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Are There Trends in Classic American Vintage Clothing?

A Baseball Jacket from AMERICANA

Classic American clothing items will always find their way into both new fashions globally as well as being a mainstay of vintage clothing.  That is because the timeless style of these items will always be in fashion and look great on anyone in any decade.

What we love most about the clothing we sell is when people re-mix the classics to constantly create new looks.  These classic American pieces have been blended with new fashions for generations to create new styles that reflect changing attitudes in society.

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Here at AMERICANA, we fully embrace  all interpretations or creations of  new fashions that incorporate classic pieces of American vintage clothing to reflect a new style, attitude and rhythm of life. We love to see both old school preppies and new trads, rockabillies and psychobillies, new and old school hip-hop styles and everything else that makes classic American fashion look good!

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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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