The Knights Watch – Paul Smith
Britain’s foremost independent fashion designer has brought a simmering batch of menswear this new season to coincide with the hot, hot heat on display. As is standard for the Prêt-à-Porter pro, Paul Smith’s most recent collection is highlighted by vibrant graphic prints on short sleeve designs, all over print features to staple menswear, workwear influenced overshirts, branded basics and formal to casual footwear, all bearing the distinctive stripe pattern of the master tailor.
Functionality and style can sometimes be at odds with one another when it comes to fine attire, but that’s where the ethos of Paul Smith’s collections shine through, bringing fine performing clothing to the designer table with distinct designs ready to wear regardless of the conditions. The new season brings lightweight short sleeve shirts to the masses, including a contemporary spin in the form of artistic dots across the shirt. Shown above in a pairing alongside the new in Paul Smith Seneca Shoes and a crisp pair of denim.
Workwear and uniform have been at the forefront of Paul Smith’s design. The designs are a mainstay of the legendary designer’s arsenal, since his adoption of the brand R.Newbold in 93′. Using the sensibilities of the utilitarian style PS has worked in another variation to the workwear design with a shirt jacket in a soft yet sturdy cotton twill. With subtle branding and unique cues like contrasting piping and concealed buttons, this is a piece that will subvert classic British design and sit proudly in any wardrobe.
As it is the season to be boiling, A cool cotton T-Shirt is a sub-zero option to remain as seasonally serene as possible. The Paul Smith T-Shirt collection comes constructed from a super soft organic cotton jersey as standard, placing a statement logo on the chest of the garment. With a variety of different colours and designs On offer across the PS range, it’s not hard to find your favourite summer Tee. For the adventurers amongst us, pair your new Paul Smith purchase with the signature back pack.