Benetti Suits and the FAI

The sponsorship, which was launched by Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill at Aviva Stadium, will see the Irish brand exclusively design and supply casual and formal wear to Republic of Ireland men’s senior team until 2020.

As we here at Tom Murphys have been stocking and supporting Benetti for years now it is fantastic to see the brand excelling and progressing so much in recent times.In the old days remembers when the brand was sold under the name Donitz. ”

About 20 years ago I remember selling donitz shirts by the bucket loads.It was always a superb brand and they were fantastic to deal with.It is great to see the brand growing so quickly in Ireland and what better way to highlight that than an association with the National soccer team”

Established in 1999, Benetti have grown to be a desired product supplying approximately 140 menswear independent accounts across Ireland. It is now one of the country’s most recognised menswear labels.

In our shop we constantly have young and older gentlemen coming into us asking for a Benetti because of its signature slim-fit which is obviously a quality which would be a key factor with sports stars of this level when choosing a suit to buy.

John Delaney, FAI CEO, said: “We are delighted to announce this link-up with Benetti, who are an established and respected brand in the Irish market. We look forward to working with such a popular brand for the years to come.”

Serena Farrell, Benetti spokesperson, said: “To partner with the Republic of Ireland teams is the perfect fit for us. As a 100% Irish brand, Benetti will take pride in ensuring that the squads look well off the pitch for the next three years as they represent their country.”

Stephen Hunt, Benetti Football Ambassador, said: “The majority of top footballers have a keen interest in fashion and what they wear, so a partnership like this is mutually beneficial. The Benetti range is ahead of anything else you see on the Irish market and as a footballer representing your country you want to take pride and have confidence in how you look arriving for a game.”

Tziacco 2017 Range Spring Summer

beige wedding suit

Beige wedding suit with collar and military style detailing

silver grey wedding suit

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Available exclusively from Tom Murphy Menswear is the avant garde collection of wedding suits by Tziacco.The ornate detailings are what makes this collection stand out.Nehru and collared jackets define it as a range of wedding suits that stands out from the crowd.Every taste from gothic themed black florals and jaquards to powdery pastels and metalic silvers is catered for.Stand up collar shirts and quirky neck ensembles are part of the overall lo0k as well.As Spring approaches there is a lightening up of the tones although the brooding winter hues of black and navy still are plentiful.Waistcoats are themed to match with the suits but are generally in different patterns.More and more people are looking for something different in their choice of wedding attire and this collection certainly suits a groom wishing to stand out.

Get the Tziacco 2017 look at Tom Murphy's

Nehru stand up collar with non closing front buttons

Tziacco 2017 Range

Get the Tziacco 2017 look at Tom Murphy's

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After Six Spring Collection 2017

Wilvorst After Six Spring Collection available from Tom Murphy Menswear


After Six Spring Collection 2017

Wilvorst After Six Spring Collection available from Tom Murphy Menswear


After Six Spring Collection 2017

Wilvorst After Six Spring Collection available from Tom Murphy Menswear

Benetti Suits Spotted on TV


Tomas O Se in some eye catching Benetti Ensembles

Benetti is a brand which rewards men in good physical condition. The slim fit style of the brand is the aspect that makes the Irish brand so attractive to so many public figures. Tomas O’Sé, as a pundit on RTÉ, is pictured above wearing Benetti but as you can see he has a unique style in each photo. The contrast waistcoat inside a suit, as seen on the picture top right, adds a unique touch to any suit, it’s nearly as if Tomas is wearing three completely different outfits due to the three different waistcoats  and the contrast is without doubt eye catching for all of the right reasons.



Daithi O Se in a petrol blue Benetti and chequred contrast waistcoat

Wearing Benetti

Like his fellow county man, Dáithi O’Sé also wears Benetti, demonstrating that as a brand it suits the slightly older generation too. Once again we can see how impressive the contrast waistcoat looks, especially as it’s partnered with a matching tie and handkerchief. The Rose of Tralee presenter is actually wearing the Benetti suit/waistcoat combination which proved to be our best seller over the summer of 2016. As a 2 piece it’s a work or interview style,but add a waistcoat and a whole new look takes shape, perfect for weddings or any social event. Versatility is an attribute Benetti, as a brand take massive pride in.

