Dressed to impress: Big Sam's Hammers undergo a makeover ahead of Spurs clash
16:56 GMT, 21 November 2012
While Sam Allardyce's brand of football has never been deemed the most fashionable, Barclays Premier League new boys West Ham have looked the part on the pitch so far this season.
And now they look the business off it after the Hammers boss rounded up his high-flying squad to get fitted for the club's new bespoke suits ahead of Sunday's London derby against Spurs.
After coming from behind to secure a hard-earned point against Stoke on Monday night, the Hammers head to White Hart Lane brimming with confidence.
Suited and booted: West Ham are looking sharp as part of the club's new tie-in with Savile Row tailors Apsley
Seventh in the table and two points above Andre Villas-Boas' side, Allardyce is hopeful that his side can end their 13-year-old hoodoo across the capital and celebrate the club's first victory at Tottenham since 1999.
Three points could potentially see the East Enders leapfrog Arsenal and Everton into fifth place this weekend.
Such a lofty position would certainly increase Allardyce's standing among the elite bosses in the country.
Looking good: Andy Carroll looks sharp as manager Sam Allardyce looks over at the designs
The 58-year-old joked last month that he'd be managing one of the top four clubs by now had his name been Allardici.
Even Carlton Cole admits Big Sam is not up there with the Mancinis of the world… although the Hammers striker is talking about his manager's dress sense!
Allardyce does not feature in the running for the best dressed manager in the league, according to the one-time England international.
Making a Mark: Noble checks out his new threads
'I'd say [Roberto] Mancini is well up there – he's got great fashion sense,' said Cole, speaking to GQ Online at the launch of the club's new partnership with Savile Row tailors, Apsley.
'Alan Pardew and Andre Villas-Boas are definitely up there too.
'I've seen our manager come in with a few outfits… he does make an effort, and I'm quite surprised sometimes, but he's not up there with the Mancinis of the world!
'I've seen him wear a few pairs of jeans that are suspect.'
Tall order: Goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen gets measured up for his suit