Burton announces winner of Las Vegas competition

 Burton has announced the winner of its recent competition for fans to win a trip to Las Vegas.

The competition was eventually won by Michael Horsfield from Lancashire, who will be jetting off to Nevada in April next year. Also Included in the prize is a four night stay for two at the five star MGM Grand hotel as well as a £250 Burton voucher, which can be spent online or in store.

When he found out he had won, Mr Horsfield said: “I can’t believe that I won the competition – you never think that these things are going to happen to you. I can’t wait to go to Vegas, it such an amazing city with so much going on, I’m sure it’s a holiday that I will remember forever. Thank you so much Burton.”

The competition took place to mark the launch of Burton’s partnership with Amir Khan who was the face of the company and its great British style campaign. Burton and Khan started working together in early 2012, with the boxer showcasing the retailer’s Spring/Summer slim fit men’s suits collection.

Burton customers had to enter the competition through the company’s Facebook page. The trip to Las Vegas will allow the winner to explore Nevada’s most populous city and famous tourist hotspot. The city is only just over 100 years old but is now filled with luxury casinos and hotels. Las Vegas is famed for its thrilling nightlife, with musical icons such as Bette Midler and the world famous magician David Copperfield being just some of the stars performing in the city daily.

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Burton announces 12 Deals of Christmas

Burton has announced the launch of its 12 Deals of Christmas promotion.

Customers will find a brand new offer from Burton available every day until December 2nd, including spend and save events, express delivery on purchases and huge discounts on many men’s fashion items. The daily offers can be found online by simply selecting the corresponding day from an advent calendar style image on the Gift Shop page at burton.co.uk.

The 12 Deals of Christmas is also being promoted on the company’s Facebook and Twitter networks.

Charlotte Heleine, Ecommerce Marketing Manager at Burton said: “We wanted to offer our customers something extra special this Christmas. We know that Christmas is tough on your finances and we wanted to help out and that’s where our 12 Deals of Christmas concept came from. For 24 hours every day over 2 weeks in December they’ll be able to treat themselves or someone special with our exclusive daily deals. We’ll be offering some great deals on postage as well as money off, and some fantastic competition prizes too.”

Burton is also running Black Friday Deals Week 2012, details of which can be found on its Christmas deals page. It features time and quantity limited offers on many products including chinos, blazers, jeans and hoodies, as well as 30% off all knitwear. A range of ‘Black Friday suits’ will also be available for £49 each.

“Black Friday” is a US retail phenomenon has been running in the UK since 2010. It follows the US national holiday of Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday every November, which sees retailers offering unprecedented discounts in time-limited deals, and is seen as a starting gun for the peak Christmas shopping period.

Burton’s well stocked Gift Shop, with price bands including Under £10, £10-£25 and Over £25, will help shoppers find great presents easily and on budget, including key pieces for the winter season such as parkas, textured shirts, heavy duty trousers and many other items.

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Burton announces winner of holiday to New York competition

Clothing giant Burton has announced the lucky winner of its recent competition to give away a free holiday in New York.

The contest, which was run in conjunction with the launch of Men In Black III, was won by Michael Bolton from Leeds, who will now be jetting off to the Big Apple. Mr Bolton also won £250 to spend on his trip.

After finding out he had been selected, Mr Bolton said: “Fantastic news, we can’t quite believe it. We have never been to America, and a trip to New York will be truly awesome. The hustle and bustle of the city and its vibrancy are what appeals the most, we just can’t wait to experience it. I will be taking my partner of 16 years with me – Jennifer Dove. Once again, many thanks for the brilliant news.”

Burton, who specialise in mens suits and clothing, allowed customers to enter the competition via its Facebook app or from its website.

New York is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and receives around 50 million visitors each year. The city is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, ranging from Times Square to the Statue of Liberty and Central Park.

The latest instalment in the Men In Black series, which was released on 25th May, was set in New York and proved to be both a box office success and hit with critics. The film takes in many of the sites of the city and sees Agent J (Will Smith) having to again save the Earth and his partner Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). He has travels back to 1960s New York by jumping off the Crysler Building before joining forces with a younger Agent K (Josh Brolin) and facing off against the deadly Boris The Animal (Jermaine Clement).

