French Connection was established by Stephen Marks in 1972, a year after the release of the film of the same name, initially as a mid-market women's brand. However, by 1976, the business had expanded into menswear, and it soon gained a reputation for quirky, fashion-forward clothing that it retains to this day.
The label's highly distinctive sense of design remains apparent throughout a current menswear collection that encompasses jackets and coats, jeans, knitwear, polo shirts, suits, trousers and shorts. These items show off the brand's flair for creating in-demand clothing items that combine quality with a day-in-day-out feel.
French Connection may have attracted notoriety for a time in the early 2000s for its use of the provocative initialism "fcuk", but it remains best-known for its unique, innovative and design-led approach to clothing.