Hugo Boss used to make NAZI uniforms...

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  1. frenchy

    frenchy In Time Out

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    you really do learn something everyday,i never knew this

    Hugo Boss started his clothing company in 1924 in Metzingen, where it is still based, a small town south of Stuttgart. However, due to the economic climate in Germany at the time Boss was forced into bankruptcy in 1930. Undeterred, Hugo set up a new business and in 1931 became a member of the Nazi party. With the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1933, Boss's business also began to prosper as he became an RZM-licensed (official) supplier of uniforms to the SA, SS, Hitler Youth, NSKK and other Party organizations.

    With the defeat of Germany in 1945, Boss was charged with being sympathetic to the Nazi cause and using forced labor, and was denied the right to vote in Germany and ordered to pay a fine. He died in 1948 but his business survived.

    he all-black dress uniform of the Nazi Schutzstaffel or SS (the NSDAP paramilitary and military force), in use from 1932 until 1942, was designed by SS-Oberführer Prof. Dr. Karl Diebitsch and graphic designer Walter Heck.[3] From 1933, the Hugo Boss company was one of the firms that produced these black uniforms along with the brown SA shirts and the black-and-brown uniforms of the Hitler Youth.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Boss
     


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    Butter Senior member

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    BMW, IBM and Prescott Bush (George Bush's grandfather) also had Nazi ties.
     


  3. SuitMyself

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    BMW, IBM and Prescott Bush (George Bush's grandfather) also had Nazi ties.


    Were they handcut and handsewn sevenfold ties, I hope?
     


  4. suited&booted

    suited&booted Senior member

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    More importantly, who made the Soup Nazi's uniform?
     


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    in other news you might not have heard, Jos. A Bank is having a sale this week, but it ends soon.
     


  6. trader

    trader Senior member

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    this is completely new information to me. i'm very surprised this has never been discussed on this forum before.
     


  7. Sterling Gillette

    Sterling Gillette Senior member

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    Another interesting piece of information: Hugo is not really the Boss at Hugo Boss.
     


  8. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    this is completely new information to me. i'm very surprised this has never been discussed on this forum before.

    Hugo Boss being a nazi?

    That's a bit of a surprise...

    Were by any chance the Duke of Windsor and Mrs Wallis-Thompson were nazi followers too?
     


  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    this is completely new information to me. i'm very surprised this has never been discussed on this forum before.

    yes it has.
     


  10. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    Those nazis did look pretty sharp...
     


  11. lasbar

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    Those nazis did look pretty sharp...

    I doubt concentration camp victims will share your sartorial appreciation of Mr Boss's designs.

    They still looked very sharp...
     


  12. Reggs

    Reggs Senior member

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    Just look at that arm hole!

    [​IMG]
     


  13. Dimon003

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    Really? This is completely new information to me. What a shock to me.[​IMG]
     


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    yes it has.

    i sometimes forget that sarcasm doesn't translate well over the interwebz
     


  15. holymadness

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    And Mercedes and Porsche made NAZI cars. And Volkswagen was invented by HITLER [​IMG]
     


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