Heartstopper breakthrough Kit Connor has, unsurprisingly, got the world’s biggest brands calling. After a slew of left-field fits in Loewe, he likely has creative director Jonathan Anderson on speed dial. He’s a fan of Chinese-born, London-based designer Feng Chen Wang. There are too many nice suits from Scandi brand Acne Studios to mention. But for all the exclusive fresh-off-the-runway designs, he’s got a deep-rooted love for a brand that every guy can get their hands on: Carhartt. And listen: nothing says Big Fit™ like Carhartt.
This week, Connor attended the premiere of Black Dog during the 67th BFI London Film Festival in support of his mate Georges Jacques. It was a red carpet gig, sure. But the 19-year-old dressed down in a muted fit made up of a Carhartt chore jacket, emblazoned with the brand’s offshoot WIP branding on the left breast and a molecular logo that reads ‘89: a reference to the sub-label’s birth year. Paired with clean black slacks (probably Carhartt too) and beater sneakers, it was a simple look executed exceptionally well.
This isn’t the first time that Connor has gone down the Carhartt trail. He’s tapped into the curious case of the sudden Carhartt boom alongside the likes of Justin Bieber, Channing Tatum, Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber. Earlier this year, he linked up with his Heartstopper castmates for a little reunion in London’s Covent Garden. And yes, there was a Carhartt-heavy fit. Where his mates wore rainbow flags and shorts, he wore a washed-out navy jacket to London Pride with a pair of jeans. He’s worn black Carhartt zip-ups to other premieres. And his on-screen character Nick has his own tan Carhartt zip-up.
It’s Normal Guy stuff. Because, aside from being one of the UK’s most recognizable 19-year-olds, Connor is just a normal guy who likes to dress like one in the stuff that always looks good. Connor told British GQ last year that he was “finding that fashion can be used as a suit of armour,” and it seems his Carhartt jacket is just that.
This story originally appeared on British GQ with the title “Kit Connor is a dyed-in-the-wool, card-carrying Carhartt guy”