What does a man do after rejuvenating men’s fashion for high street retailer Marks & Spencer? This was the challenge in question for David Gandy, the man who is the epitome of the discerning gent. You design your very own collection of suits and outerwear pieces, taking your tailoring ambassador status to the next level.
Earlier this month, Marks & Spencer along with Gandy, announced the newest line to the menswear portfolio. First up is the suiting line, Gandy has designed an exquisitely cut double-breasted tuxedo in midnight blue along with a three-piece suit in Prince Of Wales check. To follow is the heavy-duty overcoat in durable navy wool.
Take a closer look at the clothing line and you’ll notice the devil is in the detail. Each piece of the capsule collection is made from wool manufactured in Yorkshire and features a houndstooth lining in burgundy.
Another aspect is the longer length silhouette of the suit and overcoat so if you’re the type of discerning gent with a longer frame – much like that of Gandy – you’ll appreciate the generous cut. Whilst the materials, cut and mere association with Gandy could indicate a premium price point, remember this is for Marks & Spencer’s so high street pricing is the wallet-friend type with suits at £299 and the overcoat at £249.
Speaking about his new tailoring line, Gandy said “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. Gandy went on to add “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.”
The collection is available now at selected Marks & Spencer high street stores and online at marksandspencer.com