Phillips-Van Heusen Corp., one of the world’s largest apparel companies, has teamed up with The V Foundation to create a special collection of men’s neck ties inspired by prominent sports figures. Each piece in The V Foundation Neckwear Collection highlights “a notable moment, phrase or characteristic of a legendary athlete, coach or sports figure.” The ties will retail for $40 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit The V Foundation to fund critical research and related programs.
The inaugural V Foundation Neckwear Collection offered by PVH will include images inspired by the following sports figures: The V Foundation’s founder and NCAA Championship coach Jim Valvano, NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice, NHL Hall of Fame defenseman Bobby Orr, ESPN’s personalities Dick Vitale and Chris Berman, Duke University’s men’s basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, and racing legend Mario Andretti. Each tie will be available in a variety of color options and the collection will be updated throughout the year, with new designs based on additional sports legends.
“I’ve been a supporter of The V Foundation for a long time, and now, through my association with ESPN, I’m really excited to be directly affiliated with it,” said Jerry Rice. “I had the honor of collaborating with PVH Corp. on this really unique charitable initiative by designing a tie to benefit The V Foundation. I love my tie, called ‘Jerry Rice World’, and the entire Collection.”
Beginning February 15th, The V Foundation Neckwear Collection will be available at 500 stores nationwide and online, including Kohl’s, Macy’s and Amazon.com. For more information, check out www.jimmyv.org/vties. Here’s a preview:
(photo courtesy of WWD)