Rafa on the ball with Woolmark-certified performance wool suits

Sheep Central, April 12, 2017

MOVIE star Jackie Chan’s fictitious suit in ‘The Tuxedo’ had settings for shake booty, anti-gravity, voice control and pants-only defence.

It helped him beat off the bad guys, scale buildings, win the girl and sing soul in the 2002 comedy-action spy spoof movie.

Now the Woolmark Company and Tommy Hilfiger have launched some innovative high-performance wool versions of a multi-tasking suit, with the help of tennis star Rafael Nadal, returning for his third THFLEX campaign for spring-summer 2017.

The Hilfiger suits might not help you sing or dance any better, or even hit the ball over the net, but the Performance Suit is 97 percent stretch wool “for ultimate liberation of fit.” It is “unconstructed and unlined, with mesh detailing and pants with a jogger-inspired elasticated waistband.”

The Ultra-Light Suit is made from 65pc wool-cotton blend — a fully-lined suit jacket that weighs less than a shirt. It has a micro-geo jacquard lining, with grosgrain signature stripe tape details, the Woolmark Company press release from its parent company Australian Wool Innovation said.

The Travel Suit is 100pc wool with natural stretch finish in a 3D knit-style texture. It is fully lined, wrinkle free and of lightweight construction. The Woolmark Company said the THFLEX collection is also naturally elastic and highly breathable.

Tommy Hilfiger said Woolmark sets the gold standard for luxury wool and its innovative fabrics blend comfort and flexibility with the modern, sophisticated feel of Tommy Hilfiger Tailored.

“We are honoured that Nadal continues to partner with our brand.

“He is an amazing athlete and the THFLEX suits perfectly reflect his modern and effortless approach to style.”

The Woolmark Company managing director Stuart McCullough said the three suits as part of the THFLEX collection perfectly represent the innate versatility of wool. They marry together the traditional craft of fine tailoring with attributes more commonly found in performance garments such as the flexibility to move, he said.

Source: Woolmark and Google. 


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