The J&S Celebrities Hotlist
In no particular order, it's a who's who in the world of celebrities visiting J&S Accessories stores and wearing our kit:
First up, a huge star of the big screen (that's just how we roll at J&S) that frequents J&S Accessories stores is Tom Hardy. The twice Bafta Award winner and Oscar nominee is a biker and goes to show that even the most famous of celebrities enjoy a good J&S shop!
Kanye West (Ye)
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. No, that has not been photoshopped. That is Lenny from our Eltham store , who is basically a celebrity himself with Kanye West. Kanye was collaborating with a British designer called Katie Eary (who went on to design for Yeezy) and, at the time, was working with leather. They visited our store to purchase some leather products and kindly posed for photos.
Grace Webb (Grace's Amazing Machines)
Boxer Josh Taylor
Professional boxer and UNIFIED WORLD CHAMPION Josh Taylor just casually popped into our Hamilton store (as you do). He brought his belt along for the ride (pictured) and got his very capable hands on some kit. Find out what kit he got here .
Hollywood superstars are also customers of J&S Accessories Ltd. Will Ferrell wore one of our Frank Thomas suits in the film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. The suit was specially made for him - and could be made for you too! Check out the details .
Pop royalty Roman Kemp from Capital FM, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, and basically, every show on primetime TV also frequented a J&S Accessories store! He came to our Manchester store on a cavalcade of Honda Goldwings!!.
Ohhhhhhh! How's it going? Alright? You may recognise Steffan Rhodri as playing Dave from Gavin and Stacey or from Harry Potter. Now you can add him to the list of celebrities who shop at J&S Accessories Ltd. Steffan was good enough to agree to a photo at our old Stockwell store. Tidy.
Pre-COVID-19, as part of Steve Parrish's M.A.D tour, he inexplicably came to Northwich (not your usual destination for celebrities to tour!) We couldn't waste this opportunity for an interview, and he graciously obliged. See the interview on our youtube channel here.
Film star and soapstar Jimi Mistry paid a visit to J&S Accessories Leeds , where he very kindly posed for a photo with manager Martin. To be honest, they both look really pleased to have met each other!
Breaking the News
It isn't just our customers who have a brush with fame! J&S Hamilton staff became celebrities themselves thanks to a filming session with the Scottish news show Breaking the News.
Jimmi Harkishan (Dev)
The name Jimmi Harkishin may not mean much to you, but "Dev from Corrie" definitely will! Here is our loyal customer Jimmi with J&S Accessories Manchester manager Steve! (and yes. Dev is 7ft 4, and Steve is a lofty 6ft 4 himself. Ahem.)
Speaking of Steve from our Manchester store, his rather talented daughter Megan is an up-and-coming footballer (and referee!) signed by Stoke City. Because of her football prowess and extreme talent (inherited from her mum, let us assure you!) Megan starred in the BBC drama "Get Even". It's available on iPlayer now .
From one football legend to another! Diego Costa, former Chelsea and Atletico Madrid and current Wolverhampton Wanderers striker, made a visit to our Cheltenham and Gloucester branch . He even took his hat off for the photo! What a gent!
Yes, that's Jacko from Brush Strokes wearing a Frank Thomas helmet in his role as Buster Briggs in Eastenders. Eagle-eyed customers may also notice a lot of our products being used in Casualty! (photos welcome if so!)
Peter Barlow is now a biker on Corrie and has set himself up at J&S Accessories - eagle-eyed viewers saw his J&S boots and his full Frank Thomas kit out!
J&S Accessories are also big hitters in the fictional village of Hollyoaks. Our products were featured in an episode with lots of shots of our kit, as you can see in another blog.
Britains Got Talent
Picture the scene; it's a Saturday night, you're sitting at home eating a takeaway with your other half, and your phone starts going mad with text messages/WhatsApp messages. That exact scenario happened to me from friends/family who were watching Britains Got Talent and had noticed David Walliams wearing a J&S Vest body armour on primetime Saturday night. Hence the inclusion in this blog!
You, too, could look like Idris Elba (pictured above) by wearing a Frank Thomas leather suit ! Idris wore one of our suits for a programme he was filming, and I think we can all agree he pulled the look off well because of the Frank Thomas suit. Obviously.
By a strange coincidence, Martin Lewis grew up around the corner from our Oakmere superstore , and his first job was there, in the building, before it was a J&S Accessories store. He is the money-saving expert, and J&S Accessories Ltd can save you money!! He filmed a portion of his ITV show at our store. Read this blog to see how our staff tried to muscle into the shot every five seconds!
It seems Steve from our Manchester store attracts celebrities constantly! He's just attracting them like bees to honey! This is Steve with Lucy Spraggan , the singer and songwriter who kickstarted her career on the X-Factor.
Here are JLS wearing the leather trousers by Katie Eary with originals from J&S Accessories that Katie then modified for their stage outfits. I'm not sure the gold sequins at the legs would catch on for motorcyclists, but then if Marquez started wearing them, who knows!?
Andy Torbet from the CBeebies show "Beyond Bionic" raced a Peregrine Falcon on a motorcycle (like you do) and wore Frank Thomas kit to do it! Find out who won here:
Social influencers are the new breed of celebrities. Cartoonist and social media influencer R1 Liz used to work at our Portsmouth branch! To see her fantastic cartoons (like the one she kindly commissioned for us) and her content, you can follow her on Instagram .
If you have any celebrity spots at any of our stores or spot any of our own brands on tv or on the big screen (Frank Thomas, BKS and Red Route) then please get in touch!
Until next time, stay safe,