28 May 2015
FOOTBALLER David Beckham cut a dash in his Royal Wedding suit – made from Huddersfield cloth.
New Mill-based textile firm Bower Roebuck & Co supplied two lengths of its super-fine cloth to fashion label Polo Ralph Lauren, to be made up into a morning suit for the soccer star.
The firm, which has a long tradition of providing cloth for the rich and famous, was asked by Polo Ralph Lauren about six weeks before the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to provide the suit lengths.
After several exchanges of emails, the Beckhams approved a plain barathea for the jacket and a “morning stripe” for the trousers.
Bower Roebuck designer Raymond Ellis said: “There was quite a bit of toing and froing before we got approval. We didn’t have much time to play with.
“We sent the cloth to Ralph Lauren in America, who had the suit tailored in Italy.”
Said Mr Ellis: “Bower Roebuck is the main supplier to Polo Ralph Lauren Purple Label Tailored men’s wear.
“Ralph Lauren personally selects the designs and fabrics and he personally chose the fabrics for David Beckham.
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