Thomas Pink

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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.[1] It is now part of the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey) group.[1][2] 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, with flagship stores in London, New York and Paris.

Background[edit]

The company was named after Thomas Pink, an 18th-century tailor in London Mayfair.[1] Mr. Pink 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.[citation needed]

Products and services[edit]

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 2011, a newly designed Thomas Pink store concept was implemented in Washington DC, Edinburgh and Harrods London.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

In 2014 Thomas Pink launched a sports shirt called Athletic Fit, with endorsement from British adventurer Sean Conway.[3]

Sports Sponsorship[edit]

The British & Irish Lions[edit]

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.[4]

Cheltenham Festival[edit]

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.[5]

Stores[edit]

UK Stores[edit]

Thomas Pink has 31 stores in the United Kingdom, including their flagship store in Jermyn Street, 2 outlets and concessions within Harrods, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Fenwick and John Lewis.

US & Canada Stores[edit]

Thomas Pink has 22 stores in the United States and 3 in Canada.

Rest of the World[edit]

Thomas Pink has stores in France, Ireland,[1] 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 four stores in India(one in Mumbai, two in New Delhi and one in Gurgaon). Thomas Pink is operational in South Africa, and has a store in upper-class suburb of Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

In the news[edit]

Thomas Pink launched legal proceedings in 2012 against underwear brand Victoria’s Secret. Victoria’s Secret were marketing a line of their lingerie under the PINK label, which Thomas Pink claimed would tarnish their reputation.[6] In July 2014 a judge ruled in Thomas Pink's favour, with Bloomsberg Businessweek suggesting that Thomas Pink's parent company LVMH may now move in on the women's clothing market. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Thinking of Pink". Sunday Business Post. December 2, 2007. 
  2. ^ Will Grice (27 May 2014). "Good news gym lovers: Thomas Pink now has the shirt for you". GQ Magazine. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.lionsrugby.com/news/10563.php
  4. ^ Cheltenham Festival
  5. ^ "Storm in a D-cup? Luxury London shirtmaker Thomas Pink stops Victoria's Secret naming lingerie range 'PINK', claiming it would tarnish its image". Daily Mail (London). 31 July 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 

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