's life. Today I am proud to say I own a carhartt coat also in this amazing green color. Way to go Carhartt You will always be a life saver.

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    2010-11-20

    Lloyd 'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    looks great whereever

    i could never afford carharts but over the years, men who wear carharts look like there goin somewhere , whether it weather or to perform tough jobs they always looked great.

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    2010-11-20

    Samuel'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    Everybody wants a Carhartt

    I purchased a new coat from a local store and wore it to work a few times. I work nights in a machine shop. When it was time to go home, I was ready but my coat wasn't. Apparently, someone needed it worse than I did, it was gone out of my locker. Never has been returned. I guess it is true everybody does want a Carhartt.

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    2010-11-20

    JACK'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    SHREDDED

    THE WEATHER WAS TERRIBLE THIS SATURDAY MORNING 12 DEGREES.I WORKED FOR A COAL SAMPLING COMPANY AND WE HAD TO DO A COKE PILE. THE COKE WAS FROZEN SOILD AND A PICK WOULD NOT EVEN PHASE IT AND ALSO WAS RAZOR SHARP. ONE ON MY FRIENDSLOST HIS BALANCE AS HE REACHED THE TOP AND GRABED ME TO HOLD HIS SELF UP WELL THAT NEVER WORKED AND OFF WE WENT ROLLING OVER THE RAZOR BADE COKE. I COVER MY FACE WITH MY ARMS AND WHEN REACHED THE BOTTOM LOOKED OVER AT HIM AND HIS COVERALLS WERE SHREDDEDAND THE BLOOD WAS FLOWING . I GOT UP CHECKED MYSELF OUTAND TO MY SURPRISE NO CUTS OR BLOOD,JUST CUT THE CARHARTS UP ,SO TO CARHART I SALUTE YOU FOR MAKIMG A GREAT PRODUCT,FOR NOT FOR YOU I WOULD BE WEARING SCARES ON MY ARMS AND FACE TODAY.

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    2010-11-20

    Donna Young Perrotta'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    What's a Carhart?

    Back in 1999, I was sent to Michigan by the city of Providence for my new keyboard lab training at the Yamaha Institute. I didn't realize the cold awaiting me, nor did I realize it would be a record falling snow year. Since my brother , Ellis lived there too, he agreed to pick me up after the training so I could spend some time with him in his home on Lake Michigan. When he picked me up at the training, and saw what i was wearing, (and shivering) he said, "I'm going to buy you a Carhart coat, and you'll never be cold again." When we got to the store, he helped me try on a coat that had it all - looks, pockets, durable zippers, and buttons. Until that time, I'd never heard of the "Carhart" he insisted on buying me. I still have that coat, and here it is 2010! In fact, I often get comments about my now vintage Carhart. What I love about it is: deep pockets, ultra warm and cozy, and I can even wear my suit jackets under it too, because there's plenty of room when I want to. I can't believe how much I love this coat, and I wear it lovingly every winter!

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    2010-11-20

    O. Beverage'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    Fresh snow in Iowa

    The snow was fresh, white and deep. It had snowed all night and there were three kids wanting to go play. Actually they were wanting dad to pull them on aa inner tube with the 4 wheeler. The problem was they only had brought their nice winter coat. After a few moments of thought we decided to try the Carharts. The oldest, who was 10 , pulled on a pair of bibs. His we only needed to roll the cuffs. The girls were 8 and 6, we tied the straps and rolled cuffs and sleeves. Placing hats on top of tiny heads they were ready. They spent all day making snow angels and sledding, hitting frozen cow pies with the inner tubes and falling off. Laughter was the loudest sound filling the air. At the end of the day as we trudged back to the farmhouse, with smiles on faces and rolled cuffs packed with snow, there were still three young kids still warm. Yet there was also a pride that they had finally been able to wear their own pair of Carharts.

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    2010-11-20

    Will Hazzard'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    Taking care of the beef.

    I used to work feedlots and have most of my cowboy career. The winters up here are tough and I have yet to find a saddle that has a heater on it. But I didn't need to worry because I was wearing Carhartt bibs and chore jacket. Those minus thirty days in the saddle taking care of the beef were alot more enjoyable wearing Carhartts. So not only was I taking care of the beef, but the Carhartts were as well, and the Carhartts were taking care of me.

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    2010-11-20

    StacieWood'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    December in North Dakota and a broken trailer

    In 2005 we moved from WA to TN in December. We were traveling with 2 truck pulling trailers with our dogs, my elderly father-in-law and all of our belongings. Just outside of Steel, ND, one of our trailers broke down. It required 4 days of welding and fabrication in sub-zero temperatures to repair. It was so cold that we had to take fuel inside a local diner to warm it up before we could burn it to keep my husband slightly warm while he lay on the snowy ground working on that trailer. Thankfully he was wearing his Carhartt jacket and pants and they were tough enough to keep him warm and dry. We only every buy Carhartt work gear!

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    2010-11-20

    Sherry Johnson'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    Please Throw away those Carhartt Overalls!!

    "Please throw away those overallls", I beg at least weekly. My son, Wayne, just laughs. "Aw, Maw--you know these are my good luck hunting breeches!". These words repeated often, very often over the past 16 or 17 years. I bought these Carhartt gold colored overalls for my son when he was about 18 or so years old. .They are faded, worn, almost in shreds from the knees down, but without fail, he pulls them out and wears them at least once or twice a week during the winter months. He is an avid deer, turkey, squirrel and coon hunter--goes almost daily in any kind of weather. How his wife puts up with it, God only knows. .but he absolutely loves it. He also loves his Carhartt overalls. Even though he has several more pairs of overalls , jackets, etc. this pair is his favorite. He is now 36 years old. .and still wearing those overalls.

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    2010-11-20

    Lee M'S STORY

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    2010-11-20

    Silk Purse

    Here, out west, there is an old saying - you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Here at the "Lonesome Lee" cattle ranch we beg to dissagree. When our grizzled old, weatherbeaten cowboys head into town for some hard earned R and R, they are decked out in the finest Carharts that their hard-earned money can buy. From Carhart coats to Carhart shirts and jeans, the drovers make a classy entrance to the watering holes of our town. Admiring young women (Fillies as they are known in these parts) line the boardwalks as the men ride into town. Carhart has proven again that you can indeed, make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Out west it is said that a true cowboy dies with his boots on. This may indeed be true, but a true cowboy lives with his Carharts on !

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    2010-11-20

    Stan Sumner'S STORY

    2010-11-20

    Even Turkey recognize a Carhartt

    For the past 5 years, when snow has been on the ground for at least 4 days. I go spread some feed on the back hill for birds, turkey & deer or anything else that needs to eat. The first snow of each year the turkey come to see if there's free food. Sorry little buddies, not until you have no natural options. If it has been a case of all natural food options are under snow or ice, I go out and spread the food in my green Carhartt, the turkey come running down the hill. On more than one occasion I have went out to refill a bird feeder and as always I have my almost worn out green Carhartt, the turkey come running down the hill. If I wear my denim farm coat they never associate food with it. Green Carhartt means free food, just neat how they recognize the green Carhartt, and so does their young.

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    2010-11-21

    Kathie Colley'S STORY

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    2010-11-21

    Carhartt are the best in the cold

    I a job that I was plowing snow and some time I had to get out of the plow to shovel the side walks. And the carhartt coveralls and the jacket keep me warm. I live in PA. up Erie and we all know that we get the snow here. Thank You Kathie C

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    2010-11-21

    joe lindquist'S STORY

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    2010-11-21

    freezing sleet in montana

    I worked this summer on a cattle ranch in Elliston Montana and on the ranch i did loose stack haying and i was a stacker. one day a storm came through with blowing sleet ice and rain and it was unbearable while i was wearing my levis wich i had on because of the 90 degree wether earlier so i went in the pickup and put on my carheartt overalls and jacket and i was with my buddy who was cutting stack yard posts with a chain saw when the blade to the saw snapped and came slinging my way but only cut through the first knee on my overalls. i have a feeling that if i was still wearing levis i wouldn't have a right leg.

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    2010-11-21

    R. Shane Marchand'S STORY

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    2010-11-21

    Day2Day Toughness

    My company is Day2Day Maintenance, LLC. I have to say of all the different brands of work clothing I have worn over the years Carhartt is by far superior to the others. I purchased several pairs of Carhartts and two other brands of work pants about 6-7 years ago. All of my Carhartts are still going strong, most even still look brand new, but all of the others have gone by the wayside with rips, tears, and just wearing out. Thank you for making and continuing to make a superior product that stands up to the Day2Day abuse of the common working man. A company with a great product, great reputation, and lives up to their promises is definitely hard to come by these days, Thanks for leading the way. R. Shane Marchand Day2Day Maintenance, LLC Baton Rouge, LA

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    2010-11-21

    Dion Owens'S STORY

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    2010-11-21

    Southside Chicago

    From the age of 17 through 31 I spent every winter on the tough competitive streets of Chicago trying to make a living. My work kept me directly in the element for more than twelve hours a day. I got my first Carhartt just before my 18th birthday. And let me tell you, that winter was a record breaker for windchill factors. Because of circumstances out of my control I forced into whatever job that was available. People quit, got frost bit, and lost their job for lack of production. But I endured. I also never wore cheap winter coat imitations or super expensive celebrity and sport figure endorsed jacket coats that wouldn't hold up in dangerous conditions. I used what work. Carhartt. I don't work outside anymore, but if necessary I'll pull "my cartt" out the closet.

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    2010-11-22

    Rob Woodcock'S STORY

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    2010-11-22

    Fires Out!!

    So about 2 years ago I was working on my car and the battary was dead. I had it on the charger for awhile and reached in the window to start the car. For some reason the intake blew up and was on fire. The car was in my garage on jack stand with no front wheels. I had to get the fire out quick. I did not want to fill the engine with water so the only thing I could think to do was rip off my Carhartt jacket and smother out the fire. The jacket was a brand new Christmas gift from my Father. To my surprise the jacket didnt have a mark on it. The only thing that happened to it was a little spot in the linning of the left sleeve melted. I still wear the jacket to this day. I love Carhartt!!!

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    2010-11-22

    Joyce Lichtwald'S STORY

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    2010-11-22

    A Wanta Be !!

    My son works for a oil company back east,and they work 12 hours aday 7 days a week. He is away from his family working in a different state for the holidays. When he was at home before he had to take this job, people made fun of him because he could not afford a carrhartt hat, or shirt. All he could do was to bareley make ends meet ,at that time,and I out on the west coast felt bad for him at 40 yr. old to have friends and wife say "Hey man,you" cannot even wear a carrhartt hat" so I would just like to win so he could go buy a hat,coat,bibs shirts,and boots,and nice warm winter coat. Make them eat there words of disstructure to human race. Thanks from a concerned Mom. Merry Christmas to all and God Bless.. He loves carrhartt and has ware them when he had money to get them.

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    2010-11-22

    Jaymie 'S STORY

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    2010-11-22

    My Awesome husband

    My husband is a great guy. He's always right there to help somebody. Regardless of he weather or whatever right now he doesn't have enough decent warm clothes. He has one pair of Carhart pants and just loves them. We live on a fixed income and hes wanting a pair of the bibs very bad.. He needs a decent Jacket so he can be out doing these things. I have been trying to come up with money for Christmas for both of those.. I don't know if this is the story your looking for but if you want your clothes to represent a good guy that tries to help everybody he can No matter how cold or wet he is..no matter what time day or night I would love it if you could help him like helps everybody else... Thanks

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    2010-11-22

    Cynthia Barnowsky'S STORY

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    2010-11-22

    Here Kitty, Kitty

    We have a kitty that is a very important member of our family, she had just gone through 2 surgies atonce and had returned home to heal. We couldn't find her anywhere we yelled and turned things over, we even had the neighbors looking outside in the wooded area behind our home. We climbed trees and even called the Fire Department to see if they could climb tree. We went into the house for one last ditch effort And in the corner where all of my fiance's Carhartt's were piled, she had burroughed herself into the pile. We were glad to find her!

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    2010-11-22

    John Nolan'S STORY

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    2010-11-22

    Warmth and Quality

    Carhartt is not just a name. It's aname that means quality. It'a a comfort you feel when the weather is cold and biting. It's a good feeling you get and comfort that when you do laundry, it's not going to shrink to the next size down. It remains Carhartt.

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    2010-11-22

    Jonathon Dexter'S STORY

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    2010-11-22

    TRACTION!

    Once upon a long and lonely day, my brother and I decided to go for a drive. We took a nice gravel road into the seemingly dangerless woods. It was a brisk day in early spring and him and I came up on a patch of snow. As we attempted to drive through the hardpacked snow we became stuck. we had no chains or anything else with us, and we needed to get traction to get out. We both pondered about ways to get un-stuck, then it finally dawned on me, I was wearing my rugged and reliable Carhartt coat! With a cold reluctance I threw my nice navy blue coat under the front tire and jammed a sweatshirt under the other. My brother, being light on the throttle of the car slowly backed up on my coat giving the tires enough traction to move the car, I repeated the process over and over till we were no longer stuck. If it were not for my amazing Carhartt jacket it would have been a long and cold walk to go get help. THANKS CARHARTT!!!

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    2010-11-23

    Pamela Steele'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    The Diet Pepsi Didn't Work

    It was a cold, February day in Eastern Oregon. My guy and I were taking our turn feeding the tribal cattle herd and had taken his old 1974 International Harvester flatbed to the hayshed to load up the day's feed. Just as we were getting out of the truck, he said, "Do you smell something burning?" When he lifted the hood of the truck, flames shot out of the engine. "I need something to put this out," he said. I did the only thing I could: I handed him my Diet Pepsi. He looked at me like I was crazy, but he dumped it on the flames. I searched around the shed and found an old can with an inch of slush in the bottom, then I ran to the nearby ranch house and started dragging the hose toward the truck. In the meantime, my man figured out it was an oil fire and was trying to smother the flames. He yelled, "Look in the truck for something to put this out!" I threw his well-worn, zipperless Carhart vest to him. The flames were out in seconds. Later, he said, "How come you didn't use your coat?" "Nylon," I said. This could also be a testimony for 1974 International Harvester pickups because that thing started right up. We fed the cattle and then chugged home with the blackend vest on the seat between us. At home, I threw it in the washing machine, and when it came out, there was not a hole or black mark on it!

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    2010-11-23

    Corey R'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    From gag gift to essential hunting pants

    On my twenty-first birthday my best friend Mike bought me a pair of carhartt overalls as a gag gift. We would always joke about wearing a pair of "bibs" just for laughs. Well I was at the Mohegan Sun casino near my house on my birthday and by the time he showed up I was loaded. For my gift, Mike bought me Carhartt overalls. After imbibing copious amounts of alcohol that night I decided to put these on in the parking lot. This happened to be in the summertime, so I was wearing flip flops and walking around with these on. Afterwords I went back in to gamble a bit and I ended up walking out winning $75 and many laughs that night. Moreover, by the time hunting season came around I needed a new pair of pants and realized that I had my bibs. This ended up working out great. When hunting rabbits the thorn bushes are relentless. Yet, my Carhartt overalls were just as stubborn in not to letting the throns effect me. These overalls ended up serving me well for a few years from the brush to cold weather. However, I bulked up a bit and they no longer fit. Now an associate of mine is using them and they have been providing him well.

