THE CLEVER CHOICE OF SHIRT
All images Thomas Pink via Media Vision – September 2016
Modern British Shirtmaker Thomas Pink puts business first, returning to its heartland with the launch of a new premium and luxury shirting collection designed to address the sartorial needs of the professional gentleman.
Introducing an innovative and tight assortment of seven distinctive business shirt designs in a range of colors, fits, fabrics and price points, Thomas Pink caters for navigating the varying dress codes at all stages of the corporate ladder. From savvy executives requiring durability and strength from their shirting, to International travellers needing a box fresh look at all occasions, and high flying CEO’s desiring exceptional fabrics and impeccable craftsmanship, Thomas Pink has anticipated and designed accordingly to present the ultimate, clever business shirt collection.
Shirts are offered in different collar styles – semi cutaway to “Independent” – double or button cuffs, fits – from classic to athletic and in an office-friendly palette of white, blue and pink along with subtle stripes and checks. A sprinkling of seasonal Jermyn Street design references throughout the collection satisfies current trend-seekers, while unique brand details such as the PINK thread sewn on the last placard button and PINK buttons on the sleeve gauntlets distinguish the wearer as someone who values a well-made shirt.
“Our new business shirting range has been developed with the business customer in mind. We have created a pricing structure that ranges from £45 to £225, in order to allow customers to graduate through the collection as they progress in their career – from first job to CEO. Similarly, the new collection offers customers the luxury of choice; the right business shirt for the right business occasion.” – Jonathan Heilbron, Thomas Pink President & CEO
The Bulldog: As robust as its namesake, the Bulldog is a keenly priced shirt designed to withstand the most hectic of workdays and still look fresh for happy hour. It is crafted out of a cotton pinpoint 40s single by two-fold 80s fabric with substantial buttons chosen for strength and durability, and sewn with extra-long thread. The Bulldog is offered in classic and slim fit for £45.
The Traveller: The ultimate road warrior, the Traveller is Thomas Pink’s most technical shirt. It features an innovative new protective finish that is activated when washed to ensure that the collar and cuffs maintain a ‘box fresh’ appearance. The shirt’s unique easy-care finish minimizes the need for ironing and maintains a permanent crease on the sleeve. The Traveller is crafted out of two-fold 80s cotton and has an adjustable button cuff. It is available in classic fit and slim fit options for £69.
The Sterling: Named for the original silver currency of the British Empire, the Sterling is the embodiment of PINK quality and attention to detail. The collection is offered in a choice of two-fold 100s cotton poplin, Royal Oxford, Twill and Herringbone all of which include such iconic brand features as a PINK buttonhole inside the double cuff and a PINK under collar and center front. The Sterling is available in classic fit, slim fit and super slim fit options for £89.
The 1984: This special shirt is a celebratory reproduction of the first ever shirt made by Thomas Pink in 1984. Crafted out of Italian two-fold 100s cotton from Albini [the first mill Thomas Pink ever worked with] and proudly made in the UK, The 1984 is a luxurious option for the discerning businessman. Offered in classic and slim fit for £115, the 1984 is also available with an Independent collar – a collar specifically engineered to be worn without a tie.
The 1984 non-iron: The perfect combination of luxury and performance, the 1984 non-iron reinforces Thomas Pink’s roots as a shirting innovator. To ensure the highest standards of non-iron performance, the 100% cotton poplin in the shirt’s compact yarns has been treated with a specialized non-iron finish and pucker free technology. A must-have for the over-scheduled executive, available in classic and slim fit for £115.
The Imperial 170s: Made from superfine, Italian two-fold 170s cotton – the yarns of which require an expert level of skill to weave, the Imperial 170s is exceedingly smooth and silky to touch offering its wearer legendary comfort and luxury. Proudly made in the UK, this shirt’s special features include a hand turned collar, a Chevron split back yoke and a PINK gusset. It is available in classic and slim fit for £175.
The Imperial 200s: An even finer version of the elegant Imperial 170s, this opulent upgrade is made from superfine Italian two-fold 200s cotton magnificent enough to make its lucky wearer feel like a true master of the universe. Offered in classic and slim fit, special features include a hand turned collar, Mother of Pearl buttons, a Chevron split back yoke and a PINK gusset. Proudly made in the UK for £225.
From business and casual shirting to evening and Made To Order shirting, PINK shirts are made using traditional, time-honoured methods with exclusive fabrics from world-renowned mills. Detail is everything – the collars are hand turned and are composed of up to 14 individual pieces. Pink shirts are available in Classic, Slim and Super Slim Fit and in addition, the brand also offers tailoring, separates, knitwear and accessories.
Celebrated for innovative design, Thomas Pink made its’ name with the renowned original Classic Fit shirt. The style is a modern take on the classic Jermyn Street cut and is generously designed for style and comfort. It features a long tail that stays tucked, as well as signature PINK gussets. Since then, Thomas Pink has launched a number of pioneering shirting solutions – including the Athletic Fit and the Independent collar.
2015 saw the Jermyn Street shirtmaker extended its’ popular ‘Personally Pink’ Made To Order service. An extensive choice of more than 160 fabrics span long staple Egyptian cottons, Sea Island cottons, linens. and fine cotton poplins in two-fold 100s, 120s, 170s, 200s and 300s. The service also encompasses options for evening and special occasions. The shirts are made in the United Kingdom and delivered back to clients within three weeks. Final details include a choice of buttons as well as monogramming and engraved collar bones. The ‘Personally Pink’ Made To Order Service is available at Thomas Pink’s London flagship store on Jermyn Street as well as in Heathrow T2, Sloane Street, Blomfield Street, Canary Wharf and Selfridges.
A very patriotic brand, Thomas Pink has proudly dressed The British & Irish Lions rugby team, designed an exclusive Team GB Collection for Rio, and ferried many an international guest around central London in its’ iconic union jack clad pink Morgan.
Today, Thomas Pink is a modern British shirtmaker with over 100 stores worldwide and flagships in London’s Jermyn Street, Madison Avenue, New York and Rue Francois Premier, Paris.