NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Men's Wearhouse announces the seventh year in partnership with the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) to dress the NBA coaches in Joseph Abboud Custom suits for the 2015-2016 season.
Coaches from around the league were fitted during the annual NBA Coaches Summit on September 17th in Chicago, where they selected from hundreds of fabric swatches, in a range of styles and silhouettes, to create original, custom suits. As many of the coaches are former athletes, Joseph Abboud Custom is the perfect solution for Big and Tall sizes because the garments are tailored to their fit. All Joseph Abboud suits are Made in America at the company's factory, in New Bedford, MA.
"Made in America is very important to me. I have to mention that not only is it made in the USA but it's made in my home state. I grew up in Framingham, not far from where Joseph Abboud tailored clothing is produced, and that's really special to me," said David Blatt, Head Coach of the Eastern Conference NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. "Each coach is able to select their own individual fabrics and are measured for custom-made suits, personally tailored to them for the perfect fit. Having the opportunity to have suits Made in the USA by Joseph Abboud that not only meet our needs for the court but also appeal to our tastes, is really fantastic."
The NBA coaches participating in the program this year include:
- David Blatt, Cleveland Cavaliers
- Brett Brown, Philadelphia 76ers
- Mike Budenholzer, Atlanta Hawks
- Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks
- Dwane Casey, Toronto Raptors
- Steve Clifford, Charlotte Hornets
- Fred Hoiberg, Chicago Bulls
- Lionel Hollins, Brooklyn Nets
- David Joerger, Memphis Grizzlies
- George Karl, Sacramento Kings
- Jason Kidd, Milwaukee Bucks
- Michael Malone, Denver Nuggets
- Kevin McHale, Houston Rockets
- Doc Rivers, Los Angeles Clippers
- Sam Mitchell, Minnesota Timberwolves
- Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz
- Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics
- Terry Stotts, Portland Trail Blazers
- Frank Vogel, Indiana Pacers
- Randy Wittman, Washington Wizards
As part of their commitment to the partnership, each coach will be supporting the annual Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive in July. Men's Wearhouse collects gently used men's and women's professional clothing items to help give a fresh start to millions of disadvantaged people facing unemployment. Men's Wearhouse partners with over 180 nonprofit organizations across the country to distribute donations collected from the Suit Drive. Coaches will personally be donating clothing to a Men's Wearhouse in their market for the next National Suit Drive in July 2016. Last year, thanks to the coaches' support, Men's Wearhouse collected over 225,000 clothing garments for those in need.
"It's about confidence. Unfortunately there are many people out there looking for jobs that are unable to afford a suit and they don't feel confident going to a job interview because they're worried about what they're wearing. The National Suite Drive is a great cause that will help give confidence to those seeking employment and I'm proud to be supporting it!" said Jason Kidd, Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Joseph Abboud Custom Clothing is available at Men's Wearhouse stores nationwide.
About Joseph Abboud
Since the age of sixteen, Joseph Abboud has been passionate about fashion. He started his career in menswear at Louis of Boston and later Polo Ralph Lauren. In 1987, Joseph Abboud launched his own eponymous label. Shortly after its debut, Abboud was accorded numerous honors including the distinction of being the only designer to have received the coveted Menswear Designer of the Year twice in a row (1989 & 1990) from the Council of Fashion Designers of America. Other awards and honors include The Cutty Sark Award for Most Promising Menswear Designer in 1988, the first Woolmark Award for Distinguished Fashion in 1989 and again in March of 1993.
Abboud joined Men's Wearhouse (NYSE: MW) as its Chief Creative Director in December 2012. Abboud was reunited with his namesake brand in August 2013 when Men's Wearhouse acquired JA Holding Inc., the parent company of the celebrated American clothing brand, Joseph Abboud. Abboud re-launched his label, reestablishing the brand as a sophisticated modern-American lifestyle collection. The Joseph Abboud designer collection launched in October 2014 on JosephAbboud.com and is now available at the Joseph Abboud Flagship Store in New York City. For additional information on Joseph Abboud, please visit www.josephabboud.com and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @JosephAbboud and Facebook.
About the National Basketball Coaches Association
Founded in 1974, the National Basketball Coaches Association is the oldest organization serving the needs of the professional basketball coach. Its membership covers all Head and Assistant coaches in the NBA, plus an Alumni group. For more information, visit www.nbacoaches.com.
Find high resolution imagery from the NBCA Coaches suit fittings here.
SOURCE Men's Wearhouse; Joseph Abboud