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    2010-11-23

    steve deshasier sr.'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    OH NO

    some years back i had been working in the oil fields in northern michigan and that day we were rigging up a pumping unit. wind blowing like crazy twenty below and butt deep in snow. well anyway i was up on the pumping unit about forty feet in the air when the cable had come off the jim pole truck ( dont ask why they call it that ) so i climb off the horse head that i was frozen too and on to the boom of the jim pole truck and put the cable back on well i signal the operator to start takin in some the boom so i could get back on the ground as he did my carhartt pants leg got caught in between the sections on the boom and roll up inside it along with my leg and not to far away from the boys if you know what i mean well there i was hanging upside down forty feet in the air . all went well anyway thanks for not only having the warmest but the strongest work pants out there THANKS

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    2010-11-23

    Debra Werachowski'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    young mans first job

    When my son turned 15 he needed a job to save for a truck that he wanted when he got his lisense to drive, so he luckily got hired at a local horse ranch, he needed reliable and sturdy work cloths so we bought him carhartt bibs for the winter months and now he has been working for the last 6 years at a construction company and he is still wearing the same bibs we bought him 11 years ago.

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    2010-11-23

    Rosa Light'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    Aiden's Carharts

    My 4 year old grandson Aiden Pratt has carhart bibs , coat, hat,etc. He says he is going to be a farmer like his great-grandfather Jim. He called his great-grandma Agnes the other day and told her he needed to go and get more overalls. He said something had gotten spilled on his and it takes too long for his mommy to wash them. And they are just called carharts, because to him there are no other brands.

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    2010-11-23

    Billy Manning'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    Carhartt Saved My A**

    I was a hot May afternoon and I was heading down I-95 for my 8th. Myrtle Beach Bike Week. With my Road King in the wind and my best six buddies riding by side we were on our way for 4 days of bike week fun. We had not made it past the next town when disaster struck. As we quickly came up on a slow vehicle, my friend threw his hand down to warn us he was slowing down. As he moved over to the left lane, not realizing there was already a car at his side, he clipped the mirror of the car next to him. This set off one wild chain of events. As his Harley spun out of control across I-95 it clipped my rear tire and I was launched. This sent me flipping and skidding down the side of one of America's largest and busiest interstate highways. Soon, I was crawling in the grass in shock and pain, later we would find out I had a broken collar bone, shoulder blade and several ribs, not to mention road rash that would require one month of being dipped in the burn tank. After I returned from the hospital my wife was getting ready to throw away my surely damaged, blood stained clothing from the accident. My Harley tee was ripped and stained with blood and a memory that I did not care to recount. My Carhartt shorts did not even have a snag. After skidding down the highway at 85 mph my favorite shorts remained in excellent condition. My friend had skidded through his Levis and was literally suffering a serious case of the gone a**. It was then I realized, my Carhartt shorts literally saved my a**. It has been over 10 years since that accident and my son, who was six months old at the time, wears those shorts on a regular basis and they are still in perfect condition. The Harley is gone and the scars have diminished, but the Carhartt shorts are still around.

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    2010-11-23

    richard furze'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    carhartt jackett

    i know of a accident of a gunshott that went through a bathroom wall exited the outside of the wall hit a man on the side of his ribs and the bullett just rolled off his carhartt jacket not entering him,thank god for the carhartt jackett

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    2010-11-23

    izzy gravouia'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    Works Hard Plays harder

    My story is simple, best baby clothes< if only there grew with them.

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    2010-11-23

    Tom Valuska'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    Carhartt vs. stihl - carhartt wins

    I was cutting wood all day with a Stihl 031 chainsaw and nearing the end of the day was physically worn out. I live in Ohio and it was winter and cold. I had on my Carhartt winter bibs and carhartt jacket. I had finished a cut and pulled back and the saw still spinning landed above my knee on the reinforced area. I immediatley waited for a wet warm feeling running down my leg as I dropped the saw but the reinforced knee stopped the Stihl from cuttig my leg. I still have the bibs with the knee cut open even though I dont fit in them anymore. Thank you for a fantastick and tough product.

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    2010-11-23

    Sandra Bruce'S STORY

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    2010-11-23

    Gave my coat away

    Last November, during mule deer season in West Texas, my sister showed up at the camp with only a sweater. Texas weather can change quickly. The temperatures fell to the low 20s, the butane lines froze and we had little heat. I had packed two coats, my Carhartt and my Cabella's hunting coat, so I gave her my Carhartt. She loved it! I didn't have the heart to ask for it back and wouldn't have because she needed it but I sure miss that coat.

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    2010-11-24

    Erma Roberts'S STORY

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    2010-11-24

    Story of Charlie

    This December I will be 70 years old. I remember vividly my father putting on his Carhartt coat at the back door to go out to face the elements of a Pennsylvania winter. We were not rich people, but when Dad bought us clothing and outer wear, he never spared the cost. He grumbled if the price of something would go up, but never, never would he allow us to go without the best. My brothers all had a Carhartt, and were so proud to be wearing one. You see, I am a girl and could only wear one of the "boys" when I had to go out back to feed the dog. Carhartt has been around many many years.

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    2010-11-24

    John SAx'S STORY

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    2010-11-24

    WYOMING WINTERS

    MY DAD- worked on the oil rigs for 20+ years, he was the big hoss on a rig in northern wyoming. Temps down to -60, He still has his black bibs and coat he bought 19 years ago, they are still in good shape and still warm as hell. i will never buy anything but carhartts unless its a gift. CARHARTT TOUGH!!!!!

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    2010-11-24

    JEFF LANCASTER'S STORY

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    2010-11-24

    YOUNGSTER LOST

    I GOT LOST WHEN I WANDERED OFF OF A DEERSTAND WHILE OUT HUNTING WITH MY DAD IN ALABAMA. IT WAS 17 DEGREES THAT DAY. I WAS 11 YEARS OLD. I WAS SO FAR LOST IN THE FOREST , I GOT VERY DISTRESSED. I SAW MY DADS TRUCK RACING AROUND A BEND, HIGH ABOVE ME ON A RIDGE. I MADE MY WAY UP THE HILL AND SAT BY A TREE, HOPING HE WOULD COME BACK THAT WAY. IT GOT DARK, AND THE TEMPERTURE FELL MORE. I FELL ASLEEP PROBABLY BECAUSE I WAS WARM AND COZY IN MY BROWN DUCK COVERALLS, SKULL CAP, AND GORE-TEX GLOVES. I WAS FOUND AT 10 PM THAT NIGHT, ASLEEP BY THE TREE. I WAS AWAKENED BY MY DADS TRUCK MUFFLERS, AND BRIGHT HEADLIGHTS SHINING THROUGH MY EYELIDS, WE SHARED A HUG AND A CRY. THANKS.

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    2010-11-24

    Colleen'S STORY

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    2010-11-24

    Dan D's Story

    My boyfriend works outside all year round. I can't stand it when he leaves in the morning knowing that he will be outside all day in the freezing weather. He has a carhartt jacket but its old and he recently found out that he lost his cover-alls somehow when we moved. I have recently found out I am pregnant. With knowing that we don't have the extra cash to spend because we have to save. It just makes me so sad to know that he will only have a coat to wear this winter and will freeze everyday just to make money to support us and our unborn child :(.

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    2010-11-24

    Emory Lundy'S STORY

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    2010-11-24

    Hanging by his suspenders

    Years ago when I was working at Oldsmobile in Lansing Mi, I was talking with a forman and he was telling me what had happened to him a day before. He had been up on his two story house roof doing some repairs and had slipped because of the roofs pitch, and as he slid to the edge he nudged the ladder away. Needles to say this was bad, but as he went over the edge his suspenders of his Carhart bibs caught on a gutter nale that was protrudeing a little. As he was hanging there a young lady who was renting the upstairs appartement came up the outside stairs. He yelled to her for help but she just glanced his way and went inside, but as he was swinging there in the wind she came back out and asked if she could help. End of story she went for help and the suspenders did hold.

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    2010-11-24

    Eric Flint'S STORY

    2010-11-24

    cave proof!

    I've been part of organized cave exploration for years in Texas. The caves in Texas are very small and tight for the most part with lots of sharp rocks. Over the years I have run through lots of pants caving, I stared wearing my Carhartt overalls on trips and those things are indestructible and comfortable. I'm sold if I ever manage to tear-up my overalls I will defiantly replace them with the same.

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    2010-11-24

    Raj'S STORY

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    2010-11-24

    Carhartt Courage in Chicago

    It was 3 in the morning in the streets of Roackford,IL where one desperate young man was struggling in snow to deliver papers to the neighborhood friends and families during Christmas season to find a happy Christmas by making his ends meet on time.It was,of course possible,but not without carhartt's courageous support to save his chest in snow.

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    2010-11-25

    Quintin Galindo'S STORY

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    2010-11-25

    Best CarHartt story of your life time!

    CarHartt is the best winter gear ever plus its even good for working on your cars Plus hunting. Everyone should know that already... but I really like it in the winter for Snowmobiling sledding and Hunting with my family. I especially like it when your car needs worked on because it will protect you from getting dirty. I really would like a new CarHartt set because i've had mine for over a year and its getting very worn out.

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    2010-11-25

    Lynn Bettelyoun'S STORY

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    2010-11-25

    Winter is Carhartt country

    We live at an elevation of 4200 ft at the base of the Central Oregon Cascde Mt range, to say the least we get alot of extream cold as well as snow. On 11-23-2010 we recieved 14in of snow fall, that night it went to -14 degrees. This story is not uncommon here, this is why we wear Carhartt Artic gear. Carhartt keeps us warm in the most extream conditions. I work late at night or very early mornings keeping roads clear so that the public can get to work or busses can get the kids to school and the mail can get delivered.

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    2010-11-25

    Jeremiah Compton'S STORY

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    2010-11-25

    Fiery Warm

    It was freezing cold outside and raining but my uncle bud had just given me a new set of carhartts a few days before. I had just finished 1 week of college and had been hired as a welder on the mississippi repairing bardges. We had yellow raincoats on company issued , dumb decision. Molten steal and plastic don't mix. I was welding on the cortnozzel or propeller housing wich is made of stainless steal, and it burns HOT. Two other guys grinded and another swung a sludge hammer for a welder hot tacking. On top of that it was raining cats and dogs and my ears face and eyes were drinched, I couldn't hear anything. Apparently the overhead welding had caught my leg and crotch area on fire and my fellow welder was yelling at me and I didn't know it. It took him five minutes to climb down from the scaffolding and get my attention by that time I had felt a warm fuzzy feeling, of course it felt good until the smell of burnt plastic annoyed me. I quickly put out my leg with my welding gloves and went about my work. My Carhartts made it through that night drinched with melted plastic all over them but there were no holes and no burns on my body and only brown marks on the carhartts. They are definetly superior to any other product on the market and i'd recommend them to anybody in any trade. In all I caught on fire five times one including the crotch area and not one burn. Great clothing, not the raincoat of course. If you wanta keep warm and not get burnt, wear Carhartts

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    2010-11-25

    kyle renneberg'S STORY

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    2010-11-25

    my carhartt

    see u hear all these storys about if i didnt have a carhartt i would have froze to death or i would have gottin my arm cut off or lost a leg to hell with that bear overalls and coats are just as strong just as durable but carhartt costs twice as much but u do get what u pay for... i baught my carhartt at a yard sale for 3 dollers. this is by far the best 3 dollers i have ever spent. ive beat the hell out of this coat and it still is holding up ive gottin acid on the sleave i gotten my sleaves caugh on barbwire fences... i love my carheartt and i wouldnt trade it for any coat out there no way no how

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    2010-11-25

    kyle renneberg'S STORY

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    2010-11-25

    my carhartt

    i baught my carhartt at a yard sale about 2 years ago.. ive grown up wearing carhartts sine i was 6 years old.. i work on my truck almost everyweekend so im constantly out in the elements so needless to say my coat has seen its day hahah... i gotta say i will never switch to a different brand of coat or overalls ive never owned a pair of carhartt overalls becouse i cant aford them and ive never ownd a new carhartt coat eather. i have owned used hand me downs and 3$ yard sale specials. 1 day ill try to save the money so i can experiance the feeling of a new carhartt coat and overalls...

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    2010-11-25

    Andrea Bones'S STORY

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    2010-11-25

    Not my story but pretty good...

    We sell Carhartt at my work. I had a customer come in to buy a new coat and he was really excited. He said he loved these coats because they are so tough. He already owned one but when he was hit by a car and broke a lot of bones, the Carhartt didn't have a scratch. I said "wow, that's amazing" he followed up by telling me that a couple of years ago he was hit by a semi and he was completely broken but the coat was fine. I told him that maybe he shouldn't wear the coat any more and he said that's why he was getting a new one but the old one was hanging in his garage. He figured that getting hit by a car and a semi while wearing the same coat meant he should not tempt fate but he did appreciate that the coat was strong enough to take on a semi and not get a single tear, while the same semi broke him. I share that story with everyone who is interested in buying some quality clothing.

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    2010-11-26

    nathan Mann'S STORY

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    2010-11-26

    I was walking down the street minding my own business...

    I was walking down the street minding my own business when out of the blue, I saw a Chevy with a heart on it. And that is when I had the great idea. Car, heart, carheart. Yeah, I invented the company. That's the ticket. Oh , wait a minute , I spelled it wrong. So sorry.

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    2010-11-26

    Geron Cottam'S STORY

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    2010-11-26

    Beat the Heat

    A buddy and myself were quail hunting on their family ranch in Northwestern Oklahoma in the winter of 2007. One particular field we were hunting had been cleared of cedar trees a few months before and needed to have the dead trees burned off. About a week prior to our hunt, we had been graced with a good snow storm to moisten the ground and grass fields so this seemed to be a good time to set fire to a few of them as we left the field to move on to hunt the next. As we lit one particular tree a gust of wind came and excellerated the flame and caught the grass on fire. In the next few minutes as we were stomping the small flames the gusts seemed to come out of nowhere and pushed the fire further along and out of our control. After making a phone call to my buddy's uncle and asking to have a brush pumper sent to the river bottom, I took off my Carhartt Artic Parka and began beating the flames with it as my buddy did the same with his blaze orange quail jacket. A local oil and gas pumper saw the flames from a nearby well site and came by to help as did my buddy's uncle. I passed off my Carhartt and jumped on the four wheeler to run up and meet the fire department at the ranch entrance. While waiting for the brush pumper to show up, the oil and gas pumper drove up next to me and informed me that the flames had been put out between the three of them, two coats and a shovel . He sheepishly smiled and and said,"By the way, they have your coat down there with them. She took an @$$ whoopin' but she got the job done!" After several good washes, I was able to get most of the stains out as well as the melted peppermints that were left in the pockets. With the exception of a few minor holes in the cuffs, she's as good as new. She helped produce some of the best looking 3 acres of grass you've ever seen for about the next two years...

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    2010-11-26

    Mike Plaska'S STORY

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    2010-11-26

    Winter Blues

    It begins many years ago when my wife and I were only a few years into our marriage- 2 children, house payments, food,etc. you know the drill. I was working for a municipal utility and although stable employment, there were limits to the rate of pay. My dream outdoor apparel was Carhartt brand but with not much wiggle room in the pocketbook, I was always looking for a way to purchase a winter coat. The opportunity occured during the Fall while reading the electric meters in the town. A builder had recently constructed a garage behind a home and needed to get the 20 yards of sand fill for the garage floor (which was out at the road due to site conditions) inside. The builder offered to pay $100 cash if the work could be done that day. Coincidentially, my dream "Artic lined" coat w/hood could be purchased for the nearly identical amount! I volunteered and 10 hours of wheelbarrowing later, cramping and tired, I had my reward. That was 26 years ago and the coat and I have many rewarding/warm stories. Thank You Carhartt!

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    2010-11-27

    Bob Langevin'S STORY

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    2010-11-27

    Worn out Carhartt

    In 2001, my son bought me a Carhartt for Christmas. It has been one of the finest coats that I have every worn. I have recovered the outside pockets pockets and three times I have done the sleeves. My seamstress told me that I have spent more money fixing the coat then purchasing a new coat. Big R Supply, Great Falls, Montana, said that Carhartt does not make this design any more....what am I to do. I think winning this contest and having Carhartt redesign the one I have.

