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England footballers model new World Cup suits

Theo Walcott, Emile Heskey, Matthew Upson, Steven gerrard

The England team have shown off their official World Cup suits - and there is more than just a hint of 1966 in the design.

Forty-four years ago, Sir Alf Ramsey's World Cup winners sported an ensemble with thin lapels and narrow trousers - a look England manager Fabio Capello was keen to see repeated.

He asked for the thin lapels, a slim silhouette, and slanted pockets - and if Marks & Spencer could provide an injury free defender at right back too, that would be a bonus.


Created in collaboration with Savile Row tailor Timothy Everest, the suit marks a break away from the designer attire of previous years, and the more superstitious might hope that it will even inspire a change in the team's World Cup fortunes.

M&S' menswear director Richard Price said: "The Football Association and M&S are both great British institutions so we are extremely proud to continue to dress the England team as they travel to South Africa this summer."

The suit will be available for fans to buy in stores and online.

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