A TAILOR in Dorset is supplying pop star Gareth Gates with suits for his stage shows and public appearances.

Fox Tailoring, which sells made-to-measure menswear from a showroom at Compton Acres in Poole, is to make 10 suits for his performances around the world.

John Parrett, owner of Fox Tailoring, said “Fox Tailoring has always prided itself on offering men of all ages the chance to dress uniquely and in a way that reflects their personality. Designing suits for Gareth’s gigs is really exciting and allowing us to be even more creative with fabrics and attention to detail. He is also helping us reach a new audience of younger men who are keen to copy this fashionable suit look. “

Gareth Gates, who has sold more than five million records worldwide and enjoyed five number one hit singles said: “How you look as a performer is so important. The suits from Fox Tailoring allow me to feel smart yet edgy thanks to the funky fabrics and great styling.”

The star will perform in An Intimate Evening with Gareth Gates in association with Fox Tailoring at Bournemouth’s Cumberland Hotel on Thursday, March 12. He will be singing and taking to the catwalk as part of a “cocktails and frock coats” fashion show. Tickets cost £85 including drinks, a two-course dinner with wine, a live show from Gareth Gates, an Adele tribute act and disco. Phone John Parrett on 07956 160705, email john@foxtailoring.com or find the event at eventbrite.co.uk