The players at Catalan football giant Barcelona are about to up their suiting game after Thom Browne announced an official partnership with the club.
Starting in the 2018-19 season, and lasting for the next three years, the designer will provide the team’s off-field tailored and formalwear uniforms for Champions League and La Liga away matches.
This isn’t the first time Browne has made a foray into the sporting world. During this year’s NBA Finals, he suited LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in his signature shrunken suits.
“I’m excited to continue to work with some of the best athletes in the world and am truly honored to dress a team which shares our similar values,” Browne said about the Barca hookup. “The uniforms provide a platform which allows the players to express their individuality while reinforcing their solid team spirit and camaraderie. Top athletes are exceptional role models and we hope that the confidence and resilience that the players project in their uniforms will inspire younger generations.”
This isn’t the first time Barca has been tapped by a fashion label. In 2013, Replay signed a deal to become the club’s official clothing and footwear supplier.
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