The History of Dickies Workwear from 1918 to current day. Blog depicting the history of Williamson Dickies manufacturing company. The Dickies workwear brand is synonymous with quality and durability, even becoming somewhat of a fashion icon across many eras.
Dickies - Ft Worth, TX. C.N. Williamson and E.E. "Colonel" Dickie began their business careers in the "vehicle and harness" business in Bryan, Texas. In 1918, they and a few friends established the U.S. Overall Company. Then, in 1922, C. Don Williamson joined with his father and cousin to buy 100% of the overall company on a one-third-each basis and renamed it Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Company.