Kiwi Formula One driver Brendon Hartley and New Zealand Rugby Great Sam Cane have signed up to share the secrets of their incredible success as part of The Mentors campaign launched by menswear brand Van Heusen. Following on from the popularity of the first series of The Mentors that featured Mick Fanning, Van Heusen will include some of the brightest talents from across New Zealand and Australia to inspire and connect with Kiwi men to look and feel their best.
The campaign, which features high profile Australian's and New Zealander's, aims to do so through the sharing of these celebrated men’s life, work and style advice, creating a blueprint for success.
Hartley, who is about to kick his 2018 Formula One season into gear with Toro Rosso, said he’s looking forward to imparting the knowledge he’s gained during his journey from Palmerston North schoolboy to a competitor in the world’s most prestigious motorsport series. “It sounds very cliché, but racing on the Formula One circuit was my childhood dream, and I’m proof that dreams do come true when you work hard and stick at it no matter what life throws at you."
The Mentors campaign will see Hartley joined by another Kiwi small-town boy done good, rugby star Sam Cane. Through Digital and Social platforms, the two men will directly share stories of their success, as well as the life and style advice they’ve picked up along the way. “It’s important to lead, take responsibility and give the younger generation the opportunity to contribute. I believe anything that is worth it is worth working hard for. You make sacrifices. You must also be willing to constantly improve yourself and take advice on board.” Cane explained.
The Van Heusen range, which Hartley and Cane are both sporting, has long been associated with affordable, high-quality business wear and is the number one selling business shirt brand in Australian and International department stores. The range, known for its effortless style and extensive range of fits and sizes, includes suits, casual wear and business accessories.