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Uniform Work Shirts

By the cut and style of uniform work shirts, it’s not surprising that they have thier origins in military clothing.

After World War II, many of the G.I.’s coming home needed a sturdy and casual shirt to work in their new civilian jobs.  To fill this need, former soldiers would wear their old military shirts, which fit the bill for being well-made for hard labor, comfortable and not too fancy to mess up in their work environments.

As the trend spread, clothing manufacturers caught onto the need these blue-collar workers had and began making uniform shirts specifically for civilian jobs.  The shirts took inspiration for their tailoring and materials from military uniform shirts.  However, rank and division patches were replaced with the company’s insignia and the name of the worker.

To this day, vintage work shirts are a casual and sometimes ironic look for any urban hipster wanting to play tribute to America’s blue-collar workers.  Classics such as Red Kap, Dickies and Big Ben as well as newer brands such as Cintas, Aramark, Unitog and Flying Cross dominate the American market in uniform work shirts.

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We just got in this pair of vintage Dickies overalls with a unique set of bib buttons. Apparently, the man who previously owned them used his ingenuity with bolts, nuts and washers to make new homemade buttons for the galluses….

Are all the “heritage brand” designers out there taking notes?

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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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