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All About Hugo Boss – The brands, the company, etc…

As you know, one of the brands that we carry a lot of at SuitUpp is Hugo Boss. Take for example, this past week’s Hugo Boss Rosellini Movie Suit. With that said, we thought it would be a great idea to tell you a bit more about Hugo Boss, the company, the brands, and where it all started.

Hugo Boss AG is based in Metzingen, Germany and was started by Hugo Ferdinand Boss (1885-1948). Hugo started his first clothing company in 1923 but due to worldwide economic crisis and other pressures was forced to shut down in 1930. He was determined to keep going so he restarted the company in 1931. During the time, the company was primarily focused on selling uniforms for the army in Germany. This business kept the company going until the war was over – after which they had to focus on new things.

In the 1960’s and 70’s Boss became well known for its production of quality men’s fashion items. In 1985 it became a publicly traded company on the stock exchange and in 1993, the company produced its first fragrance. Today, all fragrances produced by the Boss Company is owned by Proctor and Gamble.

The company’s largest shareholder today is the Marzotto Textile Group. The company has close to 10,000 employees and in 2007 generated approximately $2.2 billion of revenue.

Hugo Boss’s main brands are Boss Black and Boss Selection Label, Boss Green, Boss Orange, Hugo, and Baldessarini. Baldessarini is considered to be a separate brand today in a lot of ways since it was sold to Ahlers AG.

Black and Selection label suits are the brands sold most on SuitUpp. Boss Green is a mostly athletic brand and Boss Orange is an athletic/casual mix.

Finally, in the United Kingdom, the Moss Bros Group holds the exclusive license to the Hugo Boss Brand.


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Frames 101 – What kind of frames should I wear ?

In today’s business world it’s important that every individual look and feel their absolute best. Whether we would like to admit it or not, looks play a large role in our daily lives. A suit is meant to compliment character in the best way possible, think of it as an extension of one’s personality.  A well made and fitted suit (Much like the Hugo Boss – Black Label suit we had last week) can help project the right level of confidence needed to finalize any business deal.

Yet ironically, people pay little, if any attention to detail when it comes to their selection in  eyewear. Much like a suit, eyewear requires the right type of look and feel to compliment one’s character.  The proper eye protection can successfully help project the right level  confidence that every businessperson wishes to have. It’s important that eyewear compliment face structure, as well as skin tone in order to give off the right affect.

oval_faceOval Face: If you fall under this category, good riddance! People with Oval face structures have the easiest time in selecting the right type eyewear to compliment their face structure because any kind of frame works. We here at recommend that you experiment with different looks to see what best compliments the style you are trying to project the most.

Eyewear type: Any Frame works

round_faceRound Face: People with a rounded face should concentrate on finding frames that will make their face structure appear longer and thinner. This is best acheive by finding frames that are equal to or slightly wider than the broadest part of the face; this in turn will minimize the curves of the face and add definition to the face structure. Sunglasses with brow bars are also recommended, brow bars help make the eyes appear higher, making the face appear longer than it really is.

Eyewear type: Frames that are equal to or wider than the broadest part of the face. Frames with angular / rectangular finishes will help give a slick, confident finish.

diamond_faceDiamond Face: People with a Diamond face structure are recognizable by wide or high cheekbone with a narrowing forehead and chin. The best frames to use with this kind of face structure are oval frames, although softly curved square frames will also help give the same desired affect. If you fall under this category, make your that the frames you select are no wider than the top of the cheekbone in order to help preserve the slick look of the face structure.

Eyewear type: Oval, Square (With rounded frames), as well as rimless frames will all compliment Diamond faces rather nicely.

rectangular_faceRectangular Face: Individuals with a Rectangular face structure are best suited with frames that either widen or shorten the face structure but that do not extend beyond the widest portions of the face. Much like Ovals, we here at recommend you experiment with different looks in order to find the right style you are looking for.

Eyewear type: Round or Square frames that do not extend past the widest portion of the face will compliment Rectangular faces well.

triangular_faceTriangular Face: Individuals with Triangular face structures are recognizable by a narrow jaw in conjunction with a widening forehead. Frames that help soften the lower portion of the face by accenting the eye area will best suit this face structure. Metal frames with rimless bottoms are also a viable option that you may want look into.

Eyewear type: Frames with a Straight Top Line as well as Cat Eyes frames will compliment triangular face structures well.

Please Note: When selecting the color of a frame, make sure the color compliments your skin tone. Individuals with a darker complexion should stick with darker colored frames. Those with lighter skins tones have some flexibility in select frames with lighter colors (Although we do not recommend bright colors in conjunction with a suit)

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Hugo Boss Black Label – Jam Sharp Suit

Hugo Boss Black Label – Jam Sharp

Super 100 – 100% Virgin Wool
Black | 51% Viscose and 49% Acetate Lining
European Fit
BOSS Black on Black Stripe “Jam Sharp” Suit. Two-button notch lapel, center vent, 2 interior welt pockets, Inside Boss label, Front flap, chest pocket, 4 button cuff
Flat front trousers, zip fly, extended tab closure, side seam pockets, slimmer, more modern cut with slightly tapered leg, finished hem, virgin wool. Trousers with 6 inch size difference

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