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    2010-11-27

    gianni'S STORY

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    2010-11-27

    no boots

    camping in winter and forgot my boots! so i had to put plastic safeway bags around my foot to keep me dry.

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    2010-11-27

    Karen Lindberg'S STORY

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    2010-11-27

    Down to Earth

    We live in a suburb in Northeast Ohio where designer clothes roam the halls of the local high school. Carhartt is there too; and the boys who where them. There is just something about a simple, rugged style that appeals to a female. My daughter's attend this school where the boys who wear Carharrt, boots and drive pickup trucks are gaining a popularity. The girls are following in their flannel shirts and are even going to "Truck Night" on Fridays in the summer. I believe that Carhartt is a "down to earth" brand and style. Maybe my daughter's are hoping to meet a real "down to earth" kinda boy. I hope they do!

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    2010-11-27

    Jeremy'S STORY

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    2010-11-27

    Like No Other

    I first started wearing Carhartt clothing while working with a close friend doing tree work, I quickly appreciated the ruggedness and comfort of the clothing. I am a motorcycle rider on and off the road, I typically wore specialized gear for off road but could not find anything that I felt protected in on the streets so I began to wear my Carhartt pants whenever I was on my import bike. Well as statistics would have it I took a really nasty spill after a vehicle nearly ran me over, I was tossed and slid almost a hundred feet. After my body came to a stop and was able to stand up I began to inspect myself for injury and aside from a few scrapes and bruises I was protected. To my amazement my clothing was frayed but no holes, even more important I did not lose any skin or suffer "road rash". I cannot express enough how much of a lifetime customer of Carhartt clothing I am now. Thank you for a truly dependable product, Sincerely Jeremy

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    2010-11-28

    Markus Bays'S STORY

    2010-11-28

    Boy Number 4 and Counting

    Sventeen years ago while looking for a tough multipurpose winter coat for my son, we came across a Carhart coat Sz 4 at a local feed store that was just the right fit. He wore it Rabbit hunting, sleigh riding, & working in the barn. Needless to say it was a very important part of his wardrobe. When he out-grew it, it was passed down to my nephew, who wore it for a couple of years and then passed it down to his brother. Then my wife and I had another son 3 years ago and guess what came back home, that's right the same Carhart coat that my 20 year old wore when he was the same age. To top off the story, I recently found out that I am gonna be the grandfather of a baby boy, so when my son out-grows it, we will have to put this family heirloom up until the next little Carhart Kid gets ready for it!

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    2010-11-28

    Michele Ledoux'S STORY

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    2010-11-28

    Adirondack Beef Company

    Our entire family is involved in the farm where we raise natural beef, pork and lamb. We have found out the hard way to always buy Carhartt's because the other brands just can not stand up to the work rigors of being on a farm. When you have daily chores and farm projects, moving cattle, building fence, and all the other projects associated with keeping a farm operational you need something that will keep you warm in the winter and hold up to fence building in the summer. We have found out that Carhartt's our the way to go and they will last! We have passed them down now from brother to sister and when family comes to visit and help out, we always have a spare pair of bibs for them to borrow! Thanks for making something so durable and worth their value, especially in today's farming economy.

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    2010-11-28

    Dee Ellis'S STORY

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    2010-11-28

    Always pull the key, tag out.....

    I was working with Tim all morning on this poorly loved forklift- the odd one with the forks that swing the load over the side for trestle work. He needed to finish a weld and I was greasing the added on PTO drive under the radiator. I heard the solenoid switch click as Tim fired up that machine and I screamed, fighting for my right arm (it was in the belt drive up to the shoulder). Okay, so I didn't pull the key- but he didn't walk around the machine, either. I screamed all the way to the ER and when they wanted to CUT THROUGH the straps of my brand new carhart bibs? I stopped screaming and offered to stand up and take them off for them- no way they were going to cut my new bibs, it wasn't so bad there was blood on them, but heck I was gonna use 'em for several more years, right?

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    2010-11-28

    Dave Peterson'S STORY

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    2010-11-28

    Great Coat

    I just bought 2 coats for my work.I work outside an at 5:00 in the morning it is so cold but now that i have 2 new carhartt coats it is much better to work in that kind of weather.Now whith the coats i can work in any kind of weather. You should sell the hood with that coat. The coats are great an i will tell every body i know about them.

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    2010-11-28

    Michael Parke'S STORY

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    2010-11-28

    Warmth

    I have owned your coats and vests for years. Living in Chicago we do get cold weather and from the first time I wore my first coat whenever it gets really cold, regardless of where I am going, I put my black Carhart on. Though the coat is light in weight it is the best at keeping the wind off the body. Great products.

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    2010-11-29

    John'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    WILD HORSES

    I am involved with horses and carrage driving. Years ago I was out driving a carrage with a friend, who owned a belgan clysdale mix. While I was driving during the drive she miss judged a hill and rolled the carrage over, which spooked the horse into taking off at a full out run. Luckly she was tossed free, but i was not so lucky, I had got my foot stuck in the reins and was being draged along a gravle road. Thankfully I was wearing my Carhartt. After I kicked loose of the reins I was surprised to see my helmet beat to heck but the rest of me was unharmed thanks to the Carhartt jacket.

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    2010-11-29

    curt yustus'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    best in the busines

    ok this is it , there warm, there tough ,and they look good. i am not sucking up its the truth. case closed.

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    2010-11-29

    Roger Williams'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    More road time

    A couple of years ago while visiting a local mountain town , I wandered into a mostly Country Western/ work clothing store. On the rack of carhartt denim pants was a pair of Flannel lined denium pants, just my size. I tried them on and probably for the first time in my life the length and waist both fit. I told the owner that I ride a motorcycle all year and these would be perfect for the colder days and evenings and I could eliminate the Long Johns I usually have to wear to keep my legs warm. I told him I would buy them and another pair for back up. He advised me that was the last pair he had like that. At every store I visit that sells carhartt pants I look for that same style so I can buy another pair. The men and women in my Harley-Davidson group all want a pair. All I have to do is roll up the cuffs to show them the Flannel lining inside then tell them how crazy warm they are. Thanks for the best MC pants out there.

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    2010-11-29

    Howard Long'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    BoBo's Bottle

    BoBo was a runt and had been rejected. It could not have come at a worse time. His first few hours of life and the dead of winter. He was on his way out of this world, and we were determined to keep him here and were willing to fight. That meant bottle feedings at least four times a day. After making the bottles of milk and placing them insde the inner pockets of my Carhartt, I would start the long walk to the drafty old barn. Once inside, I would tuck that little goat inside my Carhartt jacket and take out a bottle from the inside pocket that had kept his milk nice and warm. He would eat and fall asleep inside my jacket and not want to leave the warmth and comfort it provided. I can't say as I blame him, I have felt that way many times when my wife has said she was cold and needed my jacket. BoBo made it through the struggle for life and is the star of the ranch...a kind of mascot to the underdog of life. It's fitting it was a Carhartt jacket--gear known for being rugged and tough--that protected that little underdog. But I know a goat who if he could talk would would say its as soft and warm as a mothers hug.

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    2010-11-29

    D. R. Deas'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    D. R. Deas Story

    It was about 20 degrees with a wind chill of 15 that morning But I didn't care much because I had my favorite old Carhart on while we were finishing up a home that we were framing on Lake Martin, I had been cutting over head with a skill saw and my arms were getting very tired so I would cut and then allow the saw to come down and rest on my chest to rest my arms, this went on all morning and everything was fine until the saw got a chunk of wood caught in the safety guide that immediately came down each time before, but this time was different, as my arms gave out and I went to rest the saw on my chest my carhart coat actually stopped the blade and saved my life, and I don't mind saying that I wear that 7 1/4 inch cut across the chest of that Carhart with pure pride, They truly are the toughest and warmest and most comfortable coat's on the market. D.R.Deas Owner -D.R.Deas Construction L.L.C Jackson's Gap Al. (Lake Martin) 

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    2010-11-29

    greg steelsmith'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    carhartt jacket mad me feel safe

    on an emergency run to check for a natueral gas leak in the down town dist. i pull up behind the new fire truck the city just bought lights strobing at about 8:30 pm it was parked in the ally /upon smelling gas i proceeded to find the problem im working arond a roof top heater setting in the ground and flames go across my shoulders i said to the fire chief did you see that and hen said thats done that 7 or 8 times since youve been standing there i shut the gas off to that unit to make the area safe and looked at my coat for damage/ i was real glad i had worn my carhartt jacket on that call/thanks carhartt for making my job easier g.steelsmith

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    2010-11-29

    George J. Waldner'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    Farm

    I Work On A Farm, I Wear Carhartt Because I Try Them All , They Work Good For Me, And Warm , And Very Strong I Would Strongly Recommened To Everybody Who Work Outside

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    2010-11-29

    Teresa Weigel'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    North Dakota Winters

    My family and I have lived on the coast in Oregon for the last seven years. Needless to say, we've become wimps when it comes to bad weather. It very rarely gets below freezing and we never have to shovel snow. The only thing that is hard is not seeing the sun for months at a time. Well, this summer all that will change. We are packing up and moving to my husbands hometown of Minot, ND, where the winters are brutal. Tons of snow and extremely cold temperatures. We will be farming and ranching which will require us to be out in those elements daily. I've never worn Carharts before, but because I'm a wimp when it comes to weather and the North Dakota winters are tough--I'm hoping I get to wear Carhart's and be Carhart Tough!!

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    2010-11-29

    Robert Fritz'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    Working outside in Winter

    I am work in Contruction. I have used Carhartt's for many years. This is the only way to try and stay warm while working when the tempeture can even be below 0 degrees with a lot of winds and snow or ice coming down at the same time. Carhartt is the only way I have been able to stand the outside working in construction with all the bad weather in the winter time.

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    2010-11-29

    Marguerite Provost'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    Carhartt or Nothing at all

    My son Todd won't wear any other brand but Carhartt. His whole wardrobe has been nothing but Carhartt for the last 20 years. It sure makes my Christmas shopping for him very easy. I like the fact that the clothing last so long. It is very durable. There is something for every season. Clothes that wick in the summer and others to keep you comfy and warm in the winter. Thanks Carhartt.

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    2010-11-29

    Larry Ward'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    Fire in the garage

    Had a gasoline fire in the garage. Had no water, no extinguisher, no nothing. SO...took my c-hart coat off and beat the fire out completely out. Afterwards, I washed the coat and it was fine. You have great products.

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    2010-11-29

    Bill McCoy'S STORY

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    2010-11-29

    Farmers Joy

    Last February one of my cows had a baby calf on the Southeast pasture of my small farm in rural Tennessee. After missed the mother cow at the barn at feeding time, I set out on my four wheeler to locate her. When I got to her I could see that the baby calf was covered by the frozen rain and near death. I took my Carhartt jacket and wrapped the baby calf, laid it nest to me on the four wheeler and drove back to the barn where I could dry off the baby calf and put it in a safe warm place. The mother cow followed me all the way and seemed very pleased that I had saved her baby. Thank you Carhartt.

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    2010-11-30

    jim ouderkirk'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    4 generations

    I was 20, now 56, andfollowing my then girlfriend to a few garage sales. as she looked at a bunch of glass items i hit the clothing rack and saw my perfect find. it was a fleece lined vest that was very well worn but not torn and theb zipper worked. it was my size, so i tried it on, and as i did a 50 something gent approached me and proceeded to tell me tjhat the vest belonged to his dad and was handed down to him...but he gained weight and it did not fit him anymore. it fit me and i loved the piece...so i dropped 5 bucks and bought it. 26 years later i still wear ... it but it has been to two colleges with my son, who lifted it from my closet, prior to my taking it back this fall. there is no telling how old the vest is...but it still serves the purpose it was bougjht for...keeping my core warm in upstate ny weather... thanks carhartt/

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    2010-11-30

    Mike's story'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    tougher than steel

    I have been a mechanic for 23 years. I started wearing carhartt when working on logging equipment in the Idaho mountains. After getting them fully covered in oil, grease, and whatever else it was common to wash them the same way we did the machinery, with a pressure washer. They were so tough they would survive even this abuse for years.

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    2010-11-30

    Priscilla Sandberg Lovering'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    Tax Accountant Behind the Desk in Carhartt

    Carhartts are for work. That much is true. But while people normally think of men battling the elements or working on the farm, nobody thinks of wearing them while doing tax returns. My husband Scott has to work nearly every weekend in the winter doing tax work for corporate America. The only thing that keeps him motivated to go into the office is that on the weekends, he gets to wear his Carhartts. His "business casual" consists of his double kneed 15 year old faded work pants, his long sleeve black Carhartt Tshirt and his favorite blue sweatshirt. I think it reminds him of being in our cabin in Vermont- where he always wears his Carhartts.

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    2010-11-30

    Tracey Barnes'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    A gift for a stranger

    My husband Joey is an amazing man. He works our farm with livestock, has a full time job with a regulatory company and has a wood pellet mill business up in Nebraska. One day he was traveling North into Nebraska and came across an old man hitchhiking. The man was traveling North trying to get home to Minnesota. My husband gave him a ride. The gentleman wanted to go to Omaha to a homeless shelter for the night. It was out of my husbands way, but he never let on to the man that he was not headed there. He asked the man if he was hungry and he said yes, Joe took him to get something to eat and then on to the shelter. As the man was getting out of the car my husband asked him if he had a coat, he said no. My husband reached in the back seat for his Carhartt coat and handed in to the man. He said "Here take this coat, it has been good to me so hopefully it will do the same for you". The two men then parted ways. Guess I better get my husband a new Carhartt coat for Christmas! The horse in the picture is our Mustang "Molly".

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    2010-11-30

    connie'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    Car Trouble

    My husband was doing a little work on our car outside no garage and all of a sudden the car caught fire. It was really cold snow on the ground back in Iowa. Anyway I took my brand new coat off and helped put the fire out. It didn't hurt my coat much at all. I still have the coat today and it looks great. The car caught fire five years ago.

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    2010-11-30

    NE CAREY'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    QUAD RIDING

    Quad ridin through the woods one day No GPS, lost my way. The gulch came up very fast This ride may be my very last. Over I tumbled, quad and all Watching earth and sky during my fall. The ground came fast, the ground came hard. Figured I'd played my last card. Hadn't counted on my Carhartt stuff. As been said, it's rough and tough. Quad demolished, but not me. Covered in Carhartt was the key. Carhartt for people hard as nails. Keeps me safe, never fails. For my adventures, I play it smart Dress rough and tough, Go Carhartt!

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    2010-11-30

    Michelle Coartney'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    Where is my Carhartt coat?

    Our story has nothing to do with weather and everything to do with quality. My son was 3 when I bought his first Carhartt coat, at a yard sale, for $5. There was nothing wrong with it of course, the last youngster just grew out of it. The coat was too big at first, I had intended for the coat to wait, but that did not happen, when he saw that he had a coat like daddy he started wearing it. I think he wore it for 4 years or so when I saw another brown Carhartt coat just like it only bigger at another yard sale. What are the odds of that? So I bought it and he is now 11, still wearing the second coat. I try to hide it or put it in another closet and all I hear is "WHERE IS MY CARHARTT COAT?" No other coat fits the same or moves with an active young boy like a Carhartt. It looks like I have to go buy him a new one at full price but it is worth it! I can see the trip to the store now, we will probably come home with the same brown color!

