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Every once in a while, a product comes along that is destined to become timeless. For Carhartt, the A18 Watch
Cap definitely fits that description. It was introduced 30 years ago, and today it can be found on job sites
and college campuses, in football stadiums and concert venues, and just about everywhere in between. It’s
been built in nearly every color under the sun, with more than a few custom logos embroidered on it. Simple
yet cool, stylish yet durable, it’s no surprise that the A18 has made its way into every walk of life.
1987 was the first year that the classic Carhartt “Knit Watch Cap,” today’s A18, was available to customers.
It was fitting that roughly 100 years after Hamilton Carhartt created a legend with his overalls, a new icon
was poised to join the Carhartt product line.
Initially given away as a gift with purchase, or GWP, the A18 shares the way it got its start with several other
key accessories including socks and work gloves.
As far as color options, the original selection was either Carhartt Brown or, well, Carhartt Brown.
But since then, the A18 has been made in additional 55 colors. From Tangerine to Deep Purple to Army Green, they
all make up a key piece of the A18’s DNA. Special editions with a variety of embroidered logos have also
become a brand staple, and more than a few of the Carhartt faithful have slapped their own logo on a watch
cap or two as well.
Over the last 30 years, the A18 has evolved from a giveaway item into one of the best-selling Carhartt products.
In its formative years, it was instrumental in creating trust for the brand beyond traditional products like
Today, the A18 serves as an all-purpose accessory, the item that tops off any outfit with an extra bit of protection
and style. Here’s to another 30 years of one of the hardest working caps around.