To celebrate the forthcoming release of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, Burton are running another competition to give customers the chance to win a weekend break at a four-star hotel in Manchester. Additionally, the men’s jeans experts will give the winner £250 to be spent in-store. That means that the winner would be able to take advantage of the company’s three current Manchester outlets during their trip, or any other of Burton’s 400 UK stores.

The winner of the Men In Black III DVD competition will also receive the chance to take part in a unique wind tunnel flying experience, similar to Will Smith’s character in the film. The competition runs until 30th November and can be entered through the Burton Facebook app.

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Winner of Topman’s Trip to Chicago Announced

Topman has announced the lucky winner of its recent Generation Chicago competition.

The men’s clothing giant has revealed that Geoff Moffet, 30, will be jetting off to Chicago for a free holiday as well as receiving a £250 personal shopping trip in the city’s iconic store.

The competition was run in tandem with the release of John Hillcoat’s new gangster film ‘Lawless’, which stars Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce.

In order to enter the competition, readers of Topman Generation had to study an interview with actor Tom Hardy in Issue 6 of the brand’s own original magazine. On offer was the chance to win four nights in a luxury four star hotel in America’s third largest city as well as the free clothing and styling session in its metropolitan outlet if they could name which director Guy Pearce vowed he could never turn down.

After finding out he had won the competition, Geoff said, “‘Thanks so much Topman this prize is amazing. I really can’t wait to experience all that Chicago has to offer and also winning a Topman personal shopping trip is the icing on top of the cake.”

The competition demonstrates the men’s jeans expert’s growing international presence and their extension into non-British markets. The company recently opened its first stores in Sydney, Las Vegas and Sao Paulo as well as having previously opened stand-alone outlets in Japan. The brand’s profile has also been raised in recent years through collaborations with renowned designers such as James Long, Christopher Shannon and Oliver Spencer.

Topman’s boutique Chicago store opened in 2011 and was only the company’s second US-outlet after its Manhattan flagship. Located on the city’s ‘Magnificent Mile’, the Michigan Avenue shop offers a selection of the brand’s stylish and affordable fashion pieces, ranging from skinny jeans to men’s chinos. Additionally, the shop has a range of stylists available for consultation as well as stocking specialist designer partnerships and premium LTD items.

‘Lawless’ is based upon Matt Bondurant’s prohibition era novel ‘The Wettest County in the World’ and tells the story of his grandfather’s and two great uncles’ descent into illegal alcohol bootlegging. Hardy, LaBeouf and Jason Clarke portray the three siblings as they climb their way up the underworld ladder of Franklin County, Virginia and the associated dangers that come with their rise. Gaining a reputation of invincibility, the family’s loyalty and safety is tested as both gangsters and lawmen attempt to halt the Bondurant’s. The fast-paced action-adventure movie was warmly received at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, with the screenplay being the second by American musician Nick Cave.

The competition was hosted in Topman’s newly launched Generation multi-platform magazine. A fashion and cultural guidebook, the title is headed by former Dazed Digital editor John-Paul Pryor and features articles and interviews by Clash, NME and Quietus contributors. Its free online content is available on smartphones, tablets and traditional computers and requires the new app to access. Generation has so far delved into the world of film and music as well as featuring style trends such as slim jeans and summer jackets.

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Topman’s New Capsule Collection To Raise Money For Teenage Cancer Trust

Topman has teamed up with Teenage Cancer Trust to produce a series of four vibrant t-shirts to raise money for the charity. The high street retailer has been officially supporting Teenage Cancer Trust since 2010.

The t-shirt range has been created by the Topman in house design team and is a cool credible graphic led collection of repeat all over prints and pocket graphics with each t-shirt design being inspired by music and musical instruments.

The limited edition t-shirts are available in stores nationwide and online at topman.com and are priced at £18 with £5 from each sale going directly to the charity.

