Football fever flies the flag fashionably

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 April, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 April, 1998, 12:00am

The World Cup in France this summer has inspired many ideas, among them a line of designer clothing.

French menswear label Faconnable has created a collection called Internationable, based the designs on the flags of the 32 finalists.

Fernand Goldberg says the label, founded by his Polish immigrant father in Nice 45 years ago, makes 'high-quality clothes at very reasonable prices'.

Fernand says Faconnable is able to keep costs down because it does not spend much on advertising.

With more than 300 outlets in Europe and the United States, and a turnover of $1.71 billion, Goldberg has hit a winning formula.

And what is his definition of a well-dressed man? 'He is dressed comfortably and appropriately at the right place on any occasion,' he said.

With this in mind, there will be no prizes for guessing what the French team will wear off the pitch next month.