Why England manager Gareth Southgate is our new style icon

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England football manager Gareth Southgate is fast becoming a trendsetter - first waist coats and now printed ties.  (Getty Images)
England football manager Gareth Southgate is fast becoming a trendsetter - first waistcoats and now printed ties. (Getty Images)

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It seems football isn't the only thing coming home this summer - men's fashion is too, with England's manager, Gareth Southgate, leading the way as our latest style icon. 

The 50-year-old has been standing smartly on the sidelines throughout Euro 2020 wearing a tailored suit, with the eye-catching detail of a sleek patterned tie. 

It seems we are not the only ones to notice Southgate's stylish accessories.

Cast your mind back to the last Euros in 2018, when the former professional football player caused waistcoats to soar in popularity after he cheered from the touch line in that M&S tailored waistcoat, which saw sales for the item shoot up by over 30% before selling out.

Gareth Southgate's navy polka dot tie is said to be the
Gareth Southgate's navy polka dot tie is said to be the "lucky charm" that helped secure England's place in the semi-finals. (Getty Images)

Now, retailer T.M. Lewin has seen a 350% increase in tie sales during the football extravaganza because of Southgate, once again. 

Some fans have even hailed his latest navy polka dot neck-piece the "lucky tie", as it saw England sail into the semi-final on Wednesday 7 July following the team's recent win. 

Fashion house Percival are behind the England football manager's style this Euros.  (Getty Images)
Fashion house Percival are behind the England football manager's style this Euros. (Getty Images)

Prior to the Euros, it was confirmed that fashion house Percival would be styling the head coach, hence his £678 navy suit

No wonder polka dot ties are flying off the shelves.

For those looking to channel their inner Southgate, we have you covered, as we've found a selection of patterned ties for you to style as you choose. Whether you're heading into the office, planning a romantic date and want to pull out all the stops, or have a wedding to attend, a tie is the formal touch you need, to complete the look and (hopefully) win the cup.

Shop our 8 top polka dot tie picks

Classic Navy White Pin Spot Silk Slim Tie | £14 (Was £20) from T.M. Lewin

Classic Navy White Pin Spot Silk Slim Tie
Classic Navy White Pin Spot Silk Slim Tie

Moss 1851 Bottinelli Navy With White Pin Dot Print Silk Tie | £39.95 from Moss Bros

Moss 1851 Bottinelli Navy With White Pin Dot Print Silk Tie
Moss 1851 Bottinelli Navy With White Pin Dot Print Silk Tie

Navy With White Spot Boucle Tie | £19.95 from Moss Bros

Navy With White Spot Boucle Tie
Navy With White Spot Boucle Tie

Chester by Chester Barrie Herringbone Spot Silk Tie | £45 from John Lewis & Partners

Chester by Chester Barrie Herringbone Spot Silk Tie
Chester by Chester Barrie Herringbone Spot Silk Tie

Dot Silk Tie | £25 from John Lewis & Partners

Dot Silk Tie
Dot Silk Tie

Textured Polka Dot Pure Silk Tie | £15 from Marks and Spencer

Textured Polka Dot Pure Silk Tie
Textured Polka Dot Pure Silk Tie

Stain Resistant Slim Silk Tie | £29.95 from Charles Tyrwhitt 

Stain Resistant Slim Silk Tie
Stain Resistant Slim Silk Tie

Navy & Light Pink Even Spot Tie | £35 from Hawes and Curtis

Navy & Light Pink Even Spot Tie
Navy & Light Pink Even Spot Tie

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