The Rugby World Cup is looming and as Venn’s are the official tailoring provider for both the RFU and WRU. We are just about to set off to London for a 2 day fitting session with the full England squad and management team. This type of work is quite specialist for which we at Venn tailoring has managed to carve a reputation within the sports arena. This is our 5th year with the RFU, and this our 2nd visit due to it being a Rugby World Cup year. We have been with the WRU a little longer, 15 years in fact and hopefully for many more years to come.

The fitting session usually takes place over 2 days where each player and management will be issued a beautiful suit, shirt, tie and shoes from their sponsor Eden Park. Our job is to make it all fit properly. Ordinarily this can be a simple task, but with the majority of the player having 10″ difference between chest and waist measurement, it is often challenging. Jackets have to be big enough to fit the large shoulders and tapered down so that the body doesn’t swing, and, the trousers have to fit the thighs without being oversized at the waist.

Years of experience means we don’t have t worry too much about the task and usually fly through it all in good time, turning everything around in about 2 weeks. Once it is all done we’ll be ready for our next big challenge of fitting the Welsh Rugby squad and management. Wish s luck and I’ll let you know how it goes.