Simon Davies, Teenage Cancer Trust’s CEO said: “Everyone at Teenage Cancer Trust is thrilled to be working with Topman to raise awareness and vital funds for young people with cancer. Topman came on board as supporters for three years in 2010 and we know the difference they can make will be huge. We are all very pleased that Topman employees are excited about fundraising in stores nationwide for Teenage Cancer Trust and I know the team here are equally keen to support everyone and make this partnership a huge success.”

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. They build specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. The charity wants every young person with cancer to have access to this specialist support, no matter where they live.

Traditionally treated alongside children or elderly patients at the end of their lives, young people can feel extremely isolated during treatment, some never meeting another young person with cancer. Being treated alongside others their own age can make a huge difference to their whole experience. Since the start of the partnership with Topman, the charity have opened a further five units, bringing their total to 22.

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Topman Releases Comprehensive Denim Style Guide

Topman has revealed the ‘Denim Room’, a new, comprehensive online denim style guide, featuring a lookbook which showcases on-trend ways to wear the fabric as well as a guide to washes, fits and details, and a size guide.

The lookbook includes edgy fashion shots showing customers how to wear denim this season, with stunning photography that complements Topman’s on-the-pulse approach to men’s fashion.

The Washes section of the guide offers an insight into popular denim washes this season, with details on how different washes are created, and what kind of style customers can create by wearing them. This season, customers can find naturally aged vintage washes, black and grey washes and coloured washes, as well as raw denim and indigo men’s jeans.

The Fit section details what consumers can expect from each denim style so they can decide what fit would suit them best. This season, Topman is showcasing a range of slim and skinny jeans, including traditional skinny fit jeans with roll ups, the stretched skinny fit, classic slim jeans with tapering at the hems and the super skinny spray on fit in figure hugging denim.

The Details section provides detailed information about different aspects of jeans, such as creasing, dyeing processes or rivets. This section will assist customers in understanding every design element of their jeans, and help them choose which ones they like best.

The Size Guide provides detailed information about how to measure jeans. The guide shows key measurement points that are used to create different denim fits and where each size swill fit on different parts of the body so the customer can make an informed decision and allowing them to order the right size first time round.

The ‘Denim Room’ also offers a sneak preview of the Premium Denim range coming soon to Topman. The range will cater to all fit types and will feature premium fabrics coupled with the finest metalwork.

Gracia Amico, Head of Ecommerce Topman.com said: “It’s the ultimate destination to find out all there is to know about Topman jeans. We’re providing our customers with the tools to make the right decision for them, from our washes right down to the differing thigh measurements between styles.”

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Burton Celebrates 150 Years Of The Tuxedo

Burton, leading British menswear retailer, has revealed several different ways in which the classic tuxedo can be worn. As the Christmas party season approaches, the tux, which is due to celebrate its 150th birthday, can be a key item to own. The tux is best known as a special occasion suit, traditionally worn with a bowtie; however, Burton has found that it’s more versatile than one might initially think.

According to Burton, the tux has become a cool and contemporary piece of clothing, and can be worn and styled in a multitude of different ways. For example, the menswear brand has declared that there’s no reason why one couldn’t wear a tux jacket with a casual t-shirt and a pair of jeans or chinos to form a more relaxed party outfit. Equally, a pair of belted Tux trousers can look just as sharp paired only with a smart shirt, tucked in and buttoned up to the collar. It’s important to add well polished formal shoes to any tux or tailored outfit, as scruffy shoes will devalue an otherwise well put together look.

For Burton, the double-breasted silhouette is big news, as it’s a new twist on the typically single-breasted tux jacket. Burton’s Navy Birdseye Tux is an option for those looking for an easy alternative to black, without stepping too far away from that smart, versatile colour which lends itself to suiting so well.

The dinner suit is often considered an investment that every man should make, as it’s the kind of classic suit that can be worn year-in and year-out. Though a mens tuxedo may seem like an extravagant garment, its innate versatility can make it a worthy investment. The dinner suit uses a variety of design details such as peak, shawl and notch lapels, enabling a range of unique tailoring options. Dinner suits also come in a mixture of fabrics, cuts and a grown-up colour palette of navy, slate, grey, charcoal and black. Pocket squares, bow ties and dress shirts with placket details and double cuffs can finish the look with style.

