LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 10, 2018) (REUTERS) – Their mission? To support England’s bid to win the first World Cup since 1966. The method? To wear a waistcoat for Wednesday’s (July11) semi-final match against Croatia.
It might sound a stretch, but some England fans want matchday in Moscow dubbed ‘Waistcoat Wednesday’ in tribute to manager Gareth Southgate, who has taken to wearing a waistcoat on the touch-line along with suit trousers and a dress shirt and tie.
Around a dozen England fans travelling to Moscow on Tuesday (July 10) for the match wore dark blue waistcoats over their T-shirts as they passed through London’s Heathrow Airport.
Sales of waistcoats have soared in Britain since the start of the tournament last month, according to one retailer.
According to a spokeswoman for Marks & Spencer Southgate’s sideline style has meant waistcoats are “scoring with the customers”, with sales doubling since the World Cup began.