Why men’s and women’s clothes have been so different in the past decade
DICK’S MEN’S TRADE is back in the UK after a hiatus that began in January 2017.
A new line of men’s clothing featuring classic American icons has also been launched.
The line of trousers, jackets and jackets is called The Men’s Store.
Its aim is to “help you find the perfect fit for the summer, and provide you with a fun and practical way to unwind after a busy weekend.”
Its website, which was launched last month, offers a “great range of high-quality men’s style, including the timeless and stylish classic styles that you’ve always wanted, with modern and cutting edge styles from the latest fashion trends.”
DICK’s men’s fashion website has also had a revival in the last 12 months.
In the past year, it has featured fashion designers including Paul Smith, JCPenney and D’Angelo, along with pop stars Calvin Harris and Nick Jonas.
It is not the first men’s store to re-enter the UK.
Dicks’ men’s footwear and accessories were launched in October last year and have already sold out.
But while the brand’s men have been seen sporting stylish footwear and designer clothing for years, the brand was recently hit with a boycott by US retailers because of its stance on transgender people.
That led to the US Department of Justice filing a civil rights lawsuit against the company and its parent company, Dick’s Sporting Goods.
While the brand has been hit with backlash from other retailers, it is believed the US legal action was prompted by a decision by Dick’s to “do more to educate” customers about transgender issues, including a campaign it launched in March last year that featured transgender celebrities in its ads.
“The company’s stance has been very clear and the company has made clear to the United States government that it will not be bullied into compliance with its civil rights laws,” said a spokesman for Dick’s.
Dick’s has said the legal action has been the result of “misunderstanding and an attempt to bully”.
“Dick’s is not going to back down from the challenges ahead.
We continue to work closely with our partners in the US to provide the best possible products for customers across the US and the world,” he added.
On a personal level, Dicks men’s brand has also received criticism for not being inclusive enough of trans people.
The site has also faced criticism from the US-based transgender rights group Transgender Law Center.
Last year, the group asked the company to “stop equating transgender people with criminals”.
In a statement, the transgender rights organization called the “exclusionary and discriminatory” policy “offensive, demeaning and dangerous”.
However, the company had also defended its policies and said it would continue to support trans people, regardless of their identity.
This month, DICK’s women’s line was launched in the United Kingdom.
And while the company is set to rebrand the men’s line to reflect more of its “straight-forward and modern style”, the US has been a haven for transgender people and gender non-conforming people.