Carhartt WIP has collaborated with Japanese scholar Kunichi Nomura on a capsule collection made up of two pieces and presented in three different colorways.

The garments, a jacket and trousers, take inspiration from recognizable Carhartt WIP silhouettes and combine them with a refined, tailored touch. Both garments display a duality, described by Nomura as “Yin and yang. Night and day. YE. Work and play.”

The Kunichi Michigan blazer is inspired by a traditional work coat with four utility pockets, but adds a two-way corduroy collar and a notched lapel. Meanwhile, the Kunichi Chinos have been created with a relaxed fit that tapers subtly below the knee and features a tool pocket. “My goal when making the jacket and pants was to think, how can I work and then go out to play in the same day, in one hour, without changing my outfit,” adds Nomura. All items are made of cotton and have been produced in blue, black and beige.

The images accompanying this collaboration were photographed by Seiya Fujii, with a cast drawn from Nomura’s circle of friends and collaborators. Carhartt WIP x Kunichi Nomura will be available from September 5 at select Carhartt WIP stores and on