Marks and Spencer announced as official tailor of England senior football teams
Marks & Spencer 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 from 18 August, ahead of the upcoming tournament schedule.
The womenswear collection will debut next year, celebrating the England Senior Women’s Team’s success as European Champions and their journey to the summer tournament in 2023.
Wes Taylor, Director of Menswear, said: "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."
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.
The upcoming womenswear collection will comprise a considered edit of co-ordinating tailoring and smart separates which will be available to shop online and in selected stores in 2023.
Maddy Evans, Director of Womenswear, said: "We’re incredibly excited and honoured to be dressing the talented and inspiring England Senior Women’s Team on their journey to next year’s summer tournament. We look forward to unveiling a collection that feels contemporary and unexpected, with pieces that challenge the traditional idea of ‘power dressing’. Watch this space!"
The full collection will be available to shop online and in 20 larger destination stores. Smaller collection edits will be available in a further 107 stores across England. Items in the collection range from £12.50 to £150.