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Smart Styling On A Budget: French Connection Suit

Fashion, OOTD
Tuesday, 20th June, 2017

MandM Style With French Connection Suit

Hey guys!

For my outfit of the week I have gone for a smarter look, with this suit by French Connection. I really like the smarter look, jackets and blazers are always a good thing to have, you can dress them up in a full suit for a smart look, or dress them down with a nice plain tee and pair of jeans to create a smart laid back look.

As I’ve got older I’ve expanded my suit collection, and have the key colours covered; Black, dark blue and grey, as well as some contemporary toned down patterned options.

MandM Direct have up to 75% off RRP 365 days a year, and being one of the leaders in discounted men’s fashion challenged me to find some smart style on a budget. I know a lot of guys think that a good suit always costs the Earth, but you can get very decent suits for affordable prices such as this one, and if you only need it for the odd occasion, it makes sense not to spend a small fortune.

Since It’s now the Summer season you may need some men’s formal wear. There’s always a friend or relative who’s getting married and you need to look the part for the wedding. Weddings are notoriously expensive, even if you’re just a regular guest.

Another great occasion to dress up is a day out, and if you’re in need of something to wear, this suit would work for wearing at the races.

It’s usually a lavish occasion, you may need to pay to get to a fancy location which is far away, possibly stay overnight, buy a present, and so on, and before that you have to think about what you’re going to wear. Can you look stylish on a budget? I think so!

Close up of French Connection Suit

The suit I have gone for is a dark blue pinstripe two piece suit by French Connection. I love a dark blue suit, I think it’s the best colour as it will go with everything and it’s not as cold as black. The pin striping detail keep it smart while adding some dimension to it.

The jacket comes with a two button front with two pockets, with a mock pocket square in the top pocket which you can use or add your own. The back has a centre vent, and internally it’s lined and comes with two pockets to keep your valuables close to your chest.

The trousers come with a zip fly and hook and loop closure, with two slanted side pockets, two back pockets and belt loops.

Close up of jacket

The first rule you’ll always hear from anyone who knows about style will say the same thing, it’s something which I’ve said many times on the blog, the fit. It’s all about the fit, and the fit is key. I can honestly say I love the fit of this suit, especially the jacket. It fits just right, sits well and the sleeves are a great length.

This suit comes in at £63.59 which is great value for a suit such as this from a top high street brand such as French Connection, with the RRP being £249.99.

French Connection Trousers

I have kept the look smart and teamed the suit with a smart shirt which is a light blue colour with fine stripe line detailing, a dark blue tie with red polka dots, and a pair black derby shoes.

If you’re looking for men’s fashion at low prices from brands such as Ben Sherman and New Balance, you can check out MandM Direct which has a large range of not only formal wear but all men’s clothing from casual day wear to sports gear with new lines added all the time.

If you hate shopping for clothing on the high street and want to avoid it, the MandM Direct site takes the stress and hassle out of shopping. You can browse through all the products from the comfort of your own home.

My top tip would be to check out their holiday shop if you’re going abroad this year. You’ll probably need a fresh pair of shorts, and they have a great range from some of my favourite high street brands including Jack And Jones, French Connection, and Duck And Cover.  I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on their site to see when a great deal comes up that I can’t miss.

This post was written in collaboration with MandM Direct

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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