Hawes and Curtis
World Snooker’s European Tour events have a new dress code this season, with shirts to be supplied by renowned clothing firm Hawes and Curtis.
The six events across continental Europe, starting with the Riga Open in Latvia which started today, will see players wearing black tailored shirts together with black or dark tailored trousers.
The shirts are supplied by Hawes & Curtis, a London-based firm established in 1913 with the intention of creating high quality, exclusive clothing. Hawes & Curtis have been acclaimed by royalty and aristocracy alike; most famously by the Duke of Windsor and Earl Mountbatten.
Jason Ferguson of World Snooker said: “This is a unique new dress code for the European Tour events and we excited about the way it will look on television and for the live audiences. We’re delighted that such a celebrated brand as Hawes & Curtis are getting involved in snooker. We both have over 100 years of history and we look forward to working together in the future.”
Edward Smith, brand manager of Hawes and Curtis, said: “Snooker has always been the best-dressed sport of all so Hawes and Curtis jumped at the chance to get involved with the WPBSA and World Snooker Ltd to kit out the best players in the world with our shirts for the European Tour.
“As a sport, snooker is growing by the day and reaching out to new territories across the globe. Our shirts have been best-sellers for more than 100 years so we know they’ll stand up to the intense pressure of competition.”