Marks & Spencer named official tailor of England football teams




UK’s Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it is the official tailor to the England senior men’s and women’s football teams. Spanning three years, the partnership builds upon the retailer’s longstanding relationship with The Football Association, dating back to 2007 when M&S became the Official Suit Supplier to the England Senior Men’s Team.

The in-house designed collections will be worn by the England teams with the 67-piece menswear collection available for customers to shop at the company’s website and in selected stores from August 18, 2022, ahead of the upcoming tournament schedule. The womenswear collection will debut next year, M&S said in a press release.

UK’s Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it is the official tailor to the England senior men’s and women’s football teams. Spanning three years, the partnership builds upon the retailer’s longstanding relationship with The Football Association, dating back to 2007 when M&S became the Official Suit Supplier to the England Senior Men’s Team.

Championing in-house design, the collection brings together performance separates, knitwear and suiting to footwear and accessories which can be worn together or separate for a variety of occasions and looks. Hero styles include double and single-breasted jackets, a performance trouser with four-way stretch, relaxed half zip polos, a bomber, and Harrington jackets.

The FA menswear collection includes cotton sourced through the Better Cotton programme, the use of natural fibres such as wool (woven in UK mills), Responsible Wool Standard Merino wool and the use of recycled materials such as recycled polyester. M&S’s unique innovations, including Stormwear and Cool Comfort and Dura Heel technology; ensuring the collection is both comfortable and durable, as well as stylish.

The collection complements M&S’s broader formal offer which brings together more relaxed items alongside formalwear to show how they can be dressed together. The retailer’s Smart Edit, ‘Smart, Redefined’, comprises smart items that can be worn as separates or together for a variety of occasions, with the Flex Trouser with a half elasticated waist, the jersey smart separates, and slim fit blazers all proving increasingly popular.

“After meeting with the England 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 the 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,” Wes Taylor, director of menswear, said.

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