Established in 1980, André Menswear, led by Oliver & Stephanie Kelly, has evolved from specialising in designing shirts into one of Ireland’s most recognisable lifestyle clothing brands.
From shirts to knitwear, chinos to ties, André | A2 has the entire lifestyle range for men. André Menswear prides itself upon consistently delivering high quality menswear products, developing innovation in modern materials which are both durable yet fashionable.
In his early twenties, Oliver Kelly had an idea to create a range of shirts and ties that would break free from the conservative designs he saw while working for one of Ireland’s leading department stores during the 1970s.
In 1981, the Roscommon native left his job, sourced fabric from Donegal and combined his fashion industry experience with his creative flair to establish the André Shirts label, a brand that would embody the fusion between Irish heritage and international style.
From humble beginnings Oliver and Stephanie Kelly have lived and breathed their brand; growing from a home business to the homegrown commercial success we know today.
Oliver and Stephanie are devoted to their craft and have been designing and supplying shirts and ties to the menswear sector in Ireland for almost 40 years.
As retail demands changed and the Celtic Tiger declined, André Shirts had to adapt also, introducing knitwear and jeans lines to complement their trademark two-fold 100% cotton shirts.
Following the success of this expansion, in 2012, the André team launched A2, a range of casual, slim-fitting shirts and chinos to resonate with the more fashion conscious and detail-oriented man.
André Menswear is now based in Sandyford Industrial Estate where Oliver and Stephanie remain at the helm, working with a tightknit team of expert pattern makers, technicians, and manufacturers.
Each season the in-house design team keeps ahead of the latest fashion trends and are constantly creating and customising new designs. The André Menswear collection is designed to combine its Irish heritage with a modern-day bravura making it ideal for the modern man who pursues quality and style. The Kelly’s continue breaking new ground by globally sourcing stunning high-quality fabrics, styling with subtle detailing and inspiring colour ways.
Fashions may be constantly changing but outstanding craftsmanship, quality and value remain the driving force behind the Andre Menswear brand. Irish menswear has never been more exiting then it is right now.
We hope you enjoy wearing André.