Men’s leisurewear brand Hamilton and Hare, inspired by the original boxing short, have partnered with the longest-reigning super-middleweight world champion in history, boxing legend Joe Calzaghe to create a limited edition capsule sportswear collection. Inspired by the aesthetic of British boxing, the collection transcends the gym for all day style. It uses only premium natural cotton fabrics, as synthetic fabrications are useless outside the gym and leave the wearer prone to sweating and overheating the range is created with a technical construction to provide excellent breathability and temperature control, cooler when active, balancing temperature during recovery and providing warmth when inactive in leisure time.
The first brand collaboration will feature details that represent Calzaghe’s superstitions in the ring. His ‘black only’ uniform became a visual mantra during his career as he continued to win and reached his undefeated status. This is reflected also in the range’s branding which includes Calzaghe’s distinctive Celtic cross, tattoo.
As with all Hamilton and Hare pieces, it has been designed in London and made using small-scale producers in England and Europe, quality and fit are a top priority. Their approach is to treat underwear and loungewear with the same attention to detail as outerwear. Combining the finest cottons fabrics with a masculine aesthetic the range of versatile wardrobe essentials is testament to their belief that basics don’t have to be boring.