Building on its steadfast reputation as a pillar of no-nonsense workwear, the Dickies Construct line finds the heritage label delivering a more streetwise offshoot of their typically function-based apparel. Under the creative direction of Chris Gibbs, whose eye for cult-favorite imports has made his Los Angeles boutique-cum-brand Union a launchpad for emerging names in coveted menswear, Dickies Construct pays homage to the textile-conscious sensitivity that has introduced work pants and chore jackets into the pantheon of boutique streetwear. Sturdy coveralls and boiler suits bring bespoke tailoring to Dickies’ typically unfitted flagship products, while minimal trousers and logo-brandished t-shirts are optimized for uniform-style outfitting. With a durability that has long been a synonym for the Dickies name, the Construct line is a tribute to those who believe luxury lies in toughness rather than finesse. Allusions to both rugged Americana and the Japanese labels by whom it was later reinterpreted make for an intriguing hybrid of both the über-functional and über-stylized extremes of workwear, resulting in a career-defining culmination of Gibbs’ long-standing fascination with the two.