Monday, 9 November 2009

joe mcelderry loves topman (or the x-factor stylists do)

these days i try to stay home on weekends as the x-factor mania has hit. simon cowell has been meaning to send jedward packing for weeks, and he got a chance on sunday but decided on the public vote instead. and jedward stays! i love them, they could be the new ant & dec you know.

anyway, the lad from southshields who had consistently avoided the bottom two is joe mcelderry. on many occasions i noticed that he wore topman. on last saturday's "movie night" show, he wore a denim blazer with black pipings:

i remembered seeing this blazer in shops. i like their cut of blazers now, it's more fitted and more flattering. this blazer is also available online here.

a few weeks ago, joe also wore the above double breasted blazer from topman, while doing a very forgettable/cheesy/cabaret big band number. he pared it with a white shirt with black piping details.

the blazer is actually one of my favourites from topman's recent collection. i like the soft draping of the tuxedo collar, the buttons down to the slimmer and cropped cut. the db blazer is available online here, and the white shirt with black piping is also available here. i really like the shape of that white shirt collar, very stylish.

.: joe mcelderry / getty images :.

joe also wore the blazer to the premiere of jim carrey's "a christmas carol" last week. for some reason i think the blazer doesn't fit him quite right though.

at last wednesday's "topman x timeout" event, terry, one of the topman stylists also wore this fitted db blazer. he did approached me to ask if i needed any help, what with me balancing my work bag, my mac, 2 cardigans and a pair of trousers on my hand. i wanted to ask where that blazer was from as it really fitted him nicely.

i will make sure i try that blazer the next time i'm at topman.

off duty, the x-factor hopeful also wore topman. at the judges's house in marrakech, he made it to the final 12, impressing cheryl cole and will young with his vocals and black topman polo-tee with white pipings.

the black polo-tee is also available online here, as well as the hooded toggle jacket he wore on several other occasions.

he is more west end musical stage than pop star material to be honest. let's hope cheryl cole gives him a challenging song next week to proof us wrong. click here for his performance on last saturday's show, singing elton john's "circle of life" from the movie "the lion king".

(it's movie week, and they chose such a predictable song for him. tsk tsk)



  1. The colourful suits Jedward wore a few weeks back (lime green and pink) where from a Topman Summer range. Also, the overalls they wore on Sunday and for Ghostbusters on Saturday are from Topman.

    But customised nametags.


  2. I am more into Olly....esp that week he tore off his shirt...woof!

  3. The 2 jackets he is wearing look great. So do the the hooded toggle jacket. I might see about getting that for myself!

  4. That Terry guy isn't too shabby ;)

    *wink wink*

  5. I really like the first jacket, I should try it myself.


what's he wearing?