Carhartt X Polar Skate Co.
Landing tonight is a very limited collaborative capsule drop that we're psyched to get hold of. Pontus Alv has been a Carhartt team skater for over twelve years now; during which he quit his board sponsor in order to exit sponsored skateboarding's usual formula of team-based travels and videos and do his own thing. This resulted in 2005's "Strongest Of The Strange" and 2010's "In Search Of The Miraculous", two independent films that focused mainly on Pontus' hometown MalmoÌ's skate scene. Both films quickly became cult classics, generating a surge of interest in hometown skateboarding, DIY spot-building and coincidentally creating a world-wide following hungry for more inspiration. Not one to let opportunities go to waste, Pontus quickly started The Polar Skate Co. Visually based around Polar's take on Greek antiquity, the Carhartt X Polar collection features four boards and revisits Carhartt classics shapes, a vest, long sleeve shirt, T-Shirts and the Watch Hat. Working on this collaboration are Stefan Narancic, Jacob Ovgren, Nils Svensson and Pontus Alv.
Photos by Nils Svensson.