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The Williamson-Dickie brand (better known as Dickies) is a Texas-based clothing company. The American brand was established in 1918 and primarily makes work-related apparel and accessories. Its range includes trousers, overalls, boots, jackets and a range of other items directed towards those in the manual trades, but also has wider appeal to the fashion industry due to the look it puts out.
The Dickies 'Work Shorts' are a classic item from their range and something that has been there for some time. These are basic, functional shorts with five pockets and a permanent crease running down the front. The shorts come in 'Black', 'Charcoal', 'Dark Navy', and 'Khaki' colours and so seem to suit all the sorts of basic looks you'd expect of a work short.
I bought these shorts once I decided I needed a few new pair of navy blue shorts that I knew would last me quite a while. These caught my eye as something very suitable for my needs. These are straight-forward and fit the purpose. The shorts aren't really a show-off item and are more used as a contrast to whatever top or shoes you may be wearing if you intend on wearing them fashionably.
Once my pair arrived I found that they were what I was looking for. However, they did come with a fundamental flaw which meant the ones I had bought weren't going to quite fit in with my needs. As I tend to wear any shorts or trousers with a bit of a sag, it means that I have to either get a bit of flexibility in the waistband, or wear a size a little bigger than my waist size. As I hadn't had any prior experience with Dickies work leg wear, I wasn't aware that I'd bought a pair which did neither of these as I had gone for my exact size and the shorts have no flexibility in them whatsoever.
I wore the shorts through a Summer alongside a couple of other shorts I owned at the time. However I ran into problems towards the end of the season. The shorts clip together at the fly and I found that this made for easy access, however over a period of wearing the shorts the way I do, the clip broke off it and so meant I could no longer wear them. Obviously, this issue was with the way in which I wear my shorts (as I can't stand shorts which don't go below the knee) and so over time the force of the pressurised stretching of the waist had eventually taken them to breaking point.
I have to admit that in spite of this bad experience, I'd still recommend these shorts as they're extremely durable and so ensure that you'll be satisfied for some time. The material they're made out of is guaranteed to last, and unless you're like me you'll have as big issues as I did with them. I have to say though that the fit on them was a little tight even when i wore them properly and so it's worth going for a size bigger than usual anyway.
==Where To Buy==
Dickies Work Shorts can be bought from Dickies official website, in addition to Amazon, eBay and a host of other places. I bought mine from a website no longer in existence, however I've found these ones for £30 from these places and other Dickies shorts can be found for similar prices and so if you can get over the lack of flexibility, then I'd say go out and get them.