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Rafael Nadal Is The Inspiration For This Hilfiger Collection

Swapping tennis gear for Tommy Hilfiger suits, Nadal flexes like a pro.

BY Ian Loh | Apr 20, 2016 | News

Tommy Hilfiger/The THFlex Rafael Nadal Suit

You’re probably familiar with Rafael Nadal and his abs. Last season, the Spanish tennis pro shed his clothes for Tommy Hilfiger’s underwear and fragrance campaigns, played a cheeky game of strip tennis in New York before the US Open, and gave guys everywhere a serious case of gym guilt. Thankfully, this time round, he’s decided to put on some clothes.

The THFlex Rafael Nadal Edition capsule collection, an extension of Tommy Hilfiger Tailored, is inspired by the 14-time Grand Slam winner himself. So naturally, the range is tailored for movement and offers a selection of single- and double-breasted suits in high-performance, Italian-made fabrics. The stretchy material is super comfortable and remains wrinkle-free even after hours of wear. A special finish helps to maintain the breathability of the fine wool, which means it’s great for our balmy weather. Most importantly, you can move freely in every piece—because no man should ever wear trousers so tight that your crotch is screaming, “Please release me, let me go.”

There are also six limited-edition shirt styles in various shades of blue and white with micro checks, stripes and solid finishes. And best of all, you won’t even need Nadal’s rock-solid abs to pull them off. tommy.com

First published in Esquire Malaysia, the April 2016 issue.