Founded in 1918 by C.N. Williamson and E.E. ‘Colonel’ Dickie as the US Overall Company, Dickies is a leading manufacturer of workwear. In 1922 the US Overall Company was renamed the Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company, commonly referred to as ‘Dickies’. Dickies grew out to become the largest workwear manufacturer in the world, supplying specially designed workwear to major national and international companies such as Volkswagen, Seat, John Deere, Shell, JCB, Leekes, House of Fraser, Makita and Morrisons.
In the early 1990s, Dickies’ workwear even became fashionable with American youth. The rugged styling and performance of Dickies clothing started to attract the interest of teenage skateboarders, resulting in Dickies becoming a cult fashion brand.
Pictured below is Dickies’ iconic DB100 overall, as worn on stage by performing artists Justin Timberlake, Avril Lavigne, TLC, Limp Bizkit, Westlife and Madonna:
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