Franklin & Marshall was founded in 1999 on the intuition of two young entrepreneurs, Giuseppe Albarelli and Andrea Pensiero, who since then have transformed their ambitions, skills and ideas into a successful brand that is well-known for its vintage-influenced college look.
For Franklin & Marshall the word vintage refers to the continued search for clothing and personalization in order to express one’s identity. The vintage T-shirt or sweatshirt becomes a memory of a moment in one’s life, an item that improves with age. A sweatshirt was the inspiration for what would become a hugely successful idea: to bring American college style to Italy.
F&M’s goal right from the start was to re-launch American College Style and become a cult name amongst those who are inspired by the same values such as liberty, respect, for your fellow men and care for the environment.