Some of the most unique pieces of tailoring that Burton has revealed are the velvet blazers, which breach the gap between casual and smart dressing, as they’re easily dressed up and down. The velvet blazer is something a bit different and can form the basis of a ‘desk-to-disco’ look.

With any tailored fit suit, especially the tux, accessories are important in creating a unique personal style. People can choose cufflinks, ties and bow ties based on their fashion point of view. It is up to the individual to decide whether to buy accessories as fashion pieces or as investment items. For those favouring bolder, on-trend, statement pieces, specs, braces and pocket squares are very fashion-forward accessories.

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Burton Introduces the Montague Burton Collection

Burton has introduced the Montague Burton collection for autumn/winter 2011, a carefully edited clothing range that draws on Burton’s heritage as a British brand with over 100 years’ worth of history and style archives. The Montague Burton collection includes stylish men’s jackets, coats, jumpers, cardigans, Burton suits and men’s accessories.

Jackets and coats form the basis of this heritage collection for the cold weather months. Based on jackets and coats from the brand’s first designs, their authenticity is maintained by being made in the same British mills and with the same British fabrics as they were in the early 1900’s. Tweed and herringbone feature heavily within the collection, giving the range a country feel, and extra details like suede elbow patches add to the look and define them as heritage-inspired pieces.

In keeping with the mood of the season, colours are typically autumnal, with warm greens and browns offset with neutral based camels, stones and oatmeals. Texture is a key focus for the Montague Burton collection for autumn/winter too, with lots of chunky jumpers and cardigans on offer. Whilst heavy cable knit jumpers are a practical way to keep warm in the colder months, they also look the part and are very on-trend this season.

The Montague Burton collection offers a smart kind of casual wear that is more classic and traditional than Burton’s mainstream men’s clothing, and features tailoring too – the very way in which Burton made its name all those years ago. Burton’s mens suits continue to be as premium looking as ever. They are designed to be fashionable but entirely wearable. A Montague Burton suit is an investment item that can be an occasion suit for years to come.

Aside from the main Montague Burton line, there are also accessories to complement the pieces from the rest of the collection or to act as standout items when mixed with regular Burton clothing. The salt and pepper tweed holdalls, knitted scarves and woollen flat caps are all classic men’s accessories not only for the autumn/winter season but, like the tailoring, they’re smart enough to wear season after season.

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Topman Announce Shoe Collaboration with Marc Hare

Topman has announced it will be collaborating with Marc Hare, the man behind the much lauded Mr Hare shoe brand, to launch his first ever footwear collaboration this autumn with the high street store.

The collection – which will form part of the Topman AAA range – contains ten styles across both shoes and boots including evening loafers and hi-shine hi-tops. The collection will launch in two parts – the first at the end of August 2011 and the second at the end of October 2011 and will be available on-line and at the Oxford Circus, New York and Chicago stores.

“The inclusion of Marc Hare to Topman’s ever increasing stable of designer collaborations is such an honour. Long being a fan of his beautiful elegant understated shoes it is such a pleasure to be able to introduce this collection specifically designed for our AAA range,” said Gordon Richardson, Topman design director.

Marc’s impeccable attention to detail is inherent across all the designs as is his personality – he has incorporated an element of fun into each pair. Designs come from the heart, each created from his desire to produce a shoe not lacking in style or quality, with all the signs of perfection at an affordable price making them obtainable to all.

Marc Hare, designer, commented: “I never understood why girls had all the fun when it came to shoes, especially as, when it comes down to it, he who rocks the illest chaussures is always the one they want to talk to, so seeing my shoes up in the AAA line and knowing that more guys are going to get their shoe game together, means a lot to me. Thank you Topman.”

Marc Hare’s full shoe menu includes the Oxford, the Rogue boot, the Loafer, the Sneaks, the Ankle Boot and the Derby Shoe.

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Burton Reveals The 24 Hour Suit

Burton has announced the creation of its new 24 Hour Suit. New technology has been developed to ensure the 24 Hour Suit range keeps its wearer looking sharp 24/7.

These suits are all stain repellent, crease resistant and also shape retaining meaning that whatever life throws at the wearer, they will be able to keep calm, look good and carry on.

