Let’s face it: there is no strong case to be decked out in a suit anymore. What was once the way of dressing has been relegated to necessary corporate attire, weddings and other special occasions. A more relaxed dress code has made suiting up be seen as more of a chore rather than a sartorial choice. Because our daily lives have evolved and changed, realistically, so should the suit.
Fortunately, Marks & Spencer has made significant strides in making sure that wearing a suit is easier and more appealing. After all, the British retailer was the first to offer machine-washed suits that could be worn without ironing. The wool-blend fabrication looks and feels like any other suit but without that hefty dry-cleaning bill attached. The easy-care instructions make Marks & Spencer’s machine-washable suits the perfect starter suit, especially if you often find yourself living out of a suitcase.
Taking a step further in suit innovation, Marks & Spencer’s Ultimate Performance Suit packs a mean stylish punch. A water-resistant finish enhances the natural moisture-wicking capabilities of wool to ensure that unexpected showers won’t stop you from sticking to your busy schedule. The waistband of the suit trousers are elasticated for increased comfort and ease of movement as opposed to the often restrictive traditional suiting iterations. Add to that a list of other nifty tweaks – reinforced hems and suit buttons that will never come off and permanent front trousers creases – all created to make the suit work for one that’s always on the move.
But if innovation and technology doesn’t speak to you, Marks & Spencer’s more traditional and grounded suit collection might. The Savile Row Inspired Suits collection adapts classic British tailoring for the modern times with a sharper and leaner silhouette. Each suit is crafted using exclusive pure new wool from the renowned Alfred Brown woollen mill (the same mill that produced the Marks & Spencer suits worn by the England team during the 2014 World Cup).
It’s finally time to start suiting up again.
Explore some of Marks & Spencer’s suit range in the gallery above and find a Marks & Spencer store near you here.
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