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March 23, 2020

Dickies Clothing Styles that Make Dickies Perfect for Both Work & Play

For active people, clothing needs to be a combination of versatile, stylish, durable and comfortable.  Many of our valued customers will spend the day at work and then immediately head out for a skate. They don’t want to take the time to stop home and change their clothes, and they don’t want to haul an extra set of clothes with them in the morning.  They want to live their lives and do what they do best, which is work hard and play hard without interruption.  


Dickies Clothing is a brand that allows for that lifestyle without any problems, hesitations or questions by those who wear it.  Empire Skate is proud to offer a full line of Dickies Clothing, and below we’re going to break down each category we provide to those who want the best that life has to offer, including when it comes to their gear.  We encourage you to take a look at what we have in our inventory, as we’re sure you’ll find several items that are a perfect fit for your needs and your desires. Happy browsing!

Dickies Clothing History

Many people know that Dickies Clothing dates back nearly 100 years in some form or fashion.  When the company got started in the 1920’s, Dickies Clothing consisted primarily of overalls.  During the Great Depression, the Dickies brand moved towards lines of workpants, but that all changed once again when World War II came about.  In the first half of the 1940’s, Dickies Clothing focused on military uniforms, as did most American industries during those years.    


Things really took off in the 1950’s, as oilfield workers wore Dickie’s Clothing, and many of them began to work in the Middle East with workers from different parts of the world.  At this point, Dickies Clothing as an overall brand expanded its reach to Europe and other markets, which in turn increased its demand. From there, Dickies Clothing took advantage of its new and growing geographic market reach to expand its clothing lines.  Specifically, the company expanded into the college market, the white-collar market, the women’s market and ultimately the casual market for young people. That’s where you’ll Dickies Clothing today – everywhere – and that’s because millions of people around the world have come to know and trust the company based on their own experiences.  

Dickies Pants

The line of Dickies pants is in itself a microcosm of the diversity of the company’s overall offerings.  Dickies pants are renowned for their durability, style and comfort, all of which are qualities that are consistent with Dickies Clothing in general.  Empire Skate is proud to offer a wide line of Dickies pants right here. You can find everything from Dickies workpants to cargo pants to just about anything else you could think of. Styles we currently have in stock include:


  • 874 Straight Fit Work Pants
  • Slim Fit Straight Leg Cargo Pants
  • 873 Slim Straight Work Pant
  • Slim Cuff Work Pants

These aren’t the only types of Dickies pants we offer at Empire Skate, but rather they’re the only Dickies pants that we happen to offer right now.  Empire Skate offers several different types of Dickies pants throughout the year, and we’ll continue to do so for the foreseeable future. You should check back often, as our inventory is updated regularly, and you never know what you may find when you take a look at what’s here.  We’ll keep doing this because Dickies pants are durable, made with the highest-quality materials and they simply look good on the people who wear them.  Take a look and see for yourself.

Dickies Shorts 

As Dickies Clothing began to expand in market reach, its internal product development team, already used to changing course because of the company’s history with the Great Depression and World War II among other historical events, began to delve into the shorts market.  In the past 20 – 30 years, shorts have exploded in popularity, even becoming relatively commonplace in certain workspaces. Dickies shorts is a line of clothing we’re proud to offer here at Empire Skate, and below are just a few of the products we sell to our customers throughout the year:


  • Tulsa Regular Fit Cord Shorts
  • Kempton Regular Fit Shorts
  • 13” Loose Fit Work Shorts

Our customers love their shorts, and we’re always excited to add new lines of Dickies shorts when they hit the market.  We encourage you to keep an eye on this space, as you may find exactly what you need at any given time.  

Dickies Shirts

If you haven’t seen the message that’s in place already, it will become clear when we discuss Dickies shirts – this is a versatile line that fits perfectly with a versatile company that offers something for just about everybody.  If you want to wear something that looks presentable but that performs the way you’d expect activewear to perform, Dickies shirts are for you. If you want something that also looks great and feels great, then take a closer look at some of the styles Empire Skate has available for you below:


  • T-shirts – Dickies t-shirts aren’t just active and rugged, but they’re also stylish and presentable in all sorts of different environments.  We offer all different types of styles, colours, and sizes.
  • Collared shirts – If you want to step up your formality game, then take a look at our full line of collared shirts.  These shirts offer stylish looks and patterns but come standard with that same durability that’s part of the Dickies clothing brand.
  • Crews – Yes, Dickies Clothing offers a nice line of sweaters for those colder days and nights.  The style is crewneck and the choices are just that… stylish. You can add a layer to your outfit to keep doing whatever you’re doing all day, all night or all year long.
  • Hoodies – If you’re looking for something a bit sportier, you can add a Dickies Clothing hoodie to your collection.  You’ll look great and feel comfortable.

It may seem a bit redundant to say here, but once again, please check back often to see what’s available, as Dickies Clothing is constantly adding new inventory and styles to its collection, which means that the choices for Dickies shirts are also going to change regularly here at Empire Skate.  

Dickies Hats

Nothing shows loyalty to a brand than a nice lid, and Dickies Clothing has been offering hats for decades.  They tend to keep their styles simple and attractive, and that’s exactly what you’ll find when you look for Dickies hats here at Empire Skate.  We have a couple of different styles from which to choose, but you can rest assured that either will add to your overall look while also performing some basic duties.  You’ll keep the sun or lights out of your eyes, your hair out of the way and some debris from flying into your face. Choose from our snapback models that are available either in red or in black and get ready to be noticed from head to toe, starting with that stylish Dickies hat.

Dickies Accessories/Miscellaneous

You never know what you’re going to find when you go looking for things from Dickies Clothing.  We’ve laid out the different lines available, but not everything falls into a specific category.  That’s just how Dickies Clothing – and those who love their products – like it. That’s also how we like to do things at Empire Skate, so below you’ll find some examples of what’s available here, and we’re sure you’ll find something that’s perfect for you.


  • The Gilmer Messenger Bag – Take your items with you and look good doing it with this handy satchel.
  • Women’s Relaxed Fit Overalls – The product that started it all is still available, and it’s ready for the ladies out there to wear and look good doing it.  
  • The Industrial Strength Belt – Lots of people who love Dickies Clothing like their look to be baggy and relaxed, so they need a strong belt.  That’s what they get with this model.
  • Reversible Belt – If you need some added versatility for your waistline, go with the reversible model of belt from Dickies Clothing.  You’ll be able to match just about anything with it.
  • The Hip Sack – Finally, you have another option when it comes to carrying your “stuff” – the hip sack fits neatly on your body and it wears comfortably.  It can also handle a lot of punishment, so don’t give it a second thought if you decide to make use of it.

Dickies Clothing is an historic brand for more than one reason, and the company’s history is a major part of what makes its clothing so unique.  Empire Skate has always done whatever possible to offer our customers the best clothing lines out there, and we’ll continue to do so going forward.  If we’ve already earned your loyalty based on our offerings of brands like Dickies Clothing, we thank you. If we’re yet to earn your trust, we can’t wait to do so as soon as you order with us and realize that we’re the resource you need for clothing and all things skate related.  


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