18. A.P.C. x Carhartt
Year It First Dropped: 2010
Despite being roughly 99 years its senior, Carhartt and A.P.C. are actually kindred spirits. The former a tried-and-true workwear brand that picked up a following among drug dealers, skaters, and youth in rebellion who wanted hard-wearing, affordable clothes, and the latter a testament to understated French coolness and je ne sais quoi. The collabo's logo was cleverly done, tacking the Carhartt "C" onto the end of A.P.C.'s sans serif typeface—from the start, you knew something was different, but it nevertheless felt right. The debut collection fused Japanese fabrics and slim cuts with familiar staples like duck canvas chore jackets, pocket tees, and yoked Western shirts, even the Carhartt beanie got infused with an appropriately French nautical stripe motif.