Ellesse was founded in Perugia, Italy by a guy called Leonardo Servadio, back in 1959. He was a tailor, fittingly, since he was born into a family of textile merchants. Servadio sensed a gap in the industry, coming up short in his quest for sportswear that was stylish too. So, he got to work creating his own fashion-forward sports designs. Two of Italy’s most popular sports back then, skiing and tennis, were first to pick up and flaunt Servadio’s fabulous looks. As much as sports players and fans remain ellesse-wearers today, this brand has firmly cemented itself as a pure fashion label in its own right, too.
Before we go any further, have a go at pronouncing “ellesse.” It is a common mistake to say it “el-ehs-see” or many other wild interpretations, when in fact it simply refers to the founder’s initials; L, S. So, you would say “el-ehs.” Take that one to trivia night!
Now, go and elevate your wardrobe with some of ellesse’s latest winners, right here at West Bros. We’ve got a wicked assortment of their clothing, socks, hats, and bags, in Women’s, Kids and Men’s categories. So, why not get the whole crew sorted in one of the best names out there?! Some of our top picks at the moment are; the Women’s Lorenzo Bucket Hat, perfect to keep cool in summer or as a 90’s style statement in winter; the cute-as Kids trackie combos of jogger pants and oversized hoodies; and for the guys, we can’t go past the retro-inspired Venire Tee.
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Check out the answers to some of our customer's most frequently asked questions about Ellesse clothing:
Where Is the Ellesse Brand From?
Ellesse’s story originates in Italy, where the company was founded by Leonardo Servadio — his initials ‘L.S’ phonetically spell out the brand’s name.
Servadio was a ski enthusiast who was tired of unfashionable skiwear. His original aim was to breach the gap between sportswear and fashion, not realising that his unique and tailored designs would soon be worn all throughout the world.
Who Makes Ellesse Clothing?
Ellesse is a go-to sports and lifestyle clothing brand that seamlessly fuses vintage cool style with streetwear trends. Since its creation by Leonardo Servadio back in 1959, Ellesse has dressed many trendsetting athletes and celebrities worldwide — everyone from Formula 1 drivers to international hip hop stars have been seen rocking Ellesse's sleek yet comfortable silhouettes over the past half a century.
What’s even cooler is that Ellesse still stands strong in its Italian heritage — the original ‘burning ellipse’ logo first created by Servadio can still be seen on the arm of any fashionable sporty dresser.
The Pentland Group, a British company, is the current distributor of Ellesse clothing, having purchased 90 per cent of the shares in 1994.
Is Ellesse a Luxury Brand?
Ellesse has always been about creating fashionable, good-looking and comfortable styles. As a classic Italian brand with long-standing roots, Ellesse pushes boundaries with designs that are sure to turn heads. With its combination of luxury looks and high-end sportswear, Ellesse offers something truly unique that you won't find anywhere else. From its classic retro-inspired silhouettes to high-fashion activewear apparel, Ellesse delivers quality without compromising on style or performance.
If you're looking for an exclusive look but don't want to sacrifice comfort or quality, Ellesse is the perfect brand for you — luxurious, daring and effortlessly cool!
Do People Still Wear Ellesse?
The iconic sportswear brand Ellesse is still a popular choice for those looking for fashion-forward apparel with a retro appeal. Its combination of modern styling and vintage European flair makes it the perfect choice for anyone wanting to make a statement.
Not only does the brand provide clothes that look good, but they’re also designed with comfort in mind — making them ideal for any outfit, whether casual daywear or an outfit for a slightly more formal occasion. With its unique designs and strong following, Ellesse continues to prove itself as a go-to fashion brand that’s always ahead of the style curve.
Does Ellesse Clothing Run Small?
Most reviews online will tell you that Ellesse clothing runs a little small. If you’re between sizes, you may want to think about going up one size to ensure a good fit.
How to Style Ellesse Clothing
West Bros’ range of streetwear clothing includes Ellesse t-shirts, shorts, and more, all of which can be combined to form the perfect streetwear outfit.
Consider pairing the classic Ellesse Tria Tee with the Ellesse Yale Shorts for an elevated sportswear look. Finish the outfit off with an Ellesse Bucket Hat and Ellesse Crew Socks for head-to-toe Ellesse goodness!
Where to Buy Ellesse Clothing?
As a leading streetwear retailer, West Bros is at the forefront of the industry. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with footwear, clothing and accessories from the world’s most popular streetwear and sportswear brands, including Ellesse.
Browse the complete collection of Ellesse clothing on our website today, and contact our team if you have any questions.