CLEVELAND, Tenn., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Hardwick Clothes, America's oldest tailored clothing brand to provide in-studio apparel for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. The announcement was made today by Anne Grotefeld, Vice President of Game Services, NBC Olympics, and Bruce Bellusci, President and CEO, Hardwick Clothes.
As an apparel provider, Hardwick Clothes will produce tailored clothing for the roster of select studio hosts and analysts during the coverage.
"Hardwick Clothes is extremely honored to contribute to NBC Olympics' coverage of the Rio Games," says Bellusci.
"NBC Olympics is proud to work with Hardwick Clothes, which has a long history of American tradition," said Grotefeld.
Hardwick Clothes, Inc., located and operated in Cleveland, Tenn., has been producing clothing domestically for over 135 years. The Olympics deal comes only two years after Hardwick was purchased by Cleveland millionaire Allan Jones in bankruptcy court, and put on an aggressive trajectory of reinvention. The plant has also been retrofitted with $2.5 million worth of new manufacturing machinery, and has invested in new types of high-end fabrics, linings and buttons - not to mention top industry talent and training.
About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming, and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.
For more information on NBC Olympics' coverage of the Rio Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/
About Hardwick Clothes
The mission of Hardwick Clothes, Inc., is to provide customers with exquisite, high-quality, American-made products which they can wear with pride. The brand's tailor-made clothing features top-quality fabrics and meticulous attention to detail.
Initially founded with an exclusive focus on textile manufacturing, the evolution of Hardwick Clothes into a contemporary tailored clothing brand began in 2014 when Cleveland, Tenn. businessman, Allan Jones purchased the company - saving it from bankruptcy and preserving over 300 jobs. Since then, Hardwick Clothes has focused on seamlessly integrating complete collections that reflect the true sensibility of the brand: American-made quality, style, and value.
For additional information on Hardwick Clothing, please visit www.Hardwick.com.
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