For everybody that doesn’t know, Franklin & Marshall are a vintage sportswear inspired brand that’s been around since 1999. And something you may find interesting about Franklin & Marshall, is how they first started out. We’re about to tell you that very story.
Two Italian designers, Giuseppe Albarelli and Andrea Pensiero were rummaging through the various racks at a vintage shop when they stumbled across a Franklin & Marshall College sweatshirt and this was the start of something special, it captured their hearts and once this happened there was no turning back. The two designers saw the potential of American “university style” or “varsity fashion” and that’s how Franklin & Marshall was formed!
The college had no idea their name was being used by an Italian clothing brand until 2001 when people started calling the school and asking if the country music start Tim McGraw was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall. This happened due to McGraw sporting a F&M wrestling t-shirt on a promo shoot!
The streetwear label has mastered the college style and they specialise in casual basics such as t-shirts, jumpers, hoodies, tracksuits and polos. Their look is vibrant and creative, two ideal components of any good summer clothing range and aims to capture four aspects of college life within the styles of its clothing, those being: campus, lab, varsity and alumni.
Franklin & Marshall know all there is to know about classic cuts and high quality styles. The brand we know and love now has gone from strength to strength, and continues to be heavily influenced by the vintage feel and retro styling of sportswear of days gone by. As well as those classic pieces rich in heritage and class they definitely keep abreast of contemporary trends and modern designs too, blending both seamlessly into a collection that is fresh yet timeless. The label’s branding in their signature college football style has become an iconic trademark that lends itself brilliantly to their simple, stylish, understated clothing.
Check out a few of our favourites online now at www.standout.co.uk
FRANKLIN & MARSHALL NAVY STAMP & LOGO TEXT HOODIE – £41.95
In Navy colour, the Stamp & Logo Text Hoodie from Franklin & Marshall features the brand logo on the chest. With a kangaroo pouch, this hoodie comes in plain pattern. This hoodie comes with a ribbed hemline, drawstring-adjusted hood, brand logo also on the hoodie and long sleeves with ribbed cuffs.
From Franklin & Marshall comes the Chest Logo T-Shirt in Old White, featuring a plain design with only a logo to the chest. This casual men’s t-shirt sports a ribbed crew neck and short sleeves.
With the brand logo and text on the left thigh, these Skinny Fit Logo Joggers is offered by Franklin & Marshall. These joggers come with a drawstring-adjusted ribbed waistband and twin zip front pockets. It also has a back pocket with logo on it and comes in Navy colour.