'Cos you've left your coat behind...
It's possible that the majority of you are already aware of
The story relates to the above striking velvet blazer which has been purchased by Bromley Museum for Ã‚Â£400 at a recent Christie's auction.
Christie's had previously offered the item in an auction in May of last year with a reserve of Ã‚Â£800, but it remained unsold until now.
I asked DB about the blazer at that time and he confirmed that, while he couldn't be 100 per cent certain, he believed it was something he wore while a member of Riot Squad in 1967, and he most definitely recalls giving the item its distinctive finishing touch of stripes with blue ink.
A 20-year-old moody mod test drives the hairstyle and colour for the
Ziggy album cover in a sixties nightclub setting yesterday, probably.
I spoke with the curator of Bromley Museum, Adrian Green, about his successful purchase and he was most pleased to have the authenticity of the blazer further strengthened by David's comments.
Adrian is intending to display the item along with various other artefacts in an exhibition dedicated to Bowie and the punk movement in December...more details of which we'll give you when we have them.
You can read the full Bromley Times article
An amusing footnote to this story is the fact that I offered the seller Ã‚Â£600 for the blazer when it failed to sell the first time. He refused my offer, obviously hoping he'd be able to hold out for Ã‚Â£200 less at a later date!
Still, better on display to the Bowie-loving Bromley locals than hidden away in an old wardrobe getting moth-eaten and appreciated by an audience of one.