The blazers are all fitted with a selection of mesh material as part of the lining in the under arms to ease movement and have been carefully designed to create a comfortable and wearable tailored look. There is a secret ‘security’ zipped pocket in the lining that is the ideal size for storing a mobile phone or mp3 player.

As well as these nifty features, the suits are effortlessly stylish with a mixture of fabrics and colours creating a comprehensive suiting offer. A grey Prince of Wales check, navy micro dot and also black and grey sharkskin are all available on a fashionable tailored fit.

With their clean design and details like peak and notch lapels, these suits can take the wearer from boardroom to bar, back to boardroom in one fell swoop.

Added to the range is the 24 hour shirt, which is easy iron and 100% cotton. The shirts come in classic white, pale blue, and also a black and purple pinstripe, both with contrast collars making it the perfect accompaniment to the 24 Hour Suit Collection.

This new range has been tried and tested to ensure the fabrics are durable and can handle whatever obstacles the world may throw at the wearer.

The 24 Hour Suit range will be available from the 19th September 2011.

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Burton Exclusively Launches Mark Ecko Cut and Sew in the UK

Burton has revealed that it will be the exclusive stockist of Mark Ecko Cut and Sew in the UK.

With an impressive C.V of achievements Mark Ecko now turns his talents to creating classic tailoring, Burton is proud to announce that his Cut and Sew collection will be available exclusively within its stores and online.

Not many people can boast that they were the youngest person to be inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America, or that they were the first person to receive a MTV VMA for “Best Video Game Soundtrack”.

Mark can also site such diverse friends such as Lindsay Lohan, Hugh Hefner and George Lucas and was also a key speaker at the United Nations World Entrepreneurship Day in 2010.

As a publishing, internet, fashion and videogame entrepreneur he caused a worldwide news frenzy when he tagged Air Force One with graffiti reading “Still free” emblazoned on it. He actually hired a Boeing 747 and painted it to look like the real deal, receiving over 114 million views on You tube, 7,000 news stories around the world and 3 denials from the Pentagon.

Now the British high street gets the Mark Ecko treatment with the new Cut & Sew collection. This range blends classic tailoring with sharp lines and is designed for those who want to start dressing a little more seriously but still maintain their youthful spirit.

The four single breasted, two button suits arrive in a black tailored, a grey sharkskin, a black narrow pinstripe, and a grey herringbone.

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Topman Launches The Swimwear Project

Topman has launched The Swimwear Project, which is another in a series of projects whereby Topman invite selected designers to recreate a particular staple from a Man’s wardrobe. For this project, Bernhard Willhelm, Jonathan Saunders, Cassette Playa, Gary Card and Todd Selby have all been asked to design their perfect pair of swim shorts.

Gordon Richardson, design director for Topman, said: “The Swim Project is where Topman turns up the print volume. Designers well known for their visual stance have produced a diverse range of graphics and illustrations ranging from photo real images through to faded florals to hand drawn sketches in a collection that goes from poolside to beach in great style.”

Having graduated from the prestigious Royal Academy of Antwerp, German born Bernhard Willhelm is now a regular on the catwalks of Paris Fashion Week. His often avant-garde designs have always caught the eye and this is perfectly demonstrated in his swim design- a short speedo style trunk complete with trompe l’oeil zip and available in a royal blue and red colourway.

Scottish born Jonathan Saunders has now created a cult following both sides of the Atlantic for his technical one of a kind prints. His design is a ¾ lengthy short in turquoise blue with rose, pink and ecru floral prints.

London based designer Cassette Playa has grown a reputation as a designer of street and urbanwear following her collaborations with Nike, Swatch and M.IA. Having previously shown as part of the Topman sponsored MAN event, she was the perfect choice for this project. Her short is knee length with one leg block coloured in pink and the other leg featuring a photographic print of a shark.

Gary Card is a sought after set designer who has worked with the likes of Vogue, Lady Gaga and Stella McCartney in the past. His playful design features prints of his favourite toys and a purple waistband. Card will also be designing the window scheme for this project.

