What do you get when you combine two huge lifestyle clothing companies and two popular baseball teams? You get the Outwork x Outroot collection, a collaborative effort between sports brand ‘47 (whose logo you’ve surely seen on the side of one of your favorite Tigers’ caps) and American workwear company Carhartt.
The collection will debut during the Tigers’ April 7th home opener, and feature items celebrating both the beloved Detroit franchise and the opposing Boston Red Sox. The items will be available exclusively at Comerica and Fenway, as well as the Carhartt company stores in Detroit and Boston.
In a press release, Brian Bennett, the vice president of brand creative at Carhartt says he hopes the collection will appeal to the two fan bases. “We’re looking forward to this collaboration between two historic, family-owned brands as we celebrate the bond between the workingman and the hometown team he loves.”
Choosing Detroit and Boston for this collection is incredibly smart, as it would be hard to imagine two teams with a more passionately devoted following. Because the fans are what’s at the core of this idea, ‘47 and Carhartt will also be featuring true stories of craftsmen and tradespeople from Detroit and Boston throughout the 2017 baseball season.
The apparel in the collection will feature names of iconic regions in each city. You can see a sampling of the goods below, but if you’re at Comerica this weekend check them out in person.
In addition to the new apparel line, Carhartt is teaming up with the MLB once again for the “Strikeouts for Vets” campaign, which supports the Helmets to Hardhats work initiative. Helmets to Hardhats helps members of the Armed forces find careers in construction and building, and the Strikeout for Vets campaign raises $100 for each strikeout a pitcher records. Tigers’ pitcher Michael Fulmer will join an All-Star rotation of pitchers including Jacob deGrom, Chris Sale, Felix Hernandez and more to help support the cause.