Columbia: Jackets with Function

Founded by family:
In 1938 Columbia Sportswear Company started as a small family owned hat distribution company. Currently Columbia is now ranked one of the worlds largest outerwear brands on the planet! The head of the company and Chairman is 84 year old Gert Boyle and her son,Company President Tim Boyle.
“Columbia’s goal is to deliver authentic,outdoor,high value products for Active Consumers for all ages.”






La Casa di Armani

The Italian Mastermind:

Said to be the “most successful designer to come out of Italy,” Giorgio Armani is no less of a triumphant fashion designer who is known internationally. After attending school for some time, joining the army, and being a window dresser at a department store in Milan, Armani became a well-known menswear designer. He was acknowledged worldwide from his runway shows and designs and was then able to found Giorgio Armani S.p.A in Milan in 1975. He founded the Giorgio Armani Corporation in 1979 which also began sales in the United States.  Armani now produces plenty of products including men and womenswear, underwear, swimwear, perfumes/colognes, other accessories and even the Giorgio Armani phone. Armani also has designed clothing for a large number of movies, such as the 1987 film “The Untouchables.” He was also the first designer that banned models with a BMI under 18. He also has worked closely with pop star Lady Gaga. Armani takes a big interest in sports; he designed Italy’s Olympic uniforms for the Summer 2012 Olympics. His famous, and one of my personal favorite colognes, is the Aqua di Gio by Armani. Giorgio Armani is a role model of mine and will still be extraordinary in the fashion industry (even being almost 80 years old!)

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World famous cologne:
Aqua di Gio


Credit: Armani