Manifattura Colombo is synonymous with snow, mountains, and winter sports, but also with clothing for the beach, city, and leisure. The collections combine experience with the ability to remain constantly fresh in order to anticipate market trends. Mario Colombo’s passion dates back to 1923, when he decided to found the factory that still bears his name in Monza.
The story begins with a packet of cigarettes on which the company founder passed around a few ideas for the company name among his friends. They settled on a combination of three letters from his first name and three from his last: Colmar. As skiing was starting to gain popularity in the mountains, Colmar began manufacturing felt hats in Monza. It then moved on to breeches and work clothes. Small groups of pioneers were taking to the slopes.
They called them “skiatori”, insisting on the ‘k’ – a letter not found in the Italian alphabet.