Why Southgate's waistcoat is wanted by Museum of London

Cheryl Sanders
July 12, 2018

He might only be the third man ever to guide England to the last four of a World Cup but due to his sartorial elegance he will also go down as the man who revived the waistcoat from the wastelands of fashion.

Solihull England fan Sheila Grandfield is getting ready for Waistcoat Wednesday after watching the team's historic quarter final victory against Sweden yesterday at her local pub The Wharf Tavern.

"We've won after scoring in the last minute, won after conceding in the last minute, come through extra time and penalties".

German Dietmar Hamann has told The 32 that the big changes implemented by Gareth Southgate can see England go on to lift the World Cup.


And so, at that stage of the World Cup where every day without a match feels inexorably pointless - we awake with a spring in our step, and hope in our heart, because football, dear reader, is back once more.

Premier League clubs West Ham and Everton are reportedly keen on the 22-year-old's services next season, as both sides look to break into the top-half of England's top-flight.

But as he conducted his pre-match press conference, football was not the only topic after cameras had captured the players throwing a rubber chicken to each other during their warm-up. He knew there was a chance to make history.

"The Museum of London have. announced their plans to acquire one of Gareth Southgate's suits as part of their permanent collection", it said in a statement.


The song, recorded by David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and the Lightning Seeds, has been echoing around the nation once again ever since it became apparent that Southgate and his team were going to have an extended stay in Russian Federation.

Croatia are in the last four for the first time since 1998 but they had to survive two penalty shoot-outs against Denmark and Russian Federation to make it this far.

"I remember people saying he's going to be a one-hit wonder and he's just completely proven them wrong and blown it out the water".

And they've revealed that since the showpiece began, sales of waistcoats have doubled due to people wanting to channel their inner Southgate.


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