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House of Fraser, the UK’s premium department store, has launched Howick Tailored through its online site

Men’s clothing and accessories label Howick has become known for its stylish casual wear, which is inspired by preppy American sports culture and clothing. From rugby shirts and striped polo tees to laundered shirts, trousers and chinos, Howick has an off-duty look for every season.

Howick Tailored, is a formal wear collection for Spring/Summer 2011 launching exclusively at House of Fraser. The tailored collection marries traditional quality with classical design for a smart and contemporary formal look. The collection has been tailored with a modern man in mind and focuses on a relaxed fit. The new and exclusive range incorporates men’s suits, as well as a wide variety of city-style shirting and embroidered ties.

Expertly constructed, suit jackets are single breasted with two buttons, double-vented and made of 100% pure wool, with an added summer linen option for warmer climes and perfect for summer events such as weddings. The range comes in a classic colour palette of black, navy and charcoal, with a traditional city or tonal pinstripe for added distinction.

Complementing the range of suiting is a collection of smart shirting in a selection of pin-stripe and checked fabrics made from 100% Egyptian cotton for a luxurious finish. Fine internal detailing, such as contrast satin edging and the option of either single or double cuffs, is available throughout the collection. A carefully designed selection of fine embroidered silk ties can be worn to match.

Howick Tailored embodies the quintessential suit that every modern gentleman should own and will sit alongside House of Fraser’s extensive collection of designer men’s suits.

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Topman Design Announces 2nd Solo Show To Be Held At The Royal Opera House

Topman Design has announced it is to showcase its second consecutive solo show at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden on September 22nd as part of the ever growing menswear day at London Fashion Week.

Until last season when the debut solo show was held at the official British Fashion Council (BFC) Tents, Topman Design had shown on-schedule as part of the increasingly successful MAN event which Topman set up alongside Fashion East eleven seasons ago. This season, Topman Design will share the Royal Opera House venue with MAN, whose show will follow Topman Design later in the afternoon at 12.30pm.

This season the Topman Design show will be streamed live on topman.com and londonfashionweek.co.uk – as well as live in the windows of Topman’s famous Oxford Street store – and, for the very first time this season, a very limited number of pieces from the show will be made available to purchase on-line directly after the show at topman.com.

Topman Design is a directional premium collection which is stocked online at topman.com, the London Oxford Circus and New York Flagships as well as key international stores including La Foret in Tokyo, Incu in Sydney and Shine in Hong Kong. With a growing, almost cult following, the collections have evolved over the seasons under the creative direction of Alister Mackie of AnOther Man, a leading fashion director and superstylist, and Topman Design Director, Gordon Richardson and his dedicated and talented in-house design team.

Gordon Richardson said: “The decision to show apart from MAN last season was welcomed by both the MAN and the Menswear Panel who collectively agreed that it was the right time for us. We established a consistent design ethic and we continue to have a good following both giving us the confidence we needed to move on and allow MAN to continue to nurture new young talent which is after all its purpose.”

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Burton Announces Partnership With Lambretta

Burton has announced the arrival of three new designs of Lambretta suits, available in store and online from the beginning of May 2010.

Burton Announces Partnership With Lambretta

With their clean lines and narrow lapels that are reminiscent of the 60s, the new suits from Lambretta encourage Burton customers to unleash their inner mod. As well as these suits, Burton’s main line fashion has a heavy mod influence with sharp grey suiting, check shirts, thin blade ties and a cropped pea coat that create a clean and masculine look.

James Ronald, buyer at Burton, commented: “Getting Lambretta product into Burton is really exciting for us. The current range went out only a few weeks ago, and the reception was fantastic.”

“Like Burton, Lambretta has a lot of history, with a focus on heritage but with a fashion attitude. The formal Burton customer looks for fashionability and quality when buying a suit and shirt. Lambretta’s sharp slim cuts and emphasis on high trend fabrics work perfectly for our customers. We see this as the start of a long relationship, with Autumn/Winter styles from Lambretta touching down in September,” he concluded.

Lambretta is an iconic brand with a heritage that dates back to the 60’s and the original Modmobile: the Lambretta scooter.

