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Dickies Heritage

On the job since 1922

A century ago, we were just a small Texas company making bib overalls. Built with quality, grit, and quiet pride, every pair that came out of our shop embodied the spirit of the American worker. Eventually, the rest of the world caught on and wanted what Dickies was doing too.

While we’re now the number one work apparel manufacturer worldwide, we’re not all that different from when we began. We still make bib overalls. We’re still a Texas company. We still embody that spirit of the American worker. The only difference is we get to do what we do for more hard-working folks like you than ever before.

We created Dickies for the makers then and we continue to make for them now.

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We created Dickies for the makers then and we continue to make for them now.

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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS

1922
Company
Founded

C.N. Williamson, son C.D., and
cousin Col. E.E. Dickie start
Williamson-Dickies Mfg. Co.

1933
Growth of
Matched Sets

Workers begin wearing
matched Dickies tops
and bottoms.

1941-45
War time
production

Dickies is tasked with
producing uniforms for U.S.
armed forces during WWII.

1950s
going
international

Dickies hits Europe, while
Texas oilmen help introduce
the brand to the Middle East.

1967
874 workpant

Our signature work pant
launches with permanent
press and X-it stain release.

1986
Beyond the job site

Big-name rappers start wearing
Dickies, bringing the brand into
the Pop Culture spotlight.

1990s
Skaters take notice

Dickies lands at the Skate Park,
becoming a new icon of the
growing skater subculture.

2000s
global
expansion

Expanding to more than
100 countries, Dickies takes
their international presence
to new levels.

2019
Dickies Arena
Opens

The new 14,000-seat
multipurpose arena opens in
Fort Worth, TX.

twenty twenty-two dickies turns one hundred

2022
DICKIES TURNS 100

Dickies celebrates its centenary
with the 100 Year Collection.

ADS FROM THE PAST

A nostalgic glance at Dickies advertising through the years.

4 Dickies logo patches on a twill background ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s.

From the 1930s

4 Dickies logo patches on a twill background ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s.

From the 1940s

4 Dickies logo patches on a twill background ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s.

From the 1950s

4 Dickies logo patches on a twill background ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s.

From the 1960s

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