While the history of uniforms and scrubs will be a story in its own right, one of the largest manufacturers of medical apparel deserves independent recognition. It’s been a long road trip from the 1922 introduction of Dickies® bib overalls to the American farmer and worker. The Williamson-Dickie Mfg Co makes clothes that look good and wear well, just as it has for almost 90 years.
The Dickies® bib overall is an American icon. The overalls are seen on the farmer in the famous 1930 painting “American Gothic,” and almost any photograph of the hard scrabble American laborer. From its inception Dickies® brand apparel has been and continues to be associated with tough jobs requiring quality, long-wearing clothing. In the 1950s, the Company expanded its clothing line to appeal to a broader base of American workers. The 21st century saw a further expansion and medical apparel was added to the clothes’ line through a licensee arrangement.
Everyone in the medical profession recalls when medical uniforms, scrubs, and apparel were any color desired…. as long as they were white. To meet the evolving demand of the medical profession, Dickies® introduced more fashion-forward colors. The initial blues and whites were joined with orange, tan, olive, and other solid colors. These evolved into medical apparel with contemporary style, comfortable fit, and panache—the Dickies® medical apparel line that we know and love today.
Other changes in the Dickies® brand apparel line include different styles of tops and pants with comfort, fit, and style in mind. Medical apparel is designed to be easily and thoroughly cleaned, resist staining, and long-wearing. Dickies® offers a wide variety of styles and colors that you’ll see at AllHeart.com. Dressing both women and men, the styles offered by AllHeart include new fashions, perfect fits, and a delightful variety of colors, many new for 2009.
It’s been a long road trip from when C. N. Williamson and his cousin “Col.” Dickie started the U. S. Overall company to Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. becoming one of the largest work clothing textile companies in the world. The complete line of medical apparel is part of the AllHeart family. There are hundreds of Dickie® products offered by AllHeart. In addition to the medical apparel, AllHeart carries other Dickies® casual clothes bringing the same durability home from the office for leisure wear. Now that you’ve learned the story behind that famous horseshoe for Dickies® medical apparel, click on over to the Dickies® pages to check out AllHeart.com for the fantastic assortment of Dickie® scrub tops, scrub pants, lab coats, and even closeouts in many, many styles and colors.