Top London firm measures up the Bantams

Bradford City player Ricky Ravenhill gets in his suit ahead of the Capital One Cup final

Bradford City player Ricky Ravenhill gets in his suit ahead of the Capital One Cup final

First published in Capital One Cup Final – Bradford City v Swansea
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Bradford City’s Capital One Cup heroes got a taste of the celebrity lifestyle as a tailor to Hollywood stars measured them up for their Wembley suits.

Members of Phil Parkinson’s squad were yesterday suited and booted for their cup final clash against Premier League Swansea, courtesy of bespoke tailoring firm Simon Carter of London.

The League Two side has signed a sponsorship deal with the London-based company, whose customers have included A-listers Will Smith, Robert Downey Jr, Jack White and Jonathan Ross.

As his players were getting kitted out in their outfits for the showpiece event at Valley Parade yesterday afternoon, Bradford City manager Mr Parkinson said: “I'm so pleased that a strong brand such as Simon Carter has offered to kit out the lads with such great quality tailoring.

“This is a momentous occasion for both club and community. It's great to have so much support.”

Mr Carter, who has collections in department stores and independent retailers in 35 countries around the world, said he was ‘delighted’ to be dressing Bradford City’s players for their cup final day.

“Their route to Wembley has been heroic and a true underdog success story,” he said.

Meanwhile, the club this week started to post out its first batch of tickets for the final in London on Sunday, February 24.

Over the next seven days, it hopes to send out all the tickets that have been sold to season ticket and flexicard holders so far in the Bradford end of the stadium since tickets went on sale last Wednesday.

Any fans who have not received their tickets by Wednesday, February 13, should contact the Bantams Ticketing Helpline on 0871 978 8000 or by e-mail at wemb ley@the-bantams.co.uk.

More details about how many tickets have been sold are expected to be released by operations manager David Baldwin after Saturday, February 9.

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12:00pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Apollo says...

Unfortunately from what I saw on the TV last evening not one of those shown appeared capable of wearing a tie by producing a reasonable knot.

It rather spoiled the whole effect.
Unfortunately from what I saw on the TV last evening not one of those shown appeared capable of wearing a tie by producing a reasonable knot. It rather spoiled the whole effect. Apollo
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4:23pm Wed 6 Feb 13

bingleybantam-ms54 says...

I suppose a "Windsor Knot" is out of the question then ? C-:=
I suppose a "Windsor Knot" is out of the question then ? C-:= bingleybantam-ms54
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4:30pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Pablo says...

Apollo wrote:
Unfortunately from what I saw on the TV last evening not one of those shown appeared capable of wearing a tie by producing a reasonable knot.

It rather spoiled the whole effect.
My thoughts also.

Hopefully, Ravenhill will find his razor by the time Wembley comes around.
[quote][p][bold]Apollo[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately from what I saw on the TV last evening not one of those shown appeared capable of wearing a tie by producing a reasonable knot. It rather spoiled the whole effect.[/p][/quote]My thoughts also. Hopefully, Ravenhill will find his razor by the time Wembley comes around. Pablo
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5:03pm Wed 6 Feb 13

audal says...

GOT MY TICKET VIA E-BAY! only £800.00 in the royal box and 30 miles from Cardiff, WOW !! them London lads are great. cheers from Ireland.
GOT MY TICKET VIA E-BAY! only £800.00 in the royal box and 30 miles from Cardiff, WOW !! them London lads are great. cheers from Ireland. audal
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5:20pm Wed 6 Feb 13

COLATS says...

I thought we'd be going to primark for our suits??? Don't want to splashing the cash on expensive suits !
I thought we'd be going to primark for our suits??? Don't want to splashing the cash on expensive suits ! COLATS
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7:57pm Wed 6 Feb 13

WayneRouke says...

I wish the Bantams the best of luck on the field of play, and it is right and proper that they are suitably attired for the occasion.

However, would it not have been more prudent to purchase such a quantity of quality suits from a local tailoring firm and manufacturer in Bradford itself, giving much needed support for the City and centre they are representing.
I wish the Bantams the best of luck on the field of play, and it is right and proper that they are suitably attired for the occasion. However, would it not have been more prudent to purchase such a quantity of quality suits from a local tailoring firm and manufacturer in Bradford itself, giving much needed support for the City and centre they are representing. WayneRouke
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9:27pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Haji says...

