As the curtain of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia is almost drawn, England’s national football team has pulled remarkable efforts, reaching its first World Cup semi-final in 28 years and berthed a new style icon at the world cup – coach Gareth Southgate.
The coach of England, Gareth Southgate has inspired his country and fans of the England national team worldwide to join his style in preparation for the match against Croatia today, July 11.
Southgate is not only a coach to break the yolk of England not reaching the semifinal stage in world cup, he has also successfully conquered negative impressions about his style. ‘I wasn’t renowned as a style icon during my time as a footballer, it’s rather strange to feel that way now,’ says the man who’s style has boosted Marks & Spencer – the official suit supplier of the England team, waistcoat sales by 35%.
Southgate’s signature look at the world cup has caught the world’s attention and gotten him a new name as one of the most stylish managers at the tournament in Russia. He’s now regarded as a style icon, hence expect to see England fans in waistcoats as they take on Croatia later today.
Waistcoat Wednesday for good cause
Blood cancer is known to be the third biggest cause of cancer death and the fifth most common cancer in the United Kingdom, UK. Today, #WaistcoatWednesday would be used to raise money for blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.
Chief executive of Bloodwise, Gemma Peters explained their decision to turn the day into a money-raising event, saying;
“As the whole country is gripped by football fever, and with Gareth’s waistcoat-wearing having elevated him to the level of footballing fashionista, we thought that urging people to wear waistcoats on Wednesday would be a way of getting behind the boys at the same as raising money for a good cause.
“Every year around 40,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer in the UK – the equivalent of half of the Luzhniki Stadium where the match will be played out –so it’s crucial we invest in more research to find better treatments and cures to save the lives of each and every person.
“I’ll be wearing my waistcoat on Wednesday, so grab yours too and button up for blood cancer research with patriotic pride.”
— Bloodwise (@bloodwise_uk) July 9, 2018
Many of the team’s fans believe Southgate’s waistcoat is a good luck charm that has helped England move from the group stage up to the semifinal. They have showed their support for the charity cause and have flooded the social media with positive comments.
— one man & his dog (@manandhisdog112) July 11, 2018
— Capital North East (@CapNorthEast) July 11, 2018
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) July 11, 2018
.@jonhollingfm didn't wear a waistcoat today so I made him one. As you can tell he's delighted. If anyone asks it's Dolce & Gabinbag #WaistcoatWednesday #itscominghome #WorldCup #ENG pic.twitter.com/7mllGZ8gY4
— Josh Bancroft (@JoshBancroftUK) July 11, 2018
— Richard Frediani (@FredianiITV) July 7, 2018
I don’t know about you my darlings but I’m getting used to this #SUMMER thing! What next tho? ☀️ or ☔️? Here’s all you need to know! #weather #WednesdayWisdom #WaistcoatWednesday pic.twitter.com/mdBGxDG4A6
— Owain Wyn Evans (@OwainWynEvans) July 10, 2018
— Rachel Burden (@rachelburden) July 11, 2018
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) July 11, 2018
COME ON ENGLAND!!! pic.twitter.com/6zT4LNBrSk
— kmfm (@kmfmofficial) July 11, 2018
— Olivia D'Silva (@livdsilva) July 11, 2018
— Jim Hawkins (@jimallthetime) July 11, 2018
— Pickford Solicitors (@_Pickfords) July 11, 2018
Stand with Southgate and the team by getting your waistcoat ahead of the semi-final tonight, here's one of our favourites from customer @ted_baker #itscominghome #waistcoatwednesday #comeonengland 🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/jg3fqBcE0I
— Retail Assist (@RetailAssist) July 11, 2018
— Stephens Scown (@StephensScown) July 11, 2018
— Robert Sleath (@GreenRS4RS) July 11, 2018
— Protocol FE (@ProtocolFE) July 11, 2018
— The Bristol Parent (@EleanorWi) July 11, 2018
— Chinneck Shaw (@ChinneckShaw) July 11, 2018