Ellesse

Ellesse was founded by Leonardo Servadio in Perugia in 1959. The brand grew in popularity during the 1970s as a producer of skiwear. Another sport with which Ellesse has been closely associated since its early years is tennis. The Ellesse logo references the form of a tennis ball with the shape of the tips of a pair of skis.

Through the 1970s and 1980s, Ellesse gained a reputation for combining sportswear functionality with street-level fashion styling. It was one of the first sportswear brands to feature their logo prominently on the outside of its garments. 

The UK casuals/dressers adopted the brand in the '80s as premium sportswear took off across British terrace culture known today as '80s casuals a talked about comeback style back available in 2011 in limited Ellesse Heritage stores