Meet the brand: French Connection - The Inside Pocket

Occasion-ready suiting.

OCCASION-READY SUITING
• WORDS: C. STEWART

Founded in 1972 by London-born Stephen Marks, French Connection is now renowned the world over for design-led menswear at affordable prices. A modern take on traditional British tailoring, its line of suiting is recognisable for its sharp slim fit and minimal structures.

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Our picks are the brand’s colourful suits – a great choice for grooms and guests who want to stand out at weddings and other celebrations. Marled cloths and flannel fabrics with soft handles come in on-trend shades like pastel blues and earthy khaki, while peak lapels and patterned silk linings are occasion-worthy details.

A final flourish the decision-shy among us will appreciate: the chest pocket lining pulls up and out to double as a coordinating pocket square.

And because a great suit shouldn’t be reserved for wedding days, French Connection also does a sharp business suit. Cut in a neat, slim fit from lightweight wool-blend cloths, they come in business-appropriate hues with milled or flannel textures that make a smart contrast to the shiny office norm.

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