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    2010-11-30

    Michael Strotman'S STORY

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    2010-11-30

    Carhartt vs. Wyoming

    A few years back I was working for a construction company in Florida. This was right around the time when the economy was at it's worst point. I was called into the bosses office on a Monday afternoon and told that we did not have any work locally for the next few months. I was given an option to be laid off or to take a crew from Florida to just north of Seattle to build a bridge. I of course chose to keep my job. We left on a Saturday in the beginning of February. We were supposed to make it from Florida to Seattle by Tuesday morning. That meant driving over 3200 miles in four days. Being in Florida, myself and the other three members of the crew were lacking the proper winter gear for a trip like this. We figured somewhere along the way we would stop and buy coats and would be ok. So off we went, four guys in a F350, pulling a twenty foot box trailer behind us. We didn't know what we were in for. In Georgia we stopped for fuel and food and in the shopping center behind the Burger King we were eating at, we saw a Carhartt outlet store, in we went. All four of us bought brand new Carhartt coats. Mine was tan with the dark brown collar and the fleece lining. I had always wanted a Carhartt, now I finally had one. The trip from there was uneventful, the weather got colder and we hit snow in a few spots along the way. This was nothing compared to what we would hit in Wyoming. The picture I attached to this was a shot I took as we were driving up the mountain. the dark clouds in the distance are the ones that led to the making of this story. As we headed up the mountain on the interstate, the snow began to fall and the road was covered in front of us in less than an hour. The traffic began to slow and thin out. At one point we passed an exit for a small town and discussed stopping there for the night. As the supervisor on the trip I decided we needed to push on in order to make it to our destination on time. Big mistake. Thirty miles later as we started down the other side of the mountain on a 6% grade, we were passed by a semi truck. The semi began to fish tail and I swerved to avoid it. This put us in a fish tail and we started sliding down the hill in a v-shape. We must have slid at least two hundred yards before we finally and luckily straightened out. I shifted the truck into 2nd and just coasted the rest of the way down the hill. The whole time I could feel the trailer trying to pull us back off the road. A mile later when we hit the bottom the axel in the trailer broke completely. We pulled over and inspected the damage. It was nothing we would be able to fix, it would need to be towed. That's when we noticed that none of us had a cell signal. So we decided to unhook from the trailer and drive on to get a signal or a tow truck. Well, when you have a broken axel on a box trailer you can't crank it up high enough to unhook from it. So now we were stuck. The traffic was getting thinner and thinner, the temperature was dropping and the snow was falling very hard at this point. There was less then a quarter of a tank of fuel left in the truck and nobody would stop to help. Not that I could blame them, we were at the bottom of a big hill and only semi trucks were on the road at this point. A decision had to be made on what to do. Would all four of us stay in the truck with the heat running and hope the fuel held out until someone stopped or walk to the next exit for help. The map showed an exit a little over two miles up the road. So I decided that two of us would walk and two would stay with the truck and try to get someone to stop. So we started walking. Myself and Jaison, through almost a foot of snow, in temperatures in the teens, with jeans and a Carhartt. We walked the two miles, found the on ramp, only to find out the nearest gas station with a phone was still another mile down the road. Luckily though at that point a woman passed and offered to drive us the rest of the way and then to take us back to our truck. We were of course very grateful. My feet were frozen and wet, so were my legs, hands, and head, but my upper body and arms were always warm. That Carhartt jacket did it's job in the worst winter conditions I have personally ever seen. It took almost two hours to make the hike through the snow and the wind was whipping the whole time. I am sure there are stories that are more dramatic than mine. I just wanted to share this one because I was so impressed with that jacket. I have never owned a coat that is so easy to wear, work in, and holds up as well as that one has. I still have it, I live in Maryland now and when it gets cold, out it comes. It is my favorite coat and I won't ever own or buy another brand. That jacket got myself and my crew out of a potentially dangerous situation and I doubt that I could have made that walk without the core of my body staying warm and dry. Thanks Carhartt. Mike Strotman

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    2010-12-01

    Chris Newsome'S STORY

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    2010-12-01

    My Father Osby Dee

    My father, Osby Dee Newsome, would always wear his Carhardt coat in the dead of winter, (in Northern Michigan). True, it was a handsome coat, and a masculine coat; but, He wore that coat same for so many years that both he and the coat began to look pale and thin. Several of us in the family tried buying him a new coat, but you know the old saying, "You can buy your Dad a new Carhardt but you can't make him get out of the old one!" Then we were watching a Paul Newman movie called, "Nobody's Fool", where-in Mr. Newman's character (role) was older like Dad, wore a Carhardt coat just exactly like Dad's, and seemed to have to have control of everyone and everything just like Dad; then suddenly, Dad walked into the doorway wearing the brand NEW Carhardt coat that we bought him ... and we just laughed until we fell off our seats! (story by his younger son chris)

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    2010-12-01

    cheryl kelly'S STORY

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    2010-12-01

    On the road again

    When I was little, my dad worked 80 hours a week as a body fender man; I rarely saw him and yet, he was my favorite person in the whole world. On weekends when the garage was busy, Dad helped out by driving the tow truck. In order to spend time together, dad would take me out on the road with him sometimes. I felt so important, sitting right next to him in the front seat of that tow truck. He looked so official; and Carhartt was his uniform. I loved the smell of grease, the stains upon his coveralls; those durable worn Carhartts were the personification of his love for his family. He was everything. I swore that one day I would be just like my dad. Though he thought it rather strange, he happily bought me a pair of Carhartt pants when I was in high school. Me, a girly girl being raised on Carhartt's. What more can I say? Carhartt has a very special place in my heart.

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    2010-12-02

    Phill Winklepleck'S STORY

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    2010-12-02

    Carhartt is simply the best

    I work in Yosemite NP for the Park Service. I live and work with up to twelve individuals in remote areas of the park maintaining, constructing, and repairing trails. As you all should know, the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range is composed of granite, an extremly hard, sharp and abrasive rock. We spend ten hour days moving and laying 500+ lb peices of this rock, crushing it to make fill, drilling em, hammering em, tossing em when were pissed, you name it and our clothing has to stand up to it. Carhartt has been the only company that makes clothing that can withstand the abuse I throw at them. Since we live so far back in the wilderness, I try to live as light as possible. I literally used two pairs of the double front dungarees all season, and they still have some life left in them! So thanks Carhartt for making some kick a$$ workwear that toughs it out!!!

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    2010-12-02

    Greg Vite'S STORY

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    2010-12-02

    QUALITY FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION

    I can always count on CARHARTT for a quality product while working outdoors or indoors through the four seasons. The CARHARTT brand is well known in my family. My boys just purchased CARHARTT coats and glooves because they see that it will stand the test of time in the tough Michigan winter.

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    2010-12-02

    Kevin Randall'S STORY

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    2010-12-02

    Spending Time With Father

    When I was younger my dad would bring me to his work to help him out on weekends. He ran heavy machinery while I helped move stuff, and sat in the cab of the excavator. During summer it was a pretty cool thing to do. When winter came along I was afraid that I was going to freeze. It was at this time that my father allowed me to use one of his Carhartt jackets. It kept me not only warm but there were times that I would have cut myself if I had not worn it. To this day whenever I see Carhartt apparel I have fond memories of this time.

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    2010-12-02

    brian spainhour'S STORY

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    2010-12-02

    almost forzen

    Several years back hunting in northern missouri . me and my brother was heading out to deer stand . It was a very cold morning wind blowing and snow falling.We headed down a path across the timber to a creek.Thats where we got in trouble.My brother went to cross the ice and fell in up to his neck.Luckily he was able to get his head back up. lookin around i could find nothing to stick out to him so I used my carhart bibs to throw out to him to help pull him out of the water.i guess they kept us warm and safe .We always wear carhart out hunting and we always will.Thanks andlie always keep making the best clothing.

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    2010-12-02

    Jeff'S STORY

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    2010-12-02

    Cold Morning Motorcycle Wreck

    Early one cold morning, my ambulance was called for a motorcycle wreck on a rural road. When we arrived on scene, motorcycle parts and organs were laying in the road. As my partner and I searched for the rest of the rider, we got called to a nearby farmhouse. The rider hitched a ride there to call 9-1-1 after he obliterated a deer. The lucky rider's Carhartt coveralls protected him. he was ok. I've been a Carhartt believer ever since.

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    2010-12-02

    Jonathan Loveland'S STORY

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    2010-12-02

    It Saved My Life

    It all started last June when me and a couple of buddies were camping in the woods near my house. It was kinda cold so i was wearing my carhart jacket. I woke up for a minute to stoke the fire, when I noticed a strange green beam coming from the clouds. I tried to alert my buddies but couldnt move or talk, it was like i was a statue. Before i knew it i was being taken up into the clouds, i saw a spaceship and almost crapped myself. The door opened and I observed many little blue aliens about 4 feet tall, they were wearing some kind of metal jacket. When i was brought in the were manhandling me, i immediately thought that this wasnt going to end well. One of the strange blue creatures spoke english and was trying to tell me that they were going to do tests on me. I then broke free from there hold and tried to hit one of them, then they all pulled out photon guns and shot me. but since i was wearing my carhart the photon rays bounced of me and destroyed every single one of them. i took control of the ship and went back to where my buddies were still sleeping. I landed near our campsite and woke up my buddies and and we went on a stellar joy ride. Thanks Carhart you saved me and the world!

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    2010-12-02

    Don'S STORY

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    2010-12-02

    Homeless woman

    Last Winter Myself and a Friend Noticed a White woman in the Park every day But this one particular day it was cold and she had no Coat, I had my favorite Carhartt Coat in my Truck, so along with in and $20 I gave it to Her. But the biggest reward was we drove by a few weeks later and she was still wearing my Coat.

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    2010-12-03

    Lee F.'S STORY

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    2010-12-03

    Hella good work boots

    I purchased a pair of Carhartt work boots in April of 2004. Since then I have tortured the boots with muck, mud, crude oil, snow, sewer water, and hot coals. Not to mention that I've walked more miles in them than any man should ever do with a work boot. To this day they have never been oiled and are still water resistant. These boots cost me half as much as other pairs of work boots I have purchased in the past, and those boots haven't lasted half as long. They are still comfortable, safe, and warm... I will be sad whenever it is that this pair of boots finally wears out. But you can be sure that there will never be another brand of work boots that I will buy. For me it's Carhartt boots - or bare feet.

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    2010-12-03

    Tiffany 'S STORY

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    2010-12-03

    Remembering my dad

    When i was around the age of 9 i remeber putting on my dad's carhartt jacket that he use to wear to work everyday cold day. Sadly my dad passed away a month ago and we had to retire that Carhartt that he had worn. I am 20 years old now and just recently bought my first carhartt jacket, not only does that jacket keep my warm i feel like its a protector to me just like my dad was. When wearing the jacket i constantly think of how my dad would want me to be safe and warm and would approve of such a great jacket. Also i feel that wearing this jacket brings not only the memories of my dad back but makes me feel closer to my dad.. Thank you carhartt for providing me with a great memorie.

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    2010-12-03

    Brian Johnson'S STORY

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    2010-12-03

    Angel on my shoulder

    I'm sorry i don't have a photo of the pants for you, but i thought i would relay this story anyway. I submitted a photo of another pair i bought at the same time that i still own. I'm a long time user of Carhartt clothing, and about 15 years ago i was helping a friend clear some wildland he owned of tag-alder brush. My friend was a city boy who was pretty much out of his element in these wooded areas, but he wanted to help, so i instructed him to pick up the alders and pile them up to be burned after i cut them with my chain saw. He was trying to impress me that he could keep up with my cutting,but he eventually was grabbing trees close to my saw. I warned him to not get too close on a couple of occasions,but he was not heeding my advise. I was telling him this for HIS safety. He then grabbed a bunch of alder, and promptly swung it around, knocking the bar of my still running saw into my leg. I was wearing the pants with the double layer fronts . In a fraction of a second i saw my pants sliced wide open to about a 5 inch cut. I immediately thought i was going to see a rush of blood, and a big gash in my leg. It was unbelievable. The outer layer sliced open, but actually stopped the blade from moving. It had just barely cut through the inner layer about 1/8th inch. I checked to see if i was cut, and i had just a little tiny scratch on my leg, that wasn't even worthy of a bandaid. I gathered my wits, and with a small episode of cursing, and chewing my friend out, we went back to work with no further incidents. I was sharing this story with another friend later on and was discussing what would have happened if i had been wearing ordinary jeans that day. He said, "I don't know, i think you may have had an angel sitting on your shoulder". I said, "Maybe i did, but i'm guessing these angels like my Carhartts as much as i do". I wore those pants for many years after, and they held up well, with the cut open area fashionably frayed from all the washings. My wife finally sneaked them away from me, and replaced them with a new pair, or i would probably be wearing them today. I owe a debt of grattitude to the Carhartt people. Thanks for making the tough clothing!

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    2010-12-03

    Margo Bey'S STORY

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    2010-12-03

    BetterThan the Man Who Wore Them

    I must admit that I had never heard of your product until I married a man in the environmental/construction business. He needed Carhart's for Christmas to ward off the oncoming chilling winter air, but I had no idea what he was talking about. Then one day while visiting a sporting goods store...I discovered them! Oh, my gosh! How very cool! I couldn't wait to buy him a jacket, overalls, whatever Carhart apparel he wanted! I couldn't believe how warm and protective the gear could be! I began to spot Carhart apparel in public, and at work because that's what one wears when they're working in the elements! "Oh, I see you're wearing your Carharts, today." And, of course, the men I worked with thought I was cool becasue I knew they were Carharts! However, and gradually, my excitement wore off buying anything for the man I had married. Nope. I didn't really like him anymore, and I began to see I had wasted my money on him. I'll never buy him another thing at all, but I'll always know that Carharts are forever!

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    2010-12-04

    David Granstrom'S STORY

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    2010-12-04

    A second Life for my Stained Carhartt

    My standard tan Carhartt got so stained with motor oil that folks would give me a hard time about getting an oil change or getting a new jacket. There is plenty of life left in this Carhartt so I got a half gallon of black liquid wood stain and just painted the whole jacket black. The assorted holes are still there but the oil stains blend in pretty well with the new color and no one has asked about the jacket again.

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    2010-12-04

    Elizabeth Swenson'S STORY

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    2010-12-04

    Big rigging With Carhartt

    I went back to school at age 60 to become a big rig truck driver. I bought Carhartt clothes because I like the way they look but also because of their reputation for being tough. I also have a horse. This is my third year and everything is still useable and in great condition, even the socks! The clothes get regular hard use and keep on working. I love Carhartt! I have run into other customers who also love Carhartt. The clothes keep us warm and last and last. Well worth the price. The best work and recreation clothes around. I would recomend them to anybody!

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    2010-12-04

    Dan'S STORY

    2010-12-04

    If it wasn't for my Carhartt, I wouldn't have been able to sell my chicken eggs and go to college.

    It was a blistering cold day at 5AM, and it was time to collect the eggs from the chicken coop. But, I didn’t feel like it because I didn’t have a Carhartt. I was sad, and I knew the chickens would be lonely, but it was just too cold to go outside without a Carhartt. But, then, suddenly a stranger burst in the door with a brand new Carhartt for me to wear. It put it on, and it fit perfectly. When I looked up from zipping my coat, the stranger was gone. I looked outside… and no tracks in the snow could be seen. I was so warm in my new Carhartt, I went right outside and collected all the eggs from the coop! It was then I realized I had no pants. Boy this Carhartt was warm! I collected eggs all through winter, every winter, and sold them for enough money to pay my way through college. Each year I remember that stranger who burst in my door with a new Carhartt for me to wear—not minding that I had on no pants—and delivering the goods that I needed to stay warm, making it possible to pay my way through college by selling my chicken eggs. Thank you mysterious stranger… thank you for my Carhartt jacket.

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    2010-12-04

    Benjamin'S STORY

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    2010-12-04

    a true erlume

    when i was about 12 years old my dad bought me a carhartt jacket for Christmas. i wore it like it was going out of style and loved that jacket. eventually i grew out of it. but i just put it in my closet and never got rid of it because of the memories it held. now I am 28 years old and have a 11 year old son, who now wears the same carhartt that i wore when i was a kid. and i am 100 percent confident that he will give it to his kid and so on and so on through out my future generations. thanks carhartt for simply makeing the most durable gear there is out there to buy.

