Friday, April 23, 2010

livin' in america

saying "suck my dickies" might be a crude way to start this post but having just heard that the work clothing icon is pricing it's "1922 collection" at $200 for a pair of work pants and $175 for a shirt had me laughing so hard i almost fell off my chair.

the last piece of dickies clothing i purchased was their standard cotton work jacket. it was good enough for everyone from postal workers to dock workers and i loved it. when it fell apart and i had to get a new one i was unhappy with the $60 price tag that came with it. that was ten years ago. maybe my math is rusty or i don't quite have a proper grasp on how inflation works, but this strikes me as being about the worst thing a company like this could do.

making "work clothes" that the average worker can't afford is not only a slap in the face of the hard working people that made dickies the name it is today but eveyone that proudly wore their brand over the years while doing some of the dirtiest most thankless jobs around.

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