With Dickies set to release their SS18 collection into the wild right about now, we grabbed a chance to have a look at a few of the pieces from this season's drop to give you a heads up on what to expect from every skateboarder's favourite hard-wearing apparel outfit.
Head over to www.dickieslife.com to see the full range if this doesn't satisfy your desire for street fashion influenced workwear.
First up - the Dickies Slim Fit Straight Work Pants in 'Energy Orange'.
These Dickies 873 pants are a modified take on the perennial Dickies staple - the 874 work pant. Whether this particular colourway and cut draws inspiration from grafters resurfacing the M1 looking for a more flattering fit, or is down to the influence of newer Dickies ambassadors such as Allysha Le looking for a slimmer, more streetwear inspired silhouette alongside the hi-vis heritage is open to debate, but either way - these are going to be popular this summer.
With a lower rise than the 874, meaning the pants sit below the waist, and a straight cut leg with a narrower overall fit, these bright lads host Dickies' durable 65% polyester 35% cotton mix, and with their wrinkle and stain resistant properties, you'll be knee sliding across Canada Water safe in the knowledge that they won't rip, you'll look 'lit', and that no amount of spilled Quinoa is going to tarnish your strides.
NB: If 'Energy Orange' is too hectic for you, these 873's also come in a wide range of colours with everything from a more conservative black, to a risky but potentially paradigm-shifting ice-white available.
Go forth and spread the trouser gospel.
On the subject of strides, next up are the Dickies 11 inch Slim Straight Work Short.
Running a similar cut and fit to the 873 Work Pants above, these shorts are as hard-wearing as their longer counterparts, so whether you're a Post Office worker running the gauntlet of dog bites every morning, or you want the durability of Dickies kegs with added ventilation for skating in the summer - you're covered. As with the 873's, these come in a huge range of colours for SS18 with everything from 'blue sky' to 'dusk yellow' available.
If you fancy adding to the grafter-meets-athlete look offered by the 11 inch Slim Straight Work Shorts, why not throw in a Dickies Baseball long sleeve t-shirt with contrast Raglan sleeve and neck detailing as seen above? Or indeed, one of the regular fit classic Dickies Horseshoe short-sleeved t-shirts, featuring the original cowboy-inspired Dickies logo dropping in 13 different colours in the Dickies SS18 range?
If you prefer to err on the side of the weather being terrible, (and let's face it, if you live in the UK who can blame you), you're covered on the warmth front too with this season's iteration of their all-time best seller, the Dickies Sacramento shirt.
Coming in regular fit with subtle pocket branding and an array of colours ranging from the 'lumberjack relaxing' style palette through to the 'light sticks and Vicks raver' colourways, this brushed fabric shirt is a contender for this season's number one choice of both the bearded faux-grafter and the average skater looking for something that you can slam in.
For a closer look at the entire Dickies SS18 range, peep the look book below and then head over to Dickies SS18 range.
All photos by Mike Brindley