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    2010-12-05

    Jo McCullough'S STORY

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    2010-12-05

    Pilchuck Studio Assistant Changes my life

    While in class at Glass School a studio assistant had on thick nice Carhartt jeans. I asked her about them and she told me how to find some, I have worn them ever since! Nice straight legged pants that are hardy and stand up to all stuido work! It really changed my life. I never look for any pants anymore, just get the Carhartts and GO!! I love the look. Love the same fit each time. Love all the other gear I have found once I started using the jeans.. And WOW Good GENES!!! I am a nurse by trade but used to have a fantastic glass studio that burned down in 2005. SO SAD but still can get CARHARTT stuff at the tractor supply and Cabella's and Bass Pro! Don't have to try them on cause they always fit!!! YEA!! Some things can really help your day, And NOW it's been years. I know some folks in their pegged pants wonder WTH?? But we ALL KNOW.. Carhartt. Gotta LOVE IT!!

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    2010-12-05

    Mike Taibi'S STORY

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    2010-12-05

    Mike's Story

    HelIo my name is Mike. I work construction as a union laborer! I own all types of carhartt clothing : hoodies, unlined bids, insulated bids, socks, jackets both lined and unlined, T-shirts, etc. I work in snow, rain, soaking mud, I sand blast on a pipeline and wear all my carhartt gear and get down and dirty every day. I haven't found any gear to come close to your quality. I always stay warm and dry! I have one carhartt jacket for about 20 years. Its a blue jean with wool lined still looks like new! I will always buy your product when it comes to work wear. You are the best! Keep up the good work and thank you for making quality work wear and taking proud in your prouducts!!

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    2010-12-05

    Woody Woodcasters'S STORY

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    2010-12-05

    FAN LINE FIASCO AVERTED!

    We were late for a CD signing and got to the venue after t opened. The band and I had to run the gauntlet of screaming fans to get inside. Good thing I was wearing my Carhartt jacket! The drummer was stripped to his boxers, the bass player lost his shirt and the guitarists clothes were shredded! I made it through with clothes intact because the jacket protected me from all those long fingernails! Thanks Carhartt! Thanks Carhartt!

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    2010-12-05

    Sam Pellerito'S STORY

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    2010-12-05

    Worth every penny.

    Living in northern Michigan a great place to live. That is, if you have the proper outer foot wear. I work outside for a living and go through a lot of boots. I've for lack of money, usally opt for the less quality boots. This fall I bought my first pair of Carhartt work boots. They are the most comfortable pair of boots I've ever wore. I put them to the test every day and they pass with flying colors. Recently I was witness to a car rollover on a ice slicked road. The road was like a ice skating rink,cars going out of control all around me. Trained in basic first aid, I went to the car's passengers that need my help the most. While helping a crash victim another car went out of control and was heading right for me. I scrambled a quick as I could to get out of harms way. Luckly I purchase to best boot on the market. The traction on my carhartt boots saved my life. Everyone survived the crash and so did I. Thank's Carhartt for making such a dependable and good looking boot. I'll never buy anythind but a Carhartt boot again. Worth every penny.

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    2010-12-05

    Robert Payne'S STORY

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    2010-12-05

    Gutter Cleaning Disaster

    While on the roof of the house, cleaning leaves out of the gutters, I had slipped off the roof and the pocket of my carhartt jacket caught on the gutter end cap which kept me from falling 20 feet to the ground. The pocket held the weight of my 210 pound body, long enough for me to swing my legs back onto the roof to safety. I then got onto the ladder and climbed back down to the ground.

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    2010-12-05

    Ken'S STORY

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    2010-12-05

    Uninvited lunch guests...........

    It was late September of 2007, I had just driven 2000 miles from Owensboro, Kentucky to Deerborn, Montana. I own 70 on Sawmill Creek Rd. at the top of the mountain. This is really great country and I wanted to see it again before winter. There are a lot of elk, mule deer, bear and an occasional mountain lion that roams the area. Oh, and also, one resident grissly, which I had seen once the previous year. I drive a 4x4 long bed Chev with a camper in which I can sleep and carry all my camping equipment. I arrived on a Tuesday and set up camp, which requires almost nothing except parking the truck on level ground, getting out the camp stove and checking for cell phone signal, which is not aways detectable. Depends on the clouds. Elevation is about 6500 feet. The next morning it was cold, about 15, clear skys and almost no wind. I put on my Carhartt bibs and Carhartt long jacket. Both are dark brown and blend well with the environment. Although I also take camo coveralls, they are not Carhartts and not as warm and durable as Carhartts. I then set out walking in the back country with my camera and .45 cal Kimber pistol, field glasses, Garmin GPS and a small shoulder pack containing a water bottle and couple of breakfast bars. After walking for about an hour and glassing for bears, which had not yet dened up for the winter, I took a break and sat down on a small ledge on top of gravely slide that sloped down about 50 feet, all surrounded by large ponderosa pine with the smell of pine scent. It was then that I spotted a cinnimon colored black bear about 50 yds away in a opening with small aspens. He was stopped and through the glasses I could see that he began to feed on the remains of a deer carcuss. I got my camera ready and took a few photos of the bear. Everything was peaceful and the bear didn't notice me as I sat and watched. Occassionally the wind would change direction and now I recognized the odor of the dead mule deer carcuss. I never noticed or heard anything behind me when suddenly a mountain lion, I estimate weighing 165 lbs, attacked me from behind. I was knock over and the cat would have bitten on the neck if I hadn't had my hood up on my head. The cat was holding me with his claws as we slid down the gravel to the valley below and now even closer to the bear. Generally a bear would run, but this was the period before dening and the bear was probably having his last meal to fatten up as much as he could before hybernation. I did even give a thought about the bear and was covering my head area to keep the cat from scratching me with its claws. Normally a cat could carve you up like a turkey and kill you with its claws. Apparently he was having difficulty penatrating my Carhartts and could not get a firm grip on me. I kept my head covered. And then after about 5 or 6 seconds at the bottem of the slide, the cat released me and I heard the bear and the cat fighting next to me. The bear apparently thought the cat was after his meal. I uncovered my eyes just long enought to see the action and then reached for my .45. I discharged two rounds in the direction of the two fighters and they both took flight in to the woods. I don't know if I would have surivied with out my .45 but my Carhartts kept me hurt and alowed me the chance to shoot. I got out of this with only a few scratches to the face which came from the slide face down in the gravel.

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    2010-12-06

    patrick spencer'S STORY

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    2010-12-06

    one of a kind

    i was actually the first in my family to buy a carhartt,first i looked at it and saw a fashionable coat that would last me a long time.Up here in west virginia it gets really cold in the winter,me and my cousin went hunting rabbits about 5 miles into the long stretch of woods near my grandpas house.My cousin said he was heading back to the house because he was getting cold,i said go on ill catch up with you.After about half an hour the snow came down in flurries and i knew i wasn't getting anything.I looked behind me and started to walk and then stopped like i just froze.There was no tracks behind me,i started to panic at first and run in the direction i thought i came from.After about 9 hours in the snow flurries i stopped trying to go anywhere and just sat under a tree and fell asleep,i woke up about 2 hours later and started walking again.It wasnt as easy as it looked in the movies where people are stranded in the negatives for days.After wondering around for who knows how long i was just thanking my carhartt for lasting me so long,after running for so long i didnt have any energy and it made me feel stupid to wait untill i couldnt move to think of what got me found,laying there with no energy i fired my rifle in the air and then blacked out,next thing i knew i woke up at my house with my cousin above me,"i heard your gunshot and found you,its amazing you didnt freeze".I said thank you to my cousin ill never forget it,i still have the carhartt to this day.

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    2010-12-06

    Staci berry'S STORY

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    2010-12-06

    Staci's Story

    When my husband, Michael, and I just started dating, we went to his parents camp for New Year's Eve. It was very cold, and he had on Carhartt coveralls over his brand new jeans. Michael had put bottle rockets in his back pocket of the coveralls to light later in the night. Well, he forgot about them and backed up to the campfire to warm up. All of a sudden sparks started shooting out of his back side, and he realized a spark had lit the bottle rockets. He started running, while his sister was hitting his butt with a newspaper. I, along with everyone else there, was laughing so hard. All I could say was, "jump in the river, jump in the river". Fortunately, they burned out without causing any real damage, except burning a whole in his Carhartt coveralls. His brand new jeans were not burned at all. I wish I would have had a video camera with me. Needless to say, right after the holidays, we were at the store buying more coveralls.

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    2010-12-06

    Barbara Grant'S STORY

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    2010-12-06

    My Son William!

    My son Will is perhaps the best son in the world. He goes out of his way to help everyone he meets. He would give the shirt off of his back, except for his carrhart jacket. We knows the right kind of outerware to keep himself protected. Thank you for carrying these products. The are worth every cent. Sincerely, barbara

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    2010-12-06

    Rodger Tucker'S STORY

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    2010-12-06

    Can't wear them out!

    .I am 57 years young and am currently on my 2nd pair of insulated bibs and coat.The 1st pair were lost somehow some 30-35 years ago.I have more years in these than I want to admit to but can honestly tell you that I have cut and worked well over150 cords of wood and killed over 130-150 whitetail deer while wearing the current ones.you have to be careful of not over dressing under these or you'll burn up.Yes,they are worn and tattered but still are in very good/wearable condition.I'd give anything if they could talk.There are enough stories in these to fill quite a very interesting book of adventures,hunts,work and play.Our whole family from toddlers,and up both male and female own some.We will not settle for the cheaper look-a-likes either!Only the real deal for us!

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    2010-12-06

    Roger R. May'S STORY

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    2010-12-06

    My new Carhartt

    I am 49 years old and I have never had a Carhartt coat befor and now Iwouldnt ever buy any other brand again, this coat keeps all the cold and wind off me and i have never in 49 years had a coat the could do this for me.

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    2010-12-07

    Mr. Kelly'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    waterproof

    I live in Alaska and was Ice fishing when the lake froze over two nights before and it also snowed heavily, so I could not tell where the thin ice was. I was walking over the ice when I sunk and fell through! I grabbed on the ice and flopped over. When I got back up my legs were still dry, which is pretty strange since I went up to my waist in ice water! I was wearing carharts..coincidence? Carharts should be mandatory for Alaskans or ice fisherman anyways!

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    2010-12-07

    Trask Wyman'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    oh the uses

    Carhartt is an amazing brand. they have saved me many times, once i hit my leg with an axe while de-branching a tree, no cut, just a bruise. i own three coats now, and only one pair of pants. i like to break in the coats by getting the four wheeler nice and stuck in the snow (in Montana we have a lot of it) and getting unstuck by putting the coat under the tires to get traction. i am proud to say all three coats have passed. nothing beats carhartt in terms of durability or warmth. and just the other day i used my oldest coat to get my car un-stuck in the snow. and carhartts kept me warm yesterday when the transmition in the excursion went out while cristmas tree hunting (Lots of car trouble the past couple days.) id say the best test was three years ago when i was being stupid and poured gas onto a already lit fire, then spilled on my leg trying to not let the flame get to the can, after i stopped dropped and rolled, i found that all of my leg hair on my right leg was burned off past the knee, but my carhartts were totally fine. thats taking the heat! all in all i love my carhartts, and they will see much use, one already has tons of holes since im a welder, but still warm as ever. keep up the dependable work clothing, and i really like how you haven't done any of that "worn" look that all the other brands have done. keep it for the working men, we count on you.

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    2010-12-07

    julie schaer'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    carhartt caver

    I, and three other cave-scientist friends, was involved in a data collection research trip. We entered a cave that was the study of this research project and found a well-hidden stash of 4 used Carhartt coats left there by trespassers. If you are up to no good in a cave you will need a warm, sturdy coat because caves are cold even in the summer. To protect the sensitive cave ecology, we took the coats (and some trash) out with us. Well, it would be a shame to just throw these fine coats away! So, we divided them up, there was one for each of us. I chose the one that matched my Carhartt overalls. That was 6 years ago. Since then, i have worn that coat through thousands of hours of field work in my job as a geologist. And, it has kept me warm through all my winter farm duties at home. I see the other 3 folks that were on that particular research trip a couple times a year and each time we all seem to show up wearing our "cave coats" and get to retell the adventures of that trip to anyone around who wasn't there. So, i would like thank Carhartt for a great coat that is at LEAST 6 years old and I'd like to thank "Nate" whose name is written on the label !

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    2010-12-07

    steve'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    Just a fact.

    Its just a fact they are warm, stylish and durable ! All said in 10 words

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    2010-12-07

    ANN'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    FAMILY TRADITION

    As a young child I was used to seeing my father, brother, cousins and uncles in those warm rugged coats coming in from the cold. I didn't know what they meant to them, but I knew they wore them on the farm, to work, and hunting. Today we continue the tradition in our family. Carhart bibs and coats are a staple in our home and outlast all other forms of outerwear. Yes, I love mine! Carhart continues the tradition of quality and style that I warmly remember. It's like a warm bowl of grandma's chicken soup every time I put mine on!

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    2010-12-07

    Jim Hunsaker'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    Busting plaster in January

    We remodeled our house and removed the plaster siding in January! The plaster was backed by chicken wire for support and was very rough to deal with. Slabs of plaster and wire didn't phase the tough gear we were wearing. Very cold in Utah during winter and we were able to stay warm and protected with the insulated coveralls from Carhartt.

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    2010-12-07

    Jordan Webster'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    My Carhartt Coat

    The journey of my Carhartt coat began when I was in the 8th grade. All I wanted that year for Christmas was an original brown hooded Carhartt coat. Well, Santa came through. I got that coat, it was a little big but I knew I would be growing into it just perfect - I wore it everyday until spring rolled around. The next school year I couldn't wait for the weather to turn cold so that I could wear my favorite Carhartt coat again. Every school year through the 12th grade, I wore that coat and it fit better and wore better each year. Many memories were made while wearing my Carhartt coat - snow days home from school playing with friends and family in the snow, cutting wood with my dad, riding four wheelers through the woods with friends and family, football games with friends, working outside at my after school part time job (well I didn't say all the memories were fun, ha). Well, now you see, I'm 20 years old, in my 3rd year of college and just this morning put on my favorite coat, my Carhartt coat from the 8th grade, and headed to class in 19-degree weather. It fits perfect now! Starting it's 8th winter in active duty, I can already tell it going to be a warm winter with lots more memories in my favorite Carhartt coat.

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    2010-12-07

    Ron'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    Northern Illinois = Brutal winters

    I've been a fan of Carhartt since the seventies, when I began working for my uncle's garden supply and snow removal business. When you work a 12 hour day outdoors, you need gear that can get you through it. Carhartt has never failed to deliver in all weather conditions. I have shorts and t's that have been abused on patio and retaining wall installations for years and have barely a snag (some fading, though) and coveralls that have stood up through 3-5 winters of hard use selling x-mas trees in a howling wind off of lake Michigan and plowing snow, before being handed down to someone who couldn't afford to buy their own bibs. My big dilemma came when my wife was on a job site and started to get cold. Do I send her to the truck to warm up or lend her my coat? For today she can keep working in my coat, but guess who's getting her own for christmas!

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    2010-12-07

    Bob Olsen'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    A Transfer

    In 1974 i was working at a paper mill on western Indiana during the winter i was emergencu transfered to the shipping dock.Having no cold weather gear my wife went to Rural King and purschased a pair of Carhart coveralls,Last week being cold here and outside putting the snow plow on tractor i had the coveralls on.My wife asked do you know how long you have had those?I replyed no.She then reminded me when i got them.I got them in winter of 1974 and still wearing them today 36 yrars later.A little worn in spots but still in good shape and very warm.# 1 in my book.

