England manager is said to have sparked an increase in sales of formal wear

For years, football fans have been able to emulate the look of their idols with replica shirts, but this World Cup something different is happening: supporters are rushing to buy replicas of Gareth Southgate’s England waistcoat.

Marks & Spencer, which has been the official suit supplier to the England team since 2007, said demand for waistcoats has risen 35% thanks to what they say is “the Gareth Southgate effect”.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/01/waistcoat-sales-up-as-gareth-southgate-sets-trend-at-world-cup