As England prepare for the World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia on Wednesday, fans are wearing the waistcoat favoured by The Three Lion’s coach, Gareth Southgate in a show of solidarity.
The England coach’s repeat appearances in a waistcoat on the touchline has resulted in a increase in demand for the garment, with suppliers reportedly running low on stock, reports ITV.
M&S, makers of the waistcoat are said to have sent out special shipments to Russia.
Southgate’s apparent fashion trailblazing has even culminated in the Twitter trend #WaistcoatWednesday.
Here are some of the tweets from the trend:
IT’S COMING HOME! 🦁🦁🦁 #waistcoastwednesdaypic.twitter.com/KYz2JUs0eA
— Drew Coleman (@Drew_Almighty) July 11, 2018
— Dave Sowerby (@SowerBee) July 11, 2018
— Laura Tobin (@Lauratobin1) July 11, 2018
— Steven Green (@stevengreen60) July 11, 2018
— Alison Buxton (@alisonbuxton1) July 11, 2018
Southgate’s not the only one wearing a waistcoat today… #waistcoatwednesday#ENGCRO #itscominghome and in case you didn’t notice it, #waistcoastwednesday is trending and yes, there’s a typo! pic.twitter.com/9J7saDrRHi
— Storm Technologies (@StormTechUK) July 11, 2018