Male Fashion Styles
Hugo Boss is one of the leading designers of high-end menswear in the world today, but the company has a checkered past. The founder of this fashion house, Hugo Ferdinand Boss, established his clothing company in Metzingen, Germany in 1924. But as the country fell into a severe economic depression, Boss, like most others, was forced to file for bankruptcy.After a year of struggle, Boss decided to give it another try, and opened a new business in 1931. He also became a member of a radical, but growing political party known as the Nazis. Not surprisingly, as the Nazi party grew, so did Boss's business as he was designated the official designer and supplier of uniforms for the SS and the SA.More than a decade later, when Germany lost the war, Boss was charged with being a Nazi sympathizer and he was not only barred from voting, but also had to pay a stiff fine. A few years later, in 1948, Boss died, but his business went on without him. But this time, instead of making military or police uniforms, they turned their attention to producing men's suits. The timing was nothing short of serendipitous as the male fashion industry was just starting to garner attention.