1961:

George Feldenkreis flees Cuba after Fidel Castro’s takeover and settles in Miami.

 

1967:

George Feldenkreis and his brother, Isaac, create Supreme International, selling school uniforms and guayaberas.

 

1979:
Oscar Feldenkreis joins the company as a vice president and joins the board of directors.

 

1993:

Supreme International hits $33 million in sales and goes public on the Nasdaq exchange under the stock symbol SUPI.

 

1999:

Supreme International acquires the Perry Ellis brand, changes its name to Perry Ellis International and its stock symbol to PERY.

 

2002:

PEI acquires Jantzen and the Original Penguin by Munsingwear men’s label is introduced.

 

2008:

PEI acquires Laundry by Shelli Segal, bringing the company into the contemporary women’s market.

 

2016:

Under pressure from an activist investor, George Feldenkreis is named executive chairman and Oscar Feldenkreis becomes chief executive officer and president.