When I thought about various companies to collaborate with for my first blog post, I thought who better than a national institute like M&S to begin my blogging journey. If I were asked to sum up my style, M&S probably wouldn’t have been words that would have came to mind. However, after my unique experience with the amazingly attentive and knowledgable staff at the Argyle Street brach in Glasgow, my opinion on this national treasure has massively changed. I always considered M&S menswear for the older gent, that sophisticated middle class older man looking for the ‘relaxed fit’ and the ‘comfortable tailoring’ with impeccable quality and durability. Not the ‘slim fit’ and ‘skinny fit’ that us young ones all seem to obsess over these days. But my assumptions were quickly squashed when I was introduced to the menswear collections, especially the the David Gandy range!
Im 31 and don’t consider myself to be that ‘sophisticated middle class older gent’, but within minutes I found many amazing pieces that caught my eye. From fitted old skool tailored school shorts, with a similar short sleeved tailored white shirt. To go along with this I paired it with a pair of tanned slip-on tasseled loafers and a beautiful tanned leather satchel, perfect for summer. The M&S shoes and bags are definitely worth a look. The shoes were amazing quality and extremely comfortable. Then there was the Gandy range, a serious wow…..these suits fitted me like a glove! I was really surprised, the fit and quality of the materials were top class. I went for a dark blue ‘slim fit’ suit and skinny trouser. They had many fit options so take your time if the first one doesn’t quite work for you. They have from relaxed, regular, through to skinny and slim fits. I’d recommend trying a few as they all varied in my aspects from the fit to the lengths. When choosing a suit jacket I tend to go for a smaller size where possible. For me personally I feel this makes the jacket fit tighter to my build, giving a more sleek look, but again this isn’t for everyone. Just watch though, as it often makes the arm length way too short and its not a good look! You don’t want to look as if you’ve been buying in the kids sale section!
So all in all I was extremely happy with my M&S pieces. Definitely worth a look as they had many different styles of the summer. Thanks for reading,