Shop for Dickies work pants, shorts, t-shirts and jackets. Although it has its roots as a traditional American workwear company founded in 1922, Dickies has long been associated with skateboarding as the pants manufacturer of choice for skateboarders the world over, thanks to their classic design, longevity and strength. The official Dickies skate team currently consists of Vincent Alvarez, Kevin Terpening and Tom Remillard. Dickies is short for the Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company.
The quality of all Dickies goods is proven and undisputed, with the distinctive workwear brand being worn by workers the world over in many of the planet’s harshest working environments from agriculture to the oil industry. The company’s birthplace is the little Texas town of Bryan, where E.E “Colonel” Dickie and C.N Williamson launched the U.S Overall Company, later renamed the Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company in 1922.
Having gained a substantial reputation for quality, the company produced millions of uniforms for the US armed forces during the Second World War. Following the war Dickies went on to become an international company, cracking European markets and introducing the hard-wearing workwear to Middle Eastern oil fields. In 1989 Dickies UK was born, bringing the inimitable workwear of choice to the UK for the first time.
The cult status that Dickies developed in the world of streetwear actually came as an unexpected but welcome surprise to the brand after it began to be adopted by American skateboarders in the early 1990s. This popularity has grown until the present day to the point that Dickies is now a staple brand for skaters worldwide. Dickies continue to produce hardwearing clothes which reflect classic American engineering and subtle style. Dickies have also collaborated with a number of skateboarding brands including Anti Hero and Spitfire to create unique skate-specific products.