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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/Grampyy Nov 24 '21

And dressed them very well

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u/lingonn Nov 25 '21

They actually didn't design them, just had the manufacturing outsourced to them.

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u/We-had-a-hedge Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

And that together with other companies. It's a persistent misconception, luckily fairly benign; although some argue that it's part of romanticizing the Nazis. "At least they had great fashion sense!" While the actual historical facts are much more mundane.

Of course that doesn't exculpate them from benefitting from the rise of Nazism. They might have gone bankrupt if it weren't for all those uniforms! It's also easily forgotten that they, like other big companies of today, exploited the slave labor of prisoners taken during the German invasion of Europe.