Thomas Pink To Outfit Touring Rugby Team
Thomas Pink has been appointed the official outfitter for the British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour, a tradition that dates back over 100 years. The 2013 tour will travel to Hong Kong and Australia next year and Thomas Pink will outfit the players for all off the pitch engagements.
As part of the deal, Thomas Pink will provide the players coming from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales with the official formalwear looks for the tour including the emblematic blazer, tie and unique evening wear that epitomizes the British style of the iconic Jermyn Street based shirt maker.
“We take huge pride in incorporating the views and opinions of Gareth and other Lions so that items from the official Lions range, which will be in our stores from mid October of this year, will give the public a connection with the players as they do their best against Australia,” Jonathan Heilbron, Chief Executive of Thomas Pink explained. “Working with the Lions towards making this historic tour a success is an honour for Thomas Pink enabling us to showcase our creativity alongside sporting excellence. The team will be a true marriage of style and substance.”
“The players’ schedule on tour is a busy one. They have a variety of off pitch engagements. They will need to be well turned out at all times, but also be very comfortable," John Feehan, Chief Executive of the Lions added. "We have every confidence that such a renowned brand as Thomas Pink understands our values and the particular character of the tour. We are looking forward to working with them.”
Other sponsors on board for the Lions 2013 tour include HSBC, Adidas and Firstcape Wines.