GARETH SOUTHGATE may have ditched the waistcoat – but his Monica Vinader friendship bracelet may just be England’s new secret weapon.
The Three Lions boss became an unlikely trend-setter at the 2018 World Cup, sending sales of his iconic Marks and Spencer’s waistcoat up by 35 per cent.
Gareth Southgate was sporting his Monica Vinader friendship bracelet against Croatia[/caption]
The England boss was first spotted wearing it along with his waistcoat at the 2018 World Cup[/caption]
The 50-year-old has decided against sporting it again at this summer’s European Championship tournament.
However, he is continuing to wear one bit of his lucky attire from the magical run to the World Cup semi-finals.
Back when England played Sweden in Moscow’s Spartak Stadium, the gaffer flashed the £115 Monica Vinader Linear bracelet on his wrist as he celebrated Dele Alli smashing England ahead.
And the bracelet was there again during England’s win against Colombia during a tense penalty shoot-out, their comprehensive 6-1 thumping of Panama, and back when they scraped past Tunisia 2-1 in the dying seconds of their World Cup opener.
Even further back, Southgate was wearing this friendship bracelet when England were playing their pre-tournament friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica.
Now the former Middlesbrough manager is sporting it again and had it on full display as his side kicked off their Euro 2020 campaign with a win over Croatia.
The bracelet in question is by British jewellery brand Monica Vinader: a classic friendship style with a luxury twist, it’s sleek, minimal and stylish – just like our man Southgate himself.
The ‘Men’s Linear friendship bracelet’ is crafted from Sterling silver and set on a sliding rope base so that you can adjust the size.
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You can choose from several colours too: this style comes in black, cobalt, blue, green and mink.
It’s slightly steep at £115, but it could be just the good luck charm every England fan needs.
After Raheem Sterling’s matchwinner yesterday, Southgate will be hoping the bracelet continues to bring him luck when England face the Auld Enemy Scotland at Wembley on Friday.
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