It really is coming Home !!!!! Marks & Spencer as the Official Formalwear Partner For The England TEAMS

Marks and Spencer are very proud to be announced as the Official Tailor of the England Senior Men’s & WOMEN’s Teams. Spanning three years, this partnership builds upon our 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. This partnership with The FA champions in-house designed collections across men’s & womenswear, which will be worn by the England Teams and available to ALL M&S customers to shop from.

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 the England teams. Both style and football can be exhilarating when players and people are expressing themselves, and these modern and progressive England Teams. 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 customers.

To coincide with an exciting tournament schedule ahead, proceedings are kicked off with the launch of the menswear collection, available online and in selected stores from the 18th of August. Precision design meets with 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, offering a literal capsule wardrobe. 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, Director of Menswear comments; “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 fibres 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, Stormwear and Cool Comfort 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.

Now as we very much know it’s not just about the men and the beautiful game and likewise M&S haven’t forgotten the Proud and triumphant ladies of the England football team. The Womenswear collection will debut in 2023 ahead of an exciting summer tournament in Australia & New Zealand. Similarly, it will focus on a smart-separates aesthetic and comprise of a carefully considered collection of co-ordinating tailoring which will be available to shop online and in selected stores.


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