Founded in 1918 as the 'U.S. Overall Company', Dickies has steadily grown to become one of the world’s most recognisable workwear manufacturers. After producing millions of uniforms for the American armed forces during World War II, Dickies expanded across the nation and into the European and Middle Eastern markets, when Texas oilmen introduced the brand to the Middle Eastern oil fields. Throughout their one hundred year history, Dickies' no-nonsense approach to workwear has made them a mainstay in the wardrobes of countless subcultures the world over, from Hip Hop artists to skateboarders and punks, and their Original 874 work trousers are a wardrobe staple, as are the ever-so-slightly slimmer fitting 873. Each piece of Dickies clothing stands for the quality, toughness and pride that embodies the spirit of the American worker.