Monday, 19 January 2015

Trickers & Sharpeye - Correspondent Toecap Brogues - Navy / Ivory

Barrie Sharpe's "This Was Not Part of The Masterplan"

Barrie Sharpe is one of London’s most original characters from the last 4 decades. Whether it be bringing 1970s American Funk music to the masses or heading up the seminal shop “Duffer of St George” he has never been far from the spotlight. His new autobiography, This Was Not Part of the Masterplan, is Sharpe’s first venture back into his youth.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Today I attended the funeral of an old friend. Not a close friend, but a dapper young man that I respected, a fine dancer and a legend in his own lifetime. One would have had to have seen this man dance to understand.  

His Soul-Brutha Foster George delivered a beautiful eulogy, which brought tears to many a grown man's eyes, me included. I was honored and humbled to have been mentioned in that eulogy, along with others that I well respect. My day was further blessed when asked to be one of the men to carry the coffin. 

It was great to catch up with people that I grew up with; also heartfelt to speak to many, that I had crossed dance floors with, for the first time. We had all shared memories and had many stories to exchange. 

Today I said goodbye for the final time to a man that I met on a dance floor when I was 14 years old… Goodbye Dennis Eldcock - Dream big…

Thursday, 8 January 2015