Scabal announces official clothing partnership with Team Belgium for Olympics
Savile Row tailors Scabal has announced it has become the official formal clothing partner of Team Belgium for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics 2020, both postponed from last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The tailoring brand will dress all male team members for official and special events. Gregor Thissen, Executive Chairman of Scabal, said: “We are very happy to share values such as excellence, respect, and passion in everything we do, in line with the spirit of the Olympics.
“Everything at Scabal begins with cloth which is famous across the world for its quality and innovation. This unique approach allows us to produce fabrics that consistently appeal to the fashion world as well as those who prefer things tried and true. We are confident that when the team walk into the Olympic stadium wearing their Scabal outfits it will give them added confidence and pride.”
The Brussels-based and family-owned company, which has a heritage mill located in Huddersfield, the home of traditional English cloth-making, and a store at 12 Savile Row in London, will dress over 250 people (Olympic and Paralympics athletes and Team Belgium support) and, thanks to its production capability and its made-to-measure know-how, Scabal is able to create individually crafted outfits for the perfect fit in line with each person’s different needs.
Dieter Reyntjens, Marketing and Communications Director at the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (BOIC), commented: “For Belgium’s finest athletes we were looking for a collection that was stylish, oozed comfort in the Japanese heat and humidity but above all was tailored to each athlete’s individual body.
“With Scabal we welcomed the best possible partner we could have dreamt of - outstanding craftsmanship combined with the best natural materials, and the guarantee of a perfect finish since each suit is made-to-measure. A quality that our athletes can really appreciate.”
Scabal is using lightweight, breathable and crease-resistant fabric from its ‘Dynamic’ collection to create outfits that are perfect for the summer environment in Tokyo.