Saturday 17 November 2018

Is it a tracsksuit or a tuxedo? Tommy Bowe shows off his latest fashion find - the 'traxedo'

Ulster players Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe (centre) in Traxedo
Ulster players Andrew Trimble and Tommy Bowe (centre) in Traxedo
Photography: Táine King Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott
Photography: Táine King Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott
Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse
Photography: Táine King Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott
Tommy Bowe and Lucy Whitehouse
Lucy Whitehouse with rugby star boyfriend Tommy Bowe
Photography: Táine King Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott
Tommy Bowe launched his new Lloyd & Pryce-Tommy Bowe 2012 Spring/Summer Collection last year
RBS Six Nation Championship top try-scorer and Irish international Tommy Bowe launching his new Lloyd & Pryce collection. There are 12 new styles, all named after rugby legends past and present

Elaine McCahill

He launched a new clothing range this week saying "I take pride in my appearance like I think most Irish men do".

But donning the latest must-have garment for ultra-suave sports stars - a Traxedo - Ireland rugby's Tommy Bowe showed he has a sense of humour about how he looks too.

Photography: Táine King Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott
Photography: Táine King Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott

The Ulsterman has kitted out in the half-tuxedo, half-tracksuit with his fellow players, Michael Allen, Andrew Trimble and Darren Cave.

Taking to Twitter to share the snap of the four lads in their new gear, Tommy wrote "Cheers Traxedo for outfits, think the boys are looking pretty smart".

Photography: Táine King Styling: Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott
Photography: Táine King Styling: Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott

Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Home is where the heart is for Tommy Bowe's new campaign shot in Monaghan

Dublin football star Eamonn Fennell has also been snapped in the fun-wear on the company's fan page.

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse
Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse

Traxedo is the brainchild of Jonathan Hughes, who saw a gap in the market for some seriously fun fashion.

Read more: Tommy Bowe gets wedding practice in with family nuptials in Greece

Photography: Táine King
Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle
Grooming: Tee Elliott
Photography: Táine King Styling:Marí Paduano, Shannon McArdle Grooming: Tee Elliott

Last year, model Chloe Arnold came on board as an investor, putting her years in the fashion industry to good use.

Meanwhile, 30-year-old rugby hunk Tommy Bowe is a budding style star as he also features in the latest campaign images for his second collection, XV Kings by Tommy Bowe.

After his debut collection last year performed well critically and commercially, he's back for more to complement his Lloyd & Pryce shoe range, which has performed consistently for the last three years.

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Tommy shot the new campaign at his home at Emyvale, Co Monaghan and even included his family dog for the shots.

Engaged to his girlfriend of three years, former Miss Wales Lucy Whitehouse, he is putting the finishing touches on the new collection, ahead of the official launch on November 10.

The new collection is all-American inspired, based on what the average man would wear to a rugby match.

"I'm not the most fashionable guy out there, I'm not quite walking around in my skinny jeans and up to date with the latest trends," Tommy revealed earlier this week.

"But I take pride in my appearance like I think most Irish men do.

"It's been incredible the success that we've had. The brand has grown so much in three years, to now launch a new brand is very exciting.

Herald

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