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    2010-12-07

    Dan Willard'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    Who says there's no free lunch (or at least carhartt apparel)

    A few years ago, I ordered a gift for my wife from a well-known department store, with a catalog sales department. Much to my surprise, along with the gift was a pair of carhartt carpenter jeans, two sizes too big for me . . . at the time! Since the law states that a person does not have to return an item that he or she did not order, I held onto the jeans, but I told my wife, "If I ever get big enough to wear these jeans, just shoot me!" It's not hard to figure out that I can wear them now, just because the elbow and jaw hinges seem to work together so well! But adding to that, a year or so ago, I was looking for work shirts at a local thrift store, and came across a light blue carhartt oxford shirt, that is more comfortable than any I have ever purchased at retail stores. With a free pair of jeans, and a shirt for less than $4.00, I got a great set of work cloths for "a song!"

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    2010-12-07

    Roger Pearson Sr.'S STORY

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    2010-12-07

    Near Death Experience

    back in the mid eighties my brother-in-law, a friend and me were going smelt dipping on the detroit River near the Canadian border. It was raining a light mist all day and the rocks along the bank near the bridge embunkments were slick as ice. we were really unaware of this and I was the first one down to the river. When I stepped on the first rock I fell and slid into the fast moving current. My brother-in-law got the smelt net out and luckily it had a long 20 ft. extension handle on it. i drifted a quarter of a mile down the river before they could pull me out. I was freezing to death, as I didnt have a change of clothes. luckily I had an old pair of carhart coveralls in the trunk of the car. They were full og grease and oil. but they got me warm until we reached home. I have been with carhart ever since.

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    2010-12-08

    william hurd'S STORY

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    2010-12-08

    enuff said!

    If you never have been up to your knees in concrete than you'll never relate to this. I was doing open trench pours in Buffalo New york in mid February. I worked 14 hour days six days a week. Getting back to the hotel room everynight was a blessing for us ..not for the hotel. We would break the dry concrete of our carharts and throw them on the room heater so they would be dry the next morning. they survived the entire 3 months.

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    2010-12-08

    Deb Weiss'S STORY

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    2010-12-08

    the nice boyfreind

    Wolvie likes to go for a walk every morning at dawn on the beach of lake michigan, winter or summer. My boyfreind had left his carhartt long underwear here one night so i tried them on under my clothes to walk the january beach front (10-15 below wind chill). The boyfreind never got them back and Wolvie still gets his walk. But now I need gloves.

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    2010-12-08

    Kelly'S STORY

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    2010-12-08

    Dinner out with Carhartts

    I have two sons, apprently from different planets. My oldest son drives a sporty SUV, youngest drives a Ford F-150. My oldest son listens to hip hop, youngest son sports a Merle Haggard for President bumper sticker in his back window. You get the picture, right? One evening, I asked my sons to go out to dinner with me. They both agreed. When my youngest son arrived at the house, he had his Carhartt bibs on with a camouflage jacket. My oldest son just stared at him and said, "I'm not going if you're wearing that" and my youngest son just looked at him like he was crazy and got in the car. Needless to say, my oldest wasn't going to turn down a free dinner so he went anyway. If you could have seen the looks we received that night as we sat in that restaurant...me in the middle of these two boys.....it was priceless. My youngest son considers his Cahartts a wardrobe staple and really doesn't care what anyone else thinks. He is hooked for life!!! I believe I raised him right.

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    2010-12-08

    Anna'S STORY

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    2010-12-08

    Used your jacket for what?

    My husband is a huge Carhartt fan. Lots of times, due to his occupation, he's out in the cold. Being that we live in northern Minnesota we encounter extreme levels of coldness. During those times one can find him in his carhartt bibs and jacket and stocking hat. He has one old carhartt jacket that is "weathered" to say the least. A few years back he got a new carhartt jacket but it has not been worn yet, not even once. When I asked my husband why he said that his old jacket has been through everything. That jacket was even put underneath the tire of his chevy cavelier and used to get his car out of the snow bank. Although that was probably not the intended use for the jacket when carhartt created it, they may now have a new selling point.

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    2010-12-08

    peggy clayton'S STORY

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    2010-12-08

    Tim and his Carhartts

    When I lived my 48 years in Calif I knew about carhartts and how they kept you warm and dry when it got a Calif cold. Then 8 years ago I marrried Tim and as he was moving me across the country to Iowa it started to snow and my service dog and Tim all of a sudden jumped out of the car but for 2 different reasons. My service dog had never played in the snow and Tim was excited as he brought his Carhartts along yes the overalls the jacket and the shirt. We didn't realize how lucky we were as the Bronco broke down several times and he had to get out and crawl under in the snow I was so worried he told me Don't worry about me at all Carhartts keep me warm when I weld in 1degree weather this is nothing. My teeth chattering, 1 dog and 2 cats next to me and a blanket on me I said "But honey they are going to get dirty he said Peggy I have so much to teach you about living in the midwest and right now its about my clothes dirt..no problem warm,,,no problem material that is tough..no problem but if you buy me anything else that is a knockoff or similiar but not carhartts then we are going to have a big problem,.I started laughing and my service dog thought i had really lost it that was on the side of the interstate in Nevada just as the policeman asked if there were any problems...Since then i head to the website of a dept store and order his clothes and it is so easy, Thank you Carhartt,!!!!

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    2010-12-09

    Anne Joyner'S STORY

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    2010-12-09

    The Mouse ran up....

    So, like most people that live in the Northeast, our home is invaded by mice every fall. We set traps, catch/kill/dispose of mouse corpses daily until snow flies. One morning I go to get in the shower and there is a tiny mouse in the bathtub, trying unsuccessfully to climb out. The poor little thing just slid down the side after each attempt. I decided to get the cat and put him in the tub, so he could "take care of" the mouse. He walked over sniffed the petrified creature and proceeded to jump out. Now what do I do? I get my husband out of bed and instruct him to open the back door while I don his pair of nasty crusty old workgloves, that he uses to remove the dead mice from the traps. After a few attempts of catching the little bugger, I finally managed to scoop him up. This cute little creature was MAD. He tried to bit my finger through the glove! I yelled to my husband to make sure the door was open becaue I was coming through! I tried to fling the mouse out the door, only to find he would not let go of my glove. A flick of the wrist and he was in the snow bank! Now I tell this story to all my friends and family, for two reasons. To remind my husband that he is a big chicken, and that I have a wuss for a cat. My mother-in-law was so tickled by my story. That Christmas I got my very own Carhartt gloves, for the next time I find a little mouse in my shower!

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    2010-12-09

    MARY NAY'S STORY

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    2010-12-09

    WARM JACKET

    I SUBMITT THIS FOR TWO REASONS. ONE BEING THIS IS A GIFT FOR MY GRANDSON AND SPECIAL FRIEND HOPEFULLY SON IN LAW SOMEDAY. THEY BOTH WORK IN COLD WEATHER AND MY GRANDSON HUNTS. I KNOW THE CARTHARTT JACKETS WILL PROTECT THEM FROM THE COLDNEST IN THEIR VENTURES OF EVERYDAY DUTIES. SECOND REASON I TRUST AND BELIEVE THE CARTHARTT LABEL FOR DEPENDABLITY AS I WENT IN THE STORE BEING INFORMED THAT I WOULD NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH PRODUCT. AFTER HEARING WHAT THE CLERK IN STORE SAID ABOUT THE JACKET AND THE DEPENDABLITY OF WARMTH I KNEW I HAD TO GET 2 OF THEM. I CAN'T WAITH TO GIVE THEM ON CHRISTMAS DAY. A PROUD GRANDMOTHER

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    2010-12-09

    Chris Trout'S STORY

    2010-12-09

    Love and Carhartt

    Carhartt is actually foundational in my wife and I's marriage. Since the age of around 15, I always wanted a Carhartt jacket because of their rugged durability, reliable warmth and distinct look. I got a knock off Carhartt at age 16 because I couldn't afford the real deal. When I was in college, I heard of a friend that had a surplus Carhartt patch and I asked if I could have it with the goal in mind of attaching it to my counterfeit Carhartt jacket. I asked around and heard there was a girl in my residence hall that was good with sewing. Having never met her, I marched up to her room and promptly asked if she would be willing to sew the Carhartt patch on my knock-off jacket. My dorkiness and aspirations for greatness must have been endearing because that woman became my wife some years later.

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    2010-12-09

    Frank Wells'S STORY

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    2010-12-09

    Always warm

    My Dad always wore Carhartt as he worked as a lineman for the power company. I'm retired, and when I do go out during the winter, I don't like being cold, but don't like bulk so I bought a Carhartt lined, lightweight shirt/jacket. It is warm in the coldest weather here in NC. I've had the jacket about 10 years and its wears like iron, as does all Carhartt products.

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    2010-12-09

    Amanda'S STORY

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    2010-12-09

    Tyson Fresh Meats and the bib overalls!

    My husband works at Tyson Fresh Meats out on the loading docks. When winter rolls around, this man wears four layers of clothes plus his Carhartt bib overalls along with his Tyson coat!! He works with a bunch of men that have come over from Africa and have never had to deal with the cold that we get in Illinois. A few years ago my husband came home and told me his story that these men that he works with were so interested in how he never complains about the cold. He told them that it was the overalls that kept him warm. So while the guys were waiting for their next truck to load, the five of them took turns trying on my husband's Carhartt bib overalls!!

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    2010-12-10

    charles bishop'S STORY

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    2010-12-10

    a cold day in roachdale ind

    IT was a cold day on the farm and i had my carharartt,s on and wind was blowing and i had to work on my lower finence. If i had not had my coat on i would frozz. And also i work at fedex to and ware it on ramp their in wind rain snow and cold i use each winter and if did not have it i would frezz.

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    2010-12-10

    Garry Routh'S STORY

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    2010-12-10

    Protected from high heat

    We were tasked with repairing the boiler drum and tubes of a ship. The drum had to stay 300 degrees hot while it was welded. Climbing through the manhole to get inside proved very difficult. When I showed up in my carharts they laughed at me wearing such cold weather gear in such a high heat area. I told them it protected me from it like a pot holder glove protected hands. Indeed, climbing in and out without getting burned got their attention.

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    2010-12-10

    Rosemarie A. Ratas'S STORY

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    2010-12-10

    Legends of A Fall

    My husband and I have a small farm, called "Critter Haven" and besides breeding goats, we have a menagerie of horses, a donkey, geese and critters that find a home with us. I purchased a Carhart coat for my husband to face the cold, tough winter weather. Needless to say, my husband put the coat through many challenges: handling the "aromatic" buck goats, aiding our does during birthing, carrying hay bales and shoveling horse manure , just to name a few. My husband was at work 80 miles away and the farm chores fell to me alone that blustery, snowy morning (2:00 AM to be exact). I had bundled up and was ready to "battle the elements" when the zipper broke on my parka (not a Carhart)! The only other coat available for the job at hand was my husband's Carhart. As I zipped up I got a good whiff of buck goat aroma! When I stepped outside it seemed the odor became even stronger! I couldn't wait to get that coat off! I never realized how much I would depend on that smelly coat! I was almost finished the chores when I bent down to pick up some baling twine, I slipped on the icy ground and found myself falling down a small slope toward our electric fence. I must have fainted because next thing I recall is feeling something pushing against my head and then hearing my donkey, "Miss Victoria" braying. I was lying in a gulley, which ran along our electric fence, near the horse paddock. I had actually gone through the electrified fence! I was covered by fresh snow and realized that where I had landed no one would have seen me. I had been lying there for at least 20 minutes! I tried to get up but the agonizing pain in my right leg and ankle prevented me. I had fractured my ankle! I had to crawl up the slope and make my way, painfully slow, back to the house. The snow was coming down heavy, the wind was picking up. It took me another 20 minutes to make it back to the house! I have to thank Carhart for that coat!. I really believe that my donkey and that Carhart saved me that cold, snowy morning. I believe that if I had been able to wear my old coat I might have become hypothermic. That Carhart coat protected me when I went through the fence, it kept me warm and withstood my crawling and pulling myself along the ground to get back to the house! Thank you Carhart (and yes, that coat got what it deserved-a nice thorough washing and lifetime supply of fabric refresher!) Thanks again Carhart!

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    2010-12-10

    NAKEMO'S STORY

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    2010-12-10

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,CARHARRT DREAM ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    I have all ways dreamed of dressing in Carharrt's , working outdoors my whole career of 40 years. In the north colds of New York, Bangor Maine, Indiana , Scottish Highlands , Welsh mountain tops,, not being a hunter, but a nature lover, i have climbed frozen water falls, hiked in thigh deep snow, gotten off the train in the middle of winter in the middle of no where, and explored my way back to civilazation , Climbed an exploding volcano in the central american jungle tops. All these years, and all these experiances, with out the protection of Carharrt, except in my dream, i could imagine how it would be. I am now handicapped with old age [55] arthritus , but still hit the woods and run with the cyoty and bobcat. Now another store has come out with a mock up , brand, that i can afford , so my dream is even more lifelike now every time I put on Jacket, insulated bibs, or jeans, i feel even closer,,Still not the real thing,,but a little closer to my CARHARRT DREAM

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    2010-12-10

    PROCAINMAN'S STORY

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    WINTER OF 1993

    WELL I WORKED AROUND THE CLOCK I THE WORST WIND AND SNOW FALL YOU COULD HAVE ! WE HAD A 11 MAN CREW ON DUTY I HAD A BRAN NEW CARHARTT JACKETT I GOT AS A GIFT I HAD A MUSHERS HAT ON THINSOLATE BOOTS AND WORK HORSE GLOVES! THE FIRST 9 HOURS INTO THE SHIFT i WAS FROZEN ON THE OUT SIDE ON THE COAT MY CARHARTT PAINTS WHERE SOILD ICE ! MY GLASSES FROZE TO MY FACE ! I CAME TO THE MAIN BLDG TO GET COFFEE AND A BREAK NO ONE COULD BELIEVE HOW COLD I LOOKED OR HOW PROTECTED AND WARM I REALY WAS! THREE AND HALF DAYS LATER WHEN WE GOT ALL THE SNOW CLEARED EVERYONE WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFORMANCE ON BOTH ME AND MY GEAR!!!! PS NEVER WASH AND DRY YOUR CARHARTT FIND A WAY TO CLEAN YOUR GEAR WITH OUT TAKEING AWAY THE FACTORY TREATMENT!! NO ONE CAN COME CLOSE TO THIS COAT AND PAINTS PERIOD!! Y.T. PROCAINMAN

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    2010-12-10

    Rick Meyer'S STORY

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    2010-12-10

    German Sheperd attack

    I am a fuel delivery driver in Fairbanks Alaska. While most of my work is done in temperatures hovering around -35 below zero, I also have to work in peoples back yards. On one delivery the customer somehow did not notice me or my truck in her driveway and let her German Shepherd out. He however knew exactly where I was. He tore down the driveway like a mix between a champion greyhound and a hungry bear. He latched onto my forearm and tried taking it away from me. Hitting him did nothing (I'm 6'5" 250lbs) but his owner finally called him off. My arm was badly bruised but no skin was broken and my carhartt jacket was undamaged. So I tip my carhartt cap to carhartt for making such warm tough gear. I feel like I can relax.

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    2010-12-11

    Jason Rideout'S STORY

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    2010-12-11

    Working Hard with Carhartt!

    I wear Charhartt overall bibs on cold work days out of the office. It will cut the wind and cold. They are the best wearing overalls I have ever had. I wear charhartt coveralls and beany. I also have some instaled shirts that i wear as a jacket. Some of the best wearing shirts ever.

