Men’s Wearhouse created custom formalwear for the Medal of Honor recipients attending the annual Patriot Gala in Tampa, Fla., at the end of last month.
The company, which is a sponsor of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, created white dinner jackets and black trousers designed by Joseph Abboud and manufactured at its plant in New Bedford, Mass.
“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,” said Abboud, chief creative director of Tailored Brands, parent company of Men’s Wearhouse.
The company created outfits for 46 veterans from all branches of the military who were honored for their “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty,” it said.
Carrie Ask, president of Men’s Wearhouse, and a former lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, said: “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.’ As a veteran myself, this endeavor was especially close to my heart.”