Suit that caps the lot

Plenty of bottle: Laura Boyle modelling James Martin's suit
Plenty of bottle: Laura Boyle modelling James Martin's suit
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WHAT a stella(r) idea - a suit made from beer bottle caps.

Sheffield’s very own mad inventor James Martin has created the two piece by stitching the tops onto a moth-eaten suit – thus recycling both the lids and the £500 threads.

And the shimmering look so impressed Laura Boyle, a Miss South Yorkshire contestant, she agreed to model the look.

“I drink a lot and I think a lot,” says James, himself an ex-model. “And I thought this was a perfect way of recycling the suit and the used tops. It’s quite heavy to wear but you can be sure there will be no-one else in an outfit like it. I’m sure people will like it.”

He says there are 2,900 caps tie-wrapped on in all - “let’s just say I can shift my ale,” grins the 42-year-old of Nether Edge.

And it was while he was looking for someone to model the threads that Laura fell for it.

The 17-year-old, of Whirlow, Sheffield, answered an internet advert to pose in the outfit but liked it so much she has been wearing it for Miss South Yorkshire events.

“It’s unlike anything I’ve seen before and it’s good for the environment - what’s not to love?” she says.