In 1923 in Germany, Hugo Boss founded a clothing factory. Initially workers' clothes were made. In 1953, after 30 years, the first men's suits were made. Boss became known for high-end mens suits and enjoyed popularity in the 1980's when stars like Don Johnson and Jan-Michael Philip wore their suits.
The company went public in 1985 and is now part of the Marzotto Group, an Italian luxury group controlled by the Marzotto family. No member of the Boss family is part of the Hugo Boss firm now.
First break: Reiff went to school for textile trade management and was hired by Hugo Boss in 1977 at the age of 23.
Company founded: 1923
Based in: Metzingen, Germany
Men’s line: HUGO
Selected award: Premio Pitti Immagine Uomo (2001)
Signature quote: “We focus on making men feel comfortable.” (Reiff)
Worn by: Michael Douglas, Rufus Wainwright, Taye Diggs, Luke Wilson
Random fact: Although known for power suits, the company originally specialized in uniforms and didn’t design its first suit until 1953.
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