Spring Style: Keep Your Carhartt Vibes Going With a Classic Pocket Tee

As the seasons change, it’s time to swap out your winter Carhartt beanie for the brand’s classic K87 Pocket Tee.

Like the beanie, the Pocket Tee is as simple as it sounds, yet made with the same eye toward durability as the rest of Carhartt’s workwear offerings.

For nearly 30 years, the K87 Pocket Tee has been a staple in the brand’s casual and workwear lines. Trends have come and gone, but the K87 remains a Carhartt bestseller. We took a look at the K87 and the brand’s new iterations of the classic.

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The Carhartt K87 Classic Pocket Tee

First launched in 1992, the K87 is Carhartt’s original Pocket Tee, made from heavyweight cotton to handle long days on the job site. The K87’s loose fit design aims to provide room to move, while Carhartt’s construction targeted a soft feel for additional comfort.

Its side-seam construction works to minimize twisting. And, according to the brand, the rib-knit crewneck has added to the shirt’s popularity over the years.

K87 Classic Pocket Tee Specs

  • 100% cotton, 6.75 oz.
  • Left chest pocket with sewn-in Carhartt logo
  • Great assortment of colors, including new spring arrivals
  • Tagless neck label for a smooth feel
  • Available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ sizes

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Building on a Bestseller

Building on the success of the K87 Classic Pocket Tee, Carhartt has extended the line and offers different variations to appeal to a wider range of people. The expanded line includes versions without the pocket, a more relaxed fit, and a slimmer look compared to the original.

Workwear Pocket T-Shirt Relaxed Fit — Men’s: $17-20


Everything you love about the K87 is now offered in a relaxed fit that will hold tighter to the body. This new design eyes a more tailored fit compared to the original.

It’s available exclusively on Carhartt’s website or in stores. Its soft cotton and tagless neck label offer comfort at all times.

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Workwear Pocket T-Shirt — Women’s: $17


The classic K87 Pocket Tee that debuted in 1992 is now designed specifically for women. This women’s shirt has the same heavyweight cotton that earned the K87 its reputation as the “working man’s” tee, but now with a women’s cut. The Carhartt logo is sewn onto the left chest pocket, and plus-size options are available.

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Workwear Non-Pocket T-Shirt Relaxed Fit — Men’s: $17-20


If you’re one of those people who prefers a cleaner aesthetic, Carhartt offers this non-pocket version of the K87. The relaxed cut targets a tailored fit to complement the non-pocket style.

Color options from earth tones to head-turners are available to fit your preference. Its heavyweight cotton will go as hard as you do.

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This article is sponsored by Carhartt. Find out more about the K87 Tee here.

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