O’ Donovan Brothers – Olympic Champions


Benetti check suits with a splash of burgandy

It is not only GAA men who kit themselves out in BenettiLate Late guests and Olympic heroes, Garry and Paul O’Donovan are also celebrity ambassadors for the brand. The tweed suit is very much in at the moment and it’s easy to see why as the dynamic duo have gained many plaudits for their attire while speaking to Ryan Tubridy. Gary picks up on the maroon check throughout his suit with a matching dicky bow whereas Paul went for the more understated, but still stylish, smart tie. Many tweed suits would be in the 600-1000 euro bracket but Benetti presents an affordable alternative with Tweed suits like these at 299.

All Types of Sports – All Kinds of Players – One Suit: Benetti


In this social media crazed era, where a picture speaks a thousand words, how a sportsman presents himself off the pitch can almost be as important as how he presents himself on the pitch and these days the top GAA stars are choosing to present themselves in Benetti, as shown by the five intercounty footballers above, who almost look like a wedding party themselves! The Irish brand  have gone from strength to strength in recent years and have become one of the top menswear brands in Ireland and the U.K with further international expansion looking likely. Benetti have found their niche in being trendy but affordable. Here in Tom Murphy’s we have 3 piece Benetti suits at 299. Or at the special price of 249 if purchasing 3+ for a wedding party.

GAA Sports

Benetti as worn by Dublin, Donegal, Kilkenny

Just like the bride, it is also the groom’s special day and distinguishing themselves is a must. As seen above the variety in style Benetti offer is astounding. From blue check to tweed Benetti caters from bold extravagance to timeless subtlety. Here in the shop, many grooms opt to kit out their groomsmen in Benetti 3 pieces and go for the sheer class of a bespoke Wilworst suit for themselves. With so many options and brands of suits in store we strive to make your special day a stylish one too!


GAA Football Star in Benetti


Benetti range

Dublin GAA Team wear Benetti Suits, available at Tom Murphy Menswear

Benetti - Dublin GAA Suits available at Tom Murphy Menswear

Benetti – Dublin GAA Suits available at Tom Murphy Menswear

Dublin GAA Team wear Benetti Suits, as displayed in Croke Park on the 1st of October, the Dublin football team are champions on the pitch while during their post match celebrations at the Gibson Hotel they showed that they’re champions in style off the pitch too. As seen in the picture above each member of the victorious outfit sported a suave 3 piece Benetti suit. The blue check is subtle and cleverly exhibits the county colours in a tasteful fashion.

Dublin GAA Team wear Benetti Suits

Dublin GAA Team wear Benetti Suits

Rivals on the field but united in fashion as Benetti is also the official suit supplier to the Mayo team. Mayo came agonisingly close to lifting the ‘curse’ which has seen them reach 8 finals since 1989 and losing them all. It was level in the 40th when minute when Mayo goalkeeper, Robert Hennelly came out to collect a Dublin delivery that fell short. However, he lost control of the ball, spilling it to Paddy Andrews, who was dragged down as he prepared to shoot for goal.

Hennelly was black-carded for the offence by referee, Maurice Deegan, who awarded Dublin a penalty. Diarmuid Connolly fired the spot kick past sub goalkeeper, David Clarke, giving Dublin a three-point lead.

It would later be cut to two points on four occasions, but Mayo just couldn’t draw level as Dublin’s rearguard held out under intense pressure.

Benetti Suits now available at Tom Murphy Menswear

Benetti Suits now available at Tom Murphy Menswear

Like the Dublin team, Benetti as a brand has become a leader in its own field and its clear to see why, the suit shown is impeccably tailored for the All Ireland Champions. Cut in an elegant contemporary fit which compliments the physique of athletes in such exemplary condition.

As the holders of the Sam Maguire the men from the capital will, for another year, be the ambassadors for the GAA at home and abroad and Benetti the ambassadors for Irish Menswear.

Magee checks and plain

Magee checks and plain


bryan mcfadden keith duffy tweed

Bryan McFadden and Keith Duffy in their Magee tweed suits on the Late Late


Magee Suits 

The appearance of Bryan McFadden and Keith Duffy on the late late last week raised a few eyebrows when they made known their plans to kick start the new Boyslife tour.It is essentially an amalgamation of the two bands,albeit there is only one member from each former band.
The two lads looked dashing in their tweed ensembles and when Ryan Tubridy asked them where they got the suits they were quick to give Magee a plug.Coincidentally I was once talking to the owner of the Magee shop in Dublin city centre and Ryan Tubridy passed through the doors and the shop owner told me Tubridy shops there regularly).
The fact that Duffy and McFadden were wearing Magee suits points to two things.One is that the former boy band stars are no longer boys but mature men who have left behind their glossy white 3 piece suits and designer leather jacket looks.It also shows that Magee is now a badge of honor for fashionable thirty somethings!


