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Dickies Occupational Wear Launches Tactical Collection For Law Enforcement Industry

Dickies Uniform Customers May Now Offer Tactical Apparel Developed and Tested by U.S. Sworn Officers

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (April 1, 2014) –– Dickies®, the global leader in workwear, today announced the addition of a tactical collection designed for the law enforcement industry. For more than 90 years, Dickies has built a reputation in the marketplace for providing durable, comfortable and functional workwear at an unmatched value. The brand is continuingits legacy with field-tested tactical wear developed to help when seconds count and movement matters. When duty calls, Dickies Tactical Collection performs.

“We’re honored that our new tactical line is a true collaboration between our design team and the men and women working hard to protect and serve our country,” said Alex Smith, senior vice president of occupational wear at Dickies. “The law enforcement industry is an important market for Dickies and is part of the fabric of the brand. We began outfitting men and women in the military during World War II and look forward to expanding our offerings in the tactical segment by meeting the needs of today’s law enforcement officers.”

Tactical Pant Front

The new tactical collection from Dickies includes:

• Lightweight Ripstop Tactical Pant
• Canvas Tactical Pant
• Long Sleeve Tactical Shirt
• Performance Tactical Polo Shirt
• EMT Pant

Tactical Pant Back

Developed with mobility and comfort in mind, key product features include mag pouches, pockets for documents and cell phones, knife and mic clips, and a loop for sunglasses. In addition to these functionality features, the collection offers water-repellent fabrics, UV protectant, reinforced double knees, breathable fabrics, hidden vents and expandable waistbands with grippers to enhance mobility.

Not only is this collection designed to meet the needs of law enforcement officers, the purpose-built apparel was tested by U.S. sworn officers throughout the U.S.

Dickies Tactical Pant LEO

“Our new tactical line underwent extensive testing with law enforcement officers across America, and their feedback was integral to the final design elements of the line. We were pleased to learn that a large number of the officers tested have high awareness of our brand and wear Dickies while off the job,” added Smith.

For more information on the Dickies Tactical Collection, call 800.336.7202 or contact your local Dickies representative.


15 Responses to “Dickies Occupational Wear Launches Tactical Collection For Law Enforcement Industry”

  1. Luke says:

    another generic pant with tiny, knee-level cargo pockets. looks like a flat-front 5.11 taclite pro minus one pocket and the d-rings.

    my guess is they’re trying to compete on price? wonder how many 5.11 guys will switch.

  2. “Tactical” … apply liberally to products and suddenly operators are operating operationally with your tactically tactical product.


  3. Joshua says:

    Maybe these Dickies will fit bigger than a .75 inch belt.

  4. Stuart Neilson says:

    Agree with Luke above. The cargo pockets are too small to be of any use and too low on the knee to be comfortable. Pity. My several pairs of Dickies ‘work’ jeans are the best jeans I’ve ever had.

  5. straps says:

    Wow. No.

    • straps says:

      Lots of cops wear Dickies because (a) it blends in with the “target market” when under cover, (b) it fits kinda boxily; you can size up and wear a ballistic vest–or not (c) it’s expendable clothing–if someone pukes on/bleeds on it after snagging it on a cyclone fence while rolling him up it can be washed and fixed or dumped in the trash.

      But yeah, those cargo pockets. First time I saw those cargo pockets on Dickies it was at one of the burger chains. Found it strange then, even stranger now. Stitch ’em in tan and VIOLA! TACTICAL!

      I’m usually happy to see established brands enter the tactical market but this is the most haphazard initial entry I’ve seen in a long while.

  6. Bill says:

    Carhartt made a pair of pants with numerous tool pockets that were the best for range work, different from their ordinary carpenter’s jeans. but as with everything I like they were discontinued. Even though they weren’t “tactical,” I never noticed a difference in my performance or ability to get laid.

    Riggs and Wrangler brush pants are my normal wear during marijuana eradication, though I can’t believe I haven’t been killed because they aren’t camo. All I know is that I end the day with a lot less scratches, lacerations and ripped up pants than the cammied-up guys, and equal amounts of weed.

    • Reverend says:

      Ain’t that the way always?!?! You really like something, and they freaking discontinue it! It’s why when I buy clothes, I buy them a size bigger for shrinking in multiple washes, and every color, and variation I can find.

  7. Logan F. Crooks says:


    • SSD says:

      Are you sure or just guessing?

      • Logan F. Crooks says:

        I don’t have any inside scoop about these in particular, but I know that a lot of their products are made in Pakistan (i.e. Scrubs, Sweatshirts, Job Shirts, etc.), so I wouldn’t be surprised.

      • Tact guy says:

        Made in the western hemi from USA fabric!

  8. Badjujuu says:

    They’re jumping on the tactical band wagon now?

  9. Stefan S. says:

    Free “Brownshirt” with every purchase (made in Germany). Sorry, couldn’t resist.