Undoubtedly David Gandy is currently the biggest name in an otherwise female dominated business. For over ten years he has acted as the ultimate clothes horse to fashion brands as diverse as Dolce & Gabbana to, the subject of today’s post, Marks & Spencer.
The Great British retail institution, re-confirms its position as the undisputed champion of high Street tailoring with their latest launch. An exclusive capsule tailoring collection, designed by global style icon and M&S Ambassador of Tailoring, David Gandy.
It comprises of a double-breasted midnight blue dinner suit, a statement-check three-piece suit and a navy wool overcoat. As a renowned wearer of tailoring, David has designed the collection combining years of sartorial expertise, to create smart pieces with versatility in mind.
The double-breasted navy dinner suit boasts rich satin peak lapels, satin covered buttons and side adjusters. The three-piece Prince of Wales suit includes a red check, ticket pocket detail on the jacket and an extra button on the waistcoat, inspired by heritage design. Both suits are crafted in pure wool Yorkshire fabric and have David’s signature hounds tooth lining in burgundy.
The double-breasted navy overcoat has been designed with a longer length silhouette, broad collar, and classic back belt. It is made with wool certified by The Responsible Wool Standard, which is a global standard for growing wool with progressive standards in land management and animal welfare and uses technology to trace wool back to the farms where it was sourced.
Gandy says of his collection;
‘Tailoring has always been a passion of mine, so I am very excited to announce the launch of my first ever capsule tailoring collection for M&S. I’ve learnt a lot about the craft of tailoring throughout my career, and as Ambassador for Tailoring at M&S, designing my own tailoring collection seemed like the natural next step. I’ve enjoyed collaborating throughout the design process, from initial sketches, fabric swatches, fits, trims and details, to seeing the finished dinner suit, three-piece suit and overcoat. Style and fit are at the heart of the design, and everything from the size of the lapels, to the button details and side adjusters have been carefully considered, along with premium cuts and quality fabrics. I have designed each piece with timeless style and versatility in mind, so they can be worn in many different ways for occasions throughout the seasons.’