Take your smartwear game up a notch with our collection designed for the England football team, which features relaxed, modern tailoring, merino-wool separates, footwear and accessories
Performance starts here
Designed for the England Team in collaboration with The Football Association, our M&S X ENGLAND collection has the smart-casual pieces you need to take your wardrobe to the next level. We became The FA’s official formalwear partner in 2007, and this year we’ve launched our most comprehensive range yet, with three capsule collections showcased by England players Harry Kane, John Stones and Ollie Watkins.
The Performance collection has been created in modern, lightweight and versatile fabrics designed with added flexibility, including shirts, knitwear and lightweight leather footwear. The centrepiece is the England Performance suit. In a classic yet relaxed single-breasted cut, it’s crafted using water-repellent fabric and engineered with a slight stretch for a stylish and comfortable fit. For something a little less formal, pair the trousers with a sleek Harrington or bomber jacket.
Discover more about the M&S X ENGLAND collection from head of menswear design Karen Hall over on M&S Live.
The Textured Wool collection has a contemporary feel – you’ll find sleek separates crafted in merino wool, including polo shirts and zip-up jackets, in a pared-back palate of ash grey, ecru and air force blue. Plus, as merino wool has moisture-wicking qualities and is wrinkle resistant, you’ll always arrive feeling fresh and crease free. The knitwear can be machine washed and tumble dried for ease, too.
The iconic England suit, as worn by the England Team, is the cornerstone of the collection. Crafted from a high-quality woollen yarn that’s woven and designed in Yorkshire, it has a lightweight, breathable weave, giving the finished fabric added comfort and stretch. Choose between navy or a discreet grey check, in either a single or double-breasted cut.
Using expertly woven worsted wool from the historic Alfred Brown mill in Yorkshire, the Classic Wool collection combines traditional fabrics with considered design details. This rich navy three-piece suit is designed in breathable wool with clever features such as a mobile phone pocket embossed with the iconic England crest. As a nod to the England manager, there’s also a waistcoat that can be worn by itself or to form a traditional three-piece suit.
Choose between three iconic wool coats – a formal grey coat with a revere collar, perfect for layering over a suit, a navy funnel coat and finally a classic wool-rich navy peacoat, all referencing the England men’s football team with motifs on the lining, pockets and collar. Finishing touches come in the form of silk ties and pocket squares decorated with specially commissioned artworks inspired by the England Team.
Words: Sarah Lafarge