Oxford Company co-founder dies after contracting coronavirus infection

Businessman Christos Tsiolias, co-founder and vice president of the Oxford Company clothing company, died aged 62 after being infected by the novel coronavirus.

His death was announced on Thursday by the Association of Knitwear and Pret-a-Porter Enterprises of Greece (SEPEE), where Tsiolias, 62, was vice president.

Oxford Company, which specializes in men’s shirts, was founded in 1991 and named after the eponymous cloth which inspired its founders. It started out of Volos and moved its headquarters and main facilities to Thessaloniki. It currently has nearly 50 stores in Greece, and as of 2011 it represents the Italian shoe company Geox.

In a statement, Oxford Company said Tsolias’ death “leaves a hard-to-fill vacuum in his professional and personal circle” and described him as “supporter, guide and friend of all in both professional and personal aspects.”