Is this England’s lucky charm? Gareth Southgate’s £115 friendship bracelet bought by his wife and children could be bringing fortune to World Cup bid
- Gareth Southgate’s style has been a talking point in England’s World Cup run
- But it is his friendship bracelet, not his waistcoat, that could be bringing luck
- He was bought it by his wife and children prior to heading out to Russia
Jack Bezants for MailOnline
Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat has formed a major talking point in England’s run to the World Cup semi-final, but it is another item worn by the Three Lions boss that could be bringing luck to the team in Russia.
Southgate was bought a friendship bracelet by his wife and children prior to the tournament and has been wearing it throughout England’s journey to the last four.
The bracelet was bought from Monica Vinader, who have since seen sales of the £115 item rise by 350 per cent.
Gareth Southgate’s friendship bracelet, not his waistcoat, could be bringing England luck
Southgate’s bracelet was given to him by his wife and children before the tournament in Russia
A spokesperson for Monica Vinader said: ‘Sporting the product in silver with a denim blue cord, which signifies courage, we could not think of a more perfect way for the man being marked ‘most stylish’ in the role to date, to finish off his winning look.
‘Since Gareth Southgate was first spotted wearing his Linear Friendship Bracelet, Monica Vinader have seen sales of the collection soar.’
Southgate’s bracelet is in ‘denim blue’ but is also available in four other colours.
England manager Southgate’s £115 bracelet is denim blue and signifies courage
Soutgate and England are back in action on Wednesday night against Croatia
Sales of the bracelet have risen by 350 per cent on last year since Southgate was seen with it
And the brand ran a competition on Monday giving away 100 of the bracelets for free to England supporters.
Southgate will be hoping the bracelet continues to bring him luck when England play Croatia in the World Cup semi-final in Moscow on Wednesday night.
Southgate is looking to lead England to their first World Cup final since 1966, when they last won the tournament.