Dickies was established in 1918 by C.N. Williamson and E.E. Dickie as the U.S. Overall Company selling overalls and coveralls to the "vehicle and harness" business in Bryan, Texas. In 1922 Williamson restructured the company and renamed it to the Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company.
While enjoying steady growth and a loyal following during its early years, Dickies was chosen to produce millions of uniforms for the military during World War II. After the war, Dickies resumed its production for everyday workwear and expanded to the European and Middle Eastern markets.
Although starting out as a modest overall company, Dickies has grown to include every workwear essential from shirts, pants, and boots to jackets, coats, jeans, and shorts. Today Dickies has become the largest workwear manufacturer in the world thanks in no small part to their continuous dedication to innovation and quality.