Marks & Spencers: Sparking our interest
Marks & Spencer have been a high street staple for food, shoes, housing goods and clothing for a long time. It’s often said that their clothing range goes through cycles of remaining on trend and at other times, they are ignored as a serious player in the clothes industry. It is also thought that their clothes generally dress the elder segment of the clothes buying market.
To ignore Marks & Spencers would be to overlook a maker of high quality clothing, which is also under appreciated as a clothes retailer. All the brands under the M&S umbrella have their own strengths but overall, their clothes have a homely, well-constructed feel, which occasionally would not feel out of line in the vintage scene. Here, we take a look at five items to give you a sample of some of the best items in their clothing range.
North Coast Pure Cotton Long Sleeve Chambray Shirt
The subtle pattern print on this shirt makes it stand out but the cotton is as comfortable to wear as it looks. Definitely a casual shirt but will look like you have definitely made an effort with this one.
Autograph Pure Cotton Double Pocket Piqué Shirt
A really simple polo shirt but the light grey and single top button gives this polo shirt a very young and contemporary feel. If you are looking for a black polo, this is one that tries to be slightly different.
Cotton Rich Flat Front Trousers
What’s most impressive about these trousers in the modern fit and length of these. They also come in two good colours. We prefer the grey but the blue is a great and versatile alternative.
Autograph Stormwear Cotton Rich Trench Coat
We tweeted about this coat not long ago. As high street trench coats go, this is a reliable and solidly constructed coat. Sharply tailored and for a good price, its highly recommended if you don’t have a trench coat in your collection right now!
Collezione Leather & Canvas Toe Cap Shoes
As our footwear choice, it would have been easy enough to chose a pair of brogues. Everybody loves brogues! But these canvas and leather top cap shoes area equally as slick, if not slightly less suitable for the current weather cycle!
Its definitely worth a look in Marks & Spencers next time you are high street shopping as you never know what you may find as well as what others are missing out on.
All photographs courtesy of www.marksandspencer.com+ BACK