The man leading England’s quest for glory is also showing himself to be a leader in the fashion stakes.Gareth Southgate’s waistcoats have been credited with a 35 per cent jump in sales of the old-fashioned sartorial garment at Marks & Spencer, who designed the England team’s suits. A calculated choice Gareth Southgate: fashion icon Southgate has always cut a dapper figure Nineties Southgate is 100% your mate’s older brother who was later revealed to have lied about seeing Oasis at Knebworth pic.twitter.com/RQvywAtjzx— Ben Machell (@ben_machell) June 18, 2018“I know my strengths, and I know I’m no David Beckham. “It just shows anything is possible in life.” 3 But the Three Lions boss is unconvinced of the so-called ‘Southgate effect’.“I’m slightly concerned because as a centre-half that took a lot of knocks to the head, I’m not normally synonymous with fashion icon,” said the 47-year-old. 3 3 “That’s why the waistcoat’s there,” he said. “To cover the patches.”He might break a sweat on Tuesday, but he’ll still look cool as a cucumber.talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across thetalkSPORT network. With the mercury reaching 30 degrees during the World Cup in Russia, Southgate admitted his choice of suit has another purpose – especially if England’s knockout game against Colombia goes to penalties.