Hawes & Curtis work with Warner Bros to create Man from U.N.C.L.E. collection
Monday July 27, 2015 at 11:42am
Heritage clothing brand Hawes & Curtis is partnering with Warner Bros upcoming summer blockbuster The Man from U.N.C.L.E. to create a stylish collection of 1960s-inspired outfits influenced by the movie. Warner Bros’s partnership agency Lime Communications brokered the deal. Jermyn St clothing store Hawes & Curtis was established in 1913 and has three Royal Warrants during that period. Its new clothing range recreates three of the looks from the film and also includes an overall collection that brings out the atmosphere of the 1960s. In the film, based on the popular 1960s TV series of the same name, Henry Cavill (Superman in “Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (who played both Winklevoss twins in “The Social Network”). The director is Guy Ritchie. In addition to the new collection, Hawes & Curtis is running a competition on its website to win tickets to the ‘People’s Premiere’ of the film, being held at Somerset House on August 7th, plus £50 to spend on its products. Touker Suleyman, the owner of Hawes & Curtis who currently appears as one of the investors in the new series of BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den, says: “As soon as we saw the trailer for the film we knew it had bags of style. All of the characters are impeccably dressed and we were excited to recreate the Looks and even produce a collection inspired by the film’s atmosphere. This partnership is another step of communicating our brand’s evolution into the British lifestyle territory.” Hawes & Curtis was established in 1913 by Ralph Hawes and Freddie Curtis, with the intention of creating high quality, exclusive clothing for gentlemen. Once popular with the likes of the Duke of Windsor and Earl Mountbatten, Hawes & Curtis has 30 stores in the UK and one in Germany, plus an e-commerce site which caters to international customers. Last year, a multi-million-pound franchise deal was announced which will create Hawes & Curtis stores in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Dubai over the next five years.