South­gate’s World Cup waist­coats just right fit for Lon­don mu­seum

The Borneo Post - Nature and health - - Grooming -

ENGLAND man­ager Gareth South­gate’s waist­coats have be­come such a hit at the World Cup that the Mu­seum of Lon­don has an­nounced plans to ac­quire one for its fash­ion col­lec­tion.

Marks and Spencer, of­fi­cial tai­lors to the England team, de­clared #Na­tion­alWaist­coatDay in hon­our of South­gate and his team.

The Sun news­pa­per had urged fans to wear one on “Waist­coat Wed­nes­day” for the semi-final clash against Croa­tia in Moscow.

Mu­seum bosses said the waist­coats were help­ing to bring the three-piece suit back into fash­ion.

“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.

“South­gate’s, now iconic, waist­coats, have helped bring the three-piece suit back into fash­ion -- a trend that was started in 1666 by none other than King Charles II, who was spot­ted in Lon­don by (fa­mous di­arist) Sa­muel Pepys in what is now known as the first waist­coat.”

Beatrice Behlen, Mu­seum of Lon­don se­nior fash­ion cu­ra­tor, praised South­gate for re­viv­ing the fash­ion of wear­ing waist­coats.

“Waist­coats were born in Lon­don in 1666, pro­moted by King Charles II,” she said. “The new fash­ion soon spread and for at least 300 years a three-piece suit formed a key part of ev­ery man’s wardrobe.

“Now Wat­ford-born Gareth South­gate is re­viv­ing that Lon­don tra­di­tion and bring­ing waist­coats home to the fore­front of fash­ion.” – AFP

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