Monday, May 17, 2010

Tardieu Brothers help Haiti with their elegant new shirts

The brothers, who say they have always appreciated fashion, felt they could fill an underserved niche by starting their line. They founded Bogosse in 2004, with a $100,000 investment from Patrick, the company's president and CEO. The first collection debuted in 2005.

``We invented a style that never existed before and were the leaders and pioneers of this kind of shirting on the U.S. market -- the quality of fabric, point stitching, trim, leather detail, buttons -- a very detailed line,'' Fabrice said.

Before Bogosse, Patrick, 41, had built a freight forwarding company and was a professional soccer player, playing for teams in Europe, Latin America and the United States, including the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He was the first Haitian signed to Major League Soccer when he joined the New England Revolution in 1996.

Fabrice, 32, had studied in France and worked with Giorgio Armani. Both brothers, who left Haiti by their mid-teens, have degrees in business.

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