Hugo Boss Logo – Hugo Boss is a menswear designer house, founded in 1923 in Metzingen, near Stuttgart, Germany by German Hugo Boss Ferdinand. Hugo Boss started his clothing company in 1924 in Metzingen, a small town south of Stuttgart, which is still based. However, due to economic depression in Germany, Boss was forced to declare bankruptcy. In 1931 came to an agreement with its creditors, and left with six sewing machines to start again. The same year, he became a member of the Nazi Party and member sponsor (“Förderndes Mitglied”) of the Schutzstaffel. He later said he had joined the party because of its promise to end unemployment.
He joined the German Labor Front in 1936, the Reich Air Protection Association in 1939, the National Popular Assembly of the Socialist welfare in 1941. Its sales rose from 38,260 RM in 1932 to more than 3,300,000 RM in 1941, while profit rose in the same period of 5000 to RM 241,000 RM. Although said in an advertisement for 1934/1935 had been a “provider of Nazi uniforms since 1924″, supplies are likely from 1928/1929 and certainly since 1934, when he became a licensed Reichszeugmeisterei (official) uniform suppliers to the Sturmabteilung Schutzstaffel, Hitler Youth, the National Socialist Motor Corps and other organizations of the party. To meet the demand in recent years of the war, Boss uses 30 to 40 prisoners of war and forced some 150 workers from the Baltic States, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia and the former Soviet Union. More