Today is my Dad's final do. As I predicted, the bash is thoroughly oversubscribed. I reckon attendance will touch a hundred people. I've been writing my tribute for two days. Think its there. Tough assignment. One plus about today is it seems fitting to smoke cigars despite it being morning. See the end of the post for musical theme if you fancy it. Aside from the really important stuff, the next big issue is obviously what to actually wear to your Dad's funeral? Well, it's up to you my friends, but I'm doing it the only way I can.

Chaumet Dandy and Lanvin hare motif links.

I don't do black shoes. As a rule that is, but as am paying tribute at the crematorium, felt must do a proper job, particularly on the black accessories. Grey/black birds-eye worsted suit-Spencer Hart, white shirt with long tab collar-Edward Sexton with white pocket square, then all black trimmings. Had to call J.M.Westons Oxfords in (click) from Paris. Just had to.

JM Weston one piece Oxford from Flore line.

The musical styling has been considered too. Don's going in to Barber's Adagio for strings. We're gonna have Jerusalem, then do the tributes. Don is then going out to Seven Spanish Angels by Ray and Willie.

I've been working on Don's wake playlist for weeks now-starting at his bedside, finishing this morning. It's pretty damn good. Can you log on to my Spotify? If ya can, Don's playlist is all there. It's good. Good enough for Don, me & Bobby McGee, I hope.

Stubbs's out.

PS. If thats not enough for ya, to anyone who knew Don well, I dare you to listen to this next one and not think of him. He used to play it all the time. I can't get through either with a dry eye.