Andrew Christian is an American men's underwear , swimwear , and sportswear manufacturer named after its founder, Andrew Christian. [2] [3] [4]

History

Andrew Christian started the clothing line in 1997. [8] [31] He sold his clothing in local boutiques . [32] He chose a generic cross icon for his logo as he wanted to avoid religious connotations. [49] The regular fashions were followed, over the years, by sportswear, swimwear, and then underwear, "and that's when things really took off." [33] In 2006, with the addition of the underwear lines, sales grew exponentially. [29] [50] In the 2007/2008 season they did an Obama underwear, donating $1 from every sale to the 2008 Barack Obama Presidential Campaign . [8] [35] In 2008 Christian released Black Line , "a higher end dressy line of men’s wear," inspired by the clothes he made for himself, and features ready-to-wear tailored pants and vests. [36] In the 2008/2009 season the company started making clothes for women as well as men. [8] In 2013 they expanded the sportswear lines. [29]