The Last Word

Ben Sherman X Dave Sharp

IntroducingDave Sharp, Speed Painter extraordinaire

Ben Sherman have teamed up with Dave Sharp to give 4 of our followers an original one off ‘speed painting’ of their all-time favorite Mod Icon.

We caught up with Dave to talk about music, art and Joe Wicks – The Body Coach.

What did the brand mean to you growing up?

Oasis were king when I was growing up, so the bright shirts and jackets worn by the band were always a big part of it for me.

What or who inspires you in work and life?

Surrounding myself over the last few years with much more experienced performers has definitely inspired me a lot in the way I perform to live audiences both on stage and off, and how presentation plays such a huge part in growing as a professional Artist and Entertainer.

Ben Sherman has been in fashion for 50 years now, why do you think that is?

The quality of the products, the tailored shape, the icons that are associated with it, Ben Sherman has always had a distinctive look.

What was the first piece of clothing you can remember saving for, and does that still pull through today

I bought a very simple black Polo Shirt for daily use, but to be honest it fit so well that I used to wear it out to town at night. I would still wear it now, if I knew where it was!

Any stories on a recent Ben Sherman purchase?

I recently performed at my friends wedding, and they asked what I would like as a present for performing. I was keen for a classy bow tie, and I now own a seriously smooth Ben Sherman tweed bow tie. I love it.

What are your favourite bands/musicians?

Michael Jackson, Queen, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Prince, Biggie Smalls, Nas, Bonobo, Noel Gallagher, The Music – just nothing too modern.

What's your favourite track of all time?

Billie Jean.

Good gigs you have been to?

Recently watched Noel Gallagher in Liverpool and didn’t stop singing for the full two hours. I eventually managed to get my much heavier older brother on to my shoulders for the 'Live Forever' solo.

Best of your own gigs/shows?

I recently speed painted Joe Wicks, The Bodycoach, over the course of a 15 minute HIIT session with him, and it was broadcast live over Facebook. My legs almost caved in completely half way through, but it was also a lot of fun and I was happy with the finished piece.

What are your favorite Ben Sherman key pieces?

The Deon Long Wing Brogues, EC1 Chinos and the Block Font Pique Polos.

The Ben Sherman look defined so many eras, what was your favourite look and why?

Would have to be the Mods as depicted in the iconic film, Quadrophenia, as they respect the quality of the clothes, dress sharp and look good.

Dave Sharp

Collaborations are great to add a different perspective, who would you collaborate with and who do you think Ben Sherman should try teaming with?

Painting on stage with Daft Punk would be 'IT'


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