Lions stars were kitted out with a staggering 64 items of clothing and accessories yesterday, as they met for the first time ahead of the tour to New Zealand.

First, the 41-man squad received 36 pieces of training and playing kit, before picking up 28 items of bespoke formal wear including a £150 scarf (NZ$281) and a £595 velvet jacket (NZ$1,117).

Players always turn into kids in a sweetshop when presented with a new treasure chest of goodies. Ireland's bullocking No 8 CJ Stander was particularly excited.

"A pocket square, happy days!" the Munster man exclaimed when he found out he was now the proud owner of two.

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"These are pretty cool," offered Wales' Rhys Webb, admiring the pair of cufflinks gleaming on his wrist as Stander revealed he had never owned any before.

Tailors Thomas Pink measured up 176 players and management during the Six Nations but only 41 squad members can wear their bespoke Lions collection.

Luckily for the tourists the items in their bulging kit-bags come as part of the trip, as the 64 items would cost around £4,000 (NZ$7,510).

The Thomas Pink jacket costs more than NZ$1000. Photo / Thomas Pink - Daily Mail
The Thomas Pink jacket costs more than NZ$1000. Photo / Thomas Pink - Daily Mail
The Lions also have bespoke shoes made, which have their surnames stamped inside - the shoes are fitted for the players only. Photo / Thomas Pink-Daily Mail
The Lions also have bespoke shoes made, which have their surnames stamped inside - the shoes are fitted for the players only. Photo / Thomas Pink-Daily Mail