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    2010-12-11

    Matt Katona'S STORY

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    2010-12-11

    My best bad weather friend

    My Carhartt is older and more trust worthy than most of my friendships. I remember opening her on Christmas Eve, a gift from my Dad as he knew the hardship of a man working outside in the brutal Northwest Ohio winters. That was nearly 10 years ago and many many days and nights sifting through waist high snow drifts and negative wind chill temperatures wrapped in my dependable weather resistant Carhartt. My Carhartt is my go to tool, my best winter friend who bears scars of all our outside winter time obligations. The saying goes, “You can judge a man by his shoes” but where I come from, you can tell where a man has been by the type of coat he wears. Do I have other jackets? Yeah I do... but to be honest, my wife made me buy them.

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    2010-12-11

    john crain'S STORY

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    2010-12-11

    Rainy trip

    This trip started like any other, but then rains came. Fortunately I had my Waterproof Breathable coat (#c72) and my pvc rain bib (#r39). It rained so long and hard it began to get very muddy, but again I was prepaired with my trusty 8" boots waterproof (#3788). This helped to keep my feet dry. Once again Carhartt saved the day and made my trip fun.

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    2010-12-11

    JR Strand, Montana'S STORY

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    2010-12-11

    Tougher Than a Steel Post!

    My teenage son and I were building fence when I found out how tough my Carhartt jacket was! My son had backed the pick-up truck to the steel T-post I was holding so he could climb on the tailgate to use the post-driver. When I motioned him to stop, he accidently depressed the accelorator, instead of the brake pedal. The pick-up lunged back, hit the T-post and drove the top of the steel post into my chest. This of course knocked me down and I had a pretty sharp pain in my chest! I figured that I had been impelled by the T-post. However, upon closer investigation, the post had been stopped by my insulated Carhartt jacket, (though it did make a tear in the outer layer), and merely left a bruise on my chest! There is no question that if I had not been wearing my Carhartt, the sharp edge on the top of the steel T-post would have stabbed deep into my chest! Thank you Carhartt for building such tough & warm products! PS: I spend hours every winter fishing through a hole in the ice...never without wearing my insultated Carhartt bibs! Amen!!!

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    2010-12-11

    Taylor Young'S STORY

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    2010-12-11

    Everyone loves a Carhartt

    When I was in tenth grade I asked my mom for a Carhartt jacket for Christmas. Being a typically girly girl, my mother was a little confused and asked if I was sure if that’s what I wanted or did I want something a little more stylish? I assured her that I wanted a Carhartt- it was warm, practical, durable and simple- and that’s what I was looking for. A week later when were skiing in upstate New York I wore my Carhartt out at night with my friends there. My one friend Gabby told me she liked my jacket and I brushed it off with a quick thanks. Gabby was from Staten Island, from a rich family, and lived a life of expensive designer labels. The next day Gabby's mother asked my mom where my “really cool” jacket came from. She said Gabby had told her that she really liked it and she wanted to get her one as a gift. My mom just said it was a Carhartt and laughed…

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    2010-12-11

    chris gargan'S STORY

    2010-12-11

    touch of home

    We live on a small farm in Wisconsin, and like most of our neighbors, we choose Carhartt as the uniform of the day. Our younger daughter went off to college in New York City, a rather big change from home life. Fall of her freshman year she was feeling pretty home-sick. I went to the local Farm and Fleet and sent her a hooded Carhartt jacket. Apparently none of her big city friends had ever seen one. Not only did it establish her small town authenticity, it became quite the fashion statement amongst her peers.

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    2010-12-11

    Fortunata Buntrock'S STORY

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    2010-12-11

    Just like the Energizing Bunny

    My husband and I moved to northern to retire, we are both 65 yrs. af age. We love it up here in the north country. My husband bought me a Carhartt jacket to wear. One year after my husband retired he found out he had colon cancer sept. 07. So to make a long story short winter of 08 we had bitter clod and lots of snow, so I had to do all the snow blowing and everything else. It is the best winter coat it I am never cold out there in whatever Elements I am delt. I have bought me another one so when someone comes up to visit. Thank You FB

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    2010-12-11

    Keith Richards'S STORY

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    2010-12-11

    Minnesota Tuff.

    my coat has been through maney cold seasons, and has saved me from freezing maney times over, I have the green style, the one that I have is all tattered and has holes in it and the sleeves are shredded, and tattered. this is the only jacket I will ever wear in my life that means maney different things to me, for the whole storie it would take a long time to tell, in short I love what is left of my carharrt, I would not give it up for all the money in the world. thank you.

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    2010-12-12

    teresa zier'S STORY

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    2010-12-12

    fire in the kitchen

    I purchased a coat for my boyfriend last christmas. he has worn his coat alot in our freezing weather in montana. a few weeks ago my children were all visiting before thanksgiving and we had a grease fire break out in the kitchen. Things got out of control very fast but thank goodness for carhart.my boyfriend had to use his coat to smother the fire. it melted his coat but it was thick enough and durable enough to save our home and family from a huge disaster. i will always be thankful for the quick thinking of my boyfriend and the strength of carhart keep up the quality of work that you do. we will be forever thankful for it.

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    2010-12-12

    Scott C . Trost'S STORY

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    2010-12-12

    when you can't drive home .

    When I could not drive home I put on my carhartts and walk home they keep me warm and toasty in the coldest of the lowest in temps its like having a 2nd skin thanks and your coats and pants are great !

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    2010-12-12

    Clark'S STORY

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    2010-12-12

    The Super Save

    I don't normally talk about my personal life, but I am SO grateful to Carhartt I just had to share this story. Recently, after a busy day of stopping runaway trains, um... I mean yard work, I was sitting in my kitchen opening mail. I had just put my tights and my cape... no, I mean my jeans and my flannel shirt in the laundry and had slipped into my ever present, handsome, and extraordinarily comfortable Carhartt coveralls so that I wouldn't get a chill. My mail was the usual that day; bills, and late notices. You know how it is. But after opening all the envelopes and going through a few junk fliers from various Metropolis Mall stores, I opened a mysterious package from my mother. It was warm to the touch and a bright green light emitted from the seams of the box. Thinking it was a new flashlight I excitedly opened it only to find it was a large piece of Kryptonite about the size of the fist of a nine foot tall man. Being deathly allergic to Kryptonite (and who isn't, am I right?), I cowered immediately into a tight little man ball on the floor, my back to the unexpected surprise. But I didn't die! I didn't even wheeze like I usually do. Obviously, my Carhartt coveralls had saved my life! I was able to crawl to a phone and call my neighbor, Carl, who encased the Kryptonite in a lead box for me and took it out to sea. He understood because he's allergic to oak pollen. Looking back, there were two lessons learned that day: One-- I should never go ANYWHERE without my Carhartt coveralls. Two-- I shouldn't open packages from my mom since she passed away years ago when another planet exploded in a weird industrial accident. Thanks Carhartt. Your products are Simply Super! NAME WITHHELD BY REQUEST

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    2010-12-12

    Kim Holderfield'S STORY

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    2010-12-12

    Carhartts' takes on the Prom

    When my son was a junior in high school, he and his girlfriend at the time planned on attending the prom together. When I asked him about ordering a tux for the event. His reponses was "Mom, I"m buying a new pair of black Carhartts to wear." Shocked I asked why he was wearing Carhartts to the prom. "Well I got black" was the response. When I dug alittle deeper as to the reason, his response was simple. "For the money it takes to rent a tux for an evening, I can buy 2 pair of Carhartts that will last along time." As a parent, how could I fault him that!! He has always been a "Carhartt Guy".... the next year, he wore Carhartts for his senior picture. :)

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    2010-12-12

    Lisa Black'S STORY

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    2010-12-12

    Homeless Without a Coat or Cover

    In July, 2005, I was living in Bradenton, FL where I had just gotten a really good job. Things were looking up, it seemed, when all of a sudden I came home from work one day and was beaten up very badly by a drunk and very abusive boyfriend. To make it worse, I was arrested and incarcerated for 17 days on charges of Domestic Violence (my only time ever behind bars), until my neighbors' pleas to the District Attorney's office finally came through and I was released from jail. I had no way to call my family or friends while I was in jail because everybody had cell phones and, at that time, you could not make a collect phone call to a cell phone. Long story, short, I got out of jail and my mobile home had been ravaged with nothing of worth left, including my personal clothes and my computer, dishes, shoes, etc. All my belongings were gone. I had an $800 paycheck sitting in the locked mailbox, Thank God, and I went about searching for a cheap, reliable car so that I could drive myself up to Illinois where my family lived. Finally, a friend from my old job (I had gotten fired when I didn't show up for or call my work for over 3 days) found a car for me for $550 and he assured me that it was sturdy enough and mechanically sound enough to get me to my hometown in southern Illinois. I stayed on a friend's couch through September and cleaned houses and did other small "odd jobs" until I was able to save enough money to pay for gas costs for my trip. One day during the third week of October, 2005, I was driving to a local laundromat when I saw a trash bag on the side of the road. I pulled over in a parking lot only to find a nasty, dirty brown Carhartt jacket (along with some trash) in that trash bag. Something told me to take that jacket with me and wash it. I did just that and, while it was pretty ratty looking, it was in pretty good shape otherwise, so I packed in my my trunk along with a lot of free clothes that had been given to me after my bad luck jail time. I started out on my adventure to Illinois on November 1st, 2005. (I was a single, 47 year old woman traveling alone). I had lots of "warm weather clothing" by then; I also had some big beach towels, flip-flops, tennis shoes and that old Carhartt jacket in my trunk. I made it a little north of Chattanooga, TN when my car needed mechanical attention. That cost me two days and $220, leaving me about $65 dollars to get the rest of the way up to Illinois. Needless to say, a hotel was out of the question. I ended up sleeping overnight in my car in a well-lit rest area. It was around 44 degrees that night. The Carhartt jacket saved me from freezing or, at very least, getting extremely sick from the cold. I had one pair of socks, one pair of long jeans, some underwear, a couple of short sleeved t-shirts and that RATTY CARHARTT JACKET!!! God does work in mysterious ways; I woke up toasty warm early on November 4th and drove the rest of the trip with no problems. I surprised my Mom that evening in Harrisburg, Illinois by arriving unannounced and just in time for her 71st birthday, which was November 5th! THANKS TO WHOEVER LOST OR THREW AWAY THAT CARHARTT JACKET AND THANKS TO CARHARTT FOR MAKING THEIR STUFF TOUGH ENOUGH TO "WEATHER ME THROUGH MY STORM" :-)

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    2010-12-13

    james mccoy'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    t shirts

    I never owned a t shirt that was so dependalbe in the winter and the summer youre pocket T's are the best keep on keepin on thaks carhartt!

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    2010-12-13

    Lane Parsons'S STORY

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    Lane Parsons's Story

    About 2 years ago I was given a Carhartt tan Carhartt Detroit jacket from my friend. The jacket was made in the late 70's or 80's and was in great shape. When I was given the jacket I helped my friend, who gave me the jacket, alot with him and his father who come from a long line of loggers here in Alabama. I helped them change many of big rig tires on his log truck in freezing temperatures, greased his truck while wearing the Carhartt they had given me, and many of other jobs I have done in cold weather. It has been almost 3 years since I have required the jacket from them and helped them and many more people while wearing it. It is the only Carhartt I have owned. For it being a jacket as old as it is, I am shocked on how warm it has kept me and how tough and rugged it is, and still able to wear it in public with the fainted grease stains on it and still being stylish in some what of a way. Carhartt is by far my favorite jacket company for the fact they have tough jackets and to be able to last as long as they do. No other jacket compares to a Carhartt brand. Keep up the hard work Carhartt. Yall support many blue-collared workers and mark the trademark of tough workers of America. I truley appreciate everything yall make and sale. God bless.

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    2010-12-13

    Matt McDonnell'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    Lost and Found

    Hurricane Katrina destroyed my home and neighborhood on August 29th, 2005. My family lost everything we owned including my Carhartt jacket. Several months after the storm, I was driving in a neighborhood about 20 miles away by car and noticed a jacket that was hanging in a tree. Upon closer examination, I realized it was my favorite Carhartt jacket. The tidal surge from the hurricane washed my jacket across a bay and up a bayou till the waters resended, leaving my jacket in the limbs of the tree. The distance by land was almost 20 miles, but was less than 3 miles by water. I climbed up in the tree and retrieved the coat. Needless to say it was dirty and the liner was torn. I took it to my cleaners where they mended the tear in the liner, and cleaned it. I wore the jacket for several more years untill it was to worn beyond repair. I donated it to a charity that was collectong coats for families during the winter months. I loved my Carhartt jackett and was glad to get another few years of service after losing it and the rest of my clotes in Hurricane Katrina. I wish I had another one.

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    2010-12-13

    Bob Patterson'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    Drilling For Natural Gas

    When I was a boy in high school Psychics I learned that -40 centigrade and farenheit were the same. In the winter of 1978, while drilling for Westburne Drilling in LaBarge, WY, I worked out in it. I'm sure my outer layer, Carhardt Insulated coveralls, kept me alive through my shift, and many more throughout my oilfield career.

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    2010-12-13

    Amanda Scoggins'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    A Carhartt Family

    I met my husband 13 years ago while we were attending the same high school in a small rural town in Georgia. I knew he was in love with me the day it was freezing out and he gave up his beloved Carhartt jacket to me, just so I wouldn't be cold. We married a couple years after we finished high school. My husband joined the Navy and we had moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. We found out a year after we were married that we were expecting our son, Donovan. It was wintertime when I was pregnant and the winters in Virginia (especially that year), are terribly freezing cold. After all that time, my husband still had the same Carhartt jacket that he had given me to wear on all those cold days in high school. It was so comforting to know that the Navy may of had him, but I still had a piece of him also (especially when I was wearing his old Carhartt). That jacket helped me get through not only my pregnancy, but the cold winter and snows that came along with it! I also knew that this time he was not only giving up his jacket for me but for his unborn child. That is when I knew how much he truly loved his son!

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    2010-12-13

    GABE'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    GREAT JACKET

    I HAVE NO STORY I JUST LOVE YOUR JACKET. I JUST WISH YOU MAKE SOME WITH RAGLAND SLEEVE FOR MORE MOBILITY.

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    2010-12-13

    Anchor Handling Supply Vessels'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    Cutting Lines

    We had to cut the lines to the Oil Rig in monster seas. With my final blow from the ax--the line exploded (a risk I knew well) and the line crashed across my Carhart Coat. My Mates picked me up off of the ice cold deck with mountains of salty seas crashing over us. My Carhart Saved my life!!! Thank You Carhart!!!

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    2010-12-13

    Chris Trout'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    Love and Carhartt

    Carhartt is actually a foundational part of my marriage. Ever since I was 15 I wanted a Carhartt jacket because of their rugged dependability, reliable warmth and distinct appearance. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford a real Carhartt and purchased a knock-off carhartt when I was 16. When I was in college, I heard of a friend with a surplus Carhartt patch and begged him to give it to me so I could fix it to my knock off jacket and lie to the world. I didn’t know anyone that knew how to sew until I heard of a girl in the residence hall that did. Having never met her in my life, I marched upstairs and asked her to sew the patch to my knockoff jacket. My dorkiness and aspirations for Carhartt must have been endearing because that girl eventually became my wife Abby.

