More nice-dad-at-a-wedding-disco than David Beckham, the England manager’s look has turned him into an unlikely star Of course, Gareth Southgate humbly demurred when he was dubbed a style icon. “As a centre half with a face like I’ve got, then that’s a very rare position to be in,” he said, adding, “I’m not David Beckham.” But this summer, Southgate’s nice-guy look has brought the country together. There is nothing cool about Southgate’s signature style, in fact it is lack of affectation that has the nation swooning. His own Beckham comparison is apt: unlike that adopter of head-to-toe leather and kaftans, Southgate’s approach is not experimental, or effortful. It is sweet and solid.
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