Andrew Christian

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Andrew Christian - International
Private
IndustryFashion
Founded2001
FounderAndrew Christian, Jeff White
Headquarters,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
ProductsMen's swimwear, sportswear, underwear, and clothing
WebsiteAndrewChristian.com
Designer and company founder Andrew Christian

Andrew Christian is an American men's underwear, swimwear, and sportswear manufacturer named after its founder, Andrew Christian.[1][2][3][4][5]

History[edit]

Andrew Christian started the clothing line in 1997.[6][7] He sold his clothing in local boutiques.[8] He chose a generic cross icon for his logo as he wanted to avoid religious connotations.[clarification needed][9]

The regular fashions were followed, over the years, by sportswear, swimwear, and then underwear, "and that's when things really took off."[10] In 2006, with the addition of the underwear lines, sales grew exponentially.[11][12]

In the 2007/2008 season the company produced Obama-themed underwear, donating $1 from every sale to the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.[6][13]

In 2008 Christian released Black Line, "a higher end dressy line of men's wear," inspired by the clothes he made for himself, and features ready-to-wear tailored pants and vests.[14]

In the 2008/2009 season the company started making clothes for women as well as men.[6] In 2013 it expanded the sportswear lines.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Christian Embarks on 'New Sexual Revolution'
  2. ^ "Materia: The arrival of new brands". Archived from the original on 2015-05-08. Retrieved 2013-12-30.
  3. ^ "Retail Revolution: Apparel" Archived 2013-12-31 at the Wayback Machine Los Angeles Magazine.
  4. ^ Knipp, Michael A. "Andrew Christian: From rags to britches," Gay & Lesbian Times, No. 1043, December 20, 2007.
  5. ^ The Story of Men's Underwear, Shaun Cole, Parkstone International, May 8, 2012.
  6. ^ a b c Gay Fresno - Interview With Andrew Christian
  7. ^ "Beyond The Boys & Briefs: Andrew Christian Answers Fan Questions"
  8. ^ Raannt.com » Andrew Christian…The Saint of Sexy! The Interview
  9. ^ "Interview: Andrew Christian, Fashion Design Demi-God" Archived July 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ "ANDREW CHRISTIAN OPENT WINKEL IN AMSTERDAM" RTL BOULEVARD 13 jun. 2011.
  11. ^ a b Andrew Christian - Men's Underwear Archived 2013-12-31 at the Wayback Machine About.com Fashion Designers, Justin Howard
  12. ^ ChicagoPride.com interview with Andrew Christian Archived December 30, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Barack Obama's tight-fitting underwear - Telegraph
  14. ^ CU Interviews: Andrew Christian | Celebutopia

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