Spot on WayneRouke, we need local money to be spent locally for the city to thrive. Everyone is just so keen to throw their cash to London and Leeds and then moan about the city. I will always always look to spend my money in Bfd and only when there is no chance of buying it here will I go elsewhere. Love your city whatever it may be like!t o
Spot on WayneRouke, we need local money to be spent locally for the city to thrive. Everyone is just so keen to throw their cash to London and Leeds and then moan about the city. I will always always look to spend my money in Bfd and only when there is no chance of buying it here will I go elsewhere. Love your city whatever it may be like!t o Haji
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9:44pm Wed 6 Feb 13

COLATS says...

Haji wrote:
Spot on WayneRouke, we need local money to be spent locally for the city to thrive. Everyone is just so keen to throw their cash to London and Leeds and then moan about the city. I will always always look to spend my money in Bfd and only when there is no chance of buying it here will I go elsewhere. Love your city whatever it may be like!t o
Bradford city centre will never thrive again fact!
[quote][p][bold]Haji[/bold] wrote: Spot on WayneRouke, we need local money to be spent locally for the city to thrive. Everyone is just so keen to throw their cash to London and Leeds and then moan about the city. I will always always look to spend my money in Bfd and only when there is no chance of buying it here will I go elsewhere. Love your city whatever it may be like!t o[/p][/quote]Bradford city centre will never thrive again fact! COLATS
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10:52pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Rambo says...

WayneRouke wrote:
I wish the Bantams the best of luck on the field of play, and it is right and proper that they are suitably attired for the occasion.

However, would it not have been more prudent to purchase such a quantity of quality suits from a local tailoring firm and manufacturer in Bradford itself, giving much needed support for the City and centre they are representing.
Thing is it says the tailors came forward and offered to do it. Its not their fault no-one in Bradford got there first.
[quote][p][bold]WayneRouke[/bold] wrote: I wish the Bantams the best of luck on the field of play, and it is right and proper that they are suitably attired for the occasion. However, would it not have been more prudent to purchase such a quantity of quality suits from a local tailoring firm and manufacturer in Bradford itself, giving much needed support for the City and centre they are representing.[/p][/quote]Thing is it says the tailors came forward and offered to do it. Its not their fault no-one in Bradford got there first. Rambo
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11:39pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Not so simple says...

Boys will look slick for the big day out at Wembley and even sharper when we bring home the trophy. Come on city stay focused on the match...plenty of positve thinking and go for it...still pinching myself that we're going to Wembley! Brilliant news for the city...makes a great change.
Boys will look slick for the big day out at Wembley and even sharper when we bring home the trophy. Come on city stay focused on the match...plenty of positve thinking and go for it...still pinching myself that we're going to Wembley! Brilliant news for the city...makes a great change. Not so simple
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12:53am Thu 7 Feb 13

Waynus1971 says...

For crying out loud, can we not have one single story when there isn't criticism!!!!!!!!!!!
! I'm fecking bored of reading this site now, because every day there is someone else moaning about something they don't understand...!

What part of "The League Two side has signed a sponsorship deal with the London-based company" and "I'm so pleased that a strong brand such as Simon Carter has offered to kit out the lads with such great quality tailoring" did you idiots not understand...!
For crying out loud, can we not have one single story when there isn't criticism!!!!!!!!!!! ! I'm fecking bored of reading this site now, because every day there is someone else moaning about something they don't understand...! What part of "The League Two side has signed a sponsorship deal with the London-based company" and "I'm so pleased that a strong brand such as Simon Carter has offered to kit out the lads with such great quality tailoring" did you idiots not understand...! Waynus1971
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9:00am Thu 7 Feb 13

audal says...

Well said Waynus, why is Wembley bringing out the bitchiness in posters? glad we don't get there every year.
Well said Waynus, why is Wembley bringing out the bitchiness in posters? glad we don't get there every year. audal
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11:41am Thu 7 Feb 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Well said Waynus, and audal.
Well said Waynus, and audal. Outraged English Subject
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