For almost a century, the Dickies brand has been synonymous with American working class style. The brand’s famous poly/cotton 874 work pant and their Eisenhower jacket are as quintessentially American as a John Deere tractor or a Ford truck. Though Dickies have continued to enjoy their blue collar credentials, the brand has also emerged in as a mainstay of U.S. street style in recent decades. Just as Dickies started as a signifier of a working class attitude, Dickies has come to signify a gritty, authentic take on street style. Whether it’s on the runway or the factory floor, Dickies have long been a durable, dynamic fashion statement. As Dickies prepares to celebrate their centennial next year, let’s look back at how the brand grew to become an American icon.

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