Snooker players will have a similar choice throughout this season’s Home Nations series.
World Snooker has joined forces with renowned clothing firm Hawes & Curtis to create a new dress code for the four Home Nations events, starting with this month’s 19.com English Open.
All 128 players will wear black tailored long-sleeved shirts together with black or dark tailored trousers.
Snooker’s traditional attire of waistcoats and bow ties has been dropped for this series.
World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “The new dress code for the Home Nations events will help the series become distinctive and develop a unique identity.
“We know that waistcoats and bow ties are closely associated with the traditions of our sport and we have no plans to change the dress code for the majority of our key events.
“But we have decided to make this change for the Home Nations and we hope the black shirts will be stylish and practical for the players.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Hawes & Curtis and we’re delighted with the product they have designed.”
Hawes & Curtis is a London-based firm established in 1913 with the intention of creating high quality, exclusive clothing. Hawes & Curtis has been acclaimed by royalty and aristocracy alike; most famously by the Duke of Windsor and Earl Mountbatten.
Hawes & Curtis CEO Touker Suleyman said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to support World Snooker and we are delighted to provide the new distinctive dress code for the Home Nations event. Since 1913, Hawes & Curtis has dressed the best, including royalty and Hollywood stars. Today we are very proud to dress all 128 top snooker players in our formal wear.”
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