Andrew & Cole was founded by Vincent Sidney Cole Stadelhofer and Julian Andrew Schaffner in 2016 in Zurich Switzerland. After a summer vacation in 2015, Vincent and Julian had the vision of creating their own leisure wear collection for men. It occurred to them that the selection for men’s swim shorts was limited and that after wearing trunks for more than 5 hours, it became very uncomfortable. The two founders’ idea was to bring a lining to men’s shorts which would create a new way of comfort without the net. With the help of lingerie designer Nichole De Carle (London, UK) they created their very first Andrew & Cole samples, which became not only a swim trunk, but an allrounder summer short.
Designed in Switzerland, made in Italy but inspired by Andrew & Coles’ travels.
“Wherever you are or whatever you are doing, your Andrew & Cole swim short will be an eye-catcher”. (Vincent & Julian)
Stay classy but comfortable.
It’s not just the outside, but the inside that counts. True for A&C and many things in life.
Andrew & Cole specializes in “Leisure Shorts”. These shorts have been created with a two in one system. Our leisure shorts offer exactly the same comfort as an everyday short, but they are also suitable for swimming. Our new, unique fabric is as light as a feather and dries in minutes. The comfortable inner fabric is soft and makes our «Leisure Shorts» unbeatably comfortable. All our new swim shorts are made of recycled PET fabric from PET bottles and ocean garbage. Sustainability is one of our main goals.
Also our casual wear collection of Pants- T-Shirts are made with cotton that is OEKE TEX certificated. Our new towel collection is made of Bamboo towel fabric instead of cotton. Why Bamboo? Because Bamboo need 50% less water than cotton during their grow phase and also less water on dying the fabric. The Bamboo already provide from it natural an antibacterial protection, is light and breathable.
We proudly manufacture all of our swim shorts in Italy. Our T-Shirt, Pants and Towel Collection in Portugal.