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Thomas Pink is a retail luxury clothing business started in London in 1984, by three Irish brothers James, Peter and John Mullen. Now part of the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey) group, Thomas Pink is a leading international luxury shirt brand with flagship stores in London’s Jermyn Street, Madison Avenue, New York and Rue Francois Premier, Paris. Altogether there are more than 90 stores around the world – in USA, France, Mexico, U.A.E, Hong Kong, Australia, China, South Africa, India and in the UK. As well as shirts for men and women, Pink carries silk ties, tailoring, knitwear and accessories. In 2011, a newly designed Thomas Pink store concept was implemented in Washington DC, Edinburgh and Harrods London, as well as the brand new refurbishment of the website.
- 1 Heritage
- 2 Products & Services
- 3 Thomas Pink “A British Entertainment”
- 4 Sports Sponsorship
- 5 Stores
- 6 References
- 7 External links
The company was named after Mr Pink, an 18th-century London tailor, who designed the hunting coat worn by Masters of Foxhounds, whippers-in, huntsmen and other hunt staff. The coat was made of scarlet cloth but was always referred to as PINK, after its originator.
Products & Services
Thomas Pink started as a specialist shirt company. Prices are quite high when compared to other comparable shirtmakers. Men’s formal shirts come in Classic, Slim Fit, and Super Slim Fit. More relaxed styling is found in the Casual and Informal collections and in a collection of Polo shirts. The Women’s Collection offers fitted styling in stretch and cotton poplin, relaxed fits for casual and shirt inspired tunics and dresses.
In 2012, Thomas Pink commissioned British car maker Morgan (Morgan Motor Company) to create a four seater classic sports car. The PINK Morgan is part of the “TIE THE KNOT” service, providing a chauffeur driven service for the groom on his wedding day.
Thomas Pink “A British Entertainment”
In May 2012, Thomas Pink presented a limited edition art book that celebrated the essence of “British Entertainment” through the lens of documentary photographer Jocelyn Bain Hogg.
The list of people photographed includes: Princes Harry and William, chutney makers, Kate Moss, pyjama party revellers at Claridges, Sienna Miller, mud wrestlers, Morris dancers, Pippa Middleton, Pearly Kings and Queens, fancy dress connoisseurs, Cambridge graduates at Suicide Sunday, Henley regatta champions, Highland fling performers, Eton & Harrow polo players, London tweed runners, galloping huntsmen, music festival eccentrics young and old, Scottish reelers, wind battered opera singers, Kevin Spacey, one minute disco dancers, Mr Whippy, and Ronnie Wood.
The British & Irish Lions
In 2012, Thomas Pink was appointed official outfitter for The British and Irish Lions Tour to Australia 2013. A quartet of former Lions - Gareth Edwards, Roger Baird, Richard Hill and Rob Henderson - offered insights to Thomas Pink’s creative director, Florence Torrens, on their past Lions official outfits and experiences. Thomas Pink will provide the players of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales with the official formalwear looks for the tour including blazer, tie and evening wear.
The Thomas Pink Leading Rider and Thomas Pink Leading Trainer Awards at Cheltenham Festival
In 2011, Thomas Pink announced they were to sponsor the awards for the Leading Rider and Leading Trainer at The Cheltenham Festival in March. The Thomas Pink Leading Rider Award and Thomas Pink Leading Trainer Award are presented at both of Cheltenham’s biggest meetings to the jockey and trainer who win the most races, with the number of second, third and fourth places being taken into account if necessary.
US & Canada Stores
Thomas Pink has 22 stores in the United States and 3 in Canada.
Rest of the World
Thomas Pink has stores in France, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates. They will soon[when?] be opening a store in South Africa. They have recently opened three stores in India(Mumbai, New Delhi and Gurgaon). Thomas Pink is operational in South Africa, and has a store in upper-class suburb of Hyde Park, Johannesburg.