Bath Rugby and Gieves & Hawkes have formed a new partnership, which will see the Savile Row tailor become the official formal wear partner of the club.
Gieves & Hawkes have supplied 80 made to measure suits, shirts and ties to ensure the entire squad and backroom staff look sharp both on and off the field.
Speaking about the partnership, Gieves & Hawkes managing director, Nick Keyte said: “We are delighted to team up with Bath Rugby. As two British institutions with such storied histories, commitment to excellence and quality, it made absolute sense for us to work together. We wish Bath Rugby every success and look forward to this journey together.”
Bath Rugby’s director of rugby, Todd Blackadder, commented: “We continually aim to raise the bar to ensure our standards reflect our ambitions. In the case of Gieves & Hawkes, they have gone above and beyond to ensure the suits we wear reflect our high expectations, and it is testament to the skill of the Gieves & Hawkes tailors that a group of gentleman with such a diverse range of physiques were fitted with made to measure suits with such accuracy.?
Each suit has been customised with a Bath Rugby crest embroidered onto the breast pocket. The ties, exclusively designed the club, are also made in England from English woven silk.
Gieves & Hawkes will be producing an exclusive set of supporters’ merchandise, available from their Bath store at 20 Old Bond Street. These include a hat, gloves and scarf set, and cufflinks made with semi-precious stones of white mother of pearl, turquoise blue agate and onyx to represent the Bath Rugby team colours. Available in store soon.