Sales of waistcoats at M & S rocketed in the summer months this year. England football team manager, Gareth Southgate dominated the media, not only for his great performance managing the team but also for his steadfast support of the traditional tailored waistcoat.
Images of Gareth in the stylish waistcoat were the subject of much sartorial commentary during England’s campaign in the World Cup. The fabric of the famous waistcoat was of course English and woven by Alfred Brown, quality 1551 is a dark navy 2/1 twill woven form 64/2 Merino Wool. A BBC Look North news team came to the mill to get views on the fabric and the sensation the team manager was causing!
Alfred Brown was very pleased to be associated again with FiFA and Marks & Spencer as weavers of the official World Cup Suit 2018.