This August, The FA introduce Marks and Spencer as the Official Tailor of the England Senior Men’s & Women’s Teams.
Spanning three years, this partnership builds upon their 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 for our 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, and these modern and progressive England Teams reflect so many of The FA’s own brand values and attitudes.
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 England Supporters.
To coincide with an exciting tournament schedule ahead, The FA kick off proceedings with the launch of their 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, 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, 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 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.”
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 coordinating tailoring which will be available to shop online and in selected stores.
Maddy Evans, Director of Womenswear comments; “We’re really proud of our partnership with The FA and incredibly honoured to be dressing the talented and inspiring England Senior Women’s Team.
We’ve created a collection that feels contemporary and unexpected, with tailoring pieces that challenge the traditional idea of ‘power dressing’.
We are redefining ‘smart’, making it much more relevant for the modern woman, with relaxed shirting and woven popovers, slim and wide leg trouser options, all styled back with classic buckle loafers and versatile wardrobe staples such as the essential trench and car coat. We’ll be cheering the team on every step of the way!”
The full 67-piece M&S X FA Menswear Collection will be available at M&S.com and in selected stores* from the 18th of August 2022.
*The full 67-piece collection will be available to shop in England across 20 stores, including: Marble Arch, Bluewater, Stratford, Camberley, White City, London Colney, Pantheon, Hedge End, Kingston, Gemini, Thurrock, Shoreham, Metro Centre, Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds, Meadowhall, Birmingham & Cheshire Oaks. Smaller collection edits will be available in a further 107 stores across England.