Apr 03, 2017 | By WGSN Insider
While at Texas Antique Weekend, I had the pleasure to run into a member of the Dickies workwear team that runs the archive, shopping for inspiration. Yes, Dickies has started to buy back their own vintage pieces to build an archive, which was started from pieces in the basement of one of their administration offices in Texas, dating from the 50s-70s. To date, the oldest piece Dickies has reclaimed, bought recently in Texas, was a deadstock pair of denim jodhpurs from the 1920s; no one currently at the company was even aware that Dickies had produced such pieces.
The effort to reclaim heritage pieces evolved along with their 1922 collection coming next July. The collection will offer exact replicas of early Dickies pieces, down to the authentic period fit. Currently, plans for the heritage collection only include exact reproductions of historical pieces without modern tweaks. In terms of heritage revivals, Dickies definitely has the authenticity to compete with other historic brands, and we look forward to the evolution of the new collection.
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