It’s Coming Home and it could put Huddersfield on the map.
Huddersfield-based Owen Scott Bespoke Tailors are causing a stir with their exclusive 100% wool fabric woven with a special message.
The classic navy blue fabric, woven by Huddersfield Fine Worsteds and finished by Moldgreen-based W.T. Johnson, has ‘It’s Coming Home’ woven in as a light grey pinstripe.
Made into a suit, the patriotic garment is in London and will be worn by a TV presenter at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
The fabric was featured on Sky Sports along with a special “relaxed” tracksuit-style suit with ribbed cuffs and press-studs for buttons, which was worn by former Manchester United star and TV pundit Gary Neville on TV during the England-Scotland game.
Owen Scott directors Andy Littlewood and Scott Hufton are remaining tight-lipped about the mystery man who will appear suited and booted in the Huddersfield fabric.
“We’re hoping this will put Huddersfield on the map,” said Andy. “Huddersfield still has the best cloth in the world woven here and no-one really shouts about it.
“Hopefully we can put a bit of a stamp on it when England bring it home. No pressure, lads!”
The ‘It’s Coming home’ fabric was first commissioned around the time of the last World Cup in 2018. It was made into waistcoats after England boss Gareth Southgate brought waistcoats back into fashion when he appeared wearing one.
If England end 55 years of hurt by winning the Euros, the plan is for the material to be turned into a bespoke, made-to-measure two-piece suit, which is likely to cost around £2,000.
The exclusive material could also be in demand for other things – Owen Scott have covered a chair in it – but it will remain exclusive and stay classy.
Back in 2017 Owen Scott, based in King Street in Huddersfield town centre, made a suit for boxer Conor McGregor with ‘F*** You’ woven into the fabric, the result of an angry clash between the Irish fighter and rival Floyd Mayweather at a pre-bout press conference.