Dickies Label

The Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company is a Texas born-and-bred work clothing company, founded in 1818. C.N. Williamson and Colonel E.E. Dickie started the “U.S. Overall Company” in Bryan, Texas and today the company’s headquarters are in Fort Worth.

Dickies Work Pants

During World War II, Dickies famously made military uniforms for the U.S. Armed Forces. After the war, Dickies expanded their line of work clothes.  The company gained worldwide fame during this time as Texas oilers working in the Middle East and elsewhere exposed workers to the rugged wear.

Dickies Flannel Western Shirt

Dickies were the pants for gentlemen on university campuses in the 1960s with their plain front waist and classic tailoring.  In the eighties, Dickies Harbor One pants were the must-have item for preppies, who wore them in a rainbow of colors.

Today, Dickies makes all kinds of work clothes from denim overalls to medical scrubs.  The brand has also returned to its image and style of clothes for the American worker.


Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company är ett genuint Texasföretag som grundades 1818. C.N. Williamson och överste E.E. Dickie startade US Overall Company i Bryan, Texas. Idag ligger företagets högkvarter i Fort Worth, Texas.

Dickies var kända för tillverkningen av amerikanska militäruniformer under andra världskriget. Efter kriget utökade Dickies sin kollektion av arbetskläder och oljearbetare från Texas gjorde kläderna kända när de jobbade i Mellanöstern och på andra håll.

Dickies var byxmarket för preppiga studenter på amerikanska universitet under 1960-talet. På 80-talet var Dickies Harbor One byxor ett måste för preppies som kunde köpa dem i alla möjliga färger.

Idag tillverkar Dickies alla möjliga typer av arbetskläder från hängselbyxor till arbetskläder för läkare och sjuksköterskor. Dickies har under de senaste åren återigen komcentrerat sig på att göra kläder för Amerikas arbetande befolkning.

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2 responses to “Dickies

  1. Howdy Gina!
    Thank you very much for the shirts and your lovely letter. Unfortunately my shirt was to small over the bust so I’ll send it back to you. Hopefully you will find a new worthty home for it ;)…. Mr Blue Eyes shirt is a keeper! See you at Bakåt:Framåt. Once again, thanks!

  2. I wish I could have a shirt too small over the bust! Anyway, bring it when you come to Bakat:Framat & you can exchange it for something else! Great to hear Mr. Blue Eyes shirt works for him.

    So grateful to you for the shout out, really. Looking forward to seeing you then.

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