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Catching up with Dickies' skater Jamie Foy
Jamie Foy has undoubtedly pushed the boundaries of skateboarding. He's conquered countless perilous handrails and spots with a pioneering style and deep bag of tricks. The Florida native went from being a relatively unknown amateur skateboarder to being crowned Thrasher Magazine's 2017 'Skater of the Year' seemingly overnight. That's not to say that this accolade was undeserved; on the contrary, it's testament to Jamie's talent and proactivity. Over the years he's put out numerous game-changing video parts while remaining one of the most friendly and down to earth guys to grace a skateboard. We caught up with Jamie to chat about his early skateboarding life, turning points in his career, memorable skateboard tricks, motivations, hobbies and more.
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By putting on Dickies, you are wearing 75 years of quality, durability and comfort. Tough, flexible, pretty and drenched in skateboard culture, we make quality streetwear that’s fit for purpose.
Born from workwear roots in the form of Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co back in 1922, as a bib overall company, Dickies has since become the largest workwear manufacturer in the world. Time passed, and this tough tailoring influenced our service industry clothing and eventually, our streetwear.
When skaters picked up on the hard-wearing nature of Dickies apparel in the 80s and 90s, they knew it could provide skateboarding pants that would survive scrapes on concrete, steel, timber and asphalt.
Dickies has evolved to become a prominent name in streetwear and skating culture. In the 90’s Julien Stranger and the Anti-Hero team and SF Based skaters started wearing Dickies. They made it cool, and by skating in it, the influence started. Now, as long as you fit in your pair, you’ll fit in wherever you skate.