Britain might have talent, but if Simon Cowell's terrible outfit for day one of the auditions was anything to go by, it has zero style.
|Simon Cowell arrives at the Welsh auditions for the ITV programme Britain's Got Talent at the Millenniumm Centre, Cardiff Photo: PA|
Ever since his primetime TV debut on Pop Idol, Simon Cowell has been a steady figure of fashion ridicule, from his stratospherically high-waisted trousers, to his penchant for a moob-hugging T-shirt.
But the ensemble the millionaire music mogul touted at the first day of Britain's Got Talent auditions this week really took the sartorial biscuit.
The Eighties aviators (it was a freezing, grey day in Cardiff) and snug v-neck (a knitted, wintery take on said moob-hugger), were standard issue. But the finishing flourishes to Cowell's outfit really took the term 'fashion lowpoint' to unchartered depths.
First, the oversized Crombie-style overcoat which ostensibly gave him the look of a puffed-up nightclub bouncer, until you realise that he is about 5 ft tall, giving him instead the look of a heavy set 12-year-old playing a nightclub bouncer in Bugsy Malone.
Next, the pointy shoes/boots. With his enormous upper torso and huge head, those pointy shoes are making him wither away to nothing, giving the effect of a genie popping out of a lamp. Seriously Simon, pointy shoes are an absolute no-no in 2013. Actually, they've always been a no-no for men…
But the piece de résistance here are his 'trendy' jeans. Bad enough that they're stonewashed, baggy and bootcut, Cowell adds insult to injury by having the hems sweep the floor!!