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Southgate's World Cup waistcoats just the right fit for London museum

AFP  |  London 

England Gareth Southgate's waistcoats have become such a hit at that the has announced plans to acquire one for its fashion collection.

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

The Sun newspaper has urged fans to wear one on "Wednesday" for the semi-final clash against in

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

"The 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 Charles II, who was spotted in by (famous diarist) in what is now known as the first "

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

"Waistcoats were born in London in 1666, promoted by 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 is reviving that London tradition and bringing waistcoats home to the forefront of fashion.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 21:10 IST