Joseph Abboud FW17
by Stephen Garner
Joseph Abboud FW17
Backstage shot at Joseph Abboud’s fall/winter ’17 show / Photo by Andrew Werner

As the National Hockey League (NHL) season commences today, Men’s Wearhouse announces a two-year agreement with the National Hockey League Coaches Association (NHLCA) to dress the head coaches in Joseph Abboud custom suits for the 2017-2018 season and be the official custom suit provider to the NHL coaches.

The company will be outfitting 20 head coaches in Joseph Abboud custom tailored suits, personally styled by them. The coaches were measured at various Men’s Wearhouse stores nationwide and were able to select from over 150 fabric swatches, various silhouettes and range of style options. Each coach will receive 10 Joseph Abboud custom suits and ties for the season.

“When you have 82 games a season, it’s important to look professional and have confidence on the sidelines,” said Ken Hitchcock, head coach of the Dallas Stars. “We’re honored to have this partnership with an American designer, with American made product.”

In addition, the coaches will be giving back by participating in the annual Men’s Wearhouse National Suit Drive in July. Men’s Wearhouse collects gently used professional clothing for Americans transitioning back into the workforce. Men’s Wearhouse partners with over 170 non-profit organizations across the country to help disadvantaged individuals regain employment through job readiness programs and workforce assistance. Each coach will donate a piece of professional clothing to a Men’s Wearhouse store in July.

“It’s important to give back to the community and this is a great way to help Americans get back into the workforce so I’m happy to be a part of it,” added Barry Trotz, head coach of the Washington Capitals.