And the walls come Tumbling Down!

tom murphys capitol development

Our shop as seen from the road

tom murphys capitol cinema

Steel frame propping up our building

As the demolition of the buildings adjacent to and behind continues, the landscape around us is changing daily. Pound City is now a great big empty space and behind us when you look through the back of our building, the last remains of the Capital Cinema are crumbling to the ground. It is amazing to step outside and walk down Oyster Lane and look right through to Washington Street.

It is hard to believe that this will become giant blocks of glass in the near future!

Our building is being propped up by a big steel structure on the Oyster Lane side and the rear. This structure gives support to our building as everything beyond the party wall comes down.The noise and contant vibrations are a bit annoying but the building team are doing their best to keep it to a minimum!

View out the back of Tom Murphys onto old capitol cinema site

View out the back of Tom Murphys onto old capitol cinema site

Bespoke Suits by Tom Murphy

For the coming Spring/Summer season we will be offering an opulent program with regard to style,variety,options and fabrics.We have a newly created offer that will be addressed to an even younger audience.As well as the existing core fits of Classic,Trend,Modern,Slim and Casual we will be offering the fit that that our ceremonial collection is famous for-namely the Italian Drop 8 fit.We have featured this fit in our wedding collection over a few seasons and it has been a resounding success.We are really excited to be bringing this into our bespoke collection for the first time.We have now created a core fit for every body shape and it makes the made to measure process so accurate and results in a far more efficient fit than the off the peg version.

light grey check suit

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The portfolio of core fits will be expanded by the introduction of this new 73 cm length coat.Of course our computerized tailoring system will allow for intricate variations on this core body length down to the finest milimetre.This D8 fit is addressed to a young audience and the whole silhouette is characterized by a clearly shaped fit.


In addition there is another innovative bunch of linings from creative supplier Huddersfield.

beautiful suit linings

Huddersfield linings are exquisite

More Beautitful imaginative linings from Huddersfield

More Beautitful imaginative linings from Huddersfield


Matt shiny suits in Electric Blue and Argento will feature.Elegant technical surfaces with a cool grip and nice feeling attributes will feature.Other highlights are bright blue shades in wool/mohair,wool/stretch and 3D optics.The following are some of the highlights of the new collection

561100 Marzotto Super 100-High class business suit in diagonal effect with color guarantee

561101 Super 140-Very fine ,flowing plain fabric with an elegant lustre.

561102-Tollegno Merino extra fine-Very fine modern structured suit with a discreet shine and a lively surface

561103-Very modern younger suit with a technical surface and a matt shine in wool/polyester with stretch

561104 Reda Super 130-Very nice plain in pure wool with a cotton finish and a dry grip

561105 Reda Super 110-High twisted micro birds eye

562104-High twisted businerss suit with structured stripes and very good wearing attributes.


Capitol Cinema undergoing Development

It is finally underway!The jack hammers,kangols and other instruments of destruction are blasting away as we speak.The demolition of the site behind and surrounding our shop is now a reality as the John Cleary led development of the Capitol cinema site begins in earnest
For those of you who have not seen the plans the exciting news is that the new development will be adjacent to our iconic building.Number 58 Patrick street  is about to consolidate its position Cork’s equivalent of London’s Number One Saville row.It will be the heartbeat of the new Cork city and we are looking forward to it so much.In fact the main entrance is right next door to us.The video below might show a little more clearly how the retail landscape will change up around our end of Patrick Street.

As I gaze out the rear of our building this morning it looks like a bomb has been detonated and blown everything to pieces.In the picture down the bottom of this post you might get an idea of the view that greets me at this present moment.

For the last 15 or so years our end of Patrick street has played second fiddle to the end where Brown Thomas and the bigger retail outlets are located.This should change rapidly once the new shopping center is built.A shopping mall in the heart of Cork city is badly needed as merchants quay is dated and a little peripheral to the real epicenter of this great city of ours.

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