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    2010-12-13

    C.E.Gaines'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    Our Carhartt Hoilday Story

    This year, with our sons home again for the holidays, our family gives thanks for its many blessings. In June of 2009 our twin sons began Marine Corp basic training two weeks after their high school graduation. In the Fall, our boys, now United States Marines, deployed with their infantry unit to Afghanistan. As you may imagine, our family and friends worried and prayed through many long days and sleepless nights that our boys and their comrades would return home safely. Back then, we hoped they might be home for the holidays this year or next. In July of this year, one of our boys was badly wounded in Afghanistan. He was sent to Bethesda Naval Hospital for surgery and rehabilitation. Soon he reported that he was walking again and growing stronger each day. His brother, thankfully, was not hurt and returned home with his unit to Camp Lejeune as planned. We were grateful to have them both state-side, but didn’t know if they might be released for the holidays. We prepared to wait another year or two. Traditionally, my husband and boys hang the outdoor Christmas lights the day after Thanksgiving. Last year, my husband would have done it alone, but as he stood over the aged cardboard boxes, stacked with hoops of green and red lights, he began to weep. I’d never seen him cry before. Holding him, we wept together and decided to leave the lights in the attic until 2010. As Thanksgiving approached this year, we both hoped our boys would be home again. About 1:OO AM Thanksgiving morning, we awoke to the humming sound of our garage door opener. At that moment, I sprinted across our dark house, my husband close behind, and peered through the kitchen door’s glass. Both of my dear boys were rolling out of a snowy pickup truck after a long journey home. Following tears of joy and long embraces, the four of us sat around the table and talked till 5:00 AM. We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with family and friends later that day. Following our family’s tradition, my husband and boys hung the Christmas lights as planned. That Friday was as blustery and snowy a day as our farm could remember. My husband and boys labored in knee-deep snow untangling dusty strands of green and red lights, then carefully hanging them over rusted nails set many years before. While they worked, they stayed warm and cheerful in their tobacco colored Carhartt coats. This morning as I sit at my kitchen table sipping coffee and writing this, my husband and boys still sleep. Beyond my bay window, framed with green and red Christmas lights, a new day’s sun rises in the east. Through my kitchen door’s glass, in the garage I see three Carhartt coats hung from old brass hooks. Our family safe and secure, we give thanks for another year of many blessings. ceg

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    2010-12-13

    Mark'S STORY

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    2010-12-13

    After 23 years I just Bought my Second jacket

    I have worked for the phone company for 24 years as a technician. After freezing my first year on the job outside, I purchased an Arctic Quilt Lined Coat and vest. After a long 23 years of warm tough service , I have retired it to yard work and just got a new one last year. I will never wear anything else outside at work if it doesn't say Carhartt on it. It holds up to the wear and tear of everyday work and keeps my warm in these New England Winters. Thanks For making such a GREAT Product.

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    2010-12-14

    Josh'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    My first Carhartt

    I think my mother found it funny - or at least a little odd. Here I was, a freshman in college at West Virginia University, and in need of a warm and comfortable coat that could take the punishing mountain temperatures. We went together to the local sportsman's store to find a jacket that could stand up to the elements. What I came home with was a brown Carhartt jacket. I remember my mother thinking it wouldn't be enough, that I'd be wishing I'd also picked up some gloves, a hat, or maybe a scarf. After all, my commute to class included walking over a half mile bridge with absolutely no protection from Mother Nature. I was maybe a little anxious to prove that I'd be fine on my own and convinced her that she need not worry. Not much later, a roomate asked me if I'd be interested in helping a relative pour new concrete for a driveway. Of course, on that Saturday in Morgantown, the mercury dropped to temperatures in the teens. I grabbed my boots, threw on long johns and jeans, and my trusty new Carhartt jacket. After some time in the frigid temperatures, I realized two things. The first was that my jacket was up to the challenge of the toughest weather Morgantown could throw at me. The second was that my mother was right, I could have used some other protection for my hands and ears. I went out and stocked up on Carhartt supplies and I've never looked back. That's my Carhartt story.

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    2010-12-14

    Frederick'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    inherited warmth

    My dad Fred was in the construction business, and when he died 21 years ago in January 1989, I inherited his '86 Ford work van and already well-worn carhartt Jacket. I wore his jacket every winter until last year, when it was stolen from the old van, which I still use to haul materials. Just putting on Dad's jacket seemed to give me a boost of additional energy to get the job done on a long hard day of work. I sure do miss that jacket--much more than the box of snap-on tools that were also stolen that day I carelessly left the van door unlocked for "just a minute' to run into a store to pick-up a new paintbrush.

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    2010-12-14

    Melanie 'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    36 years and still "in love"

    It will be 36 years this June that I married my city boy. Me, I was born and raised in the beautiful New England countryside on a small farm. He has learned some country ways in these years blissful years of matrimony. He is a great woodcutter we love our wood stove for heating. He will never be comfortable around cow or horses in fact he's downright afraid of them but he did build me a barn for my small goat herd! Does he deserve to be a Carhardt man? You bet he does ! I would rather see him in a pair of sexy Carhardt jeans and Carhardt jacket than a fine suit. Carhardt makes my man look like he was made for me! Thanks Carhardt!

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    2010-12-14

    JIM CAVENDISH'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    BEAR HUNT

    dOn Dec 20 2009, I went Bear chasing with dogs and some so called friends. The temperature was 12 degrees with eight inches of snow. We chased a huge bear through the mountains of WV , The bear crossed the Greenbrier river at Rorer,WV. We had no choice but to wade across the river with the dogs or climb back up the mountain, a steep 2000 feet. So across we go dogs and all, about five feet deep in places. When we got across our carharts froze and we could hardly move, the dogs, 19 of them, got in a big pile and wouldnd't move. It was almost dark, so we built a huge fire to

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    2010-12-14

    patrick runco'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    my hartfelt memories

    i was 12 and time to learn hunting safety from my grandad and the game warden. intro to safety was first with my grandad and enjoyment was second. he had already trained my 4 uncles anad 2 cousins and who knows how many neighborhood kids; although there couldn't have been too many as we lived in a very rural area. as the lesson were about to end the trip to joe workman's clothing store in coraopolis pennsylvania was looming. what fun was ahead! i knew the store and sure did like it alright, but now it was time for my first carhart. it never stopped being fun to get as gifts at first and then my own purchases of carhart gear. forty two years later and i stll hunt in carhart, and play in carhart. my job in pittsburgh, pa. is grueling in the winter and could be much worse if it wasn't for my carhart. my four kids don't just tell me to "dress warm,daddy'. they say 'here is your carhart, daddy. love you daddy'. TAKE CARE OF YOUR CARHART GEAR AND IT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.

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    2010-12-14

    james green'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    lost dog

    We were hunting in the woods, and the dog was lost. After several hours in the dark we decided to go back to camp and wait until tomorrow. The dog owner took off his coat, and left it beside the trail. The next day we found the dog curled up asleep on the coat. My friend put his coat back on, returned the dog to camp, and kept hunting. It was a Carhartt coat.

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    2010-12-14

    fatdave'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    snow daze

    New Carharts and a lot of snow, NE Ohio, the snow belt and a surprise Lake Erie lake effect snow, it at 3 am and didn't stop until 3 days after it started. The temperature was 42 degrees and the wind was calm, I was just leaving work driving home, and the wind had picked up as I was driving east on the shoreway going home as I passed the east 72nd. exit I noticed the car starting to slide and the wind gusting. I made it home to find myself in the middle of a white out. My wife and kids where trying to shovel out the drive when I got home, they where happy to see me! The next thing I new I was hooking up plow blade on my tractor (always wait to the last minute). I started to plow the area near the barn to let the horses get to the hay and into the barn when all hell broke loose, the wind felt warm as a gust nearly toppled the tractor and sent me sprawling into the side of the barn. I kept control of the tractor by facing into the wind. The wind was gusting to 55 to 65 mph and it was like a twister with the snow swirling around. The wind was so strong that the icicles where blowing off every thing that they where attached to. I decided that this was too much snow to deal with and tried to get the tractor back to the barn. At this point I was drenched from sweat and tired I got about 9 feet away from the barn when a heavy gust of wind seemed to lift the tractor up and topple me out onto the drive area, I was being dragged toward the barn. I was caught by my boot and could not shake loose, the tractor hit the edge of the barn and dragged me into the siding. As I hit the barn I thought this was it and felt myself sliding along on the ground until the tractor came to a stop, it happened in seconds. If I would of been wearing a ski jacket or any other form of clothing I would have wound up in the hospital, the coat protected me from the barn, being dragged into the field and my arms from battered. All in all I walked away with bruised pried a sore butt, a slightly damaged 8n Ford tractor. FatDave

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    2010-12-14

    Barry Cummings'S STORY

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    2010-12-14

    bib overalls with sewn in carpenter's front pouches

    As a young man I grew up next to a master carpenter. Unfortunately the nail pounder finally went to his eternal rest. Somehow, one day, his old carhart bibs with the sewn in front pouch appeared in my fathers garage. My father asked me if I took the old carpenters belongings. It wasn't me and my father handed me the old worn bibs. I wore those bibs day in day out, working on all types of projects, Finally, I reached my fifties and the old bibs were all tore up, having served two men, two trades,helped feed two families, probably sixty plus years of wear. I set the bibs in a secure location in my cellar. I went back after several weeks to see if I could darn them up for one last job. Gone they were. As mysteriously as they appeared.

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    2010-12-15

    Sam Hutton'S STORY

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    2010-12-15

    They last FOREVER

    I bought a pair of Carhartts overalls in 1981 and all though they are alittle ragged, I still wear them when I work. They last forever. I recomment nothing but the best and that is CARHARTT'S

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    2010-12-15

    Ed Stanko'S STORY

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    2010-12-15

    Life's a drag!

    My Father just purchased his carhartt jacket the previous day. We had arrived home with a large bull in the trailer,and as soon as we opened the rear door,it charged and my Dad clipped the harness on as the bull bolted for the woods , with my Dad being dragged down the path, through the creek and into the woods.Being all of 7yrs. old,I could do nothing but watch!I thought all was lost until 2hrs. later my Father came leading a tired out bull up the path.The jacket fared better than my Dad's pants!

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    2010-12-15

    Danny Bachhofer'S STORY

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    2010-12-15

    Wear it till it falls off

    I bought my first carhartt jacket 18 years ago while working in west Texas. It was flat-out freezing there, and all my work with the railroad was outside. I remember the instant relief from the freezing drizzle and snow. I wore that jacket for all of 16 years; both on and off the job. It suffered plenty of abuse while crawling through brush on my home acreage, and working my regular job. I wore the thing out way before I parted with it. My company gave me one to replace it a couple years ago, and I wear it everywhere when it's cold out. I recently retired and now wear the jacket atop my new harley.

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    2010-12-15

    Mindy Bower'S STORY

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    2010-12-15

    Cailee and Matt's Story

    Everyone who wears Carhartts knows that they are very versatile, but with formal wear? My daughter and her date proudly wore their Carhartt jackets to their homecoming dance. Cailee and Matt are both active in 4-H, raising and showing livestock and wear their Carhartt clothes around the barn all the time and everywhere they go. So it was just natural that they’d wear them even when they were all dressed up.

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    2010-12-17

    Arnold Talbott'S STORY

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    2010-12-17

    Island in the Gulf of Mexico

    I had not seen my son Jacob since he was 9 years old, he was a strapping 15 year old "meanager" as he walked off the plane. I knew my son instantly after and emotional moment we grabbed his bag and started the adventure. Camping for a couple of days at the mouth of the Crystal River in Ozello would be a great adventure for a kid from Colorado. Spring had sprung and the critters and fish were jumping. It was a great time to bond with my son, taught him the basics of fishing, and found out he was a natural. I saw me as a young man in my son. Soon I realized he was born for this type of living. After catching a huge Red Drum it was evident he was truly hooked. We shared a love for fishing, camping and nature. The rain dripped off the rain fly, snug in our tent my son said he had to pee. I handed him a bar of soap and told him to take a shower while he was in the rain, he said no thanks, just the pee please. Then the storm began howling it blew out the tarp we had set up. We raced around securing camp. The tent began to blow away, Jacob stood in the rain holding the tent so it would not blow away. He learned the value of good gear like the quality of Carhartt and the peace of mind knowing that you don't have to worry cause you are covered! The rest of the trip was loads of fun, the canoe gave us hours of enjoyment, my son enjoyed paddling in between the islands and seeing the birds and beauty of coastal Florida. Catching fish he had never seen before. I stopped for a moment to thank GOD for my son and all the beauty around us. It was a good day to be alive. (photos upon request)

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    2010-12-17

    Pat Ross'S STORY

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    2010-12-17

    Hit a deer on my bike doing 45mph, carhartt pants saved my a##

    My girlfriend and I were coming home from a friends house on my 2003 Honda 919. We were literally 1 mile away from the house we just moved into a week ago, I rounded a corner at about 60 mph and saw a huge blacktail doe in the other lane. I let off the throttle and started on the brakes but before I could do anything she ran out right in front of me and I ended up t-boning her at about 45mph. My girlfriend had on full leathers but I only had a riding jacket and my carhartt pants. I ended up skidding across the pavement for about 60 yards face down. My hands, cordura riding jacket and boots were torn to shreds, but my pants only had minor scuffing. The doctors at the ER said if my pants weren't so unbelievably tough that I would have sustained serious, possibly life threatening bleeding. My only regret is that I didn't wear my carhartt jacket that night.

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    2010-12-19

    Del Long'S STORY

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    2010-12-19

    My Favorite Coat

    I loved my Carhartt jacket. I wore it to work, hunting, and walking my dogs. Then one day it was just gone. I want to believe that someone that did not have a coat is wearing it and keeping warm now. Maybe even working outside in the cold and able to make a living do so because of the coat. Right now I am unemployed, losing my home and Christmas is coming. I cannot afford another Carhartt at this time, but will get another as soon as I get back on my feet.

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    2010-12-19

    Richard Westphal'S STORY

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    2010-12-19

    DOCTORS PRESCRIBE CARHARTT

    I had an accident about 5 years ago that injured my lower back. While Doctors and the Insurance Companies battle for more surgeries, I’m left jobless and have to “baby” my back for the duration. No more running, jumping, twisting, swimming, sports, tying my shoes, even holding my kids is out. We all take our health for granted until something like this happens. I’ve lived in California most of my life and have heard of Carhartt but because of the warm climate, I never needed anything from them. I am now living in Northern Indiana where there are seasons and REAL winters. I have found out “the hard way” that if my back gets too cold it has spasms that literally put me down for days. I started interviewing people at random on the street, in businesses and wherever I could, asking them which company makes the best all-around winter clothes that they would recommend. It was unanimous. Carhartt was the number one choice for all whom I questioned. This includes Hunters, Contractors, City Workers, anyone who’s exposed to the elements and these people should know. When telling my Doctor what I was doing, he basically prescribed Carhartt as a First Aid Device. Insurance would never go for it, but I tried. My choice was simple, so I bought my first Carhartt and WOW! I’ve been through two winters here in Indiana and my back has never been affected by the cold again since owning my coat. In fact I haven’t had the need to ever zip it up yet. I am very impressed with the quality of workmanship that went into making it and was surprised to find all the other things that they make. So now, of course, I have the Carhartt name on my Pants, gloves, hat and even my socks. I know that without Carhartt I’d be stuck in my home for the winter and worse, hospitalized again by re-injuring my back because of the elements. Thank You Carhartt

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    2010-12-23

    Allan Frankel'S STORY

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    2010-12-23

    Central Parkway

    I am the Irrigation Manager for a Cincinnati area landscape company. 3 years ago, we won a bid to do the irrigation in the center islands of a major downtown thoroughfare. The islands were very large, and there were 7. The project began in winter. I have a pair of Carhartt insulated coveralls that are 10 years old. They have served me well in the past, but this was their greatest challenge. This was a City project, and they insisted we be working on the project, even if if was not practical, or productive. The weather was often in the teens, and even single digits, and the conditions were terrible. If I didn't have those coveralls, I likely would have frozen to death, or at the very least quit. The coveralls, and I survived, and I still wear them to this day! Thank you Carhartt!

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    2010-12-23

    Nick Scalia'S STORY

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    2010-12-23

    The Dirty

    Longboarding in Carhartt wear is amazing. One fall night I was boarding down a hill in Boston and suddenly lost control. Soon enough i found myself sliding on my Carhartt thermal lined sweatshirt. Thanks to Carhartts spectacular product i saved my body from major cuts. My sweatshirt was not ripped what so ever. This is a Great Product. Thank you CARHARTT

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