Unreserved says there’s been some unforeseen goals being scored on the field of World Cup fashion. These days, style trends emerge from every possible corner, so it’s not inconceivable to think that England manager Gareth Southgate’s style is certainly serving up style #goals for some of us.
The dapper 47-year-old has taken Three Lions to their first World Cup semifinal since 1990, all while wearing a waistcoat. Some of you are asking if those are still “in fashion”… Southgate proves they are.
His approach to coach attire is quite savvy. Typically when you think of a “coach” you think of a middle aged man who since game start has been simultaneously pacing and peeling off layers of his ensemble, and is now wallowing in his own pool of perspiration. Take Sean Miller for example (see below). What once started as a potentially well dressed sports mentor, quickly spirals into a shameless, sweat drenched creature.
Gareth Southgate maintains elegance and professionalism but avoids a suit jacket by pairing the form-fitting waistcoat with a tailored shirt and tasteful tie. Gareth is proving he can win at more than one game.
“British retailer Marks & Spencer, the official suit provider for the national team, has reported a 35% increase in waistcoat sales during England’s run to the last four, and they’re not alone. Fashion search platform Lyst told Harper’s Bazaar that waistcoat searches were up 41% since the World Cup started.”
This move could be a game changer in the world of men’s fashion. You can be comfortable and also maintain a sense of style and formality? What’s holding you back from testing out this trend?