The first 50 customers buying one of these slick new suits will get a free Lambretta shirt to complete their look, worth £35, exclusively available with Lambretta suit purchases online at burton.co.uk.

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Burton Is Celebrating The Resurgence Of The 80’s And The Reuniting Of Ska Legends ‘The Specials’, With The Launch Of A Limited Edition Tonic Suit

With the 80’s making a forceful statement on the high street once again, the men’s fashion world is drawing influence from many cultural facets, from art to music. To celebrate this new trend and the 30th anniversary tour of cult band The Specials, Burton has designed two new exclusive versions of their classic tonic suit and used key design elements from their archives to create the new ‘Mod’ suit.

More prevalent than with other musical styles, achieving exactly the right look has always been a defining part of the Mod and Ska movement. Sharp suits with precise lines and clean cut styling epitomized the look of 2 Tone, and now with the reforming of The Specials to celebrate their 30th anniversary, the look is also set to make its return.

Available in deep blue and charcoal, the limited edition suit is 100% wool and has an extra finish which creates a slight sheen to give it the tonic look. The style is a one button single breasted slim fit jacket with a narrow peak lapel, while the trouser is narrower on the calf and thigh and at just £99 makes it an affordable style essential for every man. Slim fit tonic waistcoats can be added to help finish the classic ‘Rude Boy’ look.

The Specials tour will see the 2 Tone Coventry Gangsters getting suited and booted again in their iconic suits as they tour 6 venues across England and Scotland in April and May.

The limited edition Burton Tonic Suits will be available in the Bath, Poole, Bluewater, White City, New Enfield, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Swansea, and Braehead stores, as well as online.

About Burton
Burton has a long history in men’s clothing and fashion having been founded in 1903 by Montague Burton in Chesterfield. Burton now has over 400 outlets all over the UK and Ireland making it one of the country’s largest sellers of casual and formal menswear, including men’s suits, jeans, shirts, jackets, suits, knitwear, shorts, shoes, underwear, accessories and men’s tshirts.

Customers can also shop online from the Burton.co.uk website which offers free returns in-store or by post and fast delivery to their home. The site features a useful size guide to ensure customers can get the correct fit. They can also sign up for the Burton newsletter, which offers all the latest style updates, exclusive discounts and competitions.

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Burton announce VAT price reductions will be passed on to all customers from the 1st December

Following The Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling’s decision to cut Value Added Tax (VAT) from 17.5 per cent to 15 per cent, Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group has released a statement on behalf of a group of the high street’s most powerful retailers, confirming they will pass the full VAT cut onto their customers.

The change in the VAT rate will mean huge changes for all the shops in the Arcadia group, as all shelving and register prices will need to be updated. However, Burton, Arcadia, Mosaic Fashions, Bhs, Marks & Spencer, New Look and Next all confirmed in the statement they planned to pass the 2.5% VAT cut on to customers on Monday, or soon afterwards.

The group of retailers covers some of the biggest names on the high street, including; Topshop, Topman, Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Evans, Burton, Bhs, Oasis, Coast, Karen Millen, Warehouse, Principles, Shoe Studio Group, Jane Norman, New Look and Next fascias.

The statement by Sir Philip said: “Following the recent announcement reducing VAT from 17.5% to 15%, equating to a price reduction of 2.13%, we are pleased to confirm that it is our intention to pass the benefit of this reduction onto our customers.”

The price reduction will be given on standard rated product and will be applied on, or as soon after Monday December 1 as possible.

The statement added that this would, “allow for the complexities of implementing the changes required.”

It is unclear how the price cuts will be implemented, however many retailers are expected to take off the discount at the till point rather than by re-ticketing stock.

For Burton, all mens clothing, mens suits and mens accessories will be adjusted at point of purchase as of 1st December 2008.

About Burton
Burton has a long history in men’s clothing and fashion, having been founded in 1903 by Montague Burton in Chesterfield. Burton now has over 400 outlets all over the UK and Ireland making it one of the country’s largest sellers of casual and formal menswear, including mens shirts, jeans, jackets, knitwear, shorts, shoes, underwear and accessories.

Customers can also shop online from the Burton.co.uk website which offers free returns in-store or by post and fast delivery to their home.

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