This August, we are proud to introduce Marks and Spencer as the Official Tailor of the England Senior Men’s & Women’s Teams.
This partnership with M&S champions in-house designed collections across men’s & womenswear, which will be worn by the England Teams and available for customers to shop from August.
With so many credible and inspiring role models across the England Teams, led by such principled managers, it’s easy to understand why fans have reconnected with England. Both style and football can be exhilarating when players and people are expressing themselves. This formalwear partnership is a call to action and a celebration of individuality, creating a collection that’s more approachable, diverse and relatable – bridging the gap between the players and our valued customers.
THE FA MENSWEAR COLLECTION
To coincide with an exciting tournament schedule ahead, M&S kick off proceedings with the launch of its menswear collection, available online and in selected stores from the 18th of August. Precision design meets performance innovation to deliver exceptional excellence within this versatile, clothing collection. Reflecting the personality and individuality of the England Team.
Gone is the standalone three-piece suit and tie, updated with a considered edit of smart-separates, styled how people want to wear them now – more relaxed, more interesting, and more England. Ranging from performance separates, knitwear and suiting, to footwear and accessories.
The menswear design team have worked hard to integrate both style and comfort when creating the collection, underpinned in its entirety by innovation and sustainability. A tonal palette of navy and black is complemented by neutral separates in ecru and air force blue for a considered and contemporary aesthetic. Styled with accessories which hero the England crest and signature vibrant red, synonymous with the England Teams. Tactile wool fabrics sit alongside soft cottons and contrast luxe velvet and satin eveningwear, for a collection that will take you from the everyday, to the extra special. Hero styles include double and single-breasted jackets, the performance trouser with 4-way stretch, relaxed half zip polos and the bomber and Harrington jackets.
Wes Taylor, M&S Director of Menswear, said: “After meeting with The England Senior Men’s Team and discussing their needs, it became apparent almost immediately that they wanted a collection which delivered on style and versatility, allowed for individual preferences but still came across as a cohesive look. Importantly, they wanted something that better reflected who they really are. So rather than structured suit, shirt and tie “uniform” we’re used to seeing we’ve created a more extensive smart separates collection that places comfort, performance, and sustainability at its heart.”
Key sustainability attributes include cotton sourced through the Better Cotton programme, the use of natural fibers such as wool (woven in UK mills), merino wool (responsibly sourced) and the use of recycled materials such as recycled polyester. Key innovations include stretch cotton, StormwearTM and Cool ComfortTM patented technology, moisture wicking, water resistant and wrinkle resistant fabrics and Dura Heel ™ technology – ensuring the players and our customers enjoy wearing the product whilst remaining comfortable.