There is workwear and then there is Dickies. Founded in Fort Worth, Texas, Dickies has made a worldwide name for no-nonsense clothing with its own essential workwear style, born of a form-follows-function approach. Today's range include heritage pieces dating back to the brand's founding more than 100 years ago, most notably the brand's signature bib overalls and coveralls, worn by generations of American workers. Every piece in contemporary collections always has that same attitude at its heart, one of hard work and graft.
It began with hats. Milliners C.N. Williamson and E.E. “Colonel” Dickie quickly realised, however, the demand for tough, high quality workwear to clothe Texas workers. Formal hats became something of the past as their attention turned to what everyday Americans needed. This extended in later decades to officewear and the brand's renowned Eisenhower jacket from World War II. When you wear a Dickies piece you're drawing on every moment of that heritage, even if these days a Dickies overall is more likely to be teamed with a cold craft beer than worn in a hot factory.
If you're looking to freshen up your wardrobe with some iconic Dickies styles, be sure to find your fit first. Scroll on for our ultimate guide to Dickies sizing for everything you need to know.
Dickies sizing notes
Dickies sizing is generally true to size, so take your usual size
It also comes down to taste: some prefer their Dickies overalls, for instance, to be of a looser fit - in which case, go up a size. The same applies for the label's overshirts and sweatshirts
Overalls and trousers come in different lengths, so it's worth checking a favourite pair of jeans to compare
We've added European and US sizing standards where appropriate, along with sizes in centimetres for maximum convenience