As a sponsor of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Men’s Wearhouse created custom formalwear for the Medal of Honor recipients attending the annual Patriot Gala that took place in Tampa, Florida, on Friday, October 25th.
The custom white dinner jacket and black formal trousers provided by Men’s Wearhouse were created by designer Joseph Abboud made in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
“Partnering with the Congressional Medal of Honor Society to design and create custom formalwear for our nation’s heroes directly supports the Men’s Wearhouse goal of ‘Serving Those Who Serve’,” said Carrie Ask, brand president at Men’s Wearhouse. As a veteran myself, this endeavor was especially close to my heart.”
“As an American designer, it is an honor and a privilege to work with our Medal of Honor recipients to create this exclusive custom formalwear for their special occasions,” added Joseph Abboud, chief creative director of Tailored Brands.
The Gala, hosted by news anchor Courtney Robinson, honored 46 veterans who served our country from all branches of the military. Guests included actor Gary Sinese, Florida Governor Rob DeSantis, and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. The event included a musical performance by country music artist George Strait, who received an award, along with Fox News correspondent Catherine Herridge, General Joseph L. Votel, and Bobby Newman.
The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration granted to those who distinguish themselves through conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.