Charles Tyrwhitt team up with England Rugby as official formalwear partner

British menswear retailer Charles Tyrwhitt is proud to announce a four-year partnership with England Rugby.

Charles Tyrwhitt will collaborate with England Rugby to tailor an exclusive collection of bespoke formalwear to dress the men’s and women’s senior squads.

The partnership, which starts from September 2020, will also supply the Under 20s/18s teams, team management and RFU staff.

Charles Tyrwhitt have drawn on the expertise of their ‘’sister’’ business, The White Company to supply bespoke formalwear for the women’s team.

Charles Tyrwhitt tailors have ensured all players from the England senior squad will be wearing the perfect made-to-measure formalwear outfit.

Due to Lockdown restrictions the first fittings took place over video calls, testing the teams tape measuring skills and the tailor’s expert knowledge, and building a trust between player and tailor never been seen before.

Charles Tyrwhitt will help broaden the England team’s wardrobe options from formalwear to business casual looks, and they will always be on hand supporting the team on and off the pitch.

Highlights from this custom-made range will include an exquisite merino wool suit with a burgundy lining, which will be paired with a Charles Tyrwhitt iconic white twill shirt and an Italian wool silk pocket square emblazoned with the England Rose.

Renowned for always delivering British elegance and exceptional craftsmanship, Charles Tyrwhitt will also create timeless casualwear and gifting licensed collections featuring the Rose, as well as a limited-edition heritage line to celebrate the RFU’s 150th anniversary in 2021.

Simon Massie-Taylor, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer for England Rugby commented: “It’s great to share the news that Charles Tyrwhitt will be the official formalwear partner to England Rugby. I have no doubt that with their commitment to use the very best materials to produce attire that is built to last, along with their incredible attention to detail; Charles Tyrwhitt will create an enduring and stylish formalwear range that is a great fit for our players and fans alike, as well as a perfect representation of our shared values.”

CT Nick Wheeler, Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt commented: “I played Rugby when I was small and always dreamed of playing for England. Unfortunately I stayed small – not the perfect criteria for a prop. That didn’t stop me dreaming though and, in my dreams, I have won that first cap countless times. The national anthem, the roar of the crowd, the swallow dive for my first try… Then I started a shirt company. ‘If you cannot play for them, then at least you can dress them’, I told myself. And here we are. Proud as punch, Charles Tyrwhitt are delighted to help make this team not only the best team, but the best dressed team in the world.’’

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