Gareth Southgate, the manager of England football team is reviving the waistcoat fashion. He has not only reshaped the whole England football team who hasn’t made it to the semi’s since last 28 years, but he has also brought the waistcoat up from the dead. While giving an interview, Marks & Spencer, the retailer of the waistcoat said that their sales have been doubled since the start of the world cup and more people are searching for the product on the website.
Even some customers do report that all the M&S waistcoats have been sold out since 14 June. While commenting on the sales, the spokesman of M&S said that their waistcoats sales have been scoring since Southgate has started wearing them on the sidelines. He further said that now the outlet has enough styles to show to the customers.
According to eBay, the searches for the waistcoats have been increased by 25%. TM Lewin, the tailoring retailer said that the sales of the waistcoats were going in the stadium as well. Bloodwise, the leading blood charity dubbed England’s semifinal clash with Croatia as “Waistcoat Wednesday”.
While giving an interview, the CEO of Bloodwise, Gemma Peters, said that the whole country is suffering from the football fever and the Southgate’s waistcoat is also hitting the peaks of footballing fashionista, and in this regard, we thought that urging football fans to wear the waistcoat will be a great way of gathering funds for a good cause.
The England manager is not known for the fashionista, and the center half also spoke on his new role as a fashion icon. While giving an interview to BBC, Gareth said that he is not David Beckham and with the face he has, it’s a rare position to be in. While giving an interview to the Telegraph, a Russian tax consultant, Ivan Novikov said that he saw Southgate in England vs Colombia and thought he was looking good. He further said that at that time he even didn’t his name.
How To Wear Southgate’s Like Waistcoat
Unfortunately, there are many fans who don’t know how to wear this waistcoat. If this is the case with you, keep in mind these simple tips.
It Should Cover The Whole Shirt
The men behind Southgate’s waistcoat Will Davison and Jack Stammers said that one of the most important things to look for while buying a waistcoat is its length. It should be long enough to cover the whole shirt. Many fans were seen breaking this golden rule.
Stay Away From Belt
The men behind the London tailors further said that when wearing this waistcoat, there is no need to wear a belt as it will bulk down the waist. Wearing a belt with waistcoat will tumble the line of the suit.
Choose Fitting Not Tightness
Stammers and said that the fitting of the waistcoat is also a key factor. Many of you will notice that Gareth’s vest is fit but not tight. Balancing the tightness and fitting can be tricky sometimes. If you have tailor made the waistcoat, ask the tailor for the tonal lining to avoid the waiter look. According to tailors, the waistcoat lovers should also look at Rio Ferdinand for inspiration.
Keep One Button Unfastened
But there is one waistcoat etiquette where both Ferdinand and Southgate failed – keeping one button undone. You must leave on button unfastened either bottom or top. However, there is no clear evidence when this rule was introduced, but according to some people, King Edward VII was the one who opted it first as he was too bulky to keep all the buttons close.
A brand promised Southgate for a lifetime supply of waistcoats if the England team managed to make it to the finals. It’s not the first time that fans adopting the style of their coaches but the way Southgate has inspired the whole